Global Capitalism & Law

2018 Regional Colloquium

Global Capitalism & Law Regional Colloquium

May 31-June 1, 2018

Co-sponsored by the Global Capitalism & Law Research Group and The American Bar Foundation

Location: Woods Conference Room, American Bar Foundation

RSVP required. If you plan to attend, please email Melike Arslan. 


Thursday, May 31


9:30am-10:15am: Breakfast and Introductions 


10:30am-12:00pm: Session I

Claire Debucquois, Columbia University Law. “The Merchant, the Prince, and the Land: A Brazilian Perspective on Transnational Land Deals.”

Melike Arslan, Northwestern University Sociology. “The Partial Legal Implementations of Competition Law in Turkey and Mexico.”

Discussant: Karen Alter, Northwestern University


12:00pm-1:15pm: Lunch


1:30pm-3:00pm: Session II

Karen Alter (Northwestern University Law and Political Science) and Cristina Lafont (Northwestern University Philosophy). “Global Governance and the Problem of the Second Best.

Kish Parella Washington & Lee Law. “Obedience as a Bargain”

Discussant: Jordan Gans-Morse, Northwestern University


3:00pm-3:15pm: Coffee Break

3:15pm-5:30pm: Session IV

Joris Gjata, University of Virginia Sociology. “When and why does law designate and recognize private organizations? Understanding the legal incorporation of rating agencies in finance and accreditation organizations in healthcare.”

Onur Ozgode, Northwestern University Sociology. “Resilience Governmentality: Toward a Genealogy of Systemic Risk Regulation in the United States.”

Jordan Gans-Morse, Northwestern University Political Science. “Self-Selection in Corrupt Judicial Systems: Evidence from Ukraine.”

Discussant: Stephen Nelson, Northwestern University


Dinner (time and location to be announced)  


Friday, June 1


9:00am-9:30am: Breakfast and Coffee 

9:30am-11:45am: Session V

Philip Rogers, UC-Berkeley Political Science. “Power in Moderation: Understanding the Tolerated Circumvention of China’s Foreign Direct Investment Regime”

Youbin Kang, University of Wisconsin Sociology. “The Bangladesh Experiment: A field-analysis of transnational labor regulation after Rana Plaza.”

Diego Gil McCawley, Stanford University Law. “The Institutionalization of Neoliberal Reforms: A Case Study of Chile's Housing Law and Policy.”

Discussant: Melike Arslan, Northwestern University


11:45am-12:0pm: Closing Remarks


12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch