We were excited to continue our new series of GCILS Wednesday Webinars in the autumn/winter. In the testing times of the pandemic, when we could not organise events in our usual fashion, the Webinar Series has provided an online platform for forward-thinking debates, with a strong voice from our audience, on the most pressing issues and challenges in international law and global affairs.
The webinars are held fortnightly, on Wednesday afternoons at 3pm (with a few exceptions), and are free and open to the public. Some of them are recorded and you can access videos on our website and YouTube channel. The series will continue in Semester 2 – follow us on social media and keep an eye on our website for the 2021 Winter/Spring Webinar Schedule.
Semester 1, 2021/2022
- 22 September – International Law as a Profession: Greg Reisman, Assistant Legal Adviser, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
- 6 October – “The Council of Europe and the Right to Truth: Nobody Does it Better?”- in conversation with Natasha Stamenkovikj
- 3 November – “Energy in International Trade Law: Concepts, Regulation and Changing Markets” – Anna-Alexandra Marhold in conversation with Christian Tams
- 17 November – “Problem of predatory publications from the Global South perspective” – Dr Ikboljon Qoraboyev
Semester 2, 2020/2021:
- 13 January – International Law as a Profession with Gillian Forsyth as our guest speaker
- 10 February – “A Matter of Survival? Attributing the Conduct of Secessionist Entities to Third States at the ECtHR”
- 24 February – “Strategic Human Rights Litigation – Understanding and Maximising Impact” – Helen Duffy in conversation with Anni Pues
- 10 March – The UN Security Council as a forum for international dispute settlement and legal discourse
- 25 March – Taxation under International Investment Law: A Round Table on Cairn Energy v India
- 8 April – “The International Legal Scholar: Perspectives from the Sociology of Professions”. Webinar with Dr Fuad Zarbiyev
- 21 April – Humanitarian-Development-Peace Divide and International Law
- 2 June – “Socio-economic and environmental foundations for peace: What role for international law?”
Semester 1, 2020/2021:
- 30 September: The UN @75 – challenges for the new quarter-century
- 14 October: International law and rival governments
- 28 October: World Trade Governance: 2020 and beyond
- 11 November: Justice for Syria? Roundtable discussion on current developments
- 25 November: Roundtable on the ‘Renaissance Dam’ dispute: the state of transboundary water law in the face of climate insecurity
Individual links to register for each webinar will be published on the respective event pages. Please follow us on Twitter @UofGCILS and visit our Events page for further details. You can also join our mailing list to receive regular updates on our upcoming webinars.