ANU Workshop

Navigating the Backlash Against Global Law and Institutions: Perspectives from the Heartland

On October 14–15, Indiana University hosts the second in a series of three workshops on the subject of navigating the backlash against global law and institutions, spanning Australia, Indiana, and Maryland.

Workshop hosts

  • Professor Shruti Rana, Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, Indiana University
  • Associate Professor Jeremy Farrall, College of Law, Australian National University
  • Professor Peter Danchin, Francis King Carey School of Law, University of Maryland

Keynote Speaker

Justice Michael Kirby

Michael Kirby was a Justice of the High Court of Australia, the nation's highest court, between 1996–2009. During this period he served on the advisory board of the Kinsey Institute of Indiana University. He has also served on a number of United Nations and other international human rights bodies. These have included as Commissioner of the WHO Global Commission on AIDS (1988–92); Special Representative of the Secretary General United Nations for Human Rights in Cambodia (1993–96); Commissioner of the UNDP Global Commission on HIV and the Law (2011–12); Chair Of the UN Human Rights Council's Commission of Inquiry on human rights violations in North Korea (2013–14); and most recently as a member of the Secretary General's High-Level Panel on Access to Essential Health Technologies (2015-16).


Keynote details

Title: International Relations and the Assault on Multilateralism
When: October 14, 4pm
Where: Shreve Auditorium, Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies (355 N. Jordan Avenue)

Workshop schedule

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Location: Room 4016, Hodge Hall Undergraduate Center, Kelley School of Business (1309 E. Tenth Street)

8:30amWelcome and Introduction
9amScene setting
9:30amNavigating the Backlash to International Peace and Security Norms and Institutions
11:30amNavigating the Backlash to International Refugee and Asylum Law: Borders, Security, Migration, and the Rule of Law
2:15pmNavigating the Backlash to International Humanitarian Law: Promoting IHL in an Era of Challenge
4pmNavigating the Backlash to Global Economic Institutions & Governance: Emerging Responses from State and Non-State Actors
5:30pmWrap-up: Key Insights and Next Steps
6pmClosing remarks

Session panelists

Introduction and Welcome

  • Dean Lee Feinstein, Indiana University
  • Dean Austen Parrish, Indiana University
  • Prof. Shruti Rana, Indiana University co-PI

Panel I: Scene Setting

  • Prof. Shruti Rana, Indiana University chair
  • Prof. Jeremy Farrall, Australian National University
  • Prof. Peter Danchin, University of Maryland
  • Dr. Daniel Biss, Americans for Financial Reform

Panel II: Navigating the Backlash to International Peace and Security Norms and Institutions

  • Prof. Jeremy Farrall, Australian National University chair
  • Prof. David Bosco, Indiana University
  • Prof. Scott Shackelford,Indiana University
  • Prof. Imogen Saunders, Australian National University
  • Amb. Feisal Istrabadi, Indiana University
  • Prof. Clemence Pinaud, Indiana University

Panel III: Navigating the Backlash to International Refugee & Asylum Law: Borders, Security, Migration and the Rule of Law

  • Prof. Peter Danchin, University of Maryland chair
  • Prof. Lenni Benson, New York Law School
  • Prof. Daniel Morales, University of Houston
  • Prof. Shruti Rana Indiana University

Panel IV: Navigating the Backlash to International Humanitarian Law: Promoting IHL in an Era of Challenge

  • Prof. Andrew Bell, Indiana University chair
  • Lt. Col. Todd Burkhardt,Indiana University
  • Dr. Phillip Drew, Australian National University and Queens University
  • Mr. Marc Garlasco, Human rights and military analyst
  • Prof. Chris Jenks, Southern Methodist University

Panel V: Navigating the Backlash to Global Economic Institutions and Governance: Emerging Responses from State and Non-State actors

  • Ms. LaVonn Schlegel, Indiana University chair
  • Vice President Hannah Buxbaum, Indiana University
  • Prof. Kathleen Claussen, University of Miami 
  • Prof. Christiana Ochoa,Indiana University 
  • Prof. Miriam Cherry, St. Louis University

Panel VI: Wrap-Up: Key Insights and Next Steps

  • Shruti Rana, Indiana University 
  • Jeremy Farrall, Australian National University