IGLP Events Calendar

Conversations in Law & Literature – Session 2

What does it mean to think of law as literature? We invite all early career scholars and doctoral students to hear from three leading scholars in the field of law and literature in an online seminar series this spring. Register for the online series here for conversations with Gerry Simpson (LSE), Lisa Siraganian (Johns Hopkins) and Joseph

Conversations in Law & Literature – Session 1

What does it mean to think of law as literature? We invite all early career scholars and doctoral students to hear from three leading scholars in the field of law and literature in an online seminar series this spring. Register for the online series here for conversations with Gerry Simpson (LSE), Lisa Siraganian (Johns Hopkins) and Joseph

Public Event: The Global Political Economy of War

Solbjerg Plads Campus, Copenhagen Business School Solbjerg Pl. 3, Frederiksberg, Denmark

Please click here to watch a recording of this exciting event. Welcome and Introduction by Professor Poul Fritz Kjær, Copenhagen Business School Panelists Ratna Kapur (Queen Mary University of London) David Kennedy (Harvard Law School) Martti Koskenniemi (University of Helsinki) Vasuki Nesiah (New York University) Moderator Stephen Humphreys (London School of Economics) Organized in collaboration by Department

IGLP/CBS Faculty Advanced Research Colloquium

Copenhagen Business School Solbjerg Pl. 3, Frederiksberg, Denmark

The twilight of open market ideologies in the global north, great powers entangled in conflicts and rivalries, “de-coupling” and “friend-shoring” the new watchwords – is the political economy of the world shifting? The old arrangements – legal, political, cultural -- were built on legal foundations. They were legal projects and practices, encoded in legal vocabularies

In the Abstract

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The IGLP Fellows hosted an end-of-year gathering, "In the Abstract." This lunch workshop provided an opportunity for IGLP researchers to connect through their work and scholarship, fostering familiarity with ongoing research at IGLP and HLS.

Book Talk: Of Law and the World: Critical Conversations on Power, History, and Political Economy with Prof. David Kennedy and Prof. Martti Koskenniemi

Pound Hall 101 1563 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, United States

Join Professors David Kennedy and Martti Koskenniemi as they discuss their new book, "Of Law and the World: Critical Conversations on Power, History, and Political Economy." Zinaida Miller, a former IGLP Residential Fellow and current Northeastern University Professor of Law, will moderate. Light snacks and refreshments will be available.

Critical Conversations in Critical Times

Hauser 101 18 Everett Street, Cambridge, MA, United States

Join the IGLP fellows and researchers for a "Soirée de Idées" in conversation with Professor Martti Koskenniemi (Critical Conversations in Critical Times) on Wednesday, November 8th, from 5:00 to 7:00.

“From Pizza to Utopia” IGLP Social Hour

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Join the IGLP's Fellows and Researchers for “From Pizza to Utopia” - an IGLP Social Hour. The social hour will be held in the IGLP office and will feature pizza and refreshments!

African Continental Free Trade Area – Discussion 1

Zoom

On Monday, April 17th at 11:00am EST, the IGLP hosted Session 1 of the AfCFTA Discussion Series: Protocol on Women and Youth in Trade: Unpacking "Inclusivity." The discussion was moderated by IGLP Fellow, Brenda Kombo and Harvard Law SJD Candidate, Rose Karoro. We were excited to welcome the following panelists: Dr. Joy Kategekwa: United Nations Development Programme Sodfa

Managing World Economy in the 20th century: Two New Books

Reginald F. Lewis Hall; 202 Room

IGLP hosted a discussion of two new books on regulating the world economy in the 20th century. We welcomed Jamie Martin (History, Harvard), author of “The Meddlers: Sovereignty, Empire, and the Birth of Global Economic Governance” and Vincent Gayon (IRISSO, Paris & Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton), author of “Epistémocratie: Enquête sur le gouvernement international

Crunching the Core

Our next session of the Crunching the Core will take place on Friday, March 17th at 10:00-11:30 EST. In this session, we will discuss criminality discourse/the criminal turn (from ecocide to responses to the war in Ukraine - and as depicted in the first two readings) and try to think about how we might unmove this move.  Leading us

Crunching the Core

We are returning for a new semester/season of Crunching the Core.  As in the fall, this winter/spring we will attempt to bring some familiar (and some new) texts to bear on contemporary issues.  Our next session will take place on Friday, February 24th at 10:00-11:30 EST. In this session, we will discuss liberal democracy and its others in civilizational discourse, using the critical moves of discourse analysis and

2023 Global Scholar Academy

Stellenbosch University Stellenbosch, South Africa

Building on the IGLP’s decade of successful workshops and Stellenbosch's dedication to high-level interdisciplinary research, the Global Scholars Academy will engage a growing community of scholars developing new thinking about the world’s most pressing policy challenges. While in residence, participants will workshop their ongoing research, review current scholarship developments, reconsider canonical texts, and network with

Crunching the Core

For this season of Crunching the Core, we will attempt to bring some familiar (and some new) texts to bear on contemporary issues.  Our third session will take place on Wednesday 16th November at 10:00-11:30 EST. In this session, we will discuss the topic of global warming from a non-environmental law lens, relying on distributional analysis. The focus on global solutions to a global problem frames the distributional choices

Crunching the Core

For this season of Crunching the Core, we will attempt to bring some familiar (and some new) texts to bear on contemporary issues.  Our second session will take place on Wednesday 26th October at 10:00-11:30 EST. In this session, we will discuss the topic of rights and sex, with a focus on abortion, and using the critical move(s) of “critiques of rights”. Broadly speaking, we want to

Crunching the Core

For this season of Crunching the Core, we will attempt to bring some familiar (and some new) texts to bear on contemporary issues. Our first session will take place on Wednesday 5th October at 10:00-11:30 EST (16:00-17:30 CET). In this session, we will discuss the topic of Ukraine/Russia through the lens of racial capitalism, focusing on the critical move of foregrounding/backgrounding. Geopolitical forces and the criminality of the war have

2022 Global Scholars Academy

Central European University Budapest, Hungary

From July 18 – 22, 2022, Harvard Law School’s IGLP will collaborate with The Graduate Institute, Geneva to convene the second annual Global Scholars Academy at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, made possible with generous support from the Open Society University Network (OSUN). About the Academy Drawing on the interdisciplinary resources and global networks of both institutions, this venture

TIJ-IGLP Workshop for Emerging Leaders

The objective of the TIJ-IGLP Workshop is to cultivate an appreciation of the importance of the rule of law, particularly its fundamental role in the achievement of sustainable development. It provides a platform that encourages constructive discussion among practitioners across sectors and promotes interactive learning through experience sharing. With a deeper understanding of how and

Crunching the Core: Critical Moves

We will end our collective exercises by crunching moves associated with the experience of legal indeterminacy. We will meet on Zoom on Friday, May 6th at 10:00am-11:30am EST.  We are thrilled that the conversation will be started by three great commentators, Hani Sayed (American University Cairo), Aliki Semertzi (IGLP fellow), and David Kennedy (Harvard Law School), who will guide us through our move(s), before opening to a wider discussion among all attendees.

