June 2015: The Conference
From June 1-4, the IGLP once again hosted alumni and friends at Harvard for a series of events exploring new thinking about global law and policy. The international Conference was held on June 1-2 which showcased innovative thinking by scholars from around the world. Mini-conferences and pro-seminars dedicated to specific fields of research were run concurrently. The IGLP’s annual Colloquium for IGLP faculty and invited guests took place June 3-4.
To read the FAQ about the June 2015 Conference, click here.
The June 2015 Program can be found here.
About The Conference:
The second biennial IGLP Conference, June 1-2, showcased innovative thinking about global law and policy. Over 425 participants from 78 countries came together at Harvard Law School. Over the course of the two days of the conference, 80 panels convened to share research, engage in discussion, and collaborate on prominent issues of international law. The 2015 Conference offered scholars and thought leaders from across the globe the opportunity to connect with colleagues, to present their research to a global audience, to meet others who share similar intellectual passions,and to engage with innovative scholars from around the world.
In addition to our larger conference, there were four mini-conferences focused on specific themes. These mini-conferences explored a given theme throughout a series of panels and papers over the course of two days.
The Corporation in Global Society (CGS) stream and research group seeks to promote interdisciplinary research and dialogue among scholars, policymakers and advocates interested in the corporation as an institutional form with social, political and economic significance on par the state and the family. For those doing or interested in learning more about CGS work, there will be a series of panels on CGS themes which can be followed as a mini-conference over the course of the larger IGLP June 2015 Conference proceedings.
Critical Thinking About Sex, Sexuality, Gender and the Family (CSSG&F) is a scholarly and activist network that brings together critically oriented legal scholars to study a broad range of human experience that is typically framed out of mainstream accounts of private and public law. It embraces interdisciplinary approaches from the economic to the ethnographic to the aesthetic. CSSG&F draws on deep resources in the critical legal studies tradition for cutting-edge work, and seeks to facilitate conversations, mentorship, and scholarly production for all participants.
Monetary Design in Global Perspective will focus on money as a matter of design, an institution that societies engineer and transform over time. Papers that explore money, monetary systems, and monetary design at any level from theorizing elemental constructions like the unit of account, medium of exchange, and store of value to mapping modern money creation, central banks and shadow banking, and the reconceptualization of sovereign authority that may accompany the proliferation of liquidity at the global level are all welcome.
Islamic Law and Empire explores theoretical approaches to Law and Empire relating to the Islamic legal tradition and both historical and contemporary Muslim societies. Our goal is to generate a range of stimulating, and interdisciplinary, discussions on imperial reformulations of Islamic legality and their lasting legacies in local, regional and global legal domains.
IGLP: June 2015 Sponsors:
The IGLP is grateful to all of our sponsors and friends for the support they offer us in developing innovative programs and supporting collaborative research. It is co-sponsored by the generous support of our friends at Sciences Po Law School, SOAS at the University of London, Melbourne University Law School and by the Program on the Corporation, Law and Global Society at Northeastern University School of Law. The Qatar Foundation generously sponsors and hosts our annual intensive Workshop in Doha each January.
The IGLP is particularly grateful to our Conference Leading Sponsors and collaborator Santander Universities, who continue to show their faith in our efforts to develop innovative ideas and alternative approaches to issues of global law, economic policy, social justice and governance as well as to strengthen the next generation of scholars by placing them in collaboration with their global peers. Santander Universities have generously agreed to be the Leading Sponsor of the June Conference as part of their commitment to higher education. Harvard Law School is proud to join with them in this effort.
Santander Universities was created by Banco Santander on the conviction that the best way of contributing to growth and economic and social process is by backing the higher education and research system. Banco Santander’s commitment to progress finds its expression in the Santander Universities Global Division, whose activities form the backbone of the bank’s social action and enable it to maintain a stable alliance with the academic world in Latin America, China, United States of America, Spain, Morocco, Portugal, United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Singapore, and Russia. Santander Universities Global Division, a team of more than 2,100 professionals distributed across 17 countries, coordinates and manages Banco Santander’s commitment to higher education. Between 1997 and 2012, Banco Santander channeled $1 billion into sponsorship of academic, research and technological projects in support of higher education. There are now over 1,000 academic institutions receiving support from Banco Santander for the development of academics initiatives including Harvard University and the IGLP.
Santander Universities is the Lead Sponsor of June 2015 including the Conference and the Colloquium, as well as the Pro-Seminars at Harvard.