The Trump Administration, Nationalist Populism, and the Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States
In this talk, Prof Paul Stephan will sketch out approaches to international law and foreign relations produced by tension between populist and nationalist political forces, as expressed in the election of Donald Trump as President, and what might be called the international law establishment, which is described alternately as elitist, technocratic, expert, liberal or cosmopolitan. He will situate the recently completed Fourth Restatement (first stage) within this conflict. He will argue for the inevitability of both political accountability and technical expertise, in this field as much as any other.
Chaired by Associate Professor Anthea Roberts, School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) ANU College of Asia & the Pacific.