Past events

04
Oct
2016

Big Ideas: books, drugs and seeds: the politics of access

Susan Sell

This work in progress looks at the extent to which intellectual property protection affects access to educational materials and digital media, medicines and medical devices, and germplasm and...

04
Oct
2016

RegNet October 2016 School Meeting

RegNet

All RegNet School of Regulation and Global Governance staff, visitors and students are welcome to attend our school meeting.

29
Sep
2016

Commissioning civil society

Associate Professor Vasuki Nesiah, New York University

Civil society advocacy is a familiar element of the transitional justice field today. From the United Nations to grassroots organizations, there is a popular, shared chorus advocating for civil...

27
Sep
2016

Big Ideas: the rule of law: pasts, presents, and two possible futures

Martin Krygier

The recent rise of the rule of law, from controversial legal ideal to unopposed international cliché/slogan, has rendered increasingly murky what the concept might mean, what the phenomenon might be...

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20
Sep
2016

Recent developments in investment agreements: the trend towards greater government control in investor-state disputes

Richard Braddock

In recent years there have been growing concerns about the potential risks of investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) in relation to legitimate government regulation. Some of these concerns have...

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13
Sep
2016

Pathways to inclusion of refugee migrants

Ibolya Losoncz

The increased demand for refugee admissions and resettlement in developed countries makes it important for the governments’ of host countries to understand the refugee integration process. Yet, the...

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08
Sep
2016

Anthea Roberts masterclass: the investment treaty system - claims and controversies

Anthea Roberts

Since the 1990s, an investment treaty system has emerged that is based on thousands of bilateral investment treaties and free trade agreements and hundreds of investor-state arbitrations. While...

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06
Sep
2016

PhD midterm review: China: rule-maker or rule-taker in the international intellectual property system?

Wenting Cheng

After the TRIPS Agreement, issues such as public health, biodiversity and human rights have become increasingly entangled with intellectual property (IP). Overlaps across these areas has caused the...

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01
Sep
2016

The lessons and experience of a policy advisor

Meredith Edwards

Meredith Edwards, who has been both an academic and a senior policy advisor in the Australian Public Service, will address the following questions and more. * How can a public policy advisor have...

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30
Aug
2016

Is international law international?

Anthea Roberts

International lawyers are familiar with the question: “Is international law law?” However, this seminar asks a different question: “Is international law international?” International law is...

Flags of the 193 member states of the UN, Allée des Drapeaux, Palais des Nations, Geneva.
25
Aug
2016

Big ideas: achieving regulatory excellence

Cary Coglianese

Regulators invariably confront society’s most challenging tasks and need to respond in the face of competing demands and interests. What makes a regulator excellent at its work? In this seminar,...

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24
Aug
2016

MCHP Seminar: an unprecedented global infant and young child feeding transition appears to be underway. What’s driving it? What can be done about it?

Phillip Baker and Julie Smith

The United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition and the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Nutrition Targets recently committed governments to improving breastfeeding rates. This is given...

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23
Aug
2016

The commitment to sustainable development in three Australian states

Kuntal Goswami

The PhD midterm review seminar provides an opportunity for PhD scholars to give an update on the progress of their doctoral research and to receive feedback from beyond their supervisory panel. This...

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16
Aug
2016

Big Ideas: the vengeful state - responses by democratic governments to unauthorized public disclosure of national security information

Peter Grabosky

Democracies are confronted by a troublesome paradox. Their proper functioning depends on an informed citizenry. Yet their security depends on a degree of secrecy. Such contradictions have proven...

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09
Aug
2016

Energy governance in China's SOEs: a city level look at how massive refineries and petrochemical plants respond to regulation in energy efficiency

Nima Masroori

The PhD midterm review seminar provides an opportunity for PhD scholars to give an update on the progress of their doctoral research and to receive feedback from beyond their supervisory panel....

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09
Aug
2016

RegNet August 2016 School Meeting

RegNet

All RegNet School of Regulation and Global Governance staff, visitors and students are welcome to attend our school meeting.

08
Aug
2016

Beyond best in class regulation workshop

Neil Gunningham, John Braithwaite, Val Braithwaite, Sharon Friel, Jeroen van der Heijden

Around the world, regulators confront immense challenges in balancing multiple objectives that hold major consequences for societies and their economies. The complexities and the range of players...

04
Aug
2016

Hidden power: the strategic logic of organised crime

James Cockayne

In this meet-the-author book seminar, James Cockayne, Head of the New York Office of the United Nations University, will introduce his new book _Hidden Power: The Strategic Logic of Organised Crime_...

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02
Aug
2016

Regulating capitalism's processes of destruction

Peter Drahos

Capitalism is generating three large scale processes of destruction: eco-processes collapse, techno-processes collapse and financial-processes collapse. At the same time capitalism is itself...

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26
Jul
2016

Bookclub: A culture of rights - law, literature, and Canada

Benjamin Authers, Andrea Durbach and Robyn Morris

In his new book, Benjamin Authers examines the unique rights landscape of Canada through the lens of law and literature, taking as his point of departure the enactment of the Canadian Charter of...

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