The Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies organises a 2017 High-Level Lecture Series on Global Commons and Global Public Goods.

It draws together leading academic voices from the fields of history, political theory, international law and political science under the same thematic questions: What difference does it make to express and frame policy challenges in the light of one concept or the other? What kind of cooperation and governance schemes do these concepts imply? Is it possible to extrapolate such schemes to the global level? At play in these discussions is the role of both (global) commons and (global) public goods as new models of governance.

Tine De Moor (University of Utrecht), From Local to Global: A History of the Commons
Monday 13 March 2017, 18:00-20:00, Faculty of Law, Auditory DV1 91.56

Pierre Sauvêtre (Sophiapol, Paris X), Commons and the State: Je t’aime… Moi non plus?
Wednesday 29 March 2017, 16:00-18:00, Higher Institute for Philosophy, HIW 0020 – Aula A

Neil Walker (University of Edinburgh), Francqui Lecture, The Rudiments of Political Community: European Public Goods and the European Public Good
Tuesday 18 April 2017, 13:00-14:30, Faculty of Law, DV1 91.56

Jutta Brunnée (University of Toronto), Global Commons and International Law: Common Areas, Common Heritage, Common Concern or Something More?
Tuesday 2 May 2017, 18:00-20:00, Faculty of Law, Auditory DV1 91.54

Ugo Mattei (Hastings College of Law, University of California), The Ecology of International Law: Towards an International Legal System in Tune with Nature and Community?
Thursday 4 May 2017, 18:00-20:00, Faculty of Law, Auditory DV1 01.56

Julian Culp (Goethe University, Frankfurt), Education as a Global Public Good: What Difference Does It Make?
Monday 8 May 2017, 14:00-16:00, Higher Institute for Philosophy, Raadzaal, Leuven

Thomas Bernauer (ETH Zurich), Climate Policies and Regulation as Global Public Goods: Does Effectiveness Trump Legitimacy?
Monday 15 May 2017, 11:00-13:00, Faculty of Law, Auditory DV3 01.19

Jan Aart Scholte (University of Gothenburg), Global Commons and Global Public Goods: Two Models for Global Democracy
Wednesday 24 May 2017, 18:00-20:00, Faculty of Law, Auditory DV1 91.54

Programme

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For more information on the lecture series, please click here or email nils.vanstappen@kuleuven.be.