IILJ Colloquium 2008

Interpretation and Judgment in International Law

Convened by Professors Benedict Kingsbury and Joseph Weiler

Public sessions:

Thursday, January 17
Jeremy Waldron, NYU Law School, “Partly Laws Common To All Mankind: Foreign Law In American Courts”

Thursday, January 24
Catharine MacKinnon, University of Michigan Law School, “Women’s Status, Men’s States”

Thursday, January 31
Beth Simmons, Harvard University, “Explaining Variation in State Commitment to and Compliance with International Human Rights Treaties”

Thursday, February 7
Richard Stewart, NYU Law School, “Accountability, Participation, and the Problem of Disregard in Global Regulatory Governance”

Thursday, February 14
Joseph Weiler, NYU Law School, “Prolegomena to a Meso-theory of Treaty Interpretation at the Turn of the Century”

Thursday, February 28
Sungjoon Cho, Chicago-Kent College of Law, “Constitutional Adjudication in the WTO”

Thursday, March 6
Robert Howse, University of Michigan Law School, “Beyond Compliance:  Rethinking Why International Law Really Matters” (paper co-authored with Ruti Teitel)

March 13
Martti Koskenniemi, University of Helsinki/NYU Law School, “International Law and Raison D’état; Rethinking the Prehistory of International Law”

Thursday, March 27
Jose Alvarez, Columbia University Law School, “The Argentine Crisis and Foreign Investors: A Glimpse into the Soul of the Foreign Investment Regime” (paper co-authored with Kathryn Khamsi, revised version of 4/2009)

Thursday, April 3
Ryan Goodman, Harvard Law School, “Sociological Theory Insights into International Human Rights Law”

Thursday, April 10
Sally Engle Merry, NYU Department of Anthropology, “Indicators in Global Governance”

Thursday, April 17
Christopher McCrudden, Oxford University and University of Michigan Law School, “Human Dignity in Human Rights Interpretation”

Thursday, April 24
Stephen Gardbaum, University of California at Los Angeles Law School, “The Myth and the Reality of American Constitutional Exceptionalism”