Sutton Colloquium

2014 Sutton Colloquium




The 47th Annual Sutton Colloquium in partnership with the American Society of International Law’s International Economic Law Interest Group (ASIL IEcLIG) presents

Reassessing International Economic Law and Development: New Challenges for Law and Policy—the 2014 Biennial ASIL IEcLIG Research Conference

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Conference Theme

Amartya Sen’s call for understanding development not only in terms of gross national product but also “in terms of the substantive freedoms of people” marked an important reframing of the legal and policy discourse around economic development.1 The resulting Millennium Development Goals focused much academic research in this area towards a more comprehensive understanding of development, one that would recognize economic growth as intrinsically tied to such areas as: environmental sustainability; food security; the reduction of extreme poverty, hunger, and child mortality; access to health; and the promotion of education and gender equality. International economic institutions like the World Trade Organization, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund have traditionally been at the center of promoting and managing economic growth; yet, these institutions also face challenges caused by recent financial crises, the need for food security and high energy demand, while preserving natural resources and the environment.

With the approach of the fifteenth anniversary of the Millennium goals and given these new and ongoing challenges, it is time to reassess the role that international economic law (IEL) has played and continues to play in development. How effective is IEL at promoting development, broadly construed? Under what conditions is it effective? In what ways should IEL norms and institutions be adjusted to accommodate growing concerns around climate change, energy demand, food security, and other issues?

Conference Description

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law is proud to host its 47th annual Leonard v.B. Sutton Colloquium in International Law (Sutton Colloquium) in partnership with the American Society of International Law (ASIL). As this year’s Sutton Colloquium, we proudly host ASIL’s International Economic Law Interest group (IEcLIG) 2014 Biennial Research conference addressing the theme “Reassessing International Economic Law and Development: New Challenges for Law and Policy.” Over 60 leading scholars from around the world will present their academic work on the conference theme and on other important topics in international economic law (IEL). Panels will address the role of IEL in developing domestic strategies for development; regulating climate change and fostering clean energy strategies; addressing food security and technology transfer; and in promoting international financial stability.

We are pleased to welcome as our keynote speaker Professor Petros Mavroidis from Columbia Law School and the European University Institute. The conference will take place Thursday November 13 through Saturday November 15 and will include an informal opening reception Thursday evening, a keynote lunch on Friday, and a conference reception Friday evening. VIEW AGENDA HERE

Thank you to this year’s ASIL-IEcLIG 2014 Biennial Selection Committee:

Sungjoon Cho, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law * Greg Shaffer, Minnesota University School of Law * Michael Ewing-Chow, National University of Singapore * Phil Nichols, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School * Jeff Dunhoff, Temple University Beardsley School of Law * Jurgen Kurtz, University of Melbourne School of Law * Joel Trachtman, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy * José Alvarez, New York University School of Law * Rob Howse, New York University School of Law * Gabrielle Marceau, World Trade Organization * Alvaro Santos, Georgetown University Law Center * David Gantz, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law * Holger Hestermeyer, European Court of Justice * Phoenix Cai, University of Denver Sturm College of Law * Annecoos Wiersema, University of Denver Sturm College of Law * Tomer Broude, Hebrew University School of Law * Jason Yackee, University of Wisconsin Law School * Elizabeth Trujillo, Suffolk University Law School * David Zaring, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania * Sonia Rolland, Northeastern University School of Law * James Gathii, Loyola University (Chicago) School of Law.

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