Cultures of Law in Global Contexts–Spring 2014

This initiative is an ongoing project pursuing interdisciplinary scholarship in the humanities and law.  We take as our focus the frictions obtaining among multiplicities of justice, including issues of social order and state power, terrorism and ultranationalism, sustainability and economic development, and medical law and ethics.  We explore the vexed history of applying international law principles developed in the West; the imposition of ideas of personhood through biomedical ethics and law; inter-state collaboration and conflict in defining terrorism; cultural approaches to financial regulation and monetary policies; and problems in law and economics arising from globalization.

CAS Resident Associates in leading this initiative are Shao Dan (EALC), Feisal Mohamed (English) and Siobhan Somerville (English and GWS).

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Fall 2013 events

Monday, March 3, 2014
Lauren Benton
Protection, Empire, and Global Order in the Early Nineteenth Century
4:00 pm
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Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Xingzhong Yu
On Normative Dualism: Some Preliminary Thoughts on Chinese Approaches to Order and Disorder
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Nathan J. Brown
Can the Islamic Shari`a Be Constitutionalized?
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Monday, April 28, 2014
Ruth Wilson Gilmore
Abolition Geography: Challenges and Opportunities for the Popular Front Against the Prison-Industrial Complex
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