Institute for International Law and Public Policy


Past Institute Events: 2011-2012

2011 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.

Co-directed by Institute director Jeffrey Dunoff and Mark Pollack, Jean Monnet Chair, Department of Political Science, this year’s series is genuinely interdisciplinary, bringing together students and faculty from law and political science to explore theories from the interdisciplinary field of international law and international relations (IL/IR) and examining the making, interpretation, and enforcement of and compliance with international law. In addition, the Colloquium will host four prominent IL/IR scholars who will present works-in-progress or recently published articles.

Tim Meyer, University of Georgia School of Law
“Codifying Customary International Law”
Discussant: Jessica Stanton, University of Pennsylvania Political Science Department

Claire Kelly, Brooklyn University School of Law
“Conceptions of Legitimacy among International Entities in the Global Political Economy”
Discussant: Andrew Strauss, Widner Law School

R. Daniel Kelemen, Rutgers University
“The Political Foundations of Judicial Independence in the European Union”
Discussant: Fernanda Nicola, American University Washington College of Law

Anthea Roberts, Lecturer in Law, The London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Law
Clash of Paradigms: Actors and Analogies Shaping the Investment Treaty System
Discussant: William Burke-White, University of Pennsylvania Law School

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.

"War-Time: An Idea, its History, its Consequences"

This fall, the Institute will host an informal, invitation only roundtable on Mary Dudziak’s forthcoming book, War Time: An Idea, its History, its Consequences. This forthcoming volume explores changing understandings of wartime and their implications for governmental powers.

Dean's Invitational Lecture

Robert T. Coulter, Executive Director of the Indian Law Resource Center
"The Rights of Indians Under U.S. Law and the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples"

Co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean, the Institute, ACS, NLG and SPIN.

Intstitute Research Roundtable

Chen Huiping, Xiamen University School of Law.

Miguel Maduro, European University Institute, Florence, Italy, Visiting Professor, Yale Law School
"EU Law: Constitutionalism in Search of a Constitutional Theory"

Brown-Bag Discussion Series

Herbert Lazerow, University of San Diego
"Finding International Law Jobs & Summer Study Abroad"

Panel: "A New Day for the International Criminal Court? Assessing the Court's Work and Looking to its Future under the New Prosecutor"

On Tuesday, April 10, please join the Institute for a panel discussion entitled: "A New Day for the International Criminal? Assessing the Court's Work and Looking to its Future under the New Prosecutor". Panelists will include Håkan Friman, a Swedish government lawyer and judge who has been involved in the ICC's work since its inception, Christine Chung, the ICC's first Senior Trial Attorney, and Rupert Skilbeck, a former international defense attorney and current Litigation Director at the Open Society Justice Initiative. Our own Professor Margaret deGuzman will moderate.

Laura A. Dickinson, GW Law
"Outsourcing War and Peace: Preserving Public Values in a World of Privatized Foreign Affairs"
Discussant: David Zaring, The Wharton School

John Hopkins, Associate Professor, University of Canterbury (New Zealand) School of Law
"Sub-National Governments and International Institutions: The Case of Europe's Regions."

Tai-Heng Cheng, New York Law School, where he has been since 2006. Institute for Global Law, Justice, & Policy, and of the New York City International Economic Law Working Group
"Waterboarding and Drones: Guidance from International Legal Theory."  

Shana Tabak, Visiting Associate Professor of Law and Friedman Fellow at George Washington University Law School
"False Dichotomies of Transitional Justice: Gender, Conflict and Combatants in Columbia"

Ziv Bohrer, Visiting Research Scholar, University of Michigan School of Law
"Can International Criminal Law Ever Be Just and Effective? Rethinking the Lessons from Sociology and Psychology"

Conor O'Mahony, University College Cork
"Deference and Direct Democracy in Same-Sex Marriage Litigation in Ireland and the U.S."

Anthea Roberts, Harvard Law School
"Clash of Paradigms: Actors and Analogies Shaping the Investment Treaty System"

David Caron, University of California, Berkeley Law
"Images of the Arctic and the Law and Politics They Suggest"

Co-sponsored by the American Society of International Law.

Live From L: The Arab Spring and International Law

On Thursday, February 23 from noon to 2:00 p.m., Temple’s Institute for International Law and Public Policy will host a live webcast of an event entitled “Live from L: The Arab Spring and International Law.” The event will feature a number of lawyers from the U.S. Department of State, and is sponsored by the ABA Section on International Law, the American Society of International Law, and George Washington University Law School. The webcast will be held in room 1D.

State Department lawyers participating in this event will include:

Harold Hongju Koh, Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State
Linda Jacobson, Assistant Legal Adviser for African and Near Eastern Affairs
Emily Kimball, Attorney Adviser, Office of United Nations Affairs
Meg Pickering, Attorney Adviser, Office of Legislation and Foreign Assistance
Margaret Taylor, Attorney Adviser, Office of Economic and Business Affairs

The event will be moderated by Sean D. Murphy, Patricia Roberts Harris Research Professor of Law, George Washington University, and Member, International Law Commission


Past Institute Events

2012 - 2013
2011 - 2012
2010 - 2011
2009 - 2010
2008 - 2009
2007 - 2008
2006 - 2007
2005 - 2006
2004 - 2005
2003 - 2004
2002 - 2003
2001 - 2002