Professor Mary Ellen O’Connell is speaking on "Peace as a Global Public Good" at a global public goods symposium in San Domenico di Fiesole, Italy. The October 24 symposium, “Public Goods and the Plurality of Legal Orders,” is organized by the European Society of International Law, the American Society of International Law, the European Journal of International Law, and the HiiL Project on Private Transnational Regulatory Regimes.
The European Society of International Law notes that the two-day Symposium explores “whether and how the co-existence, interaction, and antagonisms of different legal orders (international law, domestic law, EU law, regimes established by private actors) and their driving agents (regulators, contract-makers, and courts and tribunals) contribute to creating and maintaining global public goods. Contributors will discuss transatlantic perspectives on how different legal orders may contribute to the production and management of public goods.”
Also in October, Professor O’Connell spoke on “Cyber Self-Defence under International Law” at a conference on Cyber War and International Law at the University of Glasgow School of Law in Glasgow, Scotland.
Professor O’Connell is the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution—Kroc Institute. She is the author of “The Power and Purpose of International Law” (Oxford University Press, 2011) and editor of “What is War? An Investigation in the Wake of 9/11” (forthcoming Martinus Nijhof). Her primary research focuses on international legal regulation of the use of force and conflict and dispute resolution.