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International Economic Law: Between Critical Legal Theory and Political Economy

Starts 06 October 2017 - 09:30
Finishes 06 October 2017 - 16:00
Venue Keynes Library, 43 Gordon Square, Birkbeck, University of London, London, WC1H 0PD
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The School of Law, Birkbeck are pleased to hold a workshop to exchange perspectives on the interaction of critical legal theory and political economy in relation to international economic law.

The workshop is aimed at academic colleagues, especially those with expertise in international economic law; Birkbeck PhD students (especially in Law and Politics); and students enrolled on our LLM in International Economic Law, Justice and Development.

We hope the workshop will promote our research and teaching in international economic law, foster internal and external collaborations; and stimulate the development of a distinct research group or research cluster around political economy.

The event is free and lunch and refreshments are provided. Registration is required.


09.30 – 10.00  Tea/Coffee


10.00 – 11.30  Panel 1

Chair: Sarah Keenan, Birkbeck, University of London

International Economic Law And Global Value Chains: Wither The International Division Of Labour?

Speaker: Donatella Alessandrini, University of Kent

Commentator: Guido Comparato, Birkbeck, University of London

Homo Economics, Homo Reciprocans And The Myth Of Growth

Speaker: Adam Gearey, Birkbeck, University of London

Commentator: Natalia Delgado, Birkbeck, University of London


11.30 – 12.00  Tea/Coffee


12.00 – 13.30  Panel 2

Chair: Elena Loizidou, Birkbeck, University of London

Mercantilism Or Liberalism? To Have Done With Judgment In The Global Political Economy?

Speaker: Oscar Guardiola Rivera, Birkbeck, University of London

Commentator: Ozan Kamiloglu, Birkbeck, University of London

Limits To Emergency Rule

 Speaker: Michelle Everson, Birkbeck, University of London and Christian Joerges, Hertie School

Commentator: Bernard Keenan, Birkbeck, University of London


13.30  14.30 Lunch


14.30 – 16.00  Panel 3

Chair: Stewart Motha, Birkbeck, University of London

Law, Value and Labour: Some Reflections

Speaker: Emilios Christodoulidis, University of Glasgow

Commentator: Moritz Neugebauer, University of Kent

Development: Is Crisis The Right Word?

Speaker: Fiona Macmillan, Birkbeck, University of London

Commentator: Henrique Carvalho, Birkbeck, University of London


Please note that latecomers to the event are not guaranteed entry. Please be advised that photographs may be taken at the event for use on the Birkbeck website and in Birkbeck marketing materials. By attending this event, you consent to Birkbeck photographing and using your image for these purposes.

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