Thursday, September 20 2012 - Friday, September 21 2012 /
Lauterpacht Centre, University of Cambridge
On many levels, the interaction between North American international legal scholarship and its European counterpart(s) is working very well. Time and again, however, one finds that the underlying theoretical or philosophical framework is radically different. In this workshop the International Legal Theory Interest Groups of the American Society of International Law and the European Society of International Law would like to explore that difference without letting themselves be defined by it. Contributions analyzing, criticizing, denying or celebrating the difference are welcome, as well as papers exemplifying the various theoretical approaches to international law, be they "American," "European," or neither. The most important function of this workshop is to intensify the transatlantic theoretical debate by bringing together scholars with diverse disciplinary, philosophical, and methodological perspectives to discuss cutting-edge research on international legal theory.