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September 28, 2012

Professor Michael Fakhri named UO Sony Scholar

Oregon Law assistant professor Michael Fakhri has been selected as a 2012 UO Sony Scholar, a scholarship program hosted by Sony Electronics. Sony Scholar awards, which recognize deserving students as well as faculty, are given on the basis of scholarly excellence. For faculty, such as Professor Fakhri, this means selection based on their potential to contribute significantly to the body of scholarly work in their field of study. Professor Fakhri’s area of academic study is international economic law with an emphasis on questions of development. He was also a resident scholar for the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics in 2011-2012. Currently, he is working on a historical examination of the sugar trade and its relationship to the creation of multilateral trade institutions.

Professor Michael Fakhri

The awards event will be held on Friday, October 5, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in 175 McKenzie Hall to honor the recipients of the Sony Scholars awards. Oregon Law Professor Michelle McKinley, who nominated Professor Fakhri for the award, will introduce him at the event.

Faculty recipients of the Sony Scholars award receive numerous Sony Electronics devices including a VAIO Notebook computer, a Handycam HD camcorder, a Sony Reader Touch edition and much more.

The UO Sony Scholars program is part of a larger Sony Electronics initiative to establish new scholarship programs at universities across the nation including the California State University system, the University of Southern California, the University of California at San Diego, Indiana University at Bloomington and of course, the University of Oregon.

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