2013 Laura H. Carnell Chair Workshop

Tentative Agenda

               FRIDAY, APRIL 12

11:30 – 1:00      KEYNOTE ADDRESS

  • Histories of International Law – Significance and Problems for a Critical View
    -Martti Koskenniemi, Erik Castren Institute of International Law and Human Rights, University of Helsinki

1:15 – 2:15          LUNCH

2:15 – 3:30        USING INTERNATIONAL LAW IN TIMES OF CRISIS

  • Constructing the Story of the Union Blockade, 1861-1865: A Case Study in the Tactical Utility of International Law
    John Witt, Yale Law School
  • The Empire’s New Laws: Terrorism and the New Security Empire after 9/11
    -Kim Lane Scheppele, Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs, Princeton University

Moderator: Craig Green, Temple University Beasley School of Law

3:30 – 3:45       Break

3:45 – 5:00       ON FORMALISM IN INTERNATIONAL LAW

  • Koskenniemi in Private: On the Absence of Private International Law in Martti Koskenniemi’s Work
    Ralf Michaels, Duke University School of Law
  • The Culture of Formalism and the Vocation of Politics
    Jan Klabbers, University of Helsinki

Moderator: Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Temple University Beasley School of Law

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               SATURDAY, APRIL 13

9:15 – 10:30      RECONSIDERING THE FRAGMENTATION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW

  • Living with Post-Modern Anxiety: Remedies without (Dis)order?
    Tomer Broude, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Defragmenting International Law: The Significance of Koskenniemi’s 2006 ILC Project
    Sean D. Murphy, George Washington University Law School

Moderator: Duncan Hollis, Temple University Beasley School of Law

10:30 – 10:45   Break

10:45 – 12:00   WRITING INTERNATIONAL LAW: QUESTIONS OF CROSS- AND INTER-DISCIPLINARITY

  • An Irrelevant Decoration: International Relations and Interdisciplinarity According to Koskenniemi
    Mark A. Pollack, Department of Political Science, Temple University
  • From Interdisciplinarity to Counterdisciplinarity: Is there a Madness in Martti’s Method?
    Jeffrey L. Dunoff, Temple University Beasley School of Law

Moderator: Ryan Goodman, NYU School of Law

12:00 – 1:00     LUNCH

1:00 – 2:15        REFLECTIONS ON THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF INTERNATIONAL LAW

  • Torture, Nuclear Weapons and the Specific Indeterminacy of International Human Rights Law
    Frédéric Mégret, Faculty of Law, McGill University
  • Martti Koskenniemi as life-writer
    Andrew Lang, London School of Economics
    -Susan Marks, London School of Economics

Moderator: Margaret deGuzman, Temple University Beasley School of Law

2:15 – 2:30        Break

2:30 – 3:45       INTERNATIONAL LAW, HISTORY AND PROGRESS

  • The International Law That Is America: Reflections on the Last Chapter of The Gentle Civilizer of Nations
    Samuel Moyn, Department of History, Columbia University
  • Does International Law Today Need (or Imply) a Progressive Theory of History?
    Robert Howse, NYU School of Law
    -Ruti Teitel, NYU School of Law

Moderator: David Kennedy, Harvard Law School

3:45 – 4:00       Break

4:00                    CLOSING REMARKS

Martti Koskenniemi, Erik Castren Institute of International Law and Human Rights, University of Helsinki