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Past Global Norms Seminars

As a part of our Global Norms Seminar Series, Jens Steffek delivered a talk on ‘The Democratic Output Legitimacy of International Organizations’ on 6th May 2013.

On 21 May 2012, Jan Aart Scholte (University of Warwick) was our third guest in our international seminar series. He commented on our book project on the legitimation of international organizations and presented his own ideas about ‘world politics as complex structuration’ at the joint research colloquium of InIIS and BIGSSS.

On 5 December 2011, Catia Gregoratti presented and discussed her research on business and human rights at InIIS. The title of her paper is ‘The UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights: Trasformismo in the Global Public Domain’.

On 12 October 2011, Anna Holzscheiter joined us as the first guest in our Global Norms Seminar Series. She discussed our project and presented her own research on ‘Development Cooperation in the Face of Institutional Fragmentation’ in which she investigates how local actors respond to the institutional proliferation and fragmentation that has become characteristic of global efforts at addressing HIV/AIDS challenges.

Past Conferences, Workshops and Lectures with Participation of Project Members

On 28 June 2016, Klaus Dingwerth will gave a guest lecture on “Changing Norms of Global Order” at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg i. Br., Germany.

On 07 June 2016, Klaus Dingwerth gave a keynote address on legitimation in global governance at the workshop “Designing Legitimacy” at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

On 07 April 2016, Klaus Dingwerth presented a paper on legitimation in transnational and intergovernmental governance at the workshop “Legitimation of Private and Public-Private Rule-Making, Past and Present” at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt/Main, Germany.

On 10 March 2016, Klaus Dingwerth, Henning Schmidtke and Tobias Weise presented their paper “Speaking Democracy: Why International Organizations Adopt a Democratic Rhetoric” at the author workshop “Legitimacy and Legitimation of International Institutions” at the Social Science Research Centre (WZB) in Berlin, Germany.

On 11 December 2016, Klaus Dingwerth gave an invited talk on the challenge of global democracy at the Symposium “End of Return of History? On Change in World Society Since the End of the Cold War” held in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Institute for Intercultural and International Studies, Universität Bremen, Germany.

On 25 September 2015, Ina Lehmann presented a paper on the move towards sustainable development principles by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) at the German Political Science Association’s triennial congress at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

From 11-13 June 2015, Tobias Weise presented a paper on “Increasing Transparency and Participation of Non-State Actors in the IAEA and OPCW” at the ACUNS Annual Meeting in The Hague.

On 26-27 June 2015, Ina Lehmann has participated in the conference “Environmental struggles in North and South: Plurality and politics of justice” at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, and has presented a paper on justice principles in the Convention on Biological Diversity and decisions of its Conferences of the Parties.

On 16-17 April 2015, Klaus Dingwerth, Henning Schmidtke and Tobias Weise will present the paper ‘Speaking Democracy: Why International Organizations Use Democratic Rhetoric’ (co-authored with Jonas Wodarz) at a workshop at Stockholm University, Presentation.

From 29 March to 02 April 2015, Klaus Dingwerth will present the paper ‘Speaking Democracy: Why International Organizations Use Democratic Rhetoric’ (co-authored with Henning Schmidtke, Jonas Wodardz and Tobias Weise) at the ECPR Joint Sessions in Warsaw.

In February 2015, Henning Schmidtke presented a joint paper (with Klaus Dingwerth, Tobias Weise and Jonas Wodarz) on the democratic rhetoric of international organizations at the ISA Annual Convention.

From 4-6 December 2014, Ina Lehmann has participated in the conference “Towards International Resource Fairness – Theories, Conflicts and Policies” at the University of Vienna and has presented her paper “International Biodiversity Conservation Policies and Global Environmental (In)Justice: Where Does Institutional Design Go Wrong?”.

On 25 September 2014, Tobias Weise presented a collaborative paper authored by the Global Norms team on Legitimation Communication of IOs (Presentation) at the German International Politics Section’s triennial conference held in Magdeburg.

On 18-20 September 2014, Tobias Weise presented a paper on the legitimation of the IAEA at a conference of the IAEA History Research Project at the University of Vienna. Presentation, Material

On 18 September 2014, Ina Lehmann has participated in a PhD Workshop on Environmental Justice at the Technical University of Dortmund.

