The Politics of International Law Seminar Series

Date & time
12pm Friday 5 March – 1pm Friday 24 September 2021

Online via Zoom Webinar

Ntina Tzouvala
Virtual Seminar Series
Politics of Intl Law

'The Plumb-pudding in danger', an 1805 editorial cartoon by James Gillray, via Wikimedia Commons (CC0).

The Centre for International and Public Law (CIPL), ANU College of Law is pleased to announce a new seminar series, entitled ‘The Politics of International Law’ led by Dr Ntina Tzouvala.

The international legal order is currently facing unprecedented challenges. At the same time, international law, understood both as academic discipline and professional practice, is undergoing profound transformations that throw into question certainties that have been taken for granted at least since the end of the Cold War.
This series will explore these fundamental questions, to historicise and theorise their origins, and imagine possible answers to our current problems. The seminars are designed to bring internationally-leading voices in the discipline in conversation with scholars from The Australian National University.

Upcoming events

The Law and Politics of Relations among International Organisations

Friday 24 September 2021, 12-1pm

Guest Speaker:
Guy Fiti Sinclair, Auckland Law School, University of Auckland

Aditya Balasubramanian, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

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The presentation will be followed by a live discussion and chat.

Past events

Covert Resistance in Pursuit of Symmetry in International Investment Law

Friday 5 March 2021, 12-1pm

Guest Speaker:
Jean Ho, National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law

Esmé Shirlow, ANU College of Law

Legalised Identities: Cultural Heritage Law and the Shaping of Transitional Justice

Friday 19 March 2021, 12-1pm

Guest Speaker:
Lucas Lixinski, Faculty of Law, UNSW Sydney

Laurajane Smith, ANU Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies

Not Equal: Toward an International Law of Finance

Friday 16 April 2021, 12-1pm

Guest Speaker:
Kangle Zhang, Law School of Peking University/ Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki

A Case Against Crippling Compensation in International Law of State Responsibility

Thursday 29 April 2021, 5-6pm

Guest Speaker:
Martins Paparinskis, University College London, Faculty of Laws

Anthea Roberts, ANU School of Regulation and Global Governance

International Law and the Ecologically Embedded Relational Individual

Friday 14 May 2021, 12-1pm

Guest Speaker:
Sara Seck, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University

Cassandra Steer, ANU College of Law

World-making on the Sea

Thursday 3 June 2021, 5-6pm

Guest Speaker:
Surabhi Ranganathan, University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law

Donald Rothwell, ANU College of Law

Disposable Lives: COVID-19, Vaccines and the Uprising

Friday 16 July 2021, 11am-12pm

Guest Speaker:
Matiangai Sirleaf, University of Maryland School of Law

Wayne Morgan, ANU College of Law

The Social Power and Political Economy of the Right to Food

Friday 30 July 2021, 12-1pm

Guest Speaker:
Michael Fakhri, University of Oregon School of Law & UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

Imogen Saunders, ANU College of Law

International Law and the Politics of History

Friday 20 August 2021, 12-1pm

Guest Speaker:
Anne Orford, Melbourne Law School

Desmond Manderson, ANU College of Law

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