Conference on The Role of Ethics in International Law

by Roger Alford

On Friday, November 13, the International Legal Theory Interest Group of the ASIL will sponsor a scintillating event on the role of ethics in international law. The event will be held in Washington D.C. at the Tillar House and the Cosmos Club. Details here.

Here’s the breakdown of the panel discussion:

Panel 1: Ethics in Public International Law (9:15) (Tillar House)
Moderator: Brian Lepard (Nebraska)
Roger Alford (Pepperdine): Moral Reasoning in International Law
Oona Hathaway (Yale): Why Do States Comply with International Law?
Ed Swaine (GWU): Breaching

Panel 2: Ethics in Private International Law (11:15) (Tillar House)
Moderator: Trey Childress (Pepperdine)
Lea Brilmayer (Yale): The Ethical Problem in Private International Law
Perry Dane (Rutgers): The Natural Law Challenge to Choice of Law
Symeon Symeonides (Willamette): The Quest for Multistate Justice

Panel 3: Normative and Theoretical Perspectives (2:00) (Cosmos Club)
Moderator: Tim Sellers (Baltimore)
Samantha Besson (Duke/Fribourg): The Nature of Human Rights Theory
H. Patrick Glenn (McGill): The Ethic of International Law
Mary Ellen O’Connell (Notre Dame): Finding Jus Cogens: Preemptory Norms and Natural Law Process

Having reviewed the abstracts, I can promise that it will be a great event. If you are in or near Washington D.C. on Friday, come join us.

One Response

  1. I registered a few days ago, but didn’t realize there’d be any bloggers that I read on the panels. Looking forward to it!

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