Announcements: Human-AI Reasoning in International Law PhD Place; Hague Academy of International Law Winter Courses; CfN The Cyprus Review; COVID-19 Crisis