A Symposium on the Future of International Law and Global Governance

Major Conference in June: Global Challenges - Global Law

A Symposium on the Future of International Law and Global Governance  

6th and 7th June 2013 

School of Law, Swansea University   

Global Challenges - Global Law Conference:  ‘A tribute to our growing presence internationally and a marker for ambitious, Trans-Atlantic research initiatives.’  Prof John LInarelli, Head of School.   

On 6th and 7th June 2013 Swansea Law hosted a major symposium on Global Challenges-Global Law.  The symposium doubled as a ‘Welcome to Swansea’ event for Prof Joel Trachtman, our new Distinguished Research Professor of International Economic Law.  The common feature of all panels was a discussion of themes from Prof Trachtman’s new book, The Future of International Law: Global Government, published by Cambridge University Press this year. 

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Highlights of the Conference included sometimes heated debates on cyber-law, international financial institutions, and the nature of international law itself.  Prof Linarelli thanked symposium co-sponsors Turun yliopisto University of Turku, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, and Rutgers School of Law, Camden for their invaluable contribution to the conference.  

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List of Participants:  

Joel Trachtman Professor of International Law, Tufts University; Distinguished Research Professor of International Economic Law, Swansea University  

Dennis Patterson Board of Governors Professor, Rutgers School of Law; Professor of Jurisprudence and International Trade, Swansea University; Law Department European University Institute  

Jukka Snell, Professor of European Law, University of Turku  

Peter Winship, James Cleo Thompson St. Trustee Professor of Law, South Methodist University 

Andrew Tettenborn, Professor of Commercial Law, Swansea University  

Jan Dalhuisen, Visiting Professor, Kings College London  

John Linarelli, Professor and Head of Law School, Swansea University  

Fiona Smith, Sr Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University College London  

Tuomas Mylly, Associate Professor of Law, University of Turku  

Simon Caney, Professor in Political Theory, Oxford University  

Duncan French, Professor and Head of Lincoln Law School, University of Lincoln  

Mark Stallworthy, Professor of Environmental Law, Swansea university 

Catherine Rogers, Professor of Law, (Penn State Law)  

Chris Drahozal, Professor of Law, (Kansas University)  

Simon Baughen, Professor of Shipping Law, Swansea University  

Thomas Chen, Professor, College of Engineering, Swansea university  

Theo Tryfonas, Sr Lecturer in Systems Engineering, Bristol University  

Madeline Carr, Lecturer in International Politics and the Cyber Dimension, Department of International Politics Aberystwyth University  

Donald Earl Childress III, Associate Professor of Law, Pepperdine University  

Rebecca Bates, Lecturer, Brunel Law School, Brunel University  

Alex Mills, Lecturer, UCL