Dickinson, the Faculty Director of the College of Law's Center on Transnational Law and Regulatory Governance, will participate in a panel discussion on Saturday, May 9, "The Boundaries of the State and the Future of Administrative Law - National Developments." Her talk is titled, "Government Contracts: Accountability and Constraint in Military and Civilian Contracts in the U.S."
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 mechanisms for protecting these values in an era of privatization.