We at the University of Georgia School of Law Dean Rusk International Law Center are pleased to welcome a new Visiting Research Scholar: Ammar Zafar, a PhD candidate at the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom.
Zafar’s doctoral research focuses on the potential of central bank digital currencies, implemented through blockchain technology with the aim of establishing an inclusive and sustainable monetary system. While at the Dean Rusk International Law Center, he plans to conduct comparative research on how U.S. financial regulations and Federal Reserve fiscal policies address legal and macroeconomic issues related to CBDCs and blockchain technology. Zafar holds a master’s degree in Banking and Corporate Finance and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in Legal Practice from Britain’s University of Bristol, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from Karnataka State University, India, and an LL.B. degree from BPP Law University in London.
Serving as Zafar’s Georgia Law faculty sponsor will be Professor Usha Rodrigues, who holds the M.E. Kilpatrick Chair of Corporate Finance and Securities Law.
Zafar is visiting pursuant to an institutional partnership between the University of Liverpool and the University of Georgia. His visit continues our Center’s long tradition of hosting, for brief or extended stays, scholars and researchers whose work touches on issues of international, comparative, or transnational law. Details and an online application to become a visiting scholar here.