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Taming Globalization: International Law, the U.S. Constitution, and the New World Order
Collaborative Programs
Non-Fiction at the Bryant Park Reading Room
John Yoo, Julian Ku, Melanie Kirkpatrick
Wed, July 25th, 2012 | 8:00 pm


In collaboration with the New-York Historical Society and Oxford University Press, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a series of lectures on popular topics to stimulate your mind, including Civil War history, politics, biography and the economy.

Tens of millions of foreign citizens live in the United States, and dozens of international institutions—such as the International Court of Justice, the World Trade Organization and border commissions—cast a legal net across the globe. In this program, John Yoo, in conversation with Julian Ku and Melanie Kirkpatrick, discusses the need to re-conceptualize the U.S. Constitution so it can better address the challenges arising in an increasingly globalized society.

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John Yoo is Professor of Law at the University of California-Berkeley’s Boalt Hall Law School. From 2001 to 2003 he served as Assistant Attorney General in the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel. Julian Ku is Professor of Law at Hofstra University Law School. Professors Yoo and Ku are the coauthors of Taming Globalization: International Law, the U.S. Constitution, and the New World Order. Melanie Kirkpatrick is a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute and former Deputy Editor of the Wall Street Journal editorial page. She is the author of the forthcoming book Escape From North Korea: The Untold Story of Asia’s Underground Railroad.


This program will be held at the Reading Room in Bryant Park. The Reading Room is located on the 42nd Street side of the park between 5th and 6th Avenues. Look for the burgundy and white umbrellas.
Rain Venue: The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, 20 West 44th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues). Please note that not all rooms in The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen are handicapped accessible. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Free Admission. No advance reservation is required. First come, first served.


This program is produced in partnership with the Bryant Park Corporation and Oxford University Press.


Creative: Tronvig Group