Graduate Tax Program

David R. Tillinghast Lecture on International Taxation

For students interested in international taxation, the David R. Tillinghast Lecture on International Taxation will be one of the high points of their time at NYU Law.

This annual lecture, delivered each fall by a renowned international tax scholar, was created to provide a forum in which leading international tax lawyers and educators from around the world can offer ideas on the cutting edge of the transnational tax arena. The lecture is published in the Tax Law Review.

The lectures are presented through the cooperation of NYU Law and the New York law firm Baker & McKenzie to honor David R. Tillinghast , a partner in the firm and a leading international tax lawyer. The Tillinghast Lecture is the premier resource to which students, teachers, and practitioners look for an in-depth consideration of the most important issues in international taxation. 

David R. Tillinghast Lecture on International Taxation
Twenty-Fifth Lecture 2023 “Revisiting an Age-Old Question: What Taxes Should be Treated as Income Taxes”
Paul Oosterhuis
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Twenty-Fourth Lecture 2019 “International Tax Reform: The New Frontier?”
Barbara Angus
Twenty-Third Lecture 2018 “Globalism, Individualism and Technology: Apocalyptic Times For Tax Systems?”
Edward Troup
Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (UK)
Twenty-Second Lecture 2017 “The Multilateral Instrument: Is it a Step Forward?”
Robert B. Stack
U.S. Treasury Department
Twenty-First Lecture 2016 "Source Taxation:Do We Really Know What We Mean?"
Porus F. Kaka
International Fiscal Association (IFA)
Twentieth Lecture 2015 "BEPS and Automatic Exchange of Information: Towards a New Architecture for International Tax Cooperation?"
Pascal Saint-Amans
OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration
Nineteenth Lecture 2014 "Sense and Sensibility—BEPS Policy and Politics: Will Global Tax Policy Consensus Translate into Coordinated Implementation?"
Manal Corwin
Eighteenth Lecture 2013 “How Mexico's Federal Taxation Has Encroached on the Empowerment of Municipal and State Administrations”
Francisco Gil Diaz
Telefónica-Mexico Central America and Finance Ministry of Mexico
Seventeenth Lecture 2012 “The End of Transfer Pricing?”
Robert Couzin
Baker & McKenzie
Sixteenth Lecture 2011 “Tax Competition: To Welcome or Not?”
Dr. Jeffrey Owens
Director, Center for Tax Policy and Administration
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Fifteenth Lecture 2010 “The Rising Tax-Electivity of US Corporate Residence”
Daneil N. Shaviro
Professor of Law
New York University  
Fourteenth Lecture 2009 “Faux Firms and Fairness: Taxing Capital, Trade, and Production in a Global Economy”
David Cay Johnston
Professor of Law
Syracuse University
Thirteenth Lecture 2008 "Towards a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base in the European Union”
Michel Aujean
Partner in charge
Taj–Société d’Avocats
Twelfth Lecture 2007

"True North: Charting a Course for US International Tax Policy in the Global Economy"
John Samuels
Vice President and Senior Counsel of Tax Policy and Planning
General Electric

Eleventh Lecture 2006 "Can a Subsidiary be the Permanent Establishment of its Foreign Parent?"
Jean-Pierre Le Gall
Sullivan & Cromwell
Tenth Lecture 2005 “Nondiscrimination in International Tax Law: A Concept in Search of a Principle”
Mary Bennett
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Ninth Lecture 2004 “The Odd Couple: A Common Future for Financial and Tax Accounting”
Wolfgang Schön
Max Planck Institute (Munich)
Eighth Lecture 2003 “Trade Agreements and Income Taxation: Interactions, Conflicts and Resolutions”
Paul McDaniel
Professor of Law
Boston College Law School
Seventh Lecture 2002 “Tax Treaties and the Market State”
Professor J. David B. Oliver, Esq.
Sixth Lecture 2001 “What's Source Got to Do With It?—Source Rules and US International Taxation”
Stephen E. Shay
Ropes & Gray
Fifth Lecture 2000 “Taxing International Income: Inadequate Principles, Outdated Concepts, and Unsatisfactory Policy”
Professor Michael J. Graetz
Justus S. Hotchkiss Professor of Law
Yale University
Fourth Lecture 1999 “Tax Harmonization in Europe: The Pros and Cons”
Dr. H. Onno Ruding
Vice Chairman
Citibank, NA
Third Lecture 1998 “International Tax Arbitrage”
H. David Rosenbloom, Esq.
Caplin & Drysdale
Second Lecture 1997 “Are Tax Treaties Necessary?”
Dr. John F. Avery Jones
Speechly Bircham, London
Inaugural Lecture 1996 “Taxing the Future”
Charles Kingson, Esq.
Willkie Farr & Gallagher