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International Conferences

The Clarke Program sponsors international conferences that bring together scholars from numerous countries and disciplines to discuss topics in East Asian law and interdisciplinary legal studies.

The Clarke Program has co-sponsored conferences with partners throughout the United States and the world.  The Program often works in concert with other institutions at Cornell, including the Cornell East Asia Program, Cornell Law School and the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne's Summer Institute of International and Comparative Law, and the Cornell Center for the Study of Economy and Society.

As of 2007, the Clarke Program also sponsors the Clarke International Consortium on Law and Social Justice in Emerging Markets.  Together with Peking University Law School in Beijing, the Clarke Program is orchestrating joint research projects, faculty exchanges, student exchanges, and annual conferences that foster cross-cultural discussion of law and social justice in emerging markets.

PAST CONFERENCES

Spring 2012

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"JAPAN'S EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI ONE YEAR LATER: HOW CAN WE BRING CLOSURE TO CRISES?"

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
March 11-12, 2012
A conference on the one-year anniversary to address the many issues raised by the natural and nuclear disasters, their aftermath, and their surrounding histories. Diverse experts explored these questions in terms of economics, business, law, disaster response, religion, social activism, and history. The overall focus of the conference and the Meridian 180 online forums was the question of how to bring closure to such crises. This question was explored in terms of economics, business, law, disaster response, social activism, and history. The Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture celebrated its 10 year anniversary and official launch of the Meridian 180 project on the last day of the conference.


Spring 2011

Global Law and Global Legal Theory - Academic Knowledge in Question

Tokyo Conference
Tokyo, Japan | June 3-4, 2011
Partner Institution: Maison Franco-Japonaise de Tokyo


Ko Hasegawa

Ko Hasegawa, Professor of Philosophy, University of Hokkaido Law School

On June 3 and 4, 2011, Maison Franco-Japonaise, in partnership with the Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture, held a workshop in Tokyo on "the Globalization of Law." Entitled "Global Law and Global Legal Theory - Academic Knowledge in Question," the workshop convened scholars from Japan, the United States and Europe to focus on legal knowledge in the globalizing world. Confronting their respective methods and understandings of legal globalization, participants analyzed possible categories and theories for understanding legal globalization such as "private constitution," the "creolization of law," "law as translation."



Workshop on Behavioral/Institutional Research and Financial Regulation

Ithaca, NY | April 28-29, 2011
Partner Institution: The Tobin Project

Recent events in the global financial markets suggest a need for a better understanding of financial institutions and, possibly, a different approach to their regulation. The first two workshops the Clarke Program co-sponsored with the Tobin Project in 2009 and 2010 successfully engaged psychologists, economists, anthropologists, legal academics, and policymakers in discussions of methods and objectives in relation to the study of consumers, financial services, and financial regulation.

Barseghyan and Lepinay

Levon Barseghyan, Professor of Economics, Cornell University, and Vincent Lepinay, Assistant Professor in Science Technology and Society, MIT

On April 28-29, 2011, the Clarke Program hosted the third edition of this workshop in Ithaca. This time, the focus was on the regulation of the new health insurance market following the passage of the Affordable Care Act in spring 2010. Scholars and government officials with detailed knowledge of health care financing and other financial markets reflected on a new approach to cross-disciplinary research and regulation. This engagement between researchers and policymakers produced new approaches to regulation rooted in both the institutional detail of regulatory practice and theories of human behavior and market activity.


Spring 2010
Techniques of Hope

Annelise Riles, Yuji Genda, and Hiro Miyazaki. "Techniques of Hope," New York City, March 26, 2010

Techniques of Hope: How Professionals and Professionalism Can Stabilize the Markets and Change the World
March 26, 2010
New York City

This two-day event sought to define an expanded role for lawyers in financial markets reform. On the first day, an interdisciplinary panel of researchers convened for a seminar that brought together a wide array of academic approaches and new ways of thinking of market reform. The following day, practitioners, market participants and regulators joined in to reflect more specifically on the major role professionals and professionalism can play to stabilize markets and, more broadly, change the world.

