Summer Workshop in International Organization Studies
“The Role of Governmental, Intergovernmental, and Nongovernmental Institutions in Global Governance: Nurturing the Next Generation of Scholars”

July 28 – August 9, 1996
Brown University

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Purposes of this Workshop
ACUNS and the American Society of International Law are jointly sponsoring the sixth in a series of summer work­shops on international organization studies to be held at Brown University from 28 July to 9 August 1996. This is the first workshop designed specifically for advanced graduate students and post-doctoral scholars. The purposes of this workshop are to:

  • enhance professional development in international organization studies;
  • encourage new directions in international organization research;
  • establish and strengthen contacts amongst legal and international relations scholars and UN practitio­ners; and
  • stimulate teaching in international organization studies.

The 1996 workshop will be directed by Dorinda Dallmeyer of the University of Georgia; W. B. Ofuatey-Kodjoe of the City University of New York; and Peter Uvin of Brown University. The focus of this year’s workshop is “The Role of Governmental, Intergov­ernmental, and Nongovernmental Institutions in Global Governance.” The workshop will serve as a forum for multidisciplinary exchange and research, and will be structured to help stimulate interest and guide advanced graduate students in the research and writing of their dissertations (or post­doctoral scholars in turning their dissertations into books and articles) related to the role of global governance. Week one will consist of presenta­tions made by lecturers and experts in the field. Week two will consist of seminars on teaching international law and international relations, and a series of panel presentations made by partici­pants. The subject matter is open to partici­pants whose analytical perspectives are multilateral-to those who are trying to focus on the role of governmental, intergovernmental, and nongovernmen­tal institutions in the complex task of global governance. The United Nations system is crucial in this effort; but, key insights result from how non-UN institutions can complement UN ones in a better division of labor.

Participants are selected by a joint ACUNS/ASIL committee. International relations and legal students and scholars from institutions in all countries are encouraged to apply. The selection committee encourages applications from advanced graduate students and younger legal and international relations scholars whose research interests will inform a debate about the the role of state and non-state actors in global governance. Participants are expected to submit either their dissertation proposal or an abstract of their completed dissertation accompa­nied by a work program with specifics about possible publications (books or discrete articles). One of the workshop directors will subsequently make suggestions about alternative readings, data, or arguments prior to the workshop. Participants will make an oral presenta­tion at the workshop. It is hoped that this workshop will provide valtiable guid­ance in the final development of a dissertation and/or subsequent publica­tion.