Oct 26 2017

International Mobility Treaty: Annual Tanner-McMurrin Lecture

6:30pm - 9:00pm
University of Utah, College of Law Courtroom, Salt Lake City, UT
Past Event


International Mobility Treaty

The Annual Tanner-McMurrin Lecture with Professor Michael Doyle

26 October 2017
University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6), Salt Lake City, UT, USA

6:30 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Lecture, 8:30-9:00 pm Book Signing, S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6)

Humans have been mobile since day one, and especially so in today’s globalized world, but, as Professor Doyle points out, there has been no international treaty yet on human mobility as such. Professor Doyle has been working on the philosophical, political, and legal foundations of the treaty. Earlier, he has been the architect of the United Nations Millennium Development Goal’s (MDG) and has overseen the UN Peacekeeping Operations as the UN Assistant Secretary General under Kofi Annan.

For more information, visit https://www.law.utah.edu/event/international-mobility-treaty


Michael W. Doyle is the Director of the Columbia Global Policy Initiative and University Professor at Columbia University in the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia Law School and the Department of Political Science. Previously he has taught at the University of Warwick (United Kingdom), Johns Hopkins University, Princeton University and Yale Law School. He holds a B.A. from Harvard College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Professor Doyle’s current research focuses on international law and international relations. His major publications include Ways of War and Peace (W.W. Norton); Empires (Cornell University Press); Making War and Building Peace (Princeton University Press); Striking First: Preemption and Prevention in International Conflict (Princeton University Press); and The Question of Intervention: J.S. Mill and the Responsibility to Protect (Yale University Press, 2015).

In 2001-2003, Professor Doyle served as the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Planning and Special Adviser to Secretary-General Kofi Annan where his responsibilities included strategic planning (the “Millennium Development Goals”), outreach to the international corporate sector (the “Global Compact”) and relations with Washington. From 2006 to 2013 he served as the chair of the UN Democracy Fund. He currently chairs the International Peace Institute.

In 2001, Professor Doyle was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2012, he was inducted into the American Academy of Political and Social Science.