IGLP: June 2015

The 2015 Conference schedule of panels is now posted.
 Please click here for the detailed 2015 IGLP June Conference schedule.

The 2015 Conference Program is now available.

From June 1-4, the IGLP will once again host alumni and friends at Harvard for a series of events exploring new thinking about global law and policy.   An international Conference on June 1-2 will showcase innovative thinking by scholars from around the world.  Mini-conferences and pro-seminars dedicated to specific fields of research will run concurrently.  Our annual Colloquium for IGLP faculty and invited guests will take place June 3-4.   

A FAQ about the Conference can be found HERE

About The Conference:
The second biennial IGLP Conference, June 1-2, will showcase innovative thinking about global law and policy. We look forward to welcoming scholars from around the world who bring new ideas and perspectives to comparative and international legal research and policy. This June we will welcome scores of scholars who have participated in our network–along with many other academics and policy makers who will be participating at IGLP for the first time – to join us in Cambridge and share their ideas. The 2015 Conference will offer 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 will be four mini-conferences focused on specific themes. These mini-conferences will explore 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.

During June 3-4, 2015, we will also be hosting a 2-day IGLP Colloquium, co-chaired by Sundhya Pahuja of Melbourne Law School and Luis Eslava of Kent Law School. The Colloquium will include an interdisciplinary discussion and an advanced Writing Workshop for IGLP faculty and alumni.  Participation in the IGLP Colloquium is by invitation only.

At all these events, we look forward hosting IGLP alumni and friends, and hope they find the IGLP June Programs to be a useful opportunity to share their ongoing research. Please check back in the coming months for more information on the IGLP’s June 2015 Program at Harvard.

Please email iglp@law.harvard.edu for more information and any questions you might have.


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 santander_small_web_versioncollaborator 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.

Online: www.santanderuniversities.us



About the IGLP

The Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) at Harvard Law School is a collaborative faculty effort to nurture innovative approaches to global policy in the face of a legal and institutional architecture manifestly ill-equipped to address our most urgent global challenges. We aim to provide a platform at Harvard for new thinking about international legal and institutional arrangements, with particular emphasis on ideas and issues of importance to the global South. We are particularly grateful to the Qatar Foundation, and to our other Sponsors the Real Colegio Complutense and J&A Garrigues, S.L.P., who continue to show their faith in our efforts to provide a focal point for European, international and comparative law, and economic development study at Harvard Law School.