upcoming events: GTMO panel; data privacy conference

January 27, 2009

* Upcoming Events

* Strauss Center for International Security and Law, University of Texas: “The Post-Guantanamo Era: A Dialogue on the Law and Policy of Detention and Counterterrorism” (TOMORROW)

A Panel Discussion with John Bellinger, Benjamin Wittes, and Steven Vladeck, moderated by Bobby Chesney
January 28, 2009 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, Eidman Courtroom, Connally Center for Justice Read the rest of this entry »

forthcoming scholarship

January 27, 2009

Symmetry and Selectivity: What Happens in International Law When the World Changes

Chicago Journal of International Law, (forthcoming)

Paul B. Stephan (Univ. of Virginia – Law)

This article has a simple hypothesis: Selectivity in international law increases as international relations become more symmetrical. Conversely, international law becomes more universal as asymmetry grows. This relation holds true during the modern period. Its existence in turn supports the theoretical claim that the content of international law reflects the rational interests of those actors that make it. Read the rest of this entry »