We are pleased to announce that the selection procedure for the Eight Viterbo GAL Seminar has now concluded. We received 24 highly impressive applications for a maximum of 13 places.

The proposals were carefully evaluated by the Gal Seminar Steering Committee (Stefano Battini, Lorenzo Casini, Edoardo Chiti, Mario Savino and Giulio Vesperini) on the basis of three criteria: 1) the relevance of the proposal for the topic of the Seminar; 2) the satisfactoriness of the work-plan and methodology; and 3) the potential for generating a provocative contribution to the Seminar.

On this basis, the panel selected the following papers to be discussed during the Seminar:

–      Itai Apter, Corruption in the Eye of the Beholder – Creating Milestones for Future Global Corruption Indicators

–      Georgios Dimitropoulos, GAL as “Enabling Law”: How to Measure Performance against Global Indicators

–      Emma Dunlop, Indication of Progress? The Use of Indicators in UNHCR Operations

–      Matthias Goldmann, How to Make Financial Indicators Legitimate and Effective

–      Marta Infantino, Indicators on Women’s Human Rights

–      Florencia Lebensohn, Assessing Indicators of GHG Emissions as a New Form of Governance

–      Maria Angelica Prada, Development Through Data? The World Bank’s Performance Indicators and Its Impact on Development in the Global South

–      Amparo Salvador, Marketable Risks in Credit-Export Insurance Regulation: A Global Administrative Law Indicator Case

–      Melanie Samson, Use of Indicators for Monitoring the Implementation of Global Health Law: FCTC, Codes of Practice and IHR

–      Michael Riegner, Measuring the State: A Legal Reconstruction of the World Bank’s Country Policy ad Institutional Assessment

–      Peter Robson, The Case of the Global Aquaculture Performance Index

–      Asta Zokaityte, Governing Through Happiness Index

–      Yinling Zhou, China’s Role in Shaping Global Indicators: Insights on the Global Knowledge Economy