Fall 2009 Hauser Colloquium


Hauser Globalization Colloquium Fall 2009:
Interdisciplinary Approaches to International Law

Professor Ryan Goodman

Furman Hall 212
Wednesdays 2:00 pm-3:50pm
(unless otherwise noted)


The interdisciplinary study of international law has grown enormously in recent years and appears likely to continue to do so. This colloquium is intended to provide students with the opportunity to enmesh themselves in this scholarly enterprise by bringing to the seminar a cross-section of leading academics engaged in some of the most interesting new work. Our distinguished faculty speakers will generally present a work in progress. Students will be expected to submit brief "reflection" pieces commenting on the presented work and will also have the opportunity to question the presenter during the session. Some sessions of the colloquium will be reserved for meetings without outside speakers.


Schedule of Sessions (subject to modification)

September 2 -    Professor Andrew Guzman, Boalt Hall, University of Berkeley
                              (co-author: Prof. Jody Freeman, Harvard Law School)
                              Topic: “Climate Change and U.S. Interests
                              Discussants: Profs. Richard Stewart, NYU, and Ryan Goodman, NYU

September 16 - Professor Beth Simmons, Harvard University & NYU Straus Institute
                              (co-author Prof. Allison Danner, Vanderbilt Univ. School of Law)
                              Topic: "Credible Commitments and the International Criminal Court"
                              Discussants: Profs. Jose Alvarez, NYU, and Ryan Goodman, NYU

September 30 - Professor Oona Hathaway, Yale Law School
                              Topic: “Presidential Power over International Law: Restoring the Balance
                              Discussants: Profs. Stephen Holmes, NYU, and Ryan Goodman, NYU

October 7 -         Professors Eyal Benvenisti, Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law; NYU,
                              and George Downs, NYU
                              Topic: “Will National Court Cooperation Promote Global Accountability?
                              The Judicial Review of International Organizations
                              Discussants: Profs. Beth Simmons, Harvard Univ. & NYU Straus Institute, and Ryan Goodman, NYU

Friday, October 16 - Professor Gary Bass, Princeton University  (FH 214, 2:00-3:50 PM)
                              Topic: “Freedom's Battle: The Origins of Humanitarian Intervention
                              Discussants: Profs. David Golove, NYU, and Ryan Goodman, NYU

October 21 -       Professor Kathryn Sikkink, University of Minnesota
                             (co-author: Hunjoon Kim, Univ. of Minnesota)
                              Topic:“Explaining the Deterrence Effect of Human Rights Prosecutions for Transitional Countries
                              Discussants: Profs. Philip Alston, NYU, and Ryan Goodman, NYU

October 28 -       Professor Paul Slovic, University of Oregon
                               Topic: “Can International Law Stop Genocide When Our Moral Intuitions Fail Us?
                               Discussants: Jean-Marie GuĂ©henno, former U.N. Under-Secretary General for peacekeeping
                               operations, NYU Center on International Cooperation , and Prof. Ryan Goodman, NYU

Friday, November 13 - Professor James Morrow, University of Michigan (FH 214, 2:00-3:50 PM)
                               Topic: “The Laws of War as an International Institution” - The session will focus on
                               Chapters 1, 3 & 4. For interested readers, a Supplemental Reading has also been made available.
                               Discussants: Profs. Matthew Evangelista, Cornell Univ., Nina Tannenwald, Brown Univ.,
                               and Ryan Goodman, NYU

November 18 -  Professor Robert Keohane, Princeton University
(co-authors: Profs. Allen Buchanan, Duke Univ., and Tony Cole, Univ. of Warwick
                              Topic: "Justice in the Diffusion of Innovation
                              Discussants: Profs. Robert Howse, NYU, and Ryan Goodman, NYU