GAL seminars

Viterbo 2012 Program


Rome, 14-15 June 2012

Palazzo Lancellotti, Piazza Navona 114

8th Viterbo GAL Seminar

“Indicators in Global Governance:

Legal Dimensions”

In cooperation with




Thursday, June 14

h. 13.30 Registration

h. 14.00 Opening Remarks

Giulio Tremonti (Chairman, Aspen Institute Italia; Member of the Italian Parliament; University of Pavia)

h. 14.10 – 16.30

Session One – Governance by Indicators

Chair: Giulio Vesperini (Tuscia University)

  • Christiane Arndt (OECD) The Politics of Global Rankings

Discussant: David Nelken (University of Macerata)

Discussant: Stefano Battini (Tuscia University)

h. 16.30 – 17.00 Coffee Break

h. 17.00 – 19.00

Session Two – Global Health and Human Rights Indicators

Chair: Marcello Clarich (LUISS)

Discussant: Gian Luca Burci (WHO)

Discussant: Angelina Fisher (NYU School of Law)


Friday, June 15

h. 9.00 – 11.15

Session Three – Indicators and Development

Chair: Christiane Arndt (OECD)

Discussant: Gaby Umbach (EUI)

Discussant: Rutsel S.J. Martha (IFAD)

h. 11.15 – 11.45 Coffee Break

h. 11.45 – 13.15

Session Four – Framing and Positioning of Issues through Indicators

Chair: Benedict Kingsbury (NYU School of Law)

Discussants: Nehal Bhuta (EUI) Rene Urueña (Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá)

h. 13.15 – 14.15 Lunch

h. 14.15 – 15.45

Session Five – Economic and Financial Indicators

Chair: Kevin Davis (NYU School of Law)

Discussants: Giulio Napolitano (Roma Tre University) Nicola Lupo (LUISS)

h. 15.45 – 17.45

Final Session: Indicators and Law

Chair: Marta Cartabia (Italian Constitutional Court)

Discussant: Edoardo Chiti (Tuscia University)

Concluding Remarks

GAL next steps

* Papers selected through a call for papers by the GAL Seminar Steering Committee