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The Domestic Politics of International Human Rights Agreements

Princeton University
November 8-9, 2013

Conference to be held in Wallace Hall, Room 300
Conference is by invitation only.
To request to attend the conference, please email Patricia Trinity

Conference Program

Friday, November 8

8:30-9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:20 AM

Andrew Moravcsik (Princeton University) and Yonatan Lupu (George Washington University)

9:20-10:10 AM

Session 1

Chair: Daniel Hill (University of Georgia)

What Makes National Human Rights Institutions Effective?
Will Moore (Florida State University)
Discussant: Geoff Wallace (Rutgers University)

10:10-10:30 AM

Refreshment Break

10:30-11:20 AM

When Do Human Rights Commissions Improve Human Rights? Lessons From Mexico’s State Human Rights Commissions

Thania Sanchez (Yale University)
Discussant: Erik Voeten (Georgetown University)

11:20-11:40 AM

Refreshment Break


The Conflicting Effects of International Law

Courtenay Conrad and Emily Ritter (University of California-Merced)
Discussant: Laurence Helfer (Duke University)

12:30-2:00 PM


2:00-2:50 PM

Session 2

Chair: Andreas Føllesdal (University of Oslo)

Ratification, Reporting and Rights: Information and Socialization in the International Human Rights Regime
Cosette Creamer and Beth Simmons (Harvard University)
Discussant: Christopher Fariss (Pennsylvania State University)

2:50-3:10 PM

Refreshment Break

3:10-4:00 PM

The Autocratic Politics of HRA Ratification

Jana von Stein (Victoria University)
Discussant: Courtenay Conrad (University of California-Merced)

4:00-4:20 PM

Refreshment Break

4:20-5:10 PM

Why Governments Cede Sovereignty: Evidence from the Organization of American States

Daniel Hill (University of Georgia)
Discussant: Beth Simmons (Harvard University)

6:00-9:30 PM

Reception and Dinner
Prospect House, Room A & Drawing Room

Saturday, November 9

8:30-9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:50 AM

Session 3

Chair: Christopher Fariss (Pennsylvania State University)

International Law and the Culture of Interstate Networks
Ryan Goodman (New York University)
Discussant: Sonia Cardenas (Trinity College)

9:50-10:10 AM

Refreshment Break

10:10-11:00 AM

A New International Human Rights Court for West Africa

Laurence Helfer (Duke University)
Discussant: Tonya Putnam (Columbia University)

11:00-11:20 AM

Refreshment Break


Legislative Veto Players and the Effects of International Human Rights Agreements

Yonatan Lupu (George Washington University)
Discussant: Christian Davenport (University of Michigan)

12:10-2:00 PM


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