Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Conference: Industry Associations and Transnational Governance

On June 10, 2016, the International Organizations Interest Group of the American Society for International Law, the Rutgers Law School Center for Corporate Law and Governance, and the Rutgers Institute for Professional Education will hold a conference on "Industry Associations and Transnational Governance." The program is here. Here's the idea:
This day-long conference brings together practitioners and scholars to discuss the role of industry (or trade) associations in transnational governance. The aim is to gain deeper understanding of how trade associations create and administer standards and rules for governing particular industries (e.g. pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, financial products) and to shed light on the dynamic between industry associations and the formal law-making bodies of governments and international organizations. Together we will explore the processes through which associations engage in rule-making and standard setting for their members and industries, both within and across borders, and reflect on the opportunities and challenges they may encounter in carrying out these governance functions.