On January 4, 2019, Center Director Brett Scharffs participated in a panel at the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting held in New Orleans, LA. The panel on “Anti-Globalization and International Law,” was co-sponsored by both the AALS Sections on International Human Rights as well as International Law and followed the Annual McGeorge School of Law Breakfast for International Law faculties. Panelists were Jarrod Wong (Moderator; Co-Director, McGeorge Global Center); Kate Baragona (World Bank; McGeorge alumna and Vice-Chair of the McGeorge Board of International Advisors); Sharmila L. Murthy (Suffolk); Brett G. Scharffs (Brigham Young University); and Milena Sterio (Cleveland-Marshall).
The panelists discussed what impact the gathering anti-globalization movement has on international law in such diverse areas as foreign investment, human rights, climate change, international criminal law, and international and infrastructure finance, and how they are reflected in our pedagogy, scholarship and programming initiatives. Professor Scharffs talked about the Initiative resulting in the Punta del Este Declaration for Human Dignity for Everyone Everywhere.