Crunching the Core: Critical Moves

We will continue our collective exercises by crunching moves associated with critiques of identity. We will meet on Zoom on Friday, April 15th at 10:00am-11:30am EST.  We are thrilled that the conversation will be started by two great commentators, Sarah Riley Case (McGill, Faculty of Law), and Karen Engle (the University of Texas at Austin, School of Law), who will guide us through our move(s), before opening to a wider discussion

Crunching the Core: Critical Moves

We will continue our collective exercises by crunching moves associated with critiquing expertise. We will meet on Zoom on Friday, March 25th at 10:00am-11:30am EST.  We are thrilled that the conversation will be started by two great commentators, Zina Miller (Seton Hall) and Aziza Ahmed (UC Irvine), who will guide us through our move(s), before opening to a wider discussion among all attendees. Discussion Questions: In preparing for the session, we ask

2021 Global Scholars Academy

The Graduate Institute, Geneva Geneva, Switzerland

Harvard Law School’s Institute for Global Law and Policy will collaborate with The Graduate Institute, Geneva to convene the second annual Global Scholars Academy, made possible with generous support from the Open Society University Network (OSUN). This intensive scholars workshop will take place in Geneva, Switzerland from August 16-20, 2021!

Law & Anthropology Reading Group

Speaker event with Dr. Luis Eslava. Drawing on his ethnographic study of international development, the group discussed the benefits of ethnographic lenses, the concept of law, and a global jurisprudence.

Law & Anthropology Reading Group

Speaker event with Dr. Luis Eslava. Drawing on his ethnographic study of international development, the group discussed the benefits of ethnographic lenses, the concept of law, and a global jurisprudence.

Law & Anthropology Reading Group

Speaker event with Prof. Kamari Maxine Clarke. A discussion on Prof. Clarke’s new book, Affective Justice, and about adopting an affect lens in anthropological and ethnographic studies of transnational projects.

Law & Anthropology Reading Group

The group met to read a selection of legal ethnography pieces which seek to grapple with the state-based imaginaries of global life.

IGLP Discussion Group

A discussion on ‘good scholarship’ – what it is, what it isn’t, and how our position as young scholars is influenced by alternate conceptions of what good scholarship means

IGLP Seminar with Profs. Kennedy and Comaroff – part 1

IGLP hosted the first of a two-part conversation between Prof. David Kennedy and Prof. John Comaroff. The topic of discussion focused on the critical turn in law and legal anthropology, its antecedents, traits, and divergences across the disciplines of law and legal anthropology.

IGLP Reflections Group

IGLP fellows, visiting researchers, and faculty hosted a discussion group in the Spring 2020 on various themed topics.

2020 Global Scholars Academy

The Graduate Institute Geneva and the Institute for Global Law & Policy at Harvard Law School began a new collaborative initiative: The Global Scholars Academy. The three-day intensive scholars Workshop took place in Geneva, Switzerland from January 5-8, 2020. The Global Scholars Academy is an intensive residential experience designed to enable junior faculty and post- doctoral

IGLP Lunch Talk with Balakrishnan Rajagopal and Jason Jackson

The IGLP roundtables explored issues of power, law, and political economy in global affairs, in particular the way new digital technologies are impacting patterns of dominance and inequality. Profs. Balakrishnan Rajagopal and Jason Jackson led the discussion on November 20, 2019.

IGLP Cape Cod

The IGLP hosted a 10-year retreat in Chatham, Massachusetts for select IGLP Faculty. This retreat served as an opportunity to take stock, both individually and as a group, of where we are intellectually, professionally, politically.

IGLP Lunch Talk with Samuel Moyn

The IGLP roundtables explored issues of power, law, and political economy in global affairs, in particular the way new digital technologies are impacting patterns of dominance and inequality. Prof. Samuel Moyn led the discussion with excerpts from his latest book Not Enough.

Lunch Talk with Katharina Pistor

The IGLP roundtables explored issues of power, law, and political economy in global affairs, in particular the way new digital technologies are impacting patterns of dominance and inequality. The October 23, 2019 roundtable featured Prof. Katharina Pistor.

IGLP/INET Workshop

On October 23, 2019, IGLP hosted a Workshop for IGLP and INET young scholars.

IGLP Lunch Talk with Fleur Johns

The IGLP roundtables explored issues of power, law, and political economy in global affairs, in particular the way new digital technologies are impacting patterns of dominance and inequality. Prof. Fleur Johns (University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law) discussed the relation between international law and data governance, with particular regard to data jurisdictions.

IGLP Lunch Talk with Frank Pasquale

The IGLP roundtables explored issues of power, law, and political economy in global affairs, in particular the way new digital technologies are impacting patterns of dominance and inequality. Prof. Frank Pasquale from the University of Maryland, Corey School of Law lead the discussion on September 16, 2019. Among other things, he is the author of The Black Box

RCC Fall Seminar 2019

On September 16-18, 2019, the IGLP co-sponsored a Fall Seminar with RCC.

IGLP Psycho Brunch

Psycho Brunch is a discussion group open to Fellows, Visiting Researchers, and anyone who has an interest in exploring the realm of the unconscious. The aim of the exercise is to shake legal and methodological assumptions, take a step back from our ideas and automatisms. The discussion takes the move from selected concepts borrowed from

IGLP Idea Lab: The Fate of Law as Technology

The Idea lab aimed to bring together a range of young scholars moving from different angles to more critically engage with the dominant theme of technology. While most debates focus on the relation between law and technology, this event explored the idea of law as technology: how law and technology share assumptions and modalities in a process of co-production.

IGLP Idea Lab: The Fate of Law as Technology

The Idea lab aimed to bring together a range of young scholars moving from different angles to more critically engage with the dominant theme of technology. While most debates focus on the relation between law and technology, this event explored the idea of law as technology: how law and technology share assumptions and modalities in a process of co-production.

IGLP Lunch Talk with John Haskell

The IGLP roundtables explored issues of power, law, and political economy in global affairs, in particular the way new digital technologies are impacting patterns of dominance and inequality. Prof. John Haskell led the discussion on November 4, 2019.

Idea Lab

During the Spring 2019, the Fellows started a semester-long “sister” initiative of the writing group, called Idea Lab. The desirability of this exercise derives from the observation of one common problem: part of the struggle with writing is that we often work out ideas while writing. The Idea Lab aims at offering an opportunity to

Writing Group

The Writing Group is a year-long workshop coordinated by the Fellows and open to every young scholar who works in the wake of heterodoxy. The exercise aims at providing valuable feedback from peers, so to help one another in overcoming impasses or other challenges we all face in writing complex works. The group offers support

Modes of Circulation

During the Spring 2019, the Fellows organised a semester-long workshop series titled “Modes of Circulation”. The initiative emerged from the basic observation that most people around IGLP conduct research on themes that deal with circulation, but such research often focuses on that which is circulated rather than the dynamic of circulation as such. Hence, there

IGLP Psycho Brunch

Psycho Brunch is a year-long discussion group open to Fellows, Visiting Researchers, and anyone who has an interest in exploring the realm of the unconscious. The aim of the exercise is to shake legal and methodological assumptions, take a step back from our ideas and automatisms. The discussion takes the move from selected concepts borrowed

Human Rights Program – Sean D. Murphy

In August 2019, the U.N. International Law Commission is expected to complete a project that might become a U.N. Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against Humanity. Is such a convention needed? If so, what obligations might it impose upon States? How would it relate to the International Criminal Court? What are the

Human Rights Program – Dr. Sindiso Mnisi Weeks Talk

IGLP Sponsored the Human Rights Program for a talk by Dr. Sindiso Mnisi Weeks, Assistant Professor at the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Professor Mnisi Weeks discussed her work examining the “empowerment / dis-empowerment paradox of rights discourses” in South Africa–the most unequal country in the world.

