New Global Forum Colloquium Fall 2023: Updated Schedule

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The Hauser Global Law School Program is pleased to announce the following new colloquium offering for Fall 2023, to be taught by Hauser Faculty Director Professor Kevin E. Davis and Professor J.H.H. Weiler:


Course: Global Forum Colloquium

Course code: LAW-LW.11411.001

Meeting times: Tuesdays 8:50 – 10:50 am; Thursdays 1:30 – 3:30 pm. (class meets irregularly for seven weeks)

Instructors: Profs. J.H.H. Weiler and Kevin E. Davis


This colloquium is geared toward students interested in engaging critically with legal scholars from around the world and scholarship on comparative, foreign, international, and transnational law. It will feature discussions of research being conducted by scholars visiting NYU under the auspices of the Global Fellows and Emile Noël Fellows programs. Sessions will be organized around presentations of research proposals or draft manuscripts followed by a discussion period and will be open to members of the NYU community. The colloquium offers students exposure to current scholarship and insight into the process of legal research and writing. Enrollment will be by application. Interested students should send a short statement of interest to Professor Davis at


Fall 2023 Schedule


22 Washington Square North

Tuesday, September 12

8:50 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Gaurav Mukherjee (commentator: Qin (Sky) Ma)
The Social Constitutionalism of the Populist Right: Insights from India & the United States

Anna-Bettina Kaiser (commentator: Oreste Pollicino)
Exceptional Constitutional Law

Thursday, September 14 

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Turkuler  (commentator: Gila Stopler)
Are Corporate Rights Wrong?

Andreas Buser (commentator: Danae Azaria)
Protecting Planetary Boundaries through Unilateral Trade Regulation? A Planetary Justice Perspective on EU and US approaches to ‘Green’ Global Capitalism

Tuesday, September 19  

8:50 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. 
Xuan Shao (commentator: N. Nilay Dayanç Kuzeyli)
Managing Security Exception Claims In International Economic Law: Lessons From Constitutional Theory

Carlos Arturo Villagrán Sandoval (commentator: Svitlana Lebedenko)
Multilevel Governance, Markets and Marginalization: A Theory of Democratic Accountability

Thursday, September 21

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Bernadette Zelger (commentator: Damian Chalmers)
The EU Social Market Economy and the Digital Age

Oreste Pollicino (commentator: Anna-Bettina Kaiser)
Digital Constitutionalism and Transatlantic Geometries of Digital Rights and Power(s)

Tuesday, September 26 

8:50 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. 
Svitlana Lebedenko (commentator: Carlos Arturo Villagrán Sandoval)
Global Governance of Innovation Systems and Regulation of Technology Markets

Damian Chalmers (commentator: Bernadette Zelger)
The Political Economy of Competition Regulation in the Global South

Thursday, September 28

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Qin (Sky) Ma (commentator: Gaurav Mukherjee)
In the Shadow of Politics: Internal Deconstruction of the Rule of Law with Chinese Characteristics

Kieran Bradley (commentator: Nathalie Smuha)
Finding nemo iudex: the elusive principle of judicial impartiality at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)

Tuesday, October 3

8:50 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Gila Stopler (commentator: Turkuler Isiksel)
Women’s Rights in Liberal States: Patriarchy, Liberalism, Religion and the Frailty of Rights

Nathalie Smuha (commentator: Kieran Bradley)
Judging Algorithmic Judges: A Rule of Law-Analysis of the Use of Algorithmic Systems in the Judiciary

Thursday, October 5 

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Danae Azaria (commentator: Andreas Buser)
State Silence in International Law

N. Nilay Dayanç Kuzeyli (commentator: Xuan Shao)
Harnessing Blockchain Technology to Improve Tax Systems

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