On 9-10 September 2014, Klaus Dingwerth participated in an expert workshop on “New Alliances for Global Public Goods? What Emerging Powers Expect of Germany and the EU”, jointly hosted by the Development and Peace Foundation (SEF) and the Centre for Global Cooperation Research.

On 2 July 2014, the Global Norms team hosted a small workshop on “Global Normative Change” at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin, with guests from the GPPi as well as the Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB) .

On 30 June 2014, Ina Lehmann has participated in a small informal workshop on “Global environmental norms and local struggles over natural resources” organised by the Global Environmental Justice research group at the University of East Anglia. Thereafter, she has participated in the 2014 Norwich Conference on Earth System Governance and presented a paper on distributive justice in GEF-funded biodiversity conservation projects in India.

On 26 June 2014, Klaus Dingwerth served as a discussant at the Berliner Sommerdialog 2014 on “Global Governance: A Past Model with Prospects for the Future?”, jointly hosted by the Development and Peace Foundation (SEF) and the Centre for Global Cooperation Research.

On 17 June 2014, Klaus Dingwerth gave a guest lecture on the legitimation of the world trade regime at the Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena. The talk formed part of a lecture series on the legality and legitimacy of international organizations.

On 26 May 2014, Klaus Dingwerth has given a guest lecture on the legitimation of the GATT and WTO at the Munich Center on Governance, Communication, Public Policy and Law. The talk was part of an interdisciplinary speakers series hosted by the MCG.

On 8-9 May 2014, Klaus Dingwerth, Tobias Weise, Jonas Wodarz and Henning Schmidtke presented a paper on the use of democratic rhetoric by international organizations at an author workshop on the legitimation of international organizations organized by Michael Zürn and Jonas Tallberg at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB).

On 9-11 May 2014, Tobias Weise presented his paper on “Transparenz und Partizipation nicht-staatlicher Akteure in Internationalen Regierungsorganisationen im Sicherheitsbereich” at the IB-Nachwuchstagung, Akademie für Politische Bildung TutzingPresentation, Material, Tagungsbericht.

On 3-4 April 2014, Ellen Reichel and Tobias Weise presented their papers on the legitimation of the UNHCR and the IAEA (presentationmaterial) at the SFB 597 “Wie der Staat sich wandelt” conference in Bremen

From 26-29 March 2014, Klaus Dingwerth presented a paper on the legitimation of the GATT and WTO from 1970 to 2009 and acted as a discussant for a panel on global environmental justiceat the 2014 ISA Convention in Toronto, Canada.

From 3 March to 27 March 2014, Ina Lehmann has conducted field research in India on the justice effects of national and international measures to implement the Convention on Biological Diversity. She was hosted by the UNDP/GEF Small Grants Office in Delhi and also conducted interviews in Chennai.

From 11-13 September 2013, the Global Norms team will organize a conference on The Legitimation and Delegitimation of Global Governance Organizations. For details, please see the PDF version of the Call for Papers.

Ina Lehmann has co-chaired a panel on “Justice Conflicts and Natural Resources” (together with Uwafiokun Idemudia, York University) and presented her paper “The International Conservation of Biological Resources: Does the Global Environment Facility Promote Just Solutions?” at the ECPR General Conference, 4-7 September 2013 in Bordeaux, France.

Ina Lehmann participated in a discussion workshop of the Netzwerk-Forum zur Biodiversitätsforschung Deutschland in Berlin on 27 June 2013.

Antonia Witt co-organised (together with Ulf Engel) the panel “Defining Peace, Security and Democratization: The African Union and Multi-Layered Arenas” and presented her paper “Rather Turbulence than Wave: The Development of Continental Norms on Democratic Governance” at the  5th European Conference on African Studies, 27-29 June 2013 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Antonia Witt gave a talk on AU and SADC reactions to the political crisis in Madagascar at the  INISA e.V. “Länderseminar Madagaskar”, 31 May—2 June 2013 in Würzburg.

Tobias Weise presented a paper on the opening of the IAEA at JUNON Kolloquium in May 2013.

