Saturday, February 2, 2008

Conference: Operationalizing Global Governance

The Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies will host its sixteenth annual conference March 19-21, 2008, at the Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington. The topic is "Operationalizing Global Governance." The program is not yet available online. Why attend?
Global governance scholarship has thus far remained in the realm of idea, identifying new lawmaking authorities and networks of enforcement while analyzing the ramifications for democracy and the rule of law. This conference strives to advance that line of scholarship by identifying patterns in the ways that various actors – states, corporations, civil society, and resulting networks – are confronting complex problems resulting from globalization. The aim is to discover more effective solutions for such problems, including, for instance, poverty, environmental degradation and terrorism, and to explore common principles that may cut across substantive contexts. Panelists will consider the eventual goal of putting into operation what has been learned from global governance scholarship to this point. This conference is a first step toward the implementation of best practices in global governance, applying what is known about these new actors and relationships to local and global problems of unprecedented complexity.