2019 IGLP Scholars Worskhop

The IGLP Scholars Workshop is an intensive, regionally-focused residential program that brings together an international cohort of young doctoral scholars, post-doctoral scholars and junior faculty for intensive collaboration, mentoring, and cross-training. IGLP’s signature Workshops aims to strengthen the next generation of scholars by placing them in collaboration with their global peers as they develop innovative ideas and

2019 TIJ Workshop for Emerging Leaders

On January 6-10, 2019, the IGLP co-sponsored a workshop with the Thailand Institute of Justice. The Workshop for Emerging Leaders grows out of the collaborative effort between IGLP and TIJ to endow professional and practitioners from different sectors and fields with the knowledge and tools to effectively tackle the policy challenges they are confronted with in

IGLP Fellows Reading Group – Fall 2018

Throughout the Fall semester 2018, the Fellows and Visiting scholars at IGLP, together with SJDs and LLMs, have met on a monthly basis to better explore and question the foundational ideas and imaginaries of public international law. For each session, a brief excerpt from classics is juxtaposed to more recent scholarly research, either echoing or

IGLP Lunch Talk

Lunch and discussion with Prof. Martti Koskenniemi (University of Helsinki). Prof. Koskenniemi discussed on one of his recent works, “Law of Nations and ‘The Conflict of the Faculties'”.

2018 RCC Fall Seminar

On September 24-26, 2018, the IGLP co-sponsored a Fall Seminar with RCC.

IGLP Colloquium

IGLP is first and foremost a global network of like-minded scholars who share a commitment towards heterodoxy. Periodically, IGLP organises a series of global and regional events to bring together different members of the network around themes and projects. One such events is the Colloquium. On August 22nd-26th, 2018, IGLP, in association with the Universidad

New Challenges for Law: Human Dignity, Transhumanism and New Technologies

Respect for human dignity at the end of life and the limits of power available to each person regarding their own existence have become major issues in the Western world. The aim of this international seminar is to bring new ideas to the contemporary debate on human dignity in life and death in Europe and

IGLP June Conference

The Institute encourages academic collaboration among young scholars from across the world, aiming to support a network of scholars and policy makers who share our belief that ideas matter, and our commitment to new voices and viewpoints for thinking about global governance, social justice and economic policy. IGLP: The Conference is typically held every other June at

IGLP Fellows Reading Group

Throughout the Spring semester 2018, the Fellows and Visiting scholars at IGLP, together with SJDs and LLMs, have met on a monthly basis to better explore and question the foundational ideas and imaginaries of public international law. For each session, a brief excerpt from classics is juxtaposed to more recent scholarly research, either echoing or

Constitutional Law Seminar

On May 9-10, 2018, the IGLP co-sponsored a conference, Constitutional Law Seminar with the RCC.

Rethinking International Trade and Investment Law

Recent developments have shaken the international trade and investment regime, highlighting flaws and contradictions. The current regime has fostered globalization. The bright side of globalization has seen billions of people emerging from poverty, triggering an unprecedented economic and political growth for many countries. Yet there is a dark side that critics have been trying to

Austin Inequality Idea Lab

On March 29th-31st, together with Northeastern University Law School Program on the Corporation, Law and Global Society, IGLP has proudly co-sponsored An Idea Lab, hosted and organised by the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice of the University of Texas at Austin. The Idea Lab is a way to stimulate the emergence of a community

Human Rights in a Time of Populism

Populism is on the rise worldwide, including in places that have for long considered themselves immune from such threat. Whether populism is a disease of democracies, a symptom of deeper and more structural societal problems, or a healthy and somewhat revitalizing phase of the political life, it is open to question. However, populism does question

IGLP Theory Retreat

One distinct feature of IGLP is its systematic and constant commitment to critical and theoretical engagement. IGLP and its scholarship aims at pushing academic frontiers, sometimes demolishing, sometimes reconfiguring disciplinary and intellectual borders and boundaries. Theoretical refinement, the idea of looking at things from different and unusual angles in order to understand them better, is

Student Workshop for Next-Gen Global Leaders

On January 10, 2018, the IGLP sponsored student workshop. The Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ) and the Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University, (LawChula) co-hosted the “Student Workshop for Next-Gen Global Leaders”. The workshop aimed to prepare undergraduate students to take on global challenges as next generation leaders and was open to students from any field and

TIJ Workshop for Emerging Leaders

On January 7-11, 2018, the IGLP co-sponsored a workshop with the Thailand Institute of Justice. The Workshop for Emerging Leaders grows out of the collaborative effort between IGLP and TIJ to endow professional and practitioners from different sectors and fields with the knowledge and tools to effectively tackle the policy challenges they are confronted with in

IGLP Scholars Workshop

The 2018 IGLP Scholars Workshop, coordinated in collaboration with The Thailand Institute of Justice was an intensive, regionally-focused residential program that brought together an international cohort of young doctoral scholars, post-doctoral scholars and junior faculty for intensive collaboration, mentoring, and cross-training. From January 7th to 11th, 2018, the workshop gathered over fifty highly selected young scholars from all

Insertion of Argentina in the World: 2025 Vision

As part of IGLP’s global reach, IGLP co-sponsored the Ministerial Conference, December 14 – 15, 2017, Insertion of Argentina in the World: 2025 Vision, organized by the Argentina’s Secretariat of Commerce of the Ministry of Production, in view of its upcoming G20 presidency. The Conference took place in Buenos Aires on December 14th-15th, 2017. IGLP senior

Think Conference MC11

As part of IGLP’s global reach, together with other partners, IGLP co-sponsored the Think Conference MC11: Challenges and Opportunities on the Eve of the WTO’s 11th Ministerial Conference, organized by the Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean of the Inter-American Development Bank together with the Argentinian Ministry of Production. The Conference took place

Acoustic Justice: Workshop and Public Lecture with Veit Erlmann

IGLP believes and promotes inter-, multi-, and counter-disciplinarity. In such spirit, IGLP co-sponsored a one-in-its-kind event, hosted by the Kennedy School of Government and co-ordinated by IGLP Faculty – James Parker. Led by Veit Erlmann, the workshop explored the juridical dimensions of sound. Much of the law is about “listening”, but can we think of

A Roundtable Conversation: Academic Translation

The Institute regularly organizes, participates, and/or co-sponsors events with or at partner institutions all over the world. On November 25th, 2017, IGLP sponsored a roundtable hosted by the Manchester International Law Centre. The event was interested with the growing tendency of discussing ‘international law’ in terms of ‘global governance’, which suggests there might be a

Common vs. Civil Law: Much Ado About Nothing?

IGLP is proud to co-sponsor a number of events, including lectures and workshops, organized by the RCC. On November 17th, 2017, José Manuel Martinez Sierra, Director of RCC, chaired a talk by Holger Spamann (HLS), who challenged some core aspects of the widespread distinction between Common and Civil Law, often representing the former as more business-friendly and efficient.

Disenchantment’s Enchantments: A Century of Science as a Vocation

On November 16th-17th, 2017, together with the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict at Arizona State University, the Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and the Templeton Religion Trust, IGLP co-sponsored a two-days-long workshop reflecting on the status, forms, and social meanings of disenchantment

State Aid Control in the European Union

IGLP is proud to co-sponsor a number of events, including lectures and workshops, organized by the RCC. On October 18th, 2017, José Manuel Martínez Sierra, Director of RCC, engaged in a conversation witheProf. Pasquale Pistone on the recent trend from the European Commission to progressively but systematically reduce State aid to companies. As the financial and economic

New Corporate and Banking Regulation Challenges: A Transatlantic Perspective

The Congress took place on October 2nd-4th, 2017, at Harvard Law School. In the context of their long-standing cooperation, the Congress was jointly organized by the Real Colegio Complutense, the Institute for Global Law and Policy (Harvard Law School), and the Department of Commercial Law at the UCM. The emphasis of this conference was the

IGLP Fellows Thursdays

Coordinator: Luca Bonadiman Throughout the Fall semester 2017, the Fellows and the Visiting scholars at IGLP met on a weekly basis to share their most recent works. The idea was to get together in order to both better familiarize with each other research endeavors and to provide fruitful feedback for advanced working drafts, duly circulated

IGLP Fellows Reading Group on Power

Coordinator: Luca Bonadiman A selected group of Fellows and Visiting Researchers tackled the problematic notion of power. The reading group explored some philosophical stances in order to extrapolate a more adequate and effective concept of power, which could allow to better map its effects and articulations in the contemporary world. Readings included excerpts from diverse

IGLP Fellows Welcome Seminar

Hosts: Luca Bonadiman, Jean Grosdidier, Arm Tungnirun The Institute is regularly home to both Fellows and Visiting Researchers from all over the world, all sharing a critical angle, but often tackling radically different themes. The Welcome Seminar aspired to bring all IGLP scholars together for a get-to-know lunch. Everyone had the opportunity to introduce him/herself,

IGLP Salon

One distinct feature of IGLP is its systematic and constant commitment to critical and theoretical engagement. Throughout the Fall 2017, IGLP and HLS faculty, Janet Halley, has conveyed regular dinner meetings to improve the discussion and exchange between the local Harvard Law School faculty and the IGLP network. Intended for more advanced scholars and faculty, the IGLP

GLAN (Global Legal Action Network) Launch Event

On July 20, 2017, the IGLP co-sponsored a launch event for the Global Legal Action Network. Led by Ioannis Kalpouzos and Paul Clark. The Global Legal Action Network was first conceived during an IGLP Conference, while reasoning and discussing the notion of “Progressive Lawyering”. The upshot of these discussions was to establish a legal non-profit group called GLAN,

International Digital Business Seminar

From June 26-30, 2017, the IGLP co-sponsored the RCC / ISDI International Digital Business Seminar, a week-long seminar on international digital business led by Nacho de Pinedo, CEO of ISDI and Colin Maclay at Director of the Digital Initiative at Harvard Business School.

The Law and Politics of New Experimentalism

May 22-23, 2017 / London School of Economics & Overseas Development Institute On May 22-23, 2017, IGLP co-sponsored  “The Law and Politics of New Experimentalism”. The event, organized by Deval Desai (IGLP Fellow, Harvard Law School), Andrew Lang (IGLP Faculty, London School of Economics) and Pilar Domingo (ODI), convened a group of legal and social science scholars, development practitioners, and policymakers to discuss

International Law and Politics CRN – LSA Mexico City

June 20-23, 2017 / Mexico City, Mexico From June 20-23, 2017, the IGLP co-sponsored the International Law and Politics Collaborative Research Network event at LSA Mexico City on the theme of “The South.” The event was organized by Rose Parfitt (University of Kent) and Luis Eslava (University of Kent). As part of the event, the CRN hosted 29 panels, roundtables, salons, author-meets-reader sessions

Fascism and the International The Global Order, Yesterday and Tomorrow

June 18-20, 2017 / Mexico City, Mexico From June 18-20, 2017, the IGLP co-sponsored the workshop “Fascism and the International The Global Order, Yesterday and Tomorrow.” This workshop was the first in a series of two international workshops organized by Rose SydneyParfitt (Melbourne Law School/Kent Law School), as part of a wider research project entitled “International

International Taxation Seminar: Issues and Challenges in the International Taxation Field

June 7-9, 2017 Cambridge, MA On June 7-9, 2017, the IGLP co-sponsored the International Taxation Seminar “Issues and Challenges in the International Taxation Field” at Harvard Law School, organized by Rey Juan Carlos University and the Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard. The  course focused on international taxation issues such as state aid, tax havens, anti-abuse clauses in double taxation conventions,

Towards a New Political Economy of Globalization

On June 6, 2017, a small group of IGLP Faculty convened at Harvard Law School for the launch of IGLP’s new research initiative, “The New Political Economy of Globalization.” This preliminary discussion helped to shape a multi-year, multi-disciplinary research agenda for the initiative. Primarily, this meeting grappled with ideas around Rethinking the Trade and Investment Law

Learning From Failure

June 2, 2017 / Cambridge, MA On June 2, 2017, the IGLP Fellows convened “Learning From Failure”, a workshop which served as the concluding piece for the reading group of the same name. Panel discussants included David Kennedy (Harvard Law School), Xolela Mangcu (University of Cape Town / Harvard University), Vasuki Nesiah (New York University), Adam Sitze (Amherst College), and Jennifer Wenzel (Columbia University).

The European Commission vs Apple. Should have Brussels Intervened?

Friday, April 14, 2017, 12:00pm to 1:15pm at Harvard Law School / Wasserstien Hall, Room 3016 The Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) co-sponsored a talk by Joaquín Almunia, President CEPS, Former Vice-President European Commission. During this talk he discussed the European Union’s actions in the wake of the European Commission’s findings that Ireland granted Apple undue tax benefits. This talk

Nuclear Chimeras: Britain’s Slow Death as a Nuclear Power

April 6, 2017 / Cambridge, MA On April 6, 2017, IGLP co-sponsored the talk “Nuclear Chimeras: Britain’s Slow Death as a Nuclear Power” by Jonathan Porritt, a part of Harvard Kennedy School’s Program on Science, Technology & Society’s Forum for the Future. This lecture was part of a two-day workshop hosted by HKS’ STS Program, “New Nuclear Imaginaries.”

