February 21, 2019     cib    

On 14 & 15 March the Asser Institute will host an international conference on the internationalisation of cities in The Hague. The conference is part of Asser’s research project on global cities and international law, ‘The Global City: The Role of Law, Then and Now’. It will bring together a very diverse group of internationally renowned researchers working on the changing relationship between cities, international law and governance. The authors will bring a variety of perspectives (historical, theoretical, constitutional, and regional among others) and come from different academic fields (such as climate change, health, security, sports, migration and human rights) and disciplines (international law, international relations, political science, sociology). Presentations will not necessarily be in their final stages, leaving plenty of opportunity for discussions and feedback.

The aim of the conference is to examine a wide range of practical developments and theoretical dimensions of the changing position and role of cities in international law and governance. With that, we hope to enhance the visibility of this development in wider academic circles, and to stimulate a debate that will bring new insights to this developing field. The preliminary programme is available here.

Would you like to join? Interested researchers or professionals working on international law, global and/or urban governance or another relevant field are welcome to join our discussions. For further information, please contact Mr. Miha Marcenko on m.marcenko@asser.nl

Source: Asser Institute