Jaya Ramji-Nogales Speaks at ESIL Conference

In September 2016, Jaya Ramji-Nogales spoke at the European Society of International Law’s annual conference (ESIL) as part of a bilingual agora entitled ‘The Gendered Imaginaries of Crisis in International Law.’ Inspired by Hilary Charlesworth’s provocative statement that ‘international lawyers revel in a good crisis. A crisis provides a focus for the development of the discipline and it also allows international lawyers the sense that their work is of immediate, intense relevance,’ the agora aimed to disrupt mainstream interpretations and perspectives on crisis as well as remind attendees of the various ways in which gender is implicated in the narratives of crisis. The agora was bilingual, in both French and English, which helped to disrupt the increasing dominance of the English language at ESIL and enabled the inclusion of a wider array of feminist perspectives.