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The past and future of international thinking

What is the status of international thinking in the world today?
Join us for a discussion of international thinking, through the lens of politics, law and history, and an examination of how the rise in nationalist sentiment affects international collaboration and institutions.

Event details

Event type: Forum
Date: Monday 23 July 2018
Time: 6 - 7.30pm
Venue: Veterinary Science Conference Centre (Lecture Theatre 208, Webster), The University of Sydney, Camperdown (next to Oval No. 2, Ross St Entrance) 
 Free and open to all with online registrations required
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Please note: while there is some paid parking available next to the Veterinary Science building, within the university and some street parking available in the area, spaces are limited so we suggest using public transport whenever possible. 


In an increasingly globalized world, nationalism is on the rise. International law, and international institutions, are in decline. How can scholars of history, politics, and law, help us understand the relevance of international thinking in the 21st century? In this public forum, world leading researchers in the history of international thinking speak about the work they do, and what it can tell us about the world we live in.

The Speakers:

  • Professor Anne Orford,  Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor, Michael D Kirby Chair of International Law, and an Australian Laureate Fellow at Melbourne Law School at the University of Melbourne, where she directs the Laureate Program in International Law.

  • Professor Chris Reus-Smit, Professor of International Relations at the University of Queensland and a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. 

  • Professor David Armitage, the Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History and former Chair of the Department of History at Harvard University, where he teaches intellectual history and international history. 

  • Professor Patricia Owens, Professor and Head of the Department of International Relations at the University of Sussex, after holding positions in London and Oxford
  • Chair: Glenda Sluga, Professor of International History, and ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellow at the University of Sydney.

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