Fourth Annual Workshop on International and Transnational Law

Unlike previous years, this year’s annual workshop was a roundtable discussion on Steven Ratner’s book project for Cambridge University Press, The Thin Justice of International Law. Leading international lawyers and philosophers were invited to review an advanced draft of the manuscript and provide feedback to Prof. Ratner on what promises to be a major work dealing with key issues at the intersection of international law and ethics. 

This book offers a new approach to global justice that integrates the work and insights of both disciplines.  It offers an analysis of the international legal order through the lens of contemporary ethical theories. 

The participants include:

Kenneth Abbott
Professor of Law
Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, ASU

Allen E Buchanan
James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy and Law
Duke University


Peter de Marneffe
Professor of Philosophy, School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies
Arizona State University

David Gartner
Professor of Law
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, ASU


Kristen Hessler
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
University of Albany

Benedict Kingsbury
Murry and Ida Becker Professor of Law and Director, Institute for International Law and Justice


Dino Kritsiotis
Professor of Public International Law, Faculty of Social Sciences
University of Nottingham, School of Law

David Lefkowitz
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law (PPEL)
University of Richmond


Jeffrie G. Murphy
Regents’ Professor of Law, Philosophy, and Religious Studies
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, ASU

Mathias Risse
Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy and Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
Harvard Kennedy School


Brad R. Roth
Professor of Law
Wayne State University

Daniel Rothenberg
Professor of Practice and Lincoln Fellow for Ethics and International Human Rights Law
School of Politics and Global Studies, ASU


Greg Shaffer
Melvin C. Steen Professor of Law
University of Minnesota Law School

Chantal Thomas
Professor of Law
Cornell Law School