Juvenile Justice Series: Global Perspectives on Justice for Children and their Rights

On April 5, 2017, the IGLP co-sponsored a conference, Juvenile Justice Series: Global Perspectives on Justice for Children and their Rights. Led by Professor Jacqueline Bhabha. Organized by Child & Youth Advocates. Justice for children in many parts of the world is fragile, with low minimum ages of criminal responsibility, insufficient child-sensitive measures for children who come

Anti-Impunity and the Human Rights Agenda

March 21, 2017 / Cambridge, MA On March 21, 2017, IGLP hosted the authors of Anti-Impunity and the Human Rights Agenda for a book launch talk and discussion. Refreshments will follow. The event was presented by the Institute for Global Law & Policy and co-sponsored by the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice and the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law

This is the End: Learning from Failure in Law and Governance

March 3 – April 21, 2017 / Cambridge, MA The reading group, “This is the End: Learning from Failure in Law and Governance”, was organized by the IGLP Residential Fellows in the Spring Term of 2017. The group explored strategies to comprehend failure – personal failure, that of others in whom we invest and from

TIJ Workshop for Emerging Leaders

On January 7-11, 2017, the IGLP co-sponsored a conference, TIJ Workshop for Emerging Leaders. For more information visit: http://www.tijthailand.org/main/en/content/408.html

Authorizing the archive: Methodological reflections on the Mau Mau case

December 16, 2016 from 1pm - 2:20pm in Hauser Hall 101 at Harvard Law School The IGLP sponsored a lunch discussion with Caroline Elkins, Professor of History and African and African American Studies at Harvard. Her work – along with missing archives she uncovered – has had a direct bearing on legal claims by former

Author(is)ing the South: Laws, Historiographies and Political Economies

December 12-13, 2016 in Lewis 214A at Harvard Law School This intimate workshop sought to generate a conversation not so much about the Global South, as how it might be possible to speak about the Global South across disciplinary lines in productive and disruptive ways. It brought together those working with postcolonial theory, political economy, law,

Reading Group on Law, History, and Literature

The aim of the reading was to explore interdisciplinary approaches to international law by engaging in a close reading of classic texts from the fields of history and literary studies. The reading group offered participants the opportunity to develop new critical insights into their own work individually and opened up opportunities for new, collaborative work.

Algorithms, Law and Society: Building Rights for a Digital Era

December 2, 2016, 9:00am - 12:00pm in Wasserstein Hall, Roon 3018 at Harvard Law School In Collaboration with the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and the Harvard Law School Brazilian Studies Association. Over the past years, the use of information and communication technology (ICT) have grown exponentially across the globe.

Latin American Legal & Institutional Answers to Global Pressures and Challenges

November 29, 2016 from 5pm - 7pm in Hauser Hall 104 at Harvard Law School Globalization is presented as a natural, inevitable, and evolutionary process that will bring prosperity and economic growth to all members of the global community. However, the current situation has proved that the system has produced not only winners, but also

Criminal Justice Reform in Pakistan: A Case Study

Osama Siddique, IGLP Faculty and Henry J. Steiner Visiting Professor in Human Rights at Harvard Law School October 28, 2016 from 12pm - 1pm in Hauser Hall 102 Harvard Law School The IGLP co-sponsored a lunchtime discussion with Osama Siddique, IGLP Faculty and Henry J. Steiner Visiting Professor in Human Rights on the human rights implications

Tour of the Royall House and Slave Quarters

October 1st & 28th, 2016 / Medford, Massachusetts The IGLP co-sponsored a tour by IGLP Faculty and Harvard Law School Professor Janet Halley of the Royall House and Slave Quarters in Medford, Massachusetts on October 1st and October 28th. The Royall House and Slave Quarters showcases archeological and historical knowledge about the man whose grant established the first law

The Importance of Institutional Design in Governing Transnational Corporations

October 25, 2016 at 12pm in WCC 3036 at Harvard Law School The IGLP co-sponsored a lunch discussion in collaboration with the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School with IGLP Residential Fellow and Human Rights Program Research Fellow and S.J.D. candidate Deval Desai on regulating transnational corporations. Drawing on his research in northern Uganda and Sierra Leone, Deval examined

Liberalism, Empire, and Capitalism: Rematerializing a Research Agenda

Monday, October 17, 2016 from 3:30 - 4:30pm at Harvard Law School - Hauser Hall, Room 102 The Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) sponsored a talk by Onur Ulas Ince, IGLP Faculty and Assistant Professor of Political Science at Singapore Management University. His paper is part of a larger book project that examines the impact of colonial economic relations

New Fellows and Visiting Researchers Dinner

September 7, 2016 / Cambridge, MA On September 7, 2016, the IGLP welcomed all new and returning IGLP Fellows and Visiting Researchers at the Harvard Faculty Club to get to know one another and share their research projects.

IGLP: The Workshop

MADRID, SPAIN | JULY 17-23, 2016 The Workshop The IGLP convened its 7th global Workshop for young scholars and university faculty in Madrid in July 2016, organized in collaboration with the Complutense Institute for International Studies, Completense University of Madrid. Scholars from around the world came together for a week of serious collaboration and intensive debate with our global senior

Higher Institute for Internet Development Conference

June 27 - July 1, 2016 / Cambridge, MA From June 27-July 1, 2016, the IGLP co-sponsored a week-long seminar on international digital business led by Nacho de Pinedo at the Real Colegio Complutense and Colin Maclay at Harvard Business School.

IGLP Writer’s Workshop

June 20 - 24, 2016 / Perugia, Italy From June 20-24, 2016, a small group of IGLP Faculty convened in Perugia, Italy for an IGLP Writer’s Workshop, organized in collaboration with Maria Rosaria Marella and Giovanni Marini at the Università degli studi di Perugia. Participating IGLP faculty included: Yishai Blank (Tel Aviv University), Karen Engle (University of Texas Law School), Günter Frankenberg (Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main), Vasuki Nesiah (New

Reading Group on New Experimentalism

June 6, 2016 / Cambridge, MA On June 6, 2016, the IGLP sponsored a meeting of the IGLP Reading Group on New Experimentalism. Organized by Deval Desai and Andrew Lang, this reading group explored a number of theoretical and policy texts related to Experimentalist approaches to policy- and law-making in order to better examine the ways in which they institutionalize

IGLP: The Colloquium

As part of our continuing effort to strengthen the network of collaboration among our Workshop alumni and faculty, the IGLP has established a week-long Colloquium at Harvard for IGLP Faculty and Invited Guests. Each year, IGLP: The Colloquium focuses on a new, central theme of significance. The themes for the 2016 Colloquium from June 6-9 were: Technologies, Spaces and Borders curated by Sheila Jasanoff; The Economy

International Law & Politics Collaborative Research Network – The Global Legal Order and its Anthropologies

The Global Legal Order and Its Anthropologies June 2, 2016 / New Orleans, Louisiana From June 2-5, 2016, the IGLP co-sponsored the International Law and Politics Collaborative Research Network event at LSA New Orleans on the theme of “The Global Legal Order and its Anthropologies.” The event was organized by Rose Parfitt (University of Kent) and Luis Eslava (University of Kent). As part

Human Dignity and Law in Life and Death

June 3, 2016 / Cambridge, MA On June 3, 2016, the IGLP co-sponsored an international seminar entitled “Human Dignity and Law in Life and Death” at the  Real Colegio Complutense. This day-long seminar brought new ideas to the contemporary debate on euthanasia and human dignity in life and death in Europe and America in the 20th

The Politics of Global Anti-Poverty Programs

A talk by IGLP Residential Fellow, Mostafa Haider May 31, 2016 / Cambridge, MA On May 31, 2016, the IGLP hosted a talk by IGLP Residential Fellow Mostafa Haider. Mostafa explored some of the key knowledge-makers of poverty eradication – economists, lawyers and sociologists of the poor and the so-called poor themselves – to better understand

International Legal History Day

April 14, 2016 / Cambridge, MA On April 14, 2016, the IGLP co-sponsored International Legal History Day at Harvard Law School in collaboration with Afroditi Giovanopoulou and the Harvard Law School SJD Association. The conference was a day-long event on international legal history that featured book talks, paper presentations and a discussion on methodology.

