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Hope in Law and the Economy October 14, 2008

Conference Overview

An interdisciplinary conference exploring the roles that legal and market institutions play in the social and global distribution of human hopefulness. The conference is a continuation of the Clarke Program's partnership with University of Tokyo's Institute of Social Science (ISS). Cornell Law School (CLS) will be joined at the Tokyo conference by Cornell Professors Hirokazu Miyazaki and Naoki Sakai.  See University of Tokyo's parallel conference web page here.

October 14, 2008
International House of Japan, Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall
Tokyo, Japan


"The Social-Obligation Norm in American Property Law"
Gregory Alexander, A. Noll Professor of Law, CLS
Comments by ISHIKAWA Hiroyasu, Associate Professor, ISS, University of Tokyo

"Hope, Migration and Constitution"
SAKAI Naoki, Professor of Asian Studies and Comparative Literature, CU

Comments by SAKAGUCHI Shojiro, Professor of Law, Hitotsubashi University

"Hope and Society in Japan"
GENDA Yuji, Professor, ISS
Comments by Stewart J. Schwab, the Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor of Law at Cornell Law School

"Why Hope Now? The Significance of Hope in Political Theory"

UNO Shigeki, Associate Professor, ISS, University of Tokyo
Comments by Annelise Riles, Jack G. Clarke Professor of East Asian Law and Culture, Professor of Anthropology; Director of the Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture

"Reveries before Law: Considering Hope at a Public Old People's Home in Fiji"
KASUGA Naoki, Professor of Anthropology, Osaka University
Download the "Reveries before Law" Paper
Comments by MIYAZAKI Hirokazu, Associate Professor of Anthropology, CU

Alumni Reception

International House of Japan
October 14, 2008 5:00-6:30pm
For more information, contact: ksh54@cornell.
See the CLS event listing for up-to-date information.