Global governance under scrutiny: Chapter 11 meets in Princeton

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Chapter 11, “Supranational Organizations and Technologies of Governance“, meets on March 14-15 at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.

Program for March 14 (open to the public):

Organizer: Marc Fleurbaey, Robert E. Kuenne Professor in Economics and Humanistic Studies, Professor of Public Affairs and the University Center for Human Values, Princeton University

March 14, 2016 | 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. | 219 Aaron Burr Hall
This conference will bring together scholars who are part of the International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP) to discuss how supranational organizations (SOs) and the transnational technologies of governance they employ are arenas of power and contestation. They have served as ongoing forms of domination reflecting asymmetries of public and private power. Yet they have also served as vehicles for social progress. The challenge is to build on the latter to constrain the former, notably those asymmetries associated with forms of colonialism and hegemony. Open to the public.

8 – 8:45 a.m.
Breakfast and Welcome

8:45 – 10 a.m.
Marc Fleurbaey
Panel: What are Supranational Organizations? What are Technologies of Governance?
Javier Couso | Terry Halliday | Leslye Obiora | Greg Shaffer

10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Case Studies I
Human Rights: Cesar Rodriguez-Garavito, Leslye Obiora, Sally Merry
Intellectual Property: Eden Medina, Greg Shaffer

11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.

1:15 – 3 p.m.
Case Studies II
Women’s Rights: Hilary Charlesworth, Sally Merry; Climate Change: Javier
Couso; Conflict, Security, and Terrorism: Outi Korhonen, Rene Uruena

3:15 – 5 p.m.
Panel: Achievements and Possible Improvements of Supranational Organizations in Terms of Contribution to Social Progress
All Authors

5:15 – 6:30 p.m.
Keynote Lecture: Can Supranational Organizations Improve Governance in Their Member States?
Kim Lane Scheppele, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, WWS and UCHV, Princeton University

Open to the public. Reservations required. Contact Patricia Zimmer to RSVP.