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 – 1:10pm 
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? CCSI, the Institute for the Study of Human Rights, the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, and the Columbia International Arbitration Association co-hosted a discussion with three authors on this tension.

Samuel Moyn, Professor of Law and History, Yale; author of Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World 

Todd N. Tucker, Political Scientist and Fellow, Roosevelt Institute; author of Judge Knot: Politics and Development in International Investment Law

Tonya Putnam, Associate Professor of Political Science, Columbia University; author of Courts without Borders: Laws, Politics, and U.S. Extraterritoriality

Moderated by: Brooke Guven, Legal Researcher, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment