Tilburg Universiteit


Oct 26 2023


09:00 - 18:00

Symposium Architectures of the Global

We are delighted to extend a warm invitation to the Global Law 2023 International Symposium. This prestigious event celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Global Law Bachelors and continues the 60th anniversary celebration of our school. Please join us and save the date on the 26th of October 2023!

The central question: How are contemporary developments reshaping the concept of the global in Global Law?

Globalization is not only a process of unification, as has been assumed; It is a process of unification and fragmentation. During the symposium we will therefore rethink the globality of global law. It approaches this questions by focusing on four major architectures through which globalization is taking shape: global value chains, global states (in the plural), the global biosphere, and global digitalization. 

Each architecture will be discussed in a different panel. This approach allows for the intervention of different disciplinary perspectives, legal and otherwise. In-sofar as the global involves a reconfiguration of the spatiality of law and governance, the transformations of space driven by these different architectures are the unifying theme of the symposium. Conversely, the symposium engages with “architectures” of the global to emphasize that globalization processes involve a reconfiguration of spatiality. Each of the panels picks up on this unifying theme, but does so from the distinctive perspective of its theme.

To attend, register on the link before 19 October 2023.