Thursday, September 30, 2010

IMPRS and ITLOS 2010

IMPRS and ITLOS present
"The Hamburg Lectures on Maritime Affairs"
Autumn 2010

The Research School established together with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) an annual lecture series, the "Hamburg Lectures on Maritime Affairs" – giving distinguished scholars and practitioners the opportunity to present and discuss recent developments in the field of maritime affairs.
All lectures and panel discussions are open to the public. The events indicated below will be held in Hamburg at the International Max Planck Research School for Maritime Affairs, Mittelweg 187, 20148 Hamburg (IMPRS). Further events will take place at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. The events organized by ITLOS will be announced shortly.

The Schedule for the Hamburg Lectures 2010:

18 October 2010, IMPRS
“Maritime employment contracts in the conflict of laws”
Evening Lecture, 6 p.m.
Professor Wolfgang Wurmnest (University of Hanover, Germany)

27 October 2010, IMPRS
“Environmental pollution liability and insurance law ramifications in light of the 'Deepwater Horizon' oil spill"
Evening Lecture, 6 p.m.
Dr Kyriaki Noussia (Senior Associate, I. K. R. P., Rokas & Partners, International Law Firm, Athens, Greece)

10 November 2010, IMPRS
“Remedying of environmental damage caused by shipping”
Evening Lecture, 6 p.m.
Professor Peter Wetterstein (Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland)

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Les pratiques comparées du droit international en France et en Allemagne

 journées franco-allemandes
14-15 octobre 2010
(Université Panthéon-Assas, IHEI)
Les pratiques comparées du droit international en France et en Allemagne


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

IPS Forum on Intl L and International Political Sociology

The current issue of International Political Sociology (ISSUE 3, VOL. 4) contains an IPS FORUM (ed. by O Kessler) on "So Close Yet So Far Away? International Law in International Political Sociology" with contributions by W Werner, J Klabbers, F Kratochwil, N Onuf, and P Liste.

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Monday, September 27, 2010

CfP Political Practice and Third World/Feminist Approaches to International Institutions

At the "Colonial Legacies, Postcolonial Contestations: Decolonizing the Social Sciences and the Humanities", International Graduate Conference 2011, Frankfurt, 16th-18th June 2011 (see post below) we organize a panel on:

Political Practice and Third World/Feminist Approaches to International Institutions

While the two disciplines of International Relations (IR) and International Legal Scholarship (ILS) are in search of new impulses, recent "critical" debates in both fields seem to share common theoretical and methodological points of reference. Both refer to law and international institutions respectively by emphasizing what they have deemed "the political". Yet, one could also argue that these approaches have been upholding a kind of Western, male-dominated hegemony. Arguing in the traditions of post-colonialism and feminism, scholars in ILS and IR have criticized this and tried to introduce non-Western/feminist thought into the debate. We intend to build on the parallels observed in both fields and look for possible convergences within a framework of interdisciplinary thinking, aiming for a new critical perspective. One of the arenas could be international organizations, where this hegemony has been tangible.

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Katja Freistein/Philip Liste

CfP Colonial Legacies, Postcolonial Contestations: Decolonizing the Social Sciences and the Humanities

International Graduate Conference 2011
Goethe-University Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
16th-18th June 2011

In the past two decades postcolonial perspectives are increasingly influential in the Social Sciences and the Humanities. In particular, postcolonial-feminist interventions have contributed decisively by revealing the pivotal status and stubborn persistence of colonial gendering and racialisation processes for the structuring of the postcolonial late-capitalist world. The epistemic and material conditions that underpinned European colonialism continue to shape current socio-political constellations and global relations; so that the formal end of European colonial rule has not translated into decolonisation of the global North and the global South. If the Social Sciences and the Humanities seek to overcome this violent and exploitative historical legacy and contribute to the processes of decolonisation, they need to adopt a critical perspective that involves a reassessment of their disciplinary powers and responsibilities.

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Call for papers

International Law and Power Politics: Great Powers, Peripheries and Claims to Spheres of Influence in International Normative Order, European Society of International Law Research Forum, 27-28 May 2011, Tallinn, Estonia (organized by Tartu University)

International law as a field has a complex relationship with the reality of international politics. Usually, it is understood that international law is about legal rules and not about the sociological patterns one might observe in international relations. This view, often associated with legal positivism, juxtaposes the rule-based world of international law with the unpredictable world of international politics. read more...