Hauser Colloquium 2009

Interdisciplinary Approaches to International Law

Convened by Professor Ryan Goodman

The interdisciplinary study of international law has grown enormously in recent years and appears likely to continue to do so. This colloquium 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. Distinguished faculty speakers presented work in progress. Students submitted brief “reflection” pieces commenting on the presented work and had the opportunity to question the presenter during the session.

Public sessions:

September 2
Professor Andrew Guzman, Boalt Hall, University of Berkeley (co-author: Prof. Jody Freeman, Harvard Law School): 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): Credible Commitments and the International Criminal Court
Discussants: Profs. Jose Alvarez, NYU, and Ryan Goodman, NYU

September 30
Professor Oona Hathaway, Yale Law School: 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: 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

October 16
Professor Gary Bass, Princeton University: 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):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: Can International Law Stop Genocide When Our Moral Intuitions Fail Us?
Discussants: Jean-Marie Guéhenno, former U.N. Under-Secretary General for peacekeeping operations, NYU Center on International Cooperation , and Prof. Ryan Goodman, NYU

November 13
Professor James Morrow, University of Michigan: 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: Justice in the Diffusion of Innovation
Discussants: Profs. Robert Howse, NYU, and Ryan Goodman, NYU