The Perilous State of Afghan Reconstruction

A talk by John Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction April 7, 2016 / Cambridge, MA On April 7, 2016 the IGLP co-sponsored a talk by John F. Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), at the Warren Center at Harvard University. Mr. Sopko discussed the challenges, problems, and root causes of the United States’ reconstruction efforts

Legal Methodologies in the Middle East and North Africa

February 12, 2016 / Cambridge, MA On February 12, 2016, the IGLP sponsored a Workshop at Harvard Law School organized by IGLP Residential Fellow Mai Taha to investigate methodologies that help conceptualize how systems of empire and capital operate. Workshop participants discussed the role of law in the formation of modern societies in a colonial context, encompassing questions about

Regional and Constitutional Structures in Tension

April 4 - 5, 2016 / Geneva, Switzerland On April 4-5, 2016, the Global Studies Institute of the University of Geneva hosted the Workshop “Regional and Constitutional Structures in Tension.” The aim of the workshop was to interrogate possible tensions and interactions between regional organizations and constitutional law. Particular attention was paid to the increased prominence of constitutional language at the

IGLP Regional Workshop 2016: Africa

IGLP Regional Workshop 2016: Africa | January 17 - 23, 2016 | Cape Town, South Africa Participants of the IGLP African Regional Workshop in Cape Town, South Africa | January 2016 About the African Regional Workshop From January 17-23, 2016, the IGLP held its first African Regional Workshop in Cape Town, South Africa, co-hosted by the University of

Data Associations in Global Law & Policy: A Workshop for New Writing

December 10 - 15, 2015 / Sydney, Australia On December 10-12, 2015, the IGLP co-sponsored The Data Associations in Global Law and Policy Workshop at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia. The project’s aim was to explore the significance for global legal relations and governance decision-making of growing reliance on data analytics. A public forum was

The Emergence of Systemic Risk as a Pathology of Monetary Government of the Economy

November 24, 2015 / Cambridge, MA On November 24th, 2015 the IGLP sponsored a seminar by IGLP Residential Fellow Onur Özgöde. Onur discussed how the Federal Reserve came to govern the sector most closely associated with capitalism, finance, against the most fundamental principle of political liberalism, private risk-private reward, by tracing the emergence of systemic risk

Reading “Class” in International Law

The ILOs Technical Assistance Mission to Egypt and the Interwar Colonial Labor Policy by Mai Taha October 7, 2015 / Cambridge, MA On October 7, 2015 the IGLP sponsored a seminar by IGLP Residential Fellow Mai Taha who explored how “class” has become a subject of concern for international law and its institutions, specifically during the formative interwar

“Financial Crisis: A Transatlantic Perspective”

An IGLP & Real Colegio Complutense Business Law Seminar September 21 - 23, 2015 / Cambridge, MA On September 21-23, 2015, the IGLP co-sponsored a conference with the Real Colegio Complutense to offer a transatlantic perspective on the financial crisis. The event offered the opportunity to analyze and debate some of the key issues in

The Regional Workshop: Latin America

Thank you all who attended the IGLP Latin American Regional 2015! IGLP Regional Workshop 2015: Latin America | August 19 - 23, 2015 | Universidad de Los Andes Law School, Bogota, Colombia On August 19-23, 2015, the IGLP held our inaugural Regional Workshop in Bogota, Colombia at the Universidad de Los Andes. This Workshop was the first in a series

IGLP: The Colloquium June 2015

June 2015: The Colloquium The IGLP’s annual Colloquium for IGLP faculty and invited guests took place June 3-4, co-chaired by Sundhya Pahuja of Melbourne Law School and Luis Eslava of Kent Law School. The Colloquium included an interdisciplinary discussion and an advanced Writing Workshop for IGLP faculty and alumni.  Participation in the IGLP Colloquium was by invitation only.

The 2015 IGLP Workshop

Hosted by Hamad bin Khalifa University, a member of the Qatar Foundation, The Workshop brings over 100 doctoral, post-doctoral scholars, and junior faculty together in Doha, Qatar with a core group of senior IGLP faculty from around the world for a unique series of lectures and intensive interdisciplinary debates.  The Workshop seeks ways to deepen the network of collaboration among our Workshop Alumni as well

IGLP: The Conference June 2015

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

Symposium on Global American Studies

On Thursday, December 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Robinson Hall, Basement Conference Room, the Symposium on Global American Studies will convene. Four panels will include the following papers: Saima Akhtar (Forum Transregionale Studien Berlin, Art Histories): “Corporate Empire: Fordism and the Making of Immigrant Detroit” Emma Amador (University of Michigan, History Department):

Corporate and Financial Law Problems

On October 6th, 7th and 8th the IGLP and the Real Colegio Complutense will host our 12 annual Business Law Seminar at Harvard Law School.  This year’s event, which will focus on Corporate and Financial Law Problems: A Transatlantic Perspective, will analyze and debate some of the key issues in the current regulation and corporate financial system,

Transitional Justice, Rule of Law and Guarantees of Non-Repetition

The American Society of International Law Transitional Justice and Rule of Law Interest Group presents: TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE, RULE OF LAW AND GUARANTEES OF NON-REPETITION:  Continuing the Conversation Cosponsored by Transitional Justice Institute, Essex Transitional Justice Network When: June 26, 2014, 5-6:30 pm, with refreshments from 6:30-7 pm. Where: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London,

Workshop | The Death Penalty: Modern Research Perspectives

The Institute for Global Law and Policy, along with Harvard Law School, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Fundación Universitaria Española, and IGLP Sponsor Real Colegio Complutense, will co-sponsor and international workshop entitled The Death Penalty: Modern Research Perspectives (History, Law, Politics).  The workshop takes place in WCC 3018, on June 2nd, 2014, from 9

Workshop: Global Poverty and Heterodox Development Pathways

The  IGLP and Sciences Po Law School co-sponsored a Workshop in Paris, France, May 17-19, 2014 as part of our ongoing research project on Global Poverty and Heterodox Development Pathways.  This workshop explored emerging ideas about organizing political economies that push back against global inequalities. Participants examined such emerging ideas in sectors of contemporary global political economies, such

Prosecutions, Politics and Transitions

May 6th 2014 | 4:00-6:00 p.m. Hogan Lovells Lecture Theatre Durham Law School, Durham U.K. Supported by: Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Law and Global Justice Islam, Law and Modernity IGLP/Santander Universities Download a PDF The dramatic uprisings that ousted the long-standing leaders of several countries in the Arab region have set in motion an

Science, Identity, and Ethnicity: States and Citizens in Global Knowledge Regimes

A two-day interdisciplinary workshop, with keynote speaker Nadia Abu El-Haj (Barnard College) April 24 & 25, 2014 Location: Belfer Case Study room at CGIS co-hosted by: The Program for Science, Technology and Society at the John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies  Organizers: Elise K. Burton and Ian V. McGonigle

The Modern American Right’s Thinking About Expertise: Taxonomy and Reflections

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 4:30-6:00PM Wasserstein Hall, 2004 Classroom Dinner to follow the talk Read more about Ken Kersh on the Boston College Website   Abstract:  Traditional understandings of conservative political thought emphasize its diverse premises and divergent theoretical commitments (e.g., libertarian versus traditionalist versus neoconservative), which, from the vantage point of ideas, render the movement’s