Ina Lehmann, Klaus Dingwerth and Darrel Moellendorf have organized a workshop on global environmental justice at the University of Bremen that took place on 26-27 April 2013.

Ina Lehmann gave a presentation on ‘Customary Use of Biological Resources and Justice in Conservation: Insights from the Convention on Biological Diversity’ at the Working Conference ‘Justice in Discourse‘ of the Research Group on Cultural Property, Universität Göttingen, 4-5 April 2013.

Ellen Reichel presented her paper ‘The “R” in R2P” at the ISA Annual Convention in San Francisco in April 2013.

Ina Lehmann gave a talk on global environmental justice and the biodiversity regime at the Conference ‘Biodiversity and Society‘, Universität Göttingen, 14-16 November 2012.

Antonia Witt presented her paper ‘Jointly Working for Democracy? The African Union and Unconstitutional Changes of Government’ at the DVPW Jahreskongress in Tübingen, Germany, 24—28 September 2012.

Antonia Witt gave a talk on AU/ECOWAS reactions to the crises in Mali at Afrikakreis Berlin, 12 September 2012.

Various team members contributed to the 4th ECPR Graduate Conference which took place at Jacobs University Bremen, Germany, from 4-6 July 2012.

Antonia Witt presented her paper ‘Covergence on Whose Terms? Insights from Unconstitutional Changes of Government’ at the workshop Problematising Security Governance in Africa: A Case for Policy Convergence?, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, 27-30 June 2012.

Klaus Dingwerth has presented his paper ‘Governing where Focality is Low: How UNEP uses orchestration to expand its regulatory frontier’ (co-authored with Cornis van der Lugt) at the 2nd BISA-ISA Conference in Edinburgh, 20-22 June 2012.

Ellen Reichel participated in the workshop Menschenrechte verantwortlich schützen – Das Konzept der der Responsibility to Protect weiterentwickeln hosted by the Green Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag, Berlin, 08 June 2012.

Ellen Reichel participated in the workshop Angriffsverbot vs. Schutzverantwortung. Europa, UNO und die Zukunft humanitärer Interventionen at the Evangelische Akademie Loccum, 04-06 June 2012.

Antonia Witt together with Ulf Engel chaired a panel on ‘Normative Turbulences: The African Union and the Negotiation of New Normative Orders’ at the VAD Conference in Cologne, 30 May – 02 June 2012.

Tobias Weise presented his paper ‘A Norm of Participation in IGOs? Evidence from Argumentative Patterns in German Diplomacy’ at the Anglo-German Conference on Transformations of the State, Oxford UK, May 11 2012.

Tobias Weise presented his paper ‘A move towards more participation in IGOs? Evidence from argumentative patterns in German diplomacy’ at the Earth Systems Governance Conference in Lund, Sweden, April 18-20 2012. Prezi.

Ina Lehmann and Ellen Reichel presented papers at the IB Nachwuchstagung in Tutzing, 13-15 April 2012.

Antonia Witt participated in the workshop ‘Global Governance Revisited: Normative-Cultural Claims and Problems of Legitimacy in International Negotiation Arenas’ hosted by the Käte Hamburger Kolleg on Political Cultures of World Society at the Universität Duisburg, 5-6 December 2011.

Klaus Dingwerth has given his habilitation lecture on ‘Transformations of the State: Internationalization, and Transnationalization in Environmental Politics’ at the Universität Bremen, 11 November 2011.

Klaus Dingwerth has given a keynote address on ‘Which Inequality Matters (Most)?’ at the workshop ‘Representation and Inequality in Global Governance’ at the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 8-9 November 2011

Klaus Dingwerth presented his paper (co-authored with Helge Jörgens) ‘Environmental Risks and the Changing Interface of Domestic and International Governance’ at the workshop Transformations of the State at the Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg Delmenhorst, Germany, 3-5 November 2011

Ellen Reichel, Tobias Weise and Antonia Witt presented the paper “Tracking changes: The legitimation of international organizations between 1970 and 2010” at the Fallstricke der Normenforschung-Workshop. Hamburg University, 27-28 October 2011. Prezi

Klaus Dingwerth presented his paper (co-authored with Cornis van der Lugt) ‘Musical Chairs: The Role of UNEP in Orchestrating the Global Reporting Initiative and the Principles for Responsible Investment’ at the author workshop ‘International Organizations as Orchestrators’, Munich Centre on Governance, Communication, Publicy Policy and Law, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Germany, 17-18 October 2011.

