International law and the periphery

17 February 2012 to 19 February 2012

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Online registrations are only accepted for those paying by credit card for this event. The full conference rate is AUD$58 or EGP 320 per person payable in advance. Registration is free of charge for those with a confirmed speaking or chairing role in the program

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One year on from the "Arab Spring", join us in Cairo to explore contemporary geographies of international law. You are invited to reflect anew upon the "cores" and "peripheries" of international legal knowledge and practice in the face of recent structural shifts. Where (if anywhere) are they located today? Does international law project a disciplinary periphery, or several? Who or what occupies international legal peripheries today and what does peripheral status imply? What may be at stake in the mapping of cores and peripheries? Are there cores in the peripheral and vice versa? To what extent, if at all, do core-periphery dynamics in international law channel development and reform? Long associated with dependency theory, world systems theory and geographical analyses of trade, core-periphery schematics have nonetheless informed international legal thought, argument and policy-making in a wide range of ways. This conference will enable scholars of law and related disciplines to revisit core-periphery dynamics in global governance, in both their symbolic and their material dimensions, and contribute to their re-imagining for the current age.

Co-hosted by the American University in Cairo Law Department and Sydney Law School at the University of Sydney, this conference will afford both established and emergent scholars working in or around the international legal field an invigorating opportunity to explore the foregoing theme.

The Call for Papers and Panels submission process is now closed. We would like to thank everyone for the overwhelming response, leading to receipt of nearly 100 abstracts and half a dozen panel proposals. The Program of the conference will be posted within the next two weeks. All those who have made submissions will be advised of the outcome before that time.

Time: To be confirmed

Location: Cairo, Egypt

Cost: The full conference rate is AUD$58 or EGP 320 per person payable in advance.

Contact: Fleur Johns

Phone: 93510248

Email: 330d02271e673e44120b0b0f072b011f5c527c5d3726450b12521616

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