Is Liberalism Making the World Less Fair? Three Authors Discuss Their Recent Books on Investor vs. Human Rights in the Global Economy

Date: February 19, 2019, 12:10pm – 1:15pm 
Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 105

Liberal legal systems can make economic life predictable, but have a spottier track record protecting the interests of those who lack economic power. Heading into the 2020 political cycle, what role do (or could) US institutions play in aggravating or lessening economic liberalism’s downsides? Join CCSI, the Institute for the Study of Human Rights, and the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies for a discussion with three authors on this tension.

Samuel Moyn, professor of law and history at Yale; author of Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World 

Todd N. Tucker, political scientist and fellow at the Roosevelt Institute; author of Judge Knot: Politics and Development in International Investment Law

Tonya Putnamassociate professor of political science at Columbia University; author of Courts without Borders: Laws, Politics, and U.S. Extraterritoriality