Dickinson was a discussant for a Feb. 6 panel on "Diagonal Federalism & Climate Change: Implications for the Obama Administration," authored by Hari Osofsky of Washington and Lee University School of Law.
The workshop was an assemblage of elite international scholars for two days of presentation and in-depth discussion of scholarly works in progress on a variety of international legal topics. The roundtable workshop format allowed for considered, cross-disciplinary interaction among some of the leading minds in academics.
Dickinson's work focuses on human rights, national security, foreign affairs privatization, and qualitative empirical approaches to international law. Her 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.