April 8, 2008
Professor Rebecca Bratspies will speak at the American Society of International Law in Washington, D.C. on April 12 as part of a panel that is a launch of her new book, co-edited with Russell Miller, entitled Progress in International Law.
A description of the panel, “The Politics of Progress in International Law,” follows: The idea of progress has been offered to justify international law to the discipline’s skeptics, and to position international law as an engine for change. Manley O. Hudson’s 1932 book Progress in International Organization offered a defining articulation of this progress narrative. Drawing its cue from Hudson, the new book Progress in International Law and this related panel attempt a survey of the field of international law for our times, providing a benchmark for another generation’s consideration of international law’s progress. The panelists are the editors and some of the contributors to the book.
The panel will be moderated by Tom Farer of the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver.
- Betsy Baker, Vermont Law School
- Rebecca Bratspies, CUNY School of Law
- Florian Hoffmann, Law Department at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
- Alexandra Kemmerer, University of Würzburg
- Russell Miller, Washington & Lee University School of Law
- Abraham Sofaer, The Hoover Institution, Stanford University