Book Roundtable on Professor Tai-Heng Cheng’s “When International Law Works”
Opinio Juris is very pleased to host a Roundtable this week on Professor Tai-Heng Cheng’s recent book, When International Law Works: Realistic Idealism After 9/11 and the Global Recession (Oxford University Press). The Roundtable will proceed throughout the week and feature a fascinating and diverse group of discussants. Professor Cheng and I will kick off the discussion today, followed later this week by professors Ralph Wilde, Robert Howse, Chester Brown, and Hari Osofsky. I will start by introducing our author:
Tai-Heng Cheng has been Professor of Law at New York Law School, where has taught since 2006. He is Co-Director of the Institute for Global Law, Justice, & Policy, and of the New York City International Economic Law Working Group. Professor Cheng has authored almost forty books, articles and essays on international law, international dispute resolution and international investment law. His scholarship has been cited and relied on in the American Journal of International Law, the Yale Journal of International Law and the Harvard Journal of International Law, as well as by judges and counsel in the U.S. Supreme Court and federal appeals and district courts. You can see the rest of Professor Cheng’s impressive record here.
Professor Cheng’s book is an ambitious contribution to the field of international legal theory, and, unlike many contributions to this field, the book is both lucid and insightful. We are thrilled to have a chance to discuss his book over the next few days.