Grounding the legitimacy of international institutions in personal and collective autonomy? Human rights, state consent and alternative standards

Date: 29 - 30 June 2023
Time: 10:00-20:00

Place: The Institute for Futures Studies, Holländargatan 13, Stockholm

International institutions make claims to authority that can clash with both personal and collective autonomy. At the same time, they are essential to solve collective action problems related to global challenges such as climate change and poverty. This workshop critically assess accounts of personal and collective autonomy, and explores how they can be expanded to problems of legitimacy, specifically the legitimacy of international institutions, by bringing together experts from philosophy, political theory and law.
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Day 1, June 29, 2023
10:30 – 11:45 IFFS Seminar with Anna Stilz: Climate displacement and territorial justice
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 13:45 Welcome
13:45 – 17:15 Panel: Self-determination, colonialism and legitimacy
Sara Amighetti, Hallvard Sandven, and Anna Stilz 
17:30 – 19:00 Keynote Lecture by Rainer Forst: Political legitimacy, rationality and morality
19:00 – 19:45 Drinks Reception
20:00 Speaker dinner
Day 2, June 30, 2023
10:00 – 12:15 Panel: Legitimacy beyond the state: extraterritorial border controls and AI
Ludvig Beckman and Eva Erman
12:30 – 14:00: Lunch
14:00 – 18:00: Panel: Consent and terms of international legitimacy
Tom Christiano, Andreas Føllesdal, Antoinette Scherz, and Oisin Suttle
20:00: Speaker dinner

Sara Amighetti (University of Zurich)
Ludvig Beckman (Stockholm University, Institute for Futures Studies)
Thomas Christiano (University of Arizona)
Eva Erman (Stockholm University)
Andreas Føllesdal (University of Oslo)
Rainer Forst (Goethe University Frankfurt)
Hallvard Sandven (University of Oslo)
Antoinette Scherz (Stockholm University, ARENA – University of Oslo)
Anna Stilz (Princeton University)
Oisin Suttle (Maynooth University)

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