Summer Workshop in International Organization Studies
The inaugural ACUNS-ASIL Workshop was held at Dartmouth College, July 14–26, 1991.

The workshop brought together 23 academics and practitioners from Canada, the United States, and Mexico, from a variety of disciplines. Participants presented their own work and senior academics and practitioners led sessions on a variety of topics including researching international law and international organizations, teaching about nternational organizations, and theories and approaches.

Download the information sheet for the 1991 Workshop 

Download the timetable 

Purposes of this Workshop
The American Society of International Law and the Academic Council on the United Nations System are jointly sponsoring a summer workshop in international organization studies at Dartmouth College from July 14 to 26, 1991. The purposes of the workshop are: (1) to enhance the professional development of scholars in international organization studies, especially with regard to renewing their interest and capacity to teach in the field; (2) to strengthen the professional contacts between scholars in international relations and those in international law in order to rebuild the links between the political and legal approaches to the study of international organizations; and (3) to develop working contacts between international officials and a new generation of academic faculty whose research and teaching are focused on the institutional and legal requirements of international cooperation.

Workshop Program
The workshop will be under the direction of Professor Leon Gordenker of Princeton University and Professor Stephen P. Marks of the Cardozo School of Law. Guest lecturers will include Professor Thomas Franck of the School of Law of the New York University and Editor of the American Journal of International Law, Sir Brian Urquhart, former Under Secretary General of the United Nations and Dr. Oran R. Young, Director of the Institute of Arctic Studies at Dartmouth.The program of the workshop will be made up of several components:

1. Lectures and seminar discussions on the concepts, substance and techniques of teaching in the field of international organization studies;
2. A continuing seminar in which program participants present reports on their current teaching and research and discuss the significant literature and important cases in international organization;
3. A series of meetings with senior international officials from the United Nations and specialized agencies, other non-UN international organizations, members of national delegations to international organizations and staff of non-governmental organizations;
4. Special sessions to review and discuss teaching resources, including audio-visual materials, simulation exercises and case studies.

Participants will be selected by a joint ASIL/ACUNS committee. Participation is open to faculty members from law schools and social science departments in colleges and universities in Canada, Mexico and the United States. The committee will be interested in receiving applications not only from specialists in international law and international organization, but also from historians, economists and other social scientists and specialists in fields like development studies and environmental protection who are concerned with the legal and political requirements of international cooperation.