The Laboratory on International Law and Regulation (ILAR) explores when and why laws actually work, and looks across an array of issues from environment and energy to human rights, trade and security.

About ILAR

Among scholars, this question of when and why international laws work has triggered a lively debate that ILAR strives to help settle with better theories and evidence. For policymakers, ILAR helps craft more effective treaties to solve global problems, such as insecure energy supplies and clearing barriers to international trade of goods and services. It is located at UC San Diego's School of Global Policy and Strategy. 

ILAR in the News

June 26, 2017, David Victor quoted in Forbes, “Debunking The Unscientific Fantasy Of 100% Renewables”

June 22, 2017, David Victor cited in FirstPost, “Narendra Modi in US: Trade leverages can turn Donald Trump into a facilitator for closer bilateral ties”

June 21, 2017, David Victor quoted in Mashable, “Can the U.S. run only on wind, water, and solar power? Scientists disagree.”

June 20, 2017, David Victor cited in Axios Generate, “The battle over deep decarbonization”

June 20, 2017, David Victor cited in Power, “Experts Debunk 100% Renewables Decarbonization”

June 20, 2017, David Victor co-authored article for LiveMint, “Clean energy can cement Indo-US ties”

June 20, 2017, David Victor quoted in The New York Times, “Fisticuffs Over the Route to a Clean-Energy Future”

June 19, 2017, David Victor  quoted in The Daily Caller, “Experts Published A Scathing Rebuttal To The Left’s Favorite Green Energy Study”

June 19, 2017, David Victor quoted in Earth.com, “Why fighting global warming requires a full spectrum strategy"

June 19, 2017, David Victor quoted in Tyler Paper, “Editorial: Tech, information will drive the next energy revolution”

June 19, 2017, David Victor quoted in MIT Technology Review, “Scientists Sharply Rebut Influential Renewable-Energy Plan”

June 19, 2017, David Victor cited in VICE Motherboard, “The Clean Energy Debate Is Fueling One of the Most Vitriolic Fights in Science Publishing”

June 19, 2017, David Victor quoted in Green Tech Media, “100% Renewables Plan Has ‘Significant Shortcomings,’ Say Climate and Energy Experts”

June 19, 2017, David Victor quoted in The Washington Post, “A bitter scientific debate just erupted over the future of America’s power grid”

June 19, 2017, David Victor featured on KPBS (audio), “Study: A Fully Renewable Energy Grid Is Too Costly For Now”

June 19, 2017, David Victor quoted in UC San Diego News Center, “Fighting Global Warming and Climate Change Requires a Broad Energy Portfolio”

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