The Center on Global Governance engages in ongoing review of the Columbia Law School's extensive curriculum and identifies collaborators for teaching and research from communities outside the law school, including the worlds of practice and public policy.

Since its founding in 2003, the center has run a public speaker series featuring distinguished members of the international policy community as well as the academy. The Center has also hosted dozens of conferences addressing issues including transitional justice in the wake of mass atrocity, international crime and terrorism, the regulation of the multinational enterprise and transnational capital, immigration, and human rights.

Overall the center’s initiatives flow naturally from Columbia Law School’s exceptionally rich curriculum relating to global law issues. Its activities, in turn, affect that curriculum. As part of its regular curriculum, the Columbia Law School offers what is perhaps the largest number of courses and seminars of any U.S. law school, focusing on the challenges emerging from transnational movement of goods, capital, people, or ideas.

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A Convenient Constitution? Extraterritoriality After Boumediene, Christina Duffy Ponsa-Kraus

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Adapting the Law of Armed Conflict to Autonomous Weapon Systems, Kenneth Anderson, Daniel Reisner, and Matthew C. Waxman

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Aggravating Youth: Roper v Simmons and Age Discrimination, Elizabeth F. Emens

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Ambivalence About Treason, George P. Fletcher

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Arbitrating Trade Disputes (Who's the Boss?), Petros C. Mavroidis

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Article III and Supranational Judicial Review, Henry Paul Monaghan

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A Transaction Theory of Crime?, George P. Fletcher

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Collective Guilt and Collective Punishment, George P. Fletcher

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Consensus Decision-Making and Legislative Inertia at the WTO: Can International Law Help?, Americo B. Zampetti, Patrick Low, and Petros C. Mavroidis

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Correcting Criminal Justice through Collective Experience Rigorously Examined, James S. Liebman and David Mattern

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Criminal Theory in the Twentieth Century, George P. Fletcher

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Crosby and the "One-Voice" Myth in U.S. Foreign Relations, Sarah H. Cleveland

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Cyber-Attacks and the Use of Force: Back to the Future of Article 2(4), Matthew C. Waxman

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Cyber Attacks as "Force" Under UN Charter Article 2(4), Matthew C. Waxman

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Defining and Punishing Offenses Under Treaties, Sarah H. Cleveland and William S. Dodge

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Detention as Targeting: Standards of Certainty and Detention of Suspected Terrorists, Matthew C. Waxman

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Disenfranchisement as Punishment: Reflections on the Racial Uses of Infamia, George P. Fletcher

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Dogmas of the Model Penal Code, George P. Fletcher

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Do Legal Origins Predict Legal Substance?, Anu Bradford, Yun-chien Chang, Adam S. Chilton, and Nuno Garoupa

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Domination in Wrongdoing, George P. Fletcher

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Efficient Enforcement in International Law, Anu Bradford and Omri Ben-Shahar

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Embedded International Law and the Constitution Abroad, Sarah H. Cleveland

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Eroding "Checks" on Presidential Authority – Norms, the Civil Service, and the Courts, Peter L. Strauss

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Fairness and Utility in Tort Theory, George P. Fletcher

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Foreign Authority, American Exceptionalism, and the Dred Scott Case, Sarah H. Cleveland

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Free Lunches? WTO as Public Good, and the WTO's View of Public Goods, Petros C. Mavroidis

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From Contract to Status: Collaboration and the Evolution of Novel Family Relationships, Elizabeth S. Scott and Robert E. Scott

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From Rethinking to Internationalizing Criminal Law, George P. Fletcher

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From Sunshine to a Common Agent: The Evolving Understanding of Transparency in the WTO, Petros C. Mavroidis and Robert Wolfe

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From the White Paper to the Proposal for a Council Regulation, Petros C. Mavroidis and Damien J. Neven

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Hamdan Confronts the Military Commissions Act of 2006, George P. Fletcher

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Hamdi Meets Youngstown: Justice Jackson's Wartime Security Jurisprudence and the Detention of Enemy Combatants, Sarah H. Cleveland

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How Federalism Built the FBI, Sustained Local Police, and Left Out the States, Daniel C. Richman and Sarah Seo

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How International Institutions Evolve, Anu Bradford

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Human Rights in the United States, Sarah H. Cleveland and Catherine Powell

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International Antitrust Negotiations and the False Hope of the WTO, Anu Bradford

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International Human Rights Law in Soviet and American Courts, Lori Fisler Damrosch

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Justice and Fairness in the Protection of Crime Victims, George P. Fletcher

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Kosovo and the Great Air Power Debate, Daniel L. Byman and Matthew C. Waxman

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Law and Morality: A Kantian Perspective, George P. Fletcher

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Legal Status and Rights of Undocumented Workers: Advisory Opinion OC-18, Sarah H. Cleveland

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Manifest Criminality, Criminal Intent, and the Metamorphosis of Lloyd Weinreb, George P. Fletcher

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National Security Federalism in the Age of Terror, Matthew C. Waxman

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No Outsourcing of Law? WTO Law as Practiced by WTO Courts, Petros C. Mavroidis

