GO Conference: Pragmatism & Justice in Global Order
On the 11th of June 2015, the Global Order Project held its first interdisciplinary conference, in cooperation with students and experts of the Universities of Harvard, Maastricht and Freiburg. As the initiator of the Global Order Project, Luis Moreno Ocampo was present at the conference as an honorary guest.
The Theme: The Conference Theme was “Pragmatism and Justice in Global Order.” One of the questions addressed was whether our current Global Order can be judged as ‘just,’ according to various definitions of justice. Moreover, many fields arguably do not aim so much at justice, but rather at an effective working of the international system per se. Therefore, the other concept that was discussed is ‘pragmatism.’ As pragmatism needs to be seen as a ‘way of achieving one’s aims,’ the question was asked: what are the implicit or explicit objectives behind pragmatic approaches to Global Order? Moreover, is pragmatism in this sense compatible with the aim of ‘justice’?
While these concepts and questions were the connecting points of the conference, they were more narrowly defined anddebated within the respective presentations during the conference. Click on the tracks above to find more specific material.
Luis Moreno Ocampo, First Chief Prosecutor of the ICC
Prof. Dr. Peter van den Bossche, WTO Appellate Body Member
Hans von Sponeck, Former Assistant UN General Secretary
Prof. Dr. Christian Kreiß, University Aalen
Ronald Tinnevelt, University Nijmegen
Dr. Teun Dekker, University College Maastricht
Stoyan Panov, University College Freiburg
Students presenting will be:
Alexandra Garcia Tabanero, LL.M. (Harvard)
Andreas Eibelshäuser, UCM
Birte Strunk, UCM
Cleo Meinicke, UCM
Sofie Roehrig, UCM
Valentijn Wibaut, UCM
Max Wilken, UCM
Azia Lafleur, UCM
The Global Order as a Camping Trip
presented by Teun Dekker