March 26 Monday

2017 - 2018 Sherrill Lecture with Martti Koskenniemi

  • Monday, March 26, 2018 at 4:30PM - 6:00PM
  • Yale Law School, Faculty Lounge
  • Open To The Public
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In his lecture titled, “After Globalization. International Law and the Backlash against Global Rule”, Professor Martti Koskenniemi writes that he will "express how frustration about the inability or unwillingness among international and European lawyers to engage with the “new situation” and calls for academic lawyers to seek to understand and offer ways of reacting to what has been perceived as an attack in the developed West against international cooperation and “liberal internationalism” more generally."

Martti Koskenniemi is Academy Professor of International Law at the University of Helsinki and Director of the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights. He was a member of the Finnish diplomatic service 1978-1994, Judge with the Administrative Tribunal of the Asian Development Bank (1997- 2002) member of the International Law Commission (UN) in 2002-2006. He has worked with several UN agencies and bodies and pleaded with the International Court of Justice. He has held lengthier visiting professorships in, among other places, NYU, Columbia University, University of Cambridge, London School of Economics, and Universities of Brussels, Melbourne, Paris, Sao Paulo and Utrecht. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and has a doctorate h.c. from the Universities of Uppsala, Frankfurt and McGill. His main publications include From Apology to Utopia; The Structure of International Legal Argument (1989/2005), The Gentle Civilizer of Nations: The Rise and Fall of International Law 1870-1960 (2001) and The Politics of International Law (2011). He is currently working on a history of international legal thought from the late medieval period to the 19th century.

The Sherrill Lectures were established by a gift from General Charles Hitchcock Sherrill, B.A. 1889, LL.B. 1891. The income from this fund is made available to provide lectures on international law and relations.

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