Critical Perspectives on Human Rights

April 8th | 7:00pm to 8:30pm WCC 3d floor, Human Rights Program Lounge Harvard Law School Sponsored by: the Human Rights Program and the Institute for Global Law and Policy This event was part of a series to foster discussion around human rights practices and concepts. Featuring Jeanne Charn, Senior Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School, in

Unbound: This Land is Your Land: Remaking Property After Neoliberalism

The IGLP co-sponsored a day-long conference with Unbound: The Harvard Journal of  the Legal Left, entitled This Land is Your Land: Remaking Property After Neoliberalism. Download the pdf with details.   Saturday, April 5th 2014 10:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m. Austin Hall, Harvard Law School Participants critiqued the property regime that enables the neoliberal order and collectively explored how property law can be re-oriented to

Technological Visions and Revisions, An STS Workshop

Friday, April 4, 2014 Place: Harvard Kennedy School, Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor Lit This workshop drew together several strands of current research on sociotechnical imaginaries in the STS Program at Harvard. Through multiple engagements with new, emerging, and reemerging technologies, the workshop explored the material, discursive, and political resources with which societies create shared visions of what

Informal Enforcement of Competition Law: Perspectives from the U.S. and Europe

On March 24, 2014 the IGLP co-sponsored the Harvard European Law Association’s Spring Conference, “Informal Enforcement of Competition Law: Perspectives from the U.S. and Europe.” The conference was an opportunity for young antitrust students, scholars and practitioners to present and debate their work with prominent antitrust scholars as well as prominent competition enforcement officials.  Speakers included:

Doing a Distributional Analysis

The IGLP and the HLS Program on Law and Social Thought will co-sponsor “Doing a Distributional Analysis” This program focused on new work by IGLP affiliated faculty including Isabel Cristina Jaramillo Sierra (Universidad de los Andes ) who shared her paper “Uncertainty as Method: Distributional Analysis as Critique and Reconstruction,” Duncan Kennedy (Harvard Law School) who shared his new work “Analyzing

Book Talk: Innovations in Refugee Protection… by Dr. Luise Druke

Thursday, March 6, 2014, 12:00 noon. Harvard Law School, Lewis International Law Center, Room 214A.  (Directions). Sponsored by the Harvard Law School Library and co-sponsored by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University and the Institute for Global Law & Policy, Harvard Law School. The Harvard Law School Library hosted a book talk and panel discussion in honor of International Women’s Day and

Our Harsh Logic: A Forum on Israeli Occupation of the Palestinian Territories

A special event introduced by Harvard Law School’s Janet Halley. Presentations by Avner Gvaryahu, former paratrooper and Dotan Greenvald, former combat soldier with the Israel Defense Forces. About the book (Amazon.com): Israeli soldiers speak out for the first time about the truth of the Palestinian occupation, in “one of the most important books on Israel/Palestine in this generation”

11th Annual Business Law Seminar, IGLP/ Real Colegio Complutense

October 7-9, 2013, the IGLP & our Leading Sponsor the Real Colegio Complutense hosted our 11th Annual Business Law Seminar, “Restructuring of the Financial System and New Negotiation Strategies”, at Harvard Law School.  The event featured presentations and roundtable discussions focused on comparative issues between US and European corporate law. HLS Professors Reinier Kraakman, Steve Shavell, Guhan Subramanian, and Cass Sunstein presented at this event. Download the Program (pdf)

Senator Richard Blumenthal Speaks at Harvard Law

Thursday, August 8, 2013 2:00 – 3:00 pm Milstein East B, Wasserstein Hall* Harvard Law School Watch a live video stream of the event here. Senator Richard Blumenthal delivered an address about proposed legislation to reform the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. Read more about the legislation > Sworn in on January 5, 2011, Richard Blumenthal is serving

Law and New Development Strategies: Brazil and Beyond Seminar

From July 1-4, 2013, The IGLP  Co-Sponsored a seminar on the “Law and New Development Strategies: Brazil and Beyond.” This initiative was hosted and co-sponsored by the Faculty of Law of the University of São Paulo and by the FGV Law School, in Brazil, and by IGLP – Harvard and Wisconsin Law School in the US

IGLP: The Conference (2013)

2013 IGLP Conference IGLP’s 2013 Conference: New Directions in Global Thought: IGLP at Five took place June 3-4, 2013 at Harvard Law School. Thank you to all of those who shared their ongoing research with us.  We proudly hosted more than 300 scholars from around the world to share their work on a variety of

The European Legal Project: New Approaches

The IGLP and IEE (CEU San Pablo University) held a joint seminar, “The European Legal Project: New Approaches” at Harvard Law School on April  13, 2012. The seminar featured panels and round table discussions by scholars from the EU and US, and  a keynote speech by Miguel Maduro, Professor of Law and Director of the Global

The Next Left: Building New Communities

On April 12-13th at Harvard Law School the IGLP hosted a conference on “The Next Left: Building New Communities.”  This event focused on the contemporary state of social democratic politics and the potential for a progressive global agenda for the 21st century. Among those taking part in the discussion were Dr. Alfred Gusenbauer, the former Chancellor of Austria, Dr. Ricardo

Legal Director of the National Guestworker Alliance Speaks on Forced Labor in the New Economy

On Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Harvard Law School, the IGLP hosted Jennifer (J.J.) Rosenbaum (HLS JD 2002), who spoke on Forced Labor in the New Economy: Legal Strategies for Workers in the Walmart, Hershey’s Chocolates and McDonald’s Cases. Ms. Rosenbaum is the Founding Legal and Policy Director of the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice (NOWCR) and the National Guestworker Alliance (NGA),

13th Annual Harvard Graduate Student Conference on International History

The IGLP is pleased to announce we will be co-sponsoring the 13th Annual Harvard Graduate Student Conference on International History on March 14-15, 2013 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  The 2013 theme is “Law and International History” and the keynote speaker is Lauren Benton. Now on its thirteenth year, the goal of ConIH is to bring together graduate students from

Views from the Bench on Legal Education, an IGLP Co-Sponsored Event

The SJD Association and the IGLP are pleased to announce their co-sponsored panel discussion, Views from the Bench on Legal Education on March 13, 2013 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm in WSS 1015 at Harvard Law School. The discussion will feature current and former judges from three continents to talk about legal education. The panel discussion will

IGLP and The Study of Capitalism- Spring Speaker Series

  The IGLP and The Study of Capitalism, lead by IGLP Advisory Council Member Christine Desan were pleased to announce that the 2012-2013 Study of Capitalism Workshop was centered around Finance Capitalism. The financial crisis of 2008-2009 (and continuing) exposed the urgency of understanding the modern architecture of money and finance.  The seminar began with several reading sessions.  One

Impunity, Justice, and the Human Rights Agenda Conference

The IGLP  and The Bernard and Audre Rapoport  Center for Human Rights and Justice at the University of Texas School of Law were elated with the ninth annual Impunity, Justice, and the Human Rights Agenda Conference that was held on February 7-8, 2013. Karen Engle, IGLP Advisory Board member and co-director of the Rapoport Center played an influential role in

X Annual IGLP & RCC Business Law Seminar

From September 24-27, 2012, the IGLP & our Leading Sponsor the Real Colegio Complutense hosted our 10th Annual Business Law Seminar, A Comparative Perspective on Old and New Problems of Corporate and Financial Law, at Harvard Law School.  The event featured presentations and roundtable discussions focused on comparative issue between US and European corporate law.  HLS Professors Jesse Fried, Guhan Subramanian,

North American Lawyers Program in Spain

From September 24-27, 2012 the IGLP & our Leading Sponsor J&A Garrigues, S.L.P. hosted our 5th Annual North American Lawyers Program at the Garrigues law offices in Madrid, Barcelona, and Valencia.  The event focused on International Legal Practice and the American Legal System.  Harvard Law School professors David Kennedy, William Fisher and Mark Tushnet each made presentations

IGLP and The Study of Capitalism – Fall Speaker Series

The IGLP and The Study of Capitalism, lead by IGLP Advisory Council Member Christine Desan were pleased to announce that the 2012-2013 Study of Capitalism Workshop was centered around Finance Capitalism. The financial crisis of 2008-2009 (and continuing) exposed the urgency of understanding the modern architecture of money and finance.  The seminar began with several reading sessions.