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On Justice and War: Contradictions in the Proposed Military Tribunals, George P. Fletcher

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Paradoxes in Legal Thought, George P. Fletcher

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Parallel Exclusion, C. Scott Hemphill and Tim Wu

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Police, Race, and the Production of Capital Homicides, Jeffrey A. Fagan and Amanda Geller

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Powers Inherent in Sovereignty: Indians, Aliens, Territories, and the Nineteenth Century Origins of Plenary Power over Foreign Affairs, Sarah H. Cleveland

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"Project Exile" and the Allocation of Federal Law Enforcement Authority, Daniel Richman

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Promoting International Cybersecurity Cooperation: Lessons from the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI), Duncan B. Hollis and Matthew C. Waxman

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Punishment, Deterrence and Social Control: The Paradox of Punishment in Minority Communities, Jeffery Fagan and Tracey L. Meares

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Punishment, Deterrence and Social Control: The Paradox of Punishment in Minority Communities, Jeffery Fagan and Tracey L. Meares

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Remembering Gary – and Tort Theory, George P. Fletcher

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Richard Gardner: Scholar, Statesman, Columbian, Gillian L. Lester

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Scrubbing the Wash Sale Rules, David M. Schizer

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Secret Evidence and the Due Process of Terrorist Detentions, Daphne Barak-Erez and Matthew C. Waxman

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Sharing the Risks and Rewards of Economic Migration, Anu Bradford

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Should Intolerable Prison Conditions Generate a Justification or an Excuse for Escape?, George P. Fletcher

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Siegecraft and Surrender: The Law and Strategy of Cities and Targets, Matthew C. Waxman

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Some Unwise Reflections about Discretion, George P. Fletcher

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Street Stops and Broken Windows: Terry, Race and Disorder in New York City, Jeffery Fagan and Garth Davies

Syria, Threats of Force, and Constitutional War Powers, Matthew C. Waxman

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Syria, Threats of Force, and Constitutional War Powers, Matthew C. Waxman

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The Brussels Effect, Anu Bradford

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The Case for Treason, George P. Fletcher

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The Chicago School’s Limited Influence on International Antitrust, Anu Bradford, Adam S. Chilton, and Filippo Maria Lancieri

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The Fall and Rise of Criminal Theory, George P. Fletcher

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The Fault of Not Knowing, George P. Fletcher

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The Genesis of the GATS (General Agreement on Trade in Services), Juan A. Marchetti and Petros C. Mavroidis

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The Individualization of Excusing Conditions, George P. Fletcher

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The Known Unknowns of the Business Tax Reforms Proposed in the House Republican Blueprint, Michael J. Graetz

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The Law of Armed Conflict and Detention Operations in Afghanistan, Matthew C. Waxman

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The Law of War and Its Pathologies, George P. Fletcher

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The Legacy of Louis Henkin: Human Rights in the "Age of Terror" – An Interview with Sarah H. Cleveland, Sarah H. Cleveland

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The Meaning of Morality, George P. Fletcher

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The Metamorphosis of Larceny, George P. Fletcher

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The Nature and Function of Criminal Theory, George P. Fletcher

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The Place of Victims in the Theory of Retribution, George P. Fletcher

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The Power to Threaten War, Matthew C. Waxman

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The Power to Wage War Successfully, Matthew C. Waxman

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The Presumption of Innocence in the Soviet Union, George P. Fletcher

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The Protective Power of the Presidency, Henry Paul Monaghan

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The Right and the Reasonable, George P. Fletcher

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The Right Deed for the Wrong Reason: A Reply to Mr. Robinson, George P. Fletcher

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The Role of Firearms in Violence "Scripts": The Dynamics of Gun Events among Adolescent Males, Deanna L. Wilkinson and Jeffrey Fagan

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The Storrs Lectures: Liberals and Romantics at War: The Problem of Collective Guilt, George P. Fletcher

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The Structure of Terrorism Threats and the Laws of War, Matthew C. Waxman

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The Universal and the Particular in Legal Discourses, George P. Fletcher

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The Use of Force Against States that Might Have Weapons of Mass Destruction, Matthew C. Waxman

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The WTO Legal System: Sources of Law, David Palmeter and Petros C. Mavroidis

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"They say I am not an American…": The Noncitizen National and the Law of American Empire, Christina Duffy Ponsa-Kraus

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Trade Openness and Antitrust Law, Anu Bradford and Adam S. Chilton

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Trading Pharma Goods the WTO Legal Framework, Neeraj Rajan Sabitha and Petros C. Mavroidis

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Treaties' Domains, Tim Wu

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Truth in Codification, George P. Fletcher

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"Twisting Slowly in the Wind": A Search for Constitutional Limits on Coercion of the Criminal Defendant, John C. Coffee Jr.

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Two Kinds of Legal Rules: A Comparative Study of Burden-of-Persuasion Practices in Criminal Cases, George P. Fletcher

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Two Modes of Legal Thought Symposium on Legal Scholarship: Its Nature and Purposes, George P. Fletcher

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Universal Exceptionalism in International Law, Anu Bradford and Eric A. Posner