Book Talk: Professor W. Michael Reisman

Event time: 
Monday, November 18, 2013 - 6:00pm
Room 129 Yale Law School See map
Event description: 

Meet the author, Professor W. Michael Reisman and listen to a conversation about his book, The Quest for World Order and Human Dignity in the Twenty-first Century:  Constitutive Process and Individual Commitment.  General Course on Public International Law.  This General Course is concerned, first, with understanding and assessing the aggregate performance of the world constitutive process, in present and projected constructs; second, with providing the intellectual tools that can enable those involved in making decisions to be more effective, whether they are operating in islands or offshore; and, third, with inquiring into ways the international legal system might be improved. Professor Reisman identifies the individual as the ultimate actor in international law and explores the dilemmas of meaningful individual commitment to a world order of human dignity amidst interlocking communities and overlapping loyalties.