The word crisis comes from the Greek word for a turning-point, as in a disease, or a moment of decision. The contemporary crisis manifests itself as a failure of decision, of accountability, and of discourse on critical issues ranging from migration and climate change to global inequality. But the language of crisis has clearly also become a turning-point which global actors and forces are all too willing to exploit in their own interests. Questions of law and justice are central to the problems that face us. But we cannot think alone. What we need is a comprehensive and interdisciplinary understanding of the forces and processes that have led us to our present predicament, together with new approaches and vocabularies of response. What we need is intellectual grace under pressure: in a word, courage.
Who should attend?
Academics interested in the effects of crisis and the important role which law and justice play in handling the difficulties that arise.