IILJ Colloquium 2009

Virtues, Vices, Human Behavior and Democracy in International Law

Convened by Professors Benedict Kingsbury and Joseph H. H. Weiler


Public sessions:

January 15
Derek Jinks, University of Texas Law School, “Humanization and Individualization in the Enforcement of International Humanitarian Law”

January 22
Anne van Aaken, University of St Gallen Law School, Switzerland, “International Investment Law and Rationalist Contract Theory”

January 29
Craig Calhoun, NYU Institute for Public Knowledge, “The Idea of Emergency: Humanitarian Action and Global (Dis)Order”

February 5
Paolo Carozza, Notre Dame Law School, “Global Values, Local Virtues: Human Rights, Democratic Self-Governance and International Justice”

February 12
Leigh Payne, Oxford University Sociology (Latin American Societies) “Performances of Power: Paramilitary Confessions in Colombia” and Conclusion of Leigh Payne’s recent book titled:Unsettling Accounts: Neither Truth nor Reconciliation in Confessions of State Violence

February 26
William Miller, University of Michigan Law School, “Messengers and Intermediaries: Insights from Ancient Law

March 5
Armin von Bogdandy, NYU Law School, Director MPI Heidelberg, “Developing the Publicness of Public International Law: Towards a Legal Framework for Global Governance Activities” (paper co-authored with Philipp Dann and Matthias Goldmann)
and “The Exercise of International Public Authority through National Policy Assessment” (paper co-authored with Matthias Goldmann)

March 26
Joseph Weiler, NYU Law School, “Europe Against Itself: On the Distinction between Values and Virtues (and Vices) in the Construction and Development of European Integration”

April 2
Pierre Rosanvallon, Collège de France, “The Metamorphoses of Democratic Legitimacy”

April 7
Alexander Somek, University of Iowa, “Democracy-Enhancing International Law: The Argument for Transnational Effect”

April 16
Conference in Honor of Professor Andreas Lowenfeld