Applications now welcome for 2017 Global Governance Summer School

Monday, May 15, 2017

The Dean Rusk International Law Center is partnering with the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies at the University of Leuven to present the 2017 Global Governance Summer School. Applications are still being accepted for the summer session to take place in late June in Belgium.

Georgia Law students will begin their European journey on June 23 with a three-day professional development trip to The Hague, site of many international legal institutions. Plans include attendance at the trial of Prosecutor v. Ongwen at the International Criminal Court, touring the Peace Palace and meeting with a law clerk at the International Court of Justice, and an audience with a judge and legal advisers at the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal.

Students then will travel to the centuries-old University of Leuven, one of Europe’s premier research institutions, to take part, alongside other participants, in the Belgium-based Global Governance Summer School.

From June 26 to 28, participants will attend seminars on issues of international law and global governance, including global economic and trade governance and global human rights, rule of law and security governance. Instructors will include the summer school’s co-directors, Georgia Law Associate Dean Diane Marie Amann and Leuven Professor Jan Wouters, along with others from both universities – Georgia Law faculty members Harlan G. Cohen and Kathleen A. Doty in addition to Leuven’s Dean Bart Kerremans; Professors Horst Fischer, Dominik Steiger, Geert Van Calster, Drs. Matthieu Burnay and Nicolas Hachez; and Senior Researcher Philip De Man.

On June 29, participants will attend “International Law and Global Governance in a Turbulent World,” an expert conference featuring three panels composed of scholars and practitioners from around the world. The panels are titled:

·         Global Governance of Human Rights. How to enforce universal values in contested world?

·         Global Governance of Democracy and Rule of Law in international perspective.

·         Global Economic and Trade Governance in Protectionist Times. Will we see the emergence of trade wars in the coming years?

On the last day, there will be a professional development trip in Brussels, where students will visit the headquarters of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the office of the global law firm Sidley Austin.

This program will include not only Georgia Law students but also other participants from around the world. This includes advanced students in international law, international relations, international political economy, international and European studies in addition to practitioners and policy experts from the international policy community who want to update their knowledge on current developments in global governance and international law.

More information can be found at  http://wp.me/p7gwbg-wk .