2022 Laura H. Carnell Chair Workshop International Law and the Politics of History
Presented by the Institute for International Law and Public Policy
February 18, 2022
Zoom Online Event
about the event
On Friday February 18, 2022, Temple Law School will host a virtual event exploring Anne Orford’s recent monograph International Law and the Politics of History. The volume is an influential intervention in cross-disciplinary debates over the politics of history in international law and international relations. Orford is Melbourne Laureate Professor and Michael D. Kirby Chair of International Law at the University of Melbourne.
This invitation-only event is sponsored by Temple University Beasley School of Law, the Laura H. Carnell Chair, and the Law School’s Institute of International Law and Public Policy.
About the author
Melbourne Laureate Professor and Michael D Kirby Chair of International Law, Melbourne Law School
Visiting Professor and John Harvey Gregor Lecturer on World Organization, Harvard Law School
Anne Orford is Melbourne Laureate Professor and Michael D Kirby Chair of International Law at Melbourne Law School, and Visiting Professor and John Harvey Gregor Lecturer on World Organization at Harvard Law School. She researches and teaches in the areas of international law, history and theory of international law, international dispute settlement, international economic law, and climate change and the politics of international law. She is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and a past President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law. She has been a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, Université Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne), Lund University, and the University of Gothenburg, and a Senior Emile Noël Research Fellow at NYU School of Law. She has been appointed Visiting Legal Fellow at the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for 2022-23.
Professor Orford is the author of International Law and the Politics of History (Cambridge University Press, 2021), Pensée Critique et Pratique du Droit International (Pedone, 2020), International Authority and the Responsibility to Protect (Cambridge University Press, 2011), and Reading Humanitarian Intervention (Cambridge University Press, 2003). She has edited Revolutions in International Law: The Legacies of 1917 (Cambridge University Press, 2021) (co-editor), The Oxford Handbook of the Theory of International Law (Oxford University Press, 2016) (co-editor), and International Law and its Others (Cambridge University Press, 2006). She is a contributor to the London Review of Books Blog and the literary magazine Griffith Review.
She has been awarded honorary doctorates in law by Lund University, the University of Gothenburg, and the University of Helsinki, and the Woodward Medal for Excellence in Humanities and Social Sciences by the University of Melbourne. She has held three successive competitive fellowships awarded by the Australian Research Council: an Australian Professorial Fellowship (2007-2011), a Future Fellowship (2012-2015), and the Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellowship (2015-2021).