This panel is part of the International Law Association-American Branch

("ABILA") conference, International Law Weekend, taking part from Thursday, October 28 through Saturday, October 30. More information, including a full schedule, is available at the link below. Please note, student registration is free.

Around the world, states have been rethinking the meaning of security and redefining threats. Lines between geopolitics and economic competition blur as states struggle to label concerns around data security, artificial intelligence, supply chain resilience, and innovation leadership. Trade barriers have been thrown up; industrial policies are on the table; export control and investment screening lists are expanding; business partnerships and research collaborations are being scrutinized. Facing this new minefield are businesses, entrepreneurs, scientists, and others, unsure not only of the rules they need to follow, but the rulebook to check. They must navigate a world in which they might alternately be cast as civilians or combatants, as objects of regulation or as national champions. This panel maps the new terrain of global competitive anxiety. It lays out various state policies being adopted, explores the choices facing those caught in the potential crosshairs, and considers the ways in which international law and its regimes are being challenged, restructured, and reformed. It tells a story of flux and change from the viewpoint of the globe, the state, and the individual.


● Harlan Grant Cohen, Gabriel M. Wilner/UGA Foundation Professor in

International Law,

University of Georgia School of Law


● Lauren Brown, Associate, Squire Patton Boggs

● Sarah Bauerle Danzman, Assistant Professor of International Studies,

Hamilton Lugar School

of Global and International Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington

● Margaret Lewis, Professor of Law, Seton Hall University Law School

● Henrique Choer Moraes, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Brazil in New


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