University of Wisconsin–Madison

Global Legal Studies Events

Spring 2019

  • Monday, February 11, 2019: New Technologies and International Governance SeriesSpeaker Jennifer Merchant will present "Transnational Legal Recognition of New Family Configurations: The Case of the French Resistance" Noon Lubar Commons (Room 7200). Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Hosted by Professor Alta Charo.

  • Thursday, February 21, 2018: 4pm-5pm in Lubar Commons (room 7200). New Technologies and International Governance Series speaker William Burns, American University, will present "The Paris Agreement and Climate Geoengineering Options." Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Sponsored by GLS and the Nelson Institute. Hosted by Sumudu Atapattu.
    Paper: "Climate Engineering Under the Paris Agreement: A Legal and Policy Primer"

    Abstract: In recent years, the feckless response of the world community to climate change has led to a steadily growing drumbeat for research into, and potential deployment of so-called "climate geoengineering options." While climate geoengineering approaches could potentially help us avoid passing critical climatic thresholds, many of them are also fraught with risk, and could produce winners and losers, emphasizing the need for just, equitable and effective governance architecture.

    Given the central role of the Paris Agreement in international climate policymaking, a pertinent question is how climate geoengineering approaches might be governed under the Agreement, if at all. The purpose of this presentation will be to assess the potential role of the Paris Agreement in Governing climate geoengineering research and/or deployment, including their potential role in the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) of the Agreement's Parties, as well as other aspects of the Agreement that might guide potential deployment by the Parties, including human rights and sustainable development provisions.

  • Friday, April 5, 2019: Annual Wisconsin International Law Journal Symposium. "Lawyers and Lawyering in China and Russia: Common Challenges." Sponsored by WILJ GLS, and the EALSC. More details TBA.
  • Saturday, April 6, 2019: Wisconsin International Law Journal Workshop. More details TBA.
  • Thursday, April 11, 2019: 4:00-5:00pm, reception to follow. Annual J. Jobe and Marguerite Jacqmin Soffa Lecture: Brigitte Baptiste. More Details TBA. Pyle Center Alumni Lounge. Sponsored by Global Legal Studies, Human Rights Program, and the International Division. (HRP) 

  • Monday, April 15, 2019: UW Law Professor Emeritus David Trubek. 12pm-1pm in Lubar Commons (Room 7200). Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Title TBA. Sponsored by GLS and EALSC.

  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019: China's Rise and the End of Embedded Neo-Liberalism (title tentative) Roundtable on international economic law with Professor Emeritus David M. Trubek. 12pm-1pm. Room 2260. Sponsored by GLS and EALSC. 

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