Public International Law & the Private Sector provides managers with a strategic overview of interactions between multinational corporations and the international legal system. It explores corporate strategy, accountability, and responsibility with an emphasis on WTO law, international investment law, and the growing field of Business and Human Rights.
Fuller versions of the course will delve into potentialities and hot topic issues—such as the International Business and Human Rights treaty drafts now circulating at the UN—based on business interactions with the Protect, Respect, and Remedy Framework. The course seeks to inform managers both on how to strategically use international law and on how to stay ahead of the curve with respect to legal and normative best practices.
As a participant in this program, you will:
- Understand the regulatory bodies and basic principles of international law most likely to affect international businesses.
- Understand how to anticipate and engage with international legal instruments in ways that may be beneficial to both public and private interests
Kevin Crow is Assistant Professor of International Law and Ethics at the Asia School of Business and International Faculty Fellow at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His research focuses on corporate subjectivity to international law, how understandings of economic and institutional morality affect international adjudication, and most recently, how understandings of ‘the natural’ inform legal and market logics. His current book project, International Corporate Personhood: New Trajectories in Law, is forthcoming from Routledge.
Assistant Professor of International Law and Ethics.
International Faculty Fellow at MIT
AREA OF EXPERTISE
Public International Law, Legal Theory, Corporate Social Responsibility, Business and Human Rights
Anyone interested in:
- Strategic uses of public international law.
- How public international law affects the private sector and vice versa. International trade and investment law, international intellectual property law, and international human rights law
Note: this program will run only with sufficient numbers. If you have registered, you will be notified in due course