As part of the Transformative Effects of Globalization in Law (TEGL) research project, SGEL is hosting a summer school. This summer school provides a unique space for interdisciplinary conversations on global economic law and sustainability, in the context of accelerating climate change, and the persistence of socio-economic inequalities. The goal of the summer school is to provide a space for PhD researchers & early career scholars (up to 5 years post-PhD) working on law and globalization, to receive feedback on their works-in-progress from peers and UvA faculty members, create a collaborative space around issues of economic law, and ecological and human sustainabilities, connecting local and global contexts.
It will feature thematic sessions, roundtables and reading groups, exploring the links between global economic law, sustainability and environmental justice and various forms of inequalities and exclusions, and the meanings of ‘just transitions’ in law, small writing workshops, and sessions on career development, as well as activities in Amsterdam connecting the city to global dynamics, such as colonization, international trade, the fossil fuel economy and counter-hegemonic dynamics. Here are some of the themes covered:
-the divides between social and environmental justice
-intersectionality as legal method(s) and practice(s)
-sustainable global markets & the links between the economy, gender, race and culture
-(re) imagining sustainable futures
Some of the faculty involved:
Keynote by Usha Natarajan, Edward W Said Fellow at Columbia University
Corinne Blalock, Executive director of the LPE project & Associate Research Scholar at Yale Law
PhD scholars joining us: Nairita Roy Chaudhury (Tilburg), Nicky Touw (OU), Debadatta Bose (UvA), Yannick van der Berg (UvA)
More about SGEL:
The SGEL project is an interdisciplinary research project between three research centers at the University of Amsterdam: Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL), Amsterdam Centre for European Law & Governance (ACELG), and Amsterdam Centre for Transformative Private Law (ACT). It is part of the sectorplan on ‘Transformative Effects of Globalization on Law’ (TEGL), together with Maastricht University, Open University and Tilburg Law, and which in part supports this summer school.