Private International Law as Global Governance (PILAGG) is a research program which aims to draw the attention about the role that private international law should play in current times in order to contribute to global governance. It was first presented at the 2011 Institute for Global Law & Policy (IGLP) Workshop. Various seminars, open to the public and held at Sciences Po Law School have been organized since 2011, including presentations at Harvard.

PILAGG has also presented abroad on several occasions. In addition to the several presentations within the framework of IGLP at Harvard Law School, both in Cambridge, MA and Doha, PILAGG gained exposure in Buenos Aires within the context of the External Programme of the Hague Academy of International Law (“Global governance and international business law”), in Asunción as well as in several joint seminars with the London School of Economics in London.

More recently, Professors Horatia Muir Watt and Diego P. Fernandez Arroyo have edited a book on Private International Law and Global Governance that gathers contributions providing a critical approach to private international law in the context of global governance. Inspired by the seminars and debates organized by the PILAGG program, this volume aims to explore the potential of private international law in reasserting its function as a governance mechanism relative to new forms of authority beyond the state; contributing to ongoing debates about the changing nature of law in a global era

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