1997 Workshop: ‘Globalization and Global Governance’

Summer Workshop in International Organization Studies
“Globalization and Global Governance – Changing Roles for State and Non-State Actors”

July 27 – August 8, 1997
Brown University

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Program
The Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) and the American Society of International Law (ASIL) are jointly sponsoring the seventh in a series of summer workshops on international organization studies to be held at Brown University from 27 July to 8 August 1997. This workshop is designed specifically for advanced graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and younger faculty. 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 1997 Workshop will be directed by Dorinda Dallmeyer of the University of Georgia Law School and Keith Krause of the Graduate Institute of International Studies at the University of Geneva.

The focus for this year’s workshop is “The Role of State and Non-State Actors in Global Governance.” The workshop will serve as a forum for multidisciplinary exchange related to the role of global governance. It will be structured to help stimulate interest and guide: advanced graduate students in the research and writing of their dissertations; post-doctoral scholars in turning their dissertations into books and articles; and younger faculty members in developing new research agendas.

Week one will consist of presentations made by lecturers and experts in the field, as well as a seminar on teaching international organization. Week two will consist of a series of panel presentations made by participants. A new emphasis will be placed on research methodologies.

The subject matter is open to partici­pants whose analytical perspectives are multilateral-to those wlio 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
Participants are selected by a joint ACUNS/ASIL committee. In advance of the workshop, those selected will be 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 in order for participants to bring a more polished version of their research to the workshop. Participants wi 11 submit an abstract and make an oral presentation at the work­shop. It is hoped that this workshop will provide valuable guidance in the final development of a dissertation and/or subsequent publication.

Application Procedure
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 role of state and non-state actors in global governance.

There is no standard application form. Applicants are required to submit one copy of a brief (no more than 3-4 typewrit­ten pages) dissertation abstract or research proposal and a full curriculum vitae. Independent evaluation is crucial for the selection committee; therefore applicants should arrange to have at least two letters of recommendation.

 
 
 

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