Institute for International Law and Public Policy


Past Institute Events: 2009-2010

International Law Colloquium

Demonstrating a commitment to international legal scholarship, Temple Law School and its Institute for International Law and Public Policy host a yearly colloquium series through which top international legal academics present substantial works-in-progress to the law school community.

Monica Hakimi, University of Michigan Law School
"State Bystander Responsibility"
Discussant: Alexander Greenawalt, Pace University Law School

Harlan G. Cohen, University of Georgia Law School
"From International Law to International Conflicts of Law: The Fragmentation of Legitimacy"
Discussant: Molly Beutz Land, New York Law School

Jan Klabbers, University of Helsinki; NYU School of Law
"Autonomy, Constitutionalism, and Virtue in International Law"
Discussant: Christopher Borgen, St. John's University Law School

Yuval Shany, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
"Assessing the Effectiveness of International Courts: Quantifying the Unquantifiable"
Discussant: David Zaring, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Philip G. Alston, New York University School of Law
"Hobbling the Monitors: The UN Code of Conduct for Human Rights Special Procedures"
Discussant: Peter G. Danchin, University of Maryland School of Law

Galit A. Sarfaty, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
"Why Culture Matters in International Institutions: The Marginality of Human Rights at the World Bank"
Discussant: Sophie Smyth, Temple University Beasley School of Law

Gregory Shaffer, University of Minnesota Law School
"Who Decides: A Comparative Institutional Approach to WTO Dispute Settlement"
Discussant: Christina Davis, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University

International Law Book Roundtable

During the spring semesters, the Institute hosts informal, day-long roundtable, bringing together a small group of distinguished scholars to explore recently published works by prominent scholars in the field of international law.

"Does the Constitution Follow the Flag? The Evolution of Territoriality in American Law"

Day-long focused discussion, featuring 25 law faculty, historians and politacl scientists from Yale, Columbia, NYU, Penn, Michigan, UCLA and elsewhere on Kal Raustiala's upcoming book.

Dean’s Invitational Lunch (co-sponsored by the Institute)

Fall: Dan Restrepo, National Security Council

Spring: Timothy Reif, General Counsel, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Institute Research Roundtable

Li Zan, Peking University Law School
"Jurisdictional Immunities of International Organizations"

Baisheng An, Visiting Scholar, Univeristy of Washington Law School, Deputy Director, Division of Technical Regulations, Department for WTO Affairs, Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM)
"Exploring the Global Governance for Information and Communications Standards"

Brown-Bag Discussion Series 

Mark Pollack, Jean Monnet Chair; Associate Professor, Temple University Political Science Department
"When Cooperation Fails: The International Law and Politics of Genetically Modified Foods"
(co-sponsored by the Penn-Temple European Studies Colloquium)

Shirley Scott, School of Politics and International Relations, University of New South Wales
"International Law and the U.S. Quest for Legal Security"

Dr. Herbert Lin, Senior Scientist, National Academy of Science
"International Law and Policy in a World of Cyberconflicts"
Discussant: Duncan Hollis, Associate Professor of Law Temple University Beasley School of Law

John Howe, Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law, University of Melbourne Law School
"Fair Trade, Corporate Accountability and Beyond: Experiments in 'Globalising Justice'"

Sue Biniaz, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State
"International Law and Climate Change: What Next?"

Kristine Huskey, National Security Clinic, The University of Texas at Austin School of Law
"Justice at Guantanamo: One Woman's Odyssey and Her Crusade for Human Rights"
(Co-sponsored the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy)

Michael Abramowitz, Director of the Committee on Conscience, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum; former National Editor and White House correspondent for the Washington Post
"Preventing Genocide"
(Co-sponsored by the International Law Society and U.S. for Africa)


Past Institute Events

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2010 - 2011
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2008 - 2009
2007 - 2008
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2001 - 2002