Consumption Governance: The Role of Production and Consumption in International Commerce and International Law

GU-Q & HBKU Lecture Series on the Foundations of International Thought

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Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) and Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) would like to cordially invite you to attend a lecture on Consumption Governance as part of the GU-Q – HBKU Lecture Series on the Foundations of International Thought.

The lecture will provide insights into how international economic conflict has dramatically increased over the last two decades. Among many examples, the European Union has banned the import of products from deforested land and is poised to impose duties on carbon-intensive imports; the United States has banned imports from China made with forced labor; and countries around the world have threatened to impose digital services taxes on U.S corporations.

The lecture argues that these conflicts are part of a shift in the norms of governing authority, in order to tax and regulate international commerce. Today, nations increasingly claim jurisdiction to tax and regulate production that occurs overseas based on their interest in controlling activity within their own borders.

Location: Faculty Conference Room, 1st Floor Georgetown University in Qatar