Monday, February 27, 2017

Conference: International Law Weekend—South

On March 2-3, 2017, the American Branch of the International Law Association will hold International Law Weekend—South at Texas A&M University School of Law. The theme is: "The Global Future of International Trade, Human Rights, and Development." The program is here. Here's the idea:

Barrier-free trade, protection of human rights and economic development were the hallmarks and guiding principles of the international order created following the Second World War. The United States has been a leader in shaping the order into a global one. This current order is now undergoing change, with worldwide debate on what the future global order should look like.

How will the emerging order operate? Who will gain and who will lose? How will the new global order interact with the old international order? How are existing institutions including governments to respond? What is the right balance between national, local and global interests?