Knowledge Production and International Law, Conference Geneva 7–8 September 2018

The Graduate Institute, Geneva

Department of International Law

Auditorium Jacques-Freymond, 132, Rue de Lausanne (Map)

7-8 September 2018

Friday 7 September, 14:30-17:30

 

14:30-14:50

 

14:50-15:00

 

Registration and coffee

 

Welcoming remarks

Philippe Burrin, Director of the Graduate Institute

 

15:00-15:30 Opening

David Kennedy, Harvard Law School

 

15:30-17:30 Panel 1: Determinants of international law scholarship

 

Chair:   Thomas Schultz, The Graduate Institute, Department of International Law

§  Jean D’Aspremont, SciencesPo & University of Manchester

Legal scholarship and the preservation of an international imaginary

§  Geoff Gordon & Outi Korhonen, TMC Asser Institute, The Hague

Working with theory in international law

§  Niccolò Ridi, King’s College London

Empirically mapping international law scholarship: a scientometric analysis

§  Pierre Schlag, University of Colorado Law School

Legalism

Discussant: Sara Dezalay, Cardiff University

 

Saturday 8 September, 09:00-16:45

 

09:00-09:15 Coffee

 

09:15-10:55

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panel 2: Ignorance and the limits of knowledge in international law

 

Chair:   Deval Desai, The Graduate Institute, Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy

§  Lorenzo Gradoni & Luca Pasquet, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law

International legal uncertainty

§  Lena Holzer, The Graduate Institute, Department of International Law

The mobilization of expert knowledge in the ‘Dutee Chand’ case at the Court of arbitration for sports

§  Andrew Lang, Edinburgh Law School

Market veridiction and the circularity problem

Discussant: Grégoire Mallard, The Graduate Institute, Department of Anthropology and Sociology

10:55-11:10 Coffee break

 

11:10-13:10 Panel 3: Emotions and international law

Chair: Anne Saab, The Graduate Institute, Department of International Law

§  Alessandra Arcuri, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Knowledge and emotions for a fairer international economic law

§  Emiliano Buis, University of Buenos Aires Law School, CONICET

A (sentimental) farewell to arms: emotions, weapons control and international law

§  Aliki Semertzi, The Graduate Institute, Department of International Law

Of war algorithms, unemotional expert meetings on autonomous weapon systems and legal reasoning

§  Rebecca Sutton, London School of Economics

How the emotions and perceptual judgments of international actors shape the implementation of international humanitarian law

Discussant: Annabelle Littoz-Monnet, The Graduate Institute, Department of International Relations and Political Science

 

13:10-14:00 Lunch break

 

14:00-16:00 Panel 4: International law as a field of knowledge

Chair:   Fuad Zarbiyev, The Graduate Institute, Department of International Law

§  Francesco Corradini, The Graduate Institute, Department of International Law

Constructing international legal disciplinary knowledge at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales: 1927 – 1938

§  Gail Lythgoe & Akbar Rasulov, University of Glasgow

Structures of spatialized imagination and international legal knowledge

§  Frédéric Mégret, McGill University

Knowing like an international lawyer

§  Michal Swarabowicz, The Graduate Institute, Department of International Law

Construction of international investment law as a field of international law

Discussant: David Kennedy, Harvard Law School

 

16:00-16:15 Coffee break

 

16:15-16:45 Closing

Andrea Bianchi, The Graduate Institute, Department of International Law

 

Practical Information

All sessions of the conference will be held at the Auditorium Jacques-Freymond, 132, Rue de Lausanne (Map).

A conference dinner will be held on Friday evening for all speakers.

Attendance is open to the public. Registration for the conference is free and should be done via email to knowledge-production-il@graduateinstitute.ch by Friday 31 August.

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