Fall 2008 Hauser Colloquium


Hauser Globalization Colloquium Fall 2008:
Global Governance and Legal Theory

Professors Benedict Kingsbury and Richard Stewart

Furman Hall 324 (unless otherwise noted)
Wednesdays 2.15pm-4.05pm


Schedule of Sessions (subject to modification)

August 27 - Teaching Session: Introductory Class (course instructors)

      Read as background:  Kingsbury, Krisch & Stewart, The Emergence of Global Administrative Law (go to, click on Global Administrative Law; the paper may be found in the Symposium on the Emergence of Global Administrative law)
      Sabino Cassese et al, Case and Materials on Global Administrative Law (2nd edn, 2008) found on the same  GAL webpage.  Focus on particular case studies:
2.2. World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) (p. 37)
2.7 Basel Committee (p.65)
4.1 War on Terror (p.109)
4.4 The World Bank Inspection Panel (p. 129)
5.4 ICANN (p. 154)

September 3 - No class (legislative Monday)   

September 10 - Speaker: David Dyzenhaus, University of Toronto, NYU Global Law Professor
                              Topic: The Concept of (Global) Administrative Law

September 17 - Panel Discussion on the September 2008 ECJ Decision in Kadi. Furman Hall 900 (Pollack Room)
                             Professors Stewart, Kingsbury, and members of the international law faculty.

September 24- Speakers: Eyal Benvenisti (Tel Aviv/NYU) and George Downs (NYU)
                             Topic: Toward Global Checks and Balances

October 1 - Speakers: Nico Krisch (LSE); and Euan MacDonald and Eran Shamir-Borer (NYU)
                             Topics: Postnational Constitutionalism? - Krisch
                             Meeting the Challenges of Global Governance: Administrative and Constitutional Approaches - MacDonald/Shamir-Borer

Friday October 3 - SPECIAL SESSION  Furman Hall 310, 3pm-5pm

Speaker: Neil Walker, Edinburgh
Topic: Beyond boundary disputes and basic grids: Mapping the global disorder of normative orders

Background reading:
Constitutionalism Beyond the State

October 8 - Speaker: Meg Satterthwaite (NYU)
                      Topic: Human Rights Indicators in Global Governance

October 15 - Speaker: Janet Levit, Dean, University of Tulsa College of Law
                        Topic: Bottom-Up Law-Making Through a Pluralist Lens: The ICC Banking Commission and the Transnational Regulation
                        of Letters of Credit

October 22 - Furman Hall 900 (Pollack Room)
Speaker: Jack Goldsmith, Harvard Law School
                        Topic: Law for States: International  Law, Constitutional Law, Public Law (paper co-authored with Daryl Levinson)
                        Guest Commentator: Prof Georges Abi-Saab, Geneva, former Chair of WTO Appellate Body

October 29 -

[The IILJ will convene jointly with JILP a conference on International Tribunals, on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 5:30-7:30 pm, and Wednesday Oct 29, 9am-5pm, at the Law School.  Global governance issues will feature.  Students should attend this conference during the regular Colloquium time slot, and are welcome to attend other parts of the conference also.  Click here for details.]

November 5 - Furman Hall 900 (Pollack Room)
   Speaker: Robert Keohane, Princeton and Kal Raustiala (UCLA)
                           Topic: Toward a Post-Kyoto Climate Change Architecture: A Political Analysis

November 12 - Furman Hall 900 (Pollack Room)
     Speaker: Jeremy Waldron (NYU)
                             Topic: International Rule of Law

November 19 - Speaker: Benedict Kingsbury (NYU)
                             Topic: The Concept of ‘Law’ in Global Administrative Law

November 26 - [No class, session rescheduled due to Thanksgiving break]

December 3 -  Speaker: Michelle Ratton-Sanchez, FGV Law School in Sao Paulo
                           Topic: The Global Administrative Law Project: A Review From Brazil

                            Background readings:
                            Michelle Ratton-Sanchez, The WTO and the OECD Rules on Export Credits: a Virtuous Circle?

                            Maira Rocha Machado, FGV Law School in Sao Paulo, Financial Regulation and International Criminal Policy:
                            The Anti-Money Laundering System in Brazil and Argentina

                            Student paper presentations and wrap up.