Spring 2009

Hope in Law and the Economy

"Hope in Law and the Economy"
Tokyo, October 14, 2008

Law, Culture and Development in a Transnational Legal Environment
June 20, 2009
Tokyo
Partner Institution: Maison Franco-Japonaise, with funding from the Ministry of Culture of France Scholars from the US, France, Japan, and Canada convened to present and discuss new research examining the current transnational legal environment.

Conference Summary (by Isabelle Giraudou, Maison Franco-Japonaise)

Fall 2008

In fall 2008, Dean Stewart Schwab and three Cornell Law School professors participated in four international conferences in Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong.  The conferences represented a key component of the Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture, and were intended to strengthen ongoing relationships with key academics and institutions. 

The group also attended the inauguration of The Peking University School of Transnational Law in Shenzhen, a new law school led by Jeffrey S. Lehman.   Dean Schwab spoke at the inauguration, as did United States Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.  Alumni receptions and individual meetings with key alumni and academic and business leaders took place in each city.


Professors Riles and Alexander
Professors Annelise Riles and Gregory S. Alexander at "Hope in Law and the Economy," October 14, 2008.

Hope in Law and the Economy
October 14, 2008
International House of Japan
Tokyo

Law, Markets, and Social Equity, Part II
October 16, 2008
Fudan University
Shanghai

Labor Law
October 20, 2008
Peking University
Beijing

The Promises of Law

October 23, 2008
Hong Kong

2007-2008

Law, Markets, and Social Equity
A project of the Clarke International Consortium on Law and Social Justice in Emerging Markets
Co-sponsored by the East Asia Program, Cornell University; the Institute for the Social Sciences, Cornell University; and the Clarke Business Law Institute, Cornell Law School.
April 25-26, 2008
Cornell University

Culture, Conflict, and Constitutionalism

"Culture, Conflict, and Constitutionalism: The Global Debate About Property Rights"
Peking University Law School, May 2007

Law in Context: New and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Law
A project of the Clarke International Consortium on Law and Social Justice in Emerging Markets
June 8-10, 2008
Cornell University

2006-2007

Citizen Participation in East Asian Legal Systems
September 22-23, 2006
Cornell Law School
Ithaca, New York

PoLAR Symposium: Papering Ethics, Documenting Consent: The New Bureaucracies of Virtue
October 26-28, 2006
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York

Culture, Conflict, and Constitutionalism: The Global Debate about Property Rights
Sponsored by the Clarke International Consortium on Law and Social Justice in Emerging Markets
May 18-20, 2007
Peking University Law School
Beijing

2005-2006

Rethinking the Private in Private International Law

"Rethinking the Private in Private International Law"
Cornell Law School, April 2006

Rethinking the Private in Private International Law
April 7-8, 2006
Cornell Law School
Ithaca, New York

Ethnographic Fictions
April 27-29, 2006
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York

2004-2005

Call for Witnesses: Transparency
April 22, 2005
Ecole des Mines de Paris
Paris 

Rethinking "Legal Transplants" and "Mixed Jurisdictions": When Civilian Legal Reasoning Meets Constitutional Thought
July 14-15, 2005
Faculté de Droit
Paris 

2003-2004

Cultural Approaches to Asian Financial Markets

"Cultural Approaches to Asian Financial Markets"
Cornell Law School, April 2003

Cornell-St. Andrews University Knowledge Exchange
September 6-7, 2003

The Practice of Law and Development: Socio-Legal Approaches
April 20, 2004

Anthropology and Human Rights Administrations: Expert Observation and Representation After the Fact
Spring 2004

First Annual Japanese Legal Studies Conference
May 2004

Comparative Methodologies
July 2004

2002-2003

Cultural Approaches to Asian Financial Markets

"Cultural Approaches to Asian Financial Markets"
Cornell Law School, April 2003

Pragmatism, Law and Governmentality
March 29, 2003

Institutional Change in East Asia
April 4 - 5, 2003

Cultural Approaches to Asian Financial Markets
April 26, 2003