The Future of International Organization

The Future of International Organization

Virtually every important question of public policy today involves an international organization. From trade to intellectual property to health policy and beyond, governments interact with international organizations in almost everything they do. Yet after decades of progressive institutionalization, the tide seems to be turning. In Africa, states are withdrawing from the International Criminal Court. In Europe, an “ever closer Union” seems a distant ideal. And the new leadership in the United States has signaled deep skepticism about the value of all international organizations. Is this the beginning of the end of international organization? What role will international institutions play in the changing geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century? Please join us for a discussion with the co-editors and contributors to the Oxford Handbook of International Organizations to explore these and other pressing questions on the future of international organization.

Please join editors and contributors to the Oxford Handbook of International Organizations for a roundtable discussion on "The Future of International Organization" on Friday 10 March 2017. 

Speakers include editors Ian Johnstone (Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy), Ian Hurd (Northwestern University) and Jacob Katz Cogan (University of Cincinnati College of Law). They will be joined by contributors Thomas G. Weiss (City University of New York) and Anjali Dayal (Fordham University).

The discussion will be moderated by Mona Khalil (Independent Diplomat). The event will be take place at the New York City Bar Association (42 W 44th St.) from 6 to 9pm and will feature a complimentary reception to mark the launch of the Handbook.

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Mar 10, 2017
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