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Canada-U.S. Law Institute Lecture-"Populism and its Enemies"

Monday, October 1, 2018
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Josephine Spencer Niblett Law Building (LB)
Room: 38

Professor Robert Howse of NYU Law School will speak on "Populism and its Enemies" at the Canada-U.S. Law Institute Distinguished Lecture. Howse will discuss the current U.S. political climate and the rise of progressive populism, represented by Bernie Sanders and Democratic candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Robert Howse is the Lloyd C. Nelson Professor of International Law at NYU School of Law. Professor Howse received his B.A. in philosophy and political science with high distinction, as well as an LL.B., with honours, from the University of Toronto, where he was co-editor in chief of the Faculty of Law Review. He also holds an LL.M. from the Harvard Law School. He has been a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics and visiting professor at Harvard Law School, Tel Aviv University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the University of Paris 1 (Pantheon-Sorbonne), Tsinghua University, and Osgoode Hall Law School in Canada and taught in the Academy of European Law, European University Institute, Florence.

Professor Howse has been a member of the faculty of the World Trade Institute, Berne, Master’s in International Law and Economics Programme. He is a frequent consultant or adviser to government agencies and international organizations such as the OECD, the World Bank, UNCTAD, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Law Commission of Canada and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. He was a contributor to the American Law Institute WTO project.

Howse is the author, co-author, or co-editor of numerous books, including Leo Strauss Man of Peace, Trade and Transitions; Economic Union, Social Justice, and Constitutional Reform; The Regulation of International Trade; Yugoslavia the Former and Future; The World Trading System; and The Federal Vision: Legitimacy and Levels of Governance in the EU and the U.S. He is also the co-translator of Alexander Kojève’s Outline for a Phenomenology of Right and the principal author of the interpretative commentary in that volume.

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