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Berman and Dickinson speak at Princeton


October 27, 2010

Dean Paul Schiff Berman and Foundation Professor of Law Laura Dickinson of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law spoke at the Princeton University Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) 10th Anniversary Conference on Oct. 22-23. It showcased the community that LAPA has built, as well as the scholarship the program has stimulated in the decade since its beginnings.

Among the nearly four dozen current and former fellows invited to participate in the public panels were Berman and Dickinson, who shared their expertise as panelists on the discussion of “Globalization and its Challenges.”

Berman’s scholarship focuses on the intersection of international law, conflict of laws, cyberspace law, and the cultural analysis of law. Before arriving at ASU, he was the Jesse Root Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut School of Law. Berman earned his A.B., summa cum laude, from Princeton University in 1988 and his J.D. in 1995 from New York University School of Law, where he served as Managing Editor of the NYU Law Review.

Dickinson’s work focuses on human rights, national security, foreign affairs privatization, and qualitative empirical approaches to international law. Dickinson’s current work-in-progress is a monograph entitled, Outsourcing War and Peace, to be published by Yale University Press. The book examines the increasing privatization of military, security, and foreign aid functions of government, considers the impact of this trend on core public values, and outlines mechanism for protecting these values in an era of privatization.