Colloquium on Global and Comparative Public Law
Professor Mattias Kumm
Monday 4:00 - 5:50 PM
Vanderbilt Hall — Rm. 208
This colloquium explores conceptual, institutional and normative issues raised by the globalization of public law. With the spread of liberal democratic constitutionalism after the end of the Cold War and the increasing transnational integration of states associated with 'globalization' the sharp traditional distinction between national law and international law is under considerable pressure.
On the constitutional level national courts are increasingly called upon to address how transnational practices are relevant and relate to domestic constitutional issues. On the international level phenomena addressed as gobal governance, global constitutionalism etc. suggest that the traditional categories of international law are insufficient to adequately describe and assess law beyond the boundaries of states.
Entities like the EU perhaps illustrate the challenge most clearly. But so do the constitutional debates in the U.S., where the constitutional law of foreign affairs has become a field of considerable dynamism and contestation and debates on the Bill of rights are increasingly placed in a comparative and international context.
Focusing on these issues, invited speakers for this colloquium will help us explore the conceptual, institutional and normative issues raised by the globalization of public law.
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Monday, Sept. 12 Eyal Benvenisti (Jerusalem)
Monday, Sept. 19 Martin Loughlin (London School of Economics)
Monday, Sept. 26 Alec Stone Sweet (Yale)
Monday, Oct. 10 Vlad Perju (Boston)
Monday, Oct. 24 Kai Moller (LSE)
Monday, Nov. 7 Rafael Domingo (Pamplona)
Monday, Nov. 14 George Letsas
Monday, Nov. 28 David Golove (NYU)
Monday, Dec. 5 Neil Walker (Edinburgh)