Cardozo School of Law and Columbia University
What is the place of sovereignty in today’s global order?
Sovereignty has sat at the core of law and political life since the 17th century, but beginning in 1945 the development of international human rights regimes and the proliferation of supra-national governance institutions such as the European Union brought about momentous shifts in the nature and role of sovereignty. More recently, Russia’s war against Ukraine has threatened to upset the post-Soviet international law regime meant to secure peace among sovereign nations. The 2023 Cardozo-Columbia Colloquium will explore these complex topics in international and constitutional law through a series of presentations and engaging discussions every week from January through April.
This year’s colloquium will be co-convened by Professors Seyla Benhabib of Columbia Law School, Susanna Mancini of the University of Bologna Law School, currently visiting at Cardozo School of Law, and Michel Rosenfeld of Cardozo School of Law. Meetings led by the conveners will be designed to provide historical, theoretical, and legal/constitutional background on contemporary dilemmas surrounding sovereignty. All other meetings will be led by leading legal and political scholars who will discuss their cutting-edge work on these topics. All sessions will have required readings that will be available in advance.
January 19. Opening session: Colloquium Co-conveners
January 26. Oona Hathaway, the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School, Professor of International Law and Area Studies at the Yale University MacMillan Center, Professor of the Yale University Department of Political Science, and Director of the Yale Law School Center for Global Legal Challenges
February 2. Asli Ü. Bâli, Professor of Law, Yale Law School
February 9. Lauren Benton, Barton M. Biggs Professor of Law, Yale University
February 16. Frank Michelman, Robert Walmsley University Professor Emeritus, Harvard Law School
February 23. Anna Stilz, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics and the University Center for Human Values, Princeton University
March 2. Sionaidh Douglas Scott, Anniversary Chair in Law, Queen Mary School of Law, London, UK
March 9. David Dyzenhaus, University Professor of Law and Philosophy and Albert Able Chair, University of Toronto Law School
March 16. Cardozo Class; Columbia Spring Break
March 23. Benjamin Berger, Professor and York Research Chair in Pluralism and Public Law at Osgoode Hall Law School, York, Canada
March 30. Neil Walker, Regius Professor of Public Law and the Law of Nature and Nations, Edinburgh Law School, Scotland
April 4. Cardozo only class (“legislative Thursday”)
April 6. Columbia Class; Cardozo Passover Break
April 13. Columbia Class; Cardozo Passover Break
April 20. Susanne Baer, Justice on German Constitutional Court and Chair of Public Law and Gender Studies, Humboldt University in Berlin
Pleae join us for the 2023 Cardozo-Columbia Colloquium on Sovereignty, the Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights in an Era of National and International Turmoil