Workshop on International Law as Behavior


On Thursday, November 13, 2014, the ASIL International Legal Theory Interest Group and ASIL Academic Partner the University of Georgia School of Law will convene a book workshop on “International Law as Behavior." Organized by Harlan Cohen (University of Georgia School of Law), the workshop will bring together scholars working at the cutting edge in a variety of different fields, including constructivist international relations theory, anthropology, behavioral law and economics, organizations theory, social psychology, and sociology to discuss how these approaches can best be applied to the study of international law, how these approaches can complement both each other and positivist and rationalist accounts, the opportunities and challenges of working across these fields, and the development of a common language and tools to study how international actors actually behave, how their rationality is bounded by psychology, how they operate as members of groups and recipients of culture, and how they write and follow organizational scripts.

Participants include:

  • Elena Baylis (University of Pittsburgh School of Law)
  • Tomer Broude (Hebrew University Faculty of Law)
  • Adam Chilton (University of Chicago School of Law)
  • Sungjoon Cho (IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law)
  • Harlan Cohen (University of Georgia School of Law)
  • Martha Finnemore (George Washington University School of Law Elliott School of International Affairs)
  • Jean Galbraith (University of Pennsylvania Law School)
  • Derek Jinks (University of Texas School of Law)
  • Ron Levi (University of Toronto Global Affairs and Sociology)
  • Tim Meyer (University of Georgia School of Law)
  • Galit Sarfaty (University of British Columbia Faculty of Law)
  • Kathryn Sikkink (Harvard Kennedy School).

A book based on presentations at the workshop will follow.

Date and Location

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Tillar House
Address 1: 
2223 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
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