Global Liquidity and Capital as Legal Institutions

On March 30, 2012 the Institute for Global Law and Policy and Visa, Inc convened a day-long policy roundtable workshop on Global Liquidity and Capital as Legal Institutions.  This Workshop is the first in a series of broad ranging research initiatives between the IGLP and Visa to cover the themes of liquidity in the global economy, productive financial services regulatory structures in

From the Household to the Family: Legal Genealogies

Janet Halley, IGLP contributor and Royall Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, published the second installment of “What is Family Law?: A Genealogy,”  in the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities.  The work offers a genealogy of domestic relations law (later renamed family law) and how it emerged as a distinct field in

The History of Capitalism

In November 2011, the IGLP along with the  Program on the Study of Capitalism at HLS and the Culture of the Market Network hosted a three-day conference on the History of Capitalism.  The conference brought together leading scholars to explore new problems and possibilities in the field. Click HERE to read more about this event

The Next Left: Globalised Social Democracy in the North and South

In the fall of 2011, the IGLP hosted Dr. Alfred Gusenbauer, Former Chancellor of Austria for a series of meetings related to his research project “The Next Left: Globalised Social Democracy in the North and South.” Dr. Gusenbauer’s Project seeks to examine the state of social democracy today, and to evaluate the ways it could become

Panel Discussion on Collateral Knowledge: Legal Reasoning in the Global Financial Markets

On September 15th at 5:30 PM in Pound 200, the IGLP and the Tobin Project will co-host Cornell University Professor Annelise Riles for a discussion of her new book, Collateral Knowledge: Legal Reasoning in the Global Financial Markets. In the book, Professor Riles explores the uses of collateral in the financial markets as a regulatory device for stabilizing market transactions. 

Franco-American Legal Influence, Then and Now

From June 12-13, 2011, the IGLP,  along with the Harvard Program on International Legal Studies, the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard, the Sciences Po Law School and the HLS Program on Law and Social Thought, hosted a conference on “Franco-American Legal Influence, Then and Now,” at Harvard Law School. This day-long conference explored historical and contemporary moments

Workshop: Transnational Social Policy and Labor Regulation

On April 22 & 23, at Harvard Law School, the IGLP will hosted a Pre-Meeting for the June 2011 Workshop Pro-Seminar Transnational Social Policy and Labor Regulation: Crisis and Change. The meeting, which was convened by  IGLP Advisory Council Member, Prof. Kerry Rittich, brought together a network of scholars for discussion and debate about the substantive and

Workshop: Gender in Postcolonial Legal Orders

On April 22 & 23 in Dighton, Massachusetts the IGLP hosted a Pre-Meeting for the June 2011 Workshop Pro-Seminar, Gender in Postcolonial Legal Orders.   The meeting, which was convened by IGLP Director David Kennedy and IGLP Advisory Council Member Prof. Janet Halley, brought together a broad network of scholars whose research is concerned with the ways gender,

Roundtable on European Energy Issues

On April 11, 2011 the IGLP hosted Dr. Klaus Barbknecht, an Executive Board Member of the German energy company Verbundnetz Gas Aktiengesellschaft, for a roundtable discussion on European energy issues with Harvard faculty and graduate students, as well as experts from the private sector.   The discussion focused primarily on the politics and economics of European energy

IGLP Spring Dinner Series

During the Spring 2011 Semester the IGLP honored the academic work of some of our Network contributors.  On March 30th we hosted a dinner in honor of Prof. Antony Anghie, Samuel D. Thurman Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. Professor Anghie’s research interests include public and private international law; human rights; globalization,

The Look in his Eyes: The Story of State v. Rusk and Rape Reform

On February 23, 2011 at 5 PM in Langdell North, the IGLP hosted a talk by HLS Professor Jeannie Suk on her article The Look in his Eyes: The Story of State v. Rusk and Rape Reform. Professor Suk’s article tells the story of State v. Rusk through the lens of rape law reform. Beginning in the 1970s,

Renewing Latin American Legal Studies

On Saturday November 13th the IGLP Director David Kennedy hosted a Pre Meeting for the June 2011 Workshop Pro-Seminar on Renewing Latin American Legal Studies.   The meeting brought together a broad network of comparative legal scholars who are thinking in new ways about law in Latin America to discuss their own work and sharpen their

Current Developments in EU and US Antitrust Law

On October 21, the IGLP and the law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton hosted our 9th annual seminar on Current Developments in EU and US Antitrust Law. The seminar featured lectures and roundtable discussions with experts from both the legal academic and professional communities. Mr. Romano Subiotto, who is a member of our

The New Lombard Street: How the Fed Became the Dealer of Last Resort

Please join the IGLP and the Workshop on the Political Economy of Modern Capitalism for our first speaker of the fall semester, Professor Perry Mehrling, as he presents a talk based on his forthcoming book The New Lombard Street: How the Fed Became the Dealer of Last Resort. The talk will be held Monday, October

The League Of Nations and the Construction of the Periphery

On October 9 at Harvard Law School, the IGLP hosted a Workshop on “The League Of Nations and the Construction of the Periphery.” This Workshop Brought together a group of young international legal scholars to present their research on nation and state formation during the interwar period, in the context of the emergence and development

The Meaning of Trauma; Sexual Violence in Berlin, 1945

On September 30, the IGLP Co-Sponsored an interdisciplinary panel discussion on The Meaning of Trauma; Sexual Violence in Berlin, 1945. Participants examined the mass sexual violence experienced by German women during the military defeat of the Third Reich and challenged some of the historical, social, legal, and clinical narratives we typically invoke to construct, interpret

Mergers and Acquisitions in the Context of the Financial Crisis

From September 27th – 30th, the IGLP and our Co-founder and Leading Sponsor the Real Colegio Complutense held our 8th annual Business Law Seminar at Harvard Law School. The seminar focused on “Mergers and Acquisitions in the Context of the Financial Crisis.“ Harvard Law School Professors Reinier Kraakman, Einer Elhauge and Guhan Subramanian presented lectures

IGLP/Austrian Workshop: Law as a Regulatory Device

From August 15-21, 2010 the IGLP, along with The Interdisciplinary Association of Comparative and Private International Law, Vienna, and FOWI – Research Institute for Central and Eastern European Business Law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business hosted our first annual IGLP Austrian Workshop on “Law as a Regulatory Device”, at Schloss Seggau, in

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