Saturday, March 20, 2010

Harvard Institute for Global Law and Policy Workshop on Global Law and Economic Policy

The Institute for Global Law and Policy is proud to announce our first annual Workshop on Global Law and Economic Policy, June 2-11, 2010 at Harvard Law School.

IGLP: The Workshop is an intensive ten day residential program designed for doctoral and post-doctoral scholars. The Workshop aims to promote innovative ideas and alternative approaches to issues of global law, economic policy and social justice in the aftermath of the economic crisis. The initiative will bring young scholars and faculty from around the world together with leading faculty working on issues of global law and economic policy for serious research collaboration and debate. Hosted by Harvard Law School, The Workshop aims to bring together specialists from across the arts and sciences as well as the professional schools who are interested in the intersections between law, economics and global policy.

The Workshop is funded with generous support from Santander Universities and Sovereign Bank

It is co-sponsored by the School for Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at the University of Texas, and Sciences Po Law School in Paris.

Professor David Kennedy will serve as Faculty Director for the Workshop. He is Director of The Institute for Global Law and Policy and Professor of Law at Harvard Law School where he teaches international law, international economic policy, legal theory, law and development and European law. His research uses interdisciplinary materials from sociology and social theory, economics and history to explore issues of global governance, development policy and the nature of professional expertise.

The Core Faculty for 2010 will include:

Matthew Craven, Dean of the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, Professor of International Law and Director, Centre for the Study of Colonialism, Empire and International Law, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; Dennis Davis, Judge of the High Court of Cape Town, South Africa; Christine Desan, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Karen Engle, Cecil D. Redford Professor in Law and Director, Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, University of Texas; Jorge Esquirol, Professor of Law and Director of International & Comparative Law Programs, Florida International University College of Law; Roy Kreitner, Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv; Susan Marks, Professor of Public International Law, King's College London; Vasuki Nesiah, Lecturer in Law, Brown University; Kerry Rittich, Associate Professor at The Faculty of Law and the Women's and Gender Studies Institute at The University of Toronto; Alvaro Santos, Associate Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center; Chantal Thomas, Professor of Law and Director of the Clarke Initiative for Law and Development in the Middle East and North Africa, Cornell Law School; Robert Wai, Associate Professor of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto; Mikhail Xifaras, Professor of Law, Sciences Po Law School.

The Core Faculty will be joined by speakers and discussants from Harvard and other leading universities.

While in residence at Harvard, participants will review current scholarly developments and reconsider canonical texts with the aim of strengthening our ability to understand and influence the shape and direction of global economic policy and law. Afternoon pro-seminars will offer participants the opportunity to share their own work in progress with colleagues and leading scholars in their field.

IGLP: The Workshop will be organized around six Program Themes:

The Structure and History of Global Law
Global Political Economy: The Architecture of Monetary and Financial Integration
Human Rights and Social Justice
International Economic Policy and Transnational Regulation
Law and Economic Development
Global Law: Universality and Constitutionalism
Exploration of each Program Theme will be led by a team of senior scholars and will be designed to promote discussion on recent scholarly trends as well as classical texts. In addition there will be several plenary talks by leading scholars and policy makers. All participants in The Workshop will have an opportunity to participate in exploration of each thematic area and to share their own scholarship. Our goal will be to understand the history and structure of our contemporary world political and economic system. We will aim to map modern money, finance, development, governance, regulation and social justice, opening them to contestation and debate.
Click here to Apply to IGLP: The Workshop!

The Institute for Global Law and Policy is committed to keeping the Workshop as cost-free as possible for admitted applicants, including travel, meals and lodging.

Click Here for Information about Traveling to Harvard.


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