Transnationalism and the Constitution: The Globalization of Rights
Peggy McGuinness of the University of Missouri Law School
Thursday Sept. 17, 7-9 p.m. MG 2001.
McGuinness will explore how globalization is leading to a convergence among legal systems. In particular, she will examine the current debate over whether and to what extent U.S. courts should look to developments in foreign and international law to resolve legal conflicts in the United States. This session is part of Truman’s observance of Constitution Day.
After a career in the Foreign Service with postings in Germany, Pakistan, Canada and Washington D.C., McGuinness was awarded her juris doctorate from Stanford Law School in 1999. Since her appointment to the University of Missouri her articles and presentations have included such titles as “The Progress and Paradox of Security Multilateralism,” “Peace v. Justice,” “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Origins of Debate,” “Women as Architects of Peace,” “Gender and the Resolution of Armed Conflict,” “Guantanamo Detainee Decisions,” “Implications for International Law” and many more. McGuinness specializes in public international law, international human rights and humanitarian law, and foreign affairs and the Constitution. Her weblog is OpinioJuris. See http://opiniojuris.org.