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Seminar – International Law and the New Global Political Economy

Offered in the spring of 2018, the International Law and the New Global Political Economy Seminar is a colloquium-style course that challenges students to think about the current backlash against globalization, what may have caused it, and what imaginative institutional responses to address such concerns would look like. 

Leading scholars in the field of international law present a paper each week. These scholars come from different disciplinary backgrounds, including law, economics, political science, and sociology. They will be presenting on a wide range of topics, from investment, trade, and finance, to immigration, global value chains, labor, and development.

The colloquium is open to students enrolled in the course, as well as to Georgetown Law faculty and other DC area scholars and practitioners. It runs every Friday from 12:00pm to 1:20pm in the Hotung Faculty Dining Room. Lunch will be provided. 

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List of Speakers

Jan. 26 - Robert Howse - NYU Law School
International Investment Law and Arbitration: A Conceptual Framework

Feb. 2 - Amy Cohen - Ohio State, Moritz College of Law
We Are All Value Creators Now: A Case Study of Negotiation in New Indian Agricultural Value Chains

Feb. 9 - Kimberly Kay Hoang - U Chicago, Department of Sociology
Risky Investments: Varieties of Relational Obfuscation and Heterogeneous Relations Between Market Actors and State Elites in an Emerging Market

Feb. 16 - Jennifer Bair - U Virginia, Department of Sociology
Labor Standards in post-Rana Plaza Bangladesh: Public Regulation, Private Governance and the Struggle for Worker Safety

Feb. 23 - Charles Sabel - Columbia Law School
Sovereignty and Complex Interdependence

Mar. 2 - Muneer Ahmad - Yale Law School
Beyond Earned Citizenship

Mar. 9 - Lance Compa - Cornell ILR School
Re-Negotiating NAFTA’s Labor Accord: Looking Back, Where We Are Now, and a Look Ahead

Mar. 23 - Michael Trebilcock - U Toronto Faculty of Law
The Puzzle of Canadian Exceptionalism in Contemporary Immigration Policy

Apr. 6 - Gregory Shaffer - UC Irvine School of Law
Retooling Trade Agreements for Social Inclusion

Apr. 13 - Anna Gelpern - Georgetown Law
Who Knows about Government Debt?

Apr. 20 - Lucie White - Harvard Law School
South Africa: Toward a New Constitutional Political Economy – Transition and Transformation

Apr. 27 - Benedict Kingsbury - NYU Law School         
TPP and Belt & Road as Two Models of Ordering

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