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Filling Power Vacuums in the New Global Legal Order

BCLR & ICLR symposium

Friday, October 12, 2012  |  9:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.  |  East Wing room 200

Globalization is a complex social process with many descriptions, definitions, critics, proponents, causes and implications. This symposium will focus on the consequences of one salient feature of globalization, nearly universally acknowledged—the devolution of power from the state. The symposium will examine a question that so far has received little attention in the scholarly legal literature: After power has been decentralized from a state-centric monopoly, where does it flow, and what forms does it take?

This symposium is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Keynote Address: Anne-Marie Slaughter
Bert G. Kerstetter ‘66 University Professor of Politics
and International Affairs at Princeton University

East Wing room 120
1:00 p.m.

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Schedule of Events

9:00 am  |  Welcome

9:05 am  |  Introduction to Symposium Themes: Frank Garcia

9:15 am  |  Globalization, Deregulation, Power and Agency
(A critical exploration of the regulatory lacunae in contemporary globalization and the actors that exploit them to shape our global relations through their opportunistic exercise of power and influence)

(Panel I moderator: Paulo Barrozo)

1. Fiona Smith

 University College, London

2. Sara Dillon

 Suffolk Law School

3. Upendra Acharya

 Gonzaga School of Law

4. Daniel Bradlow

 American University Law School

5. Mathias Risse

 Harvard Kennedy School of Government

11:00 am |  Break

11:10 am |  Legal Practice and the Legal Profession in the Global World
(How the devolution of power to other spheres affects legal practice internationally, and how legal practitioners create structures that supplement or replace state power)

(Panel II moderator: Gail Hupper)

1. David Wilkins

 Harvard Law School

2. John Flood

 University of Westminster

3.Stephen Meili

 University of Minnesota Law School

4. Newcomb Stillwell

 Ropes & Gray

5. Mihaela Papa

 Harvard Law School

12:15 pm | Lunch

1:00 pm | Keynote Address by Anne-Marie Slaughter

East Wing 120
(Introduction by Vlad Perju)
Audience Q&A

2:15 pm | Break

2:25 pm | Combat Strategies and the Law of War in the Age of Terrorism
(Analysis of the need for new rules of engagement and a modified understanding of the law of war as a result of the war on terror)

(Panel III moderator: David Wirth)

1. Gregory Teran

 Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr

2. Lt. Col. Rich DiMeglio

 JAG Legal Center & School

3. Laura Dickinson

 George Washington University

4. Hon. Phillip Weiner

 Court of Bosnia & Herzegovina

5. David Benjamin

 Former Israeli JAG

6. Gabor Rona

 Int'l Legal Director Human Rights First

4:15 pm | Plenary discussion session

(Moderated by Frank Garcia)

5:15 pm | Closing Remarks and Adjournment


Phone: (617) 552-8576

Symposium Team
Alyssa Hill, Symposium Editor, Boston College Law Review
John Liolos, Symposium Editor, International and Comparative Law Review
Karinna Russo, Symposium Editor, International and Comparative Law Review
Allison Stoddart, Symposium Editor, Boston College Law Review

Paul Caligiuri, Editor in Chief, International and Comparative Law Review
Mathilda McGee-Tubb, Editor in Chief, Boston College Law Review

With support from the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy