Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Boston University; Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
November 20, 2019
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall
To launch his new book Emergency Powers of International Organizations, Christian Kreuder-Sonnen will talk about exceptionalist crisis politics of international organizations (IOs) such as the United Nations Security Council, the World Health Organization, and the European Union. His book studies cases in which IOs adopt emergency measures bending the limits of their competence and infringing on the rights of the rule-addressees. It offers a comprehensive explanation for the longer-term institutional effects of such instances of IO self-empowerment, ranging from normalization to containment or from ratchet to rollback. In his talk, Kreuder-Sonnen will critically reflect upon the (anti-)constitutional implications of globalized emergency politics.