Transnational Law Signature Lectures
The Signature Lectures are delivered by world renowned scholars whose work tackles central challenges in global governance by cutting across disciplinary boundaries to develop new analytical and conceptual frameworks, which address today’s pressing problems of transnational legality and legitimacy with rigour and fresh eyes.
2016-17 Contesting Globalisation (post-Brexit)
Examining Transnationalisation, Capitalism and Democracy in a Global Age
The Brexit vote on 23 June 2016 and the spectre of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union have been labeled as one of the most momentous historical events in centuries. Its constitutional dimension is being debated far beyond the country’s borders, but so are the vote’s even deeper causes and origins. While some point to the growing frustration of UK citizens over an alleged loss of sovereignty, which is said to manifest itself in immigration numbers and herewith associated fiscal and economic burdens, others argue for a wider view. From that perspective, Brexit has to be seen as an outcry against conditions of economic and political marginalization, and a state of precariousness in which the 99% finds itself today – in the UK and well beyond. Brexit, then, becomes an illustration of ‘globalisation and its discontents’, a long-overdue and, looking at the manifestations of public outcry in Greece, Spain, and elsewhere, an event less surprising than the post-vote news had made it out to be.
The 2016-2017 Signature Lectures at the Transnational Law Institute at King’s College London are delivered by some of the most renowned, critical minds in law and political science today.
All lectures are public, but spaces are limited. Some of the Signature Lectures coincide with the Transnational Law Reading Laboratory, a monthly book seminar, featuring a concentrated discussion of new as well as seminal legal-theoretical and political scholarship.
For dates and to RSVP, please see below.
Spring Term 2017
Wednesday 15 March 2017, 18:00. SW1.18
Takis Tridimas, (King's College London)
Process and substance in the Brexit bargain: what does it mean to belong?
Spring Term 2017 - Past Events
Wednesday 1 March 2017, 18:00. SW1.18
Antoine Vauchez, (Université Paris 1, Panthéon Sorbonne)
The Appeal of Independence: The EU’s Way of Political Authority (from genesis to crisis)
Wednesday 8 February 2017, 16:30. SW1.18
Cathryn Costello, (University of Oxford)
Refugee status as a transnational status: Refugee mobility as envisaged in the 1951 Refugee Convention
Tuesday 24 January 2017, 18:15. SW1.17
Michele Everson, (Birkbeck, University of London)
Post Brexit: Escape from the Economised Society
Wednesday 25 January 2017, 18:00. SW1.17
Vivien Schmidt, (Boston University)
Europe’s Crisis of Legitimacy: Governing by Rules and Numbers in the Eurozone
Autumn Term 2016
Wednesday 12 October 2016, 18:00. SW1.18
Guy Standing, (SOAS)
The Corruption of Capitalism
Listen to a fifteen minute interview with Guy Standing here on the School's Soundcloud account
Wednesday 26 October 2016, 16:30. SW 1.17
Daniel Drache, (York University, CA)
Post-Brexit and the Crisis of Trade Multilateralism: Heartbreak or Mess?
Listen to a ten mintue interview with Daniel Drache here on the School's Soundcloud acount
Wednesday 9 Nov. 2016, 16:30. Room 1.71, Franklin Wilkins Building, Waterloo
Wolfgang Streeck, (Max Planck Institute)
How Will Capitalism End?
[Book Launch & Signing]
Watch an interview with Wolfgang Streeck here on the School's YouTube channel
Wednesday 23 November 2016, 16:30. SW 1.17
Kenneth Armstrong, (University of Cambridge)
Brexit and Free Trades: Causes and Effects
Listen to an interview with kenneth Armstrong here on the School's Soundcloud account.
Thursday 1 December 2016, 18:15. SW1.17
Joseph Weiler, (European University Institute)
Europe As A Spiritual Crisis
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