Beyond the Rankings: Measuring Governance and the Rule of Law

Monday, February 11, 2013
12:45pm to 6:00pm
UC Berkeley

Sponsored by The Miller Institute for Global Challenges and Law, The Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, and The Institute of Governmental Studies

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Keynote Address & Lunch
12:45 pm in Room 110

  • Ms. Anne-Marie Leroy, General Counsel of the World Bank
  • Introduction by Professor Andrew Guzman

Panel 1: Challenges and Opportunities for Using Indicators
2:00 pm in Goldberg Room

  • Katerina Linos, Assistant Professor of Law, Berkeley Law
  • Kevin Davis, Vice Dean, Beller Family Professor of Business Law, New York University School of Law
  • Tim Buthe, Associate Professor of Political Science, Duke University
  • Moderated by Professor Laurel Fletcher, Faculty Director, International Human Rights Law Clinic; Clinical Professor of Law, Berkeley Law

Panel 2: New Developments in Evidence-Based International Policymaking
3:30 pm in Goldberg Room

  • Juan Carlos Botero, Executive Director, World Justice Project
  • Aart Kraay, Lead Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank
  • Simon Conte, Director of Research and Assessments, Rule of Law Initiative, American Bar Association
  • Moderated by Professor Benedict Kingsbury, Director, Institute for International Law and Justice, New York University School of Law

Banquet Presenting the Stefan A. Riesenfeld Memorial Award for distinguished service in the field of international law
5:15 pm (cocktail reception followed by dinner), Bancroft Hotel, Berkeley

  • Award Recipient: Dinah Shelton, U.C. Berkeley J.D. '70, B.A. '67, Manatt/Ahn Professor of International Law, George Washington University School of Law
  • Introduction by Professor Richard Buxbaum