Seminar Program

Seminar on

The New Public Law in a Global (Dis)Order

A Perspective from Italy

New York University School of Law, New York, September 19-20, 2010



Sunday, September 19th

Lester Pollack Colloquium Room, Furman Hall

Coffee available from 8.30 a.m.


Session One

Global Administrative Law Perspectives

9.30 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Coffee Break from 11 to 11.30 a.m.)


–        Stefano Battini, Taking Local Decisions by Global Decision-Making Processes: the World Heritage Convention and the Procedural Side of Legal Globalization

–      Giulio Napolitano, «Concerted Practices». The Difficult Rise of Governments’ Cooperative Games in the Financial Crisis

Commentators: Richard B. Stewart and Luisa Torchia

Coffee Break


–         Elena Mitzman, Independent Accountability Mechanisms in The Field Of Development Finance

–         Elisa D’Alterio, From “Judicial Comity” to “Legal Comity”: A Judicial Solution to the Global Disorder?

Commentators: Eyal Benvenisti and Ingo Venzke

Lunch Buffet (1 – 2.30 p.m.) (served in Classroom 910, Furman Hall)


Session Two

Democracy and Human Rights Beyond the State

2.30 – 4.00 p.m.


–         Cesare Pinelli, State-building and Constitution-making. The Cases of Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan

–      Federico Fabbrini, The unexpected consequences of European constitutional pluralism: a critical appraisal of the European multi-level system of fundamental rights protection

Commentators: Mattias Kumm and Pasquale Pasquino

Coffee Break (4 – 4.30 p.m.)


Session Three

Global Policies

4.30 – 6 p.m.


–        Gianluigi Albano, Roberto Cavallo Perin and Gabriella Racca, The safeguard of competition in the execution phase of public procurement: framework agreements as flexible competitive tools

–        Daniele Gallo, Social Security and Health Services in EU Law: Towards Convergence or Divergence in Competition, State Aids and Free Movement?

Commentators: Giulio Napolitano and Matthias Goldmann

Monday, September 20th

Lipton Room, D’Agostino Hall

Coffee available from 8.30 a.m.


Session Four

Public and Private Dimensions: from coexistence to cooperation

9.00 – 11 a.m.


–         Maurizia De Bellis, Public Law and Private Regulators in the Global Legal Space

–         Francesco Goisis, Legal Regime of State-Owned Corporations: The Contribution of OECD Guidelines

Commentators: Sabino Cassese and Angelina Fisher

Coffee Break (11 – 11.30 a.m.)


Session Five

“Roman” Lessons

11.30 a.m. – 1.15 p.m.

–         Lorenzo Casini, “Italian Hours”: The Law of Cultural Properties in a Globalized World

–         Edoardo Chiti, Beyond Legal-Rational Powers. The Administrative Law of the Roman Catholic Church

Commentators: Joseph H.H. Weiler and Benedict Kingsbury


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