Klaus Dingwerth, Ina Lehmann, Ellen Reichel and Tobias Weise presented their paper ‘Attitudes Towards International Institutions: Evidence from Academic Textbooks’ at the 3. Offene Sektionstagung of the German Political Science Association‘s International Politics Section in München, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Germany, 6-7 October 2011.

Ina Lehmann presented her paper ‘Distributive Gerechtigkeit in der internationalen Umweltpolitik: ein empirischer Analyserahmen’ at the 3. Offene Sektionstagung of the German Political Science Association‘s International Politics Section, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Germany, 6-7 October 2011.

Ellen Reichel presented her paper ‘Die Norm der Responsibility to Protect: Normativer Gehalt und Umsetzungsimperativ’ at the 3. Offene Sektionstagung of the German Political Science Association‘s International Politics Section, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Germany, 6-7 October 2011.

Tobias Weise presented his paper ‘Assessing the Opening of International Organizations: Making Sense of Normative Explanations’ at the 3. Offene Sektionstagung of the German Political Science Association‘s International Politics Section, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Germany, 6-7 October 2011, Prezi.

Klaus Dingwerth and Mara Eichinger (GIZ) have presented their paper ‘Tamed Transparency: How Information Disclosure under the Global Reporting Initiative Fails to Empower’ at the author workshop on Transparency in Global Environmental Governance: The New Frontier at the London School of Economics, 16-17 September 2011. At the same workshop, Klaus Dingwerth has also served as a discussant for Arthur J. Mol’s ‘The Lost Innocence of Transparency in Environmental Politics’, and for Janelle Knox Hayes and David Levy’s ‘Multinational Corporations in Global Environmental Governance: The Role of Information Disclosure’.

Antonia Witt presented her paper ‘Avoiding Elephants and Porcelain: The European Union’s Contribution to Mediation in Guinea’ at the workshop New Trends in the Mediation of Conflicts in Africa – Emerging Policy Scripts and Divisions of Labour, Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS), STIAS Manor House, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 5-6 September 2011.

Tobias Weise presented his paper ‘Assessing the Opening of Intergovernmental Organizations: Making Sense of Norm-Based Explanations‘ at the 6th ECPR General Conference, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, 25-27 August 2011. [Panel 623 ‘Global Governance: NGO Participation and IO Openness’], Prezi

Klaus Dingwerth presented his paper ‘World Politics and Organizational Fields Reloaded: The Puzzle of Food Commodity Regulation’ (co-authored with Philipp Pattberg) at the workshop ‘Dynamics of Interaction among Business Regulatory Initiatives: Theoretical Approaches, Empirical Contexts and Practitioners’ Perspectives’ at the European University Institute in Florence, 23-24 May 2011.

Klaus Dingwerth acted as a discussant in the panel ‘Security as Commodity and Governance’ at the 4th Annual Critical Voices in Swiss IR Conference ‘Beyond Security? Threats, Risks and Fears in International Relations’, ETH Zürich, 19-20 May 2011.

Klaus Dingwerth, Ina Lehmann, Ellen Reichel and Tobias Weise presented their paper ‘From Sovereign Equality to Global Democracy? Normative Change in the International Regulation of Security, Human Rights, and the Environment’ at three international workshops in April and May 2011, namely Institutional Dynamics in World Politics: Explaining variation in the scope, pace, and direction of international institutional change (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, Germany, 7-8 April), Global Governance as Public Authority: Structures, Contestation, and Normative Change (Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany 15-16 April) and Institutional Change in Intergovernmental Organization (2nd ULB-UGent Workshop on International Relations, Brussels, Belgium, May 27-28).

Institutional Change in Intergovernmental Organization, 2nd ULB-UGent WIRE (Workshop on International Relations) to be held in Brussels, Belgium, May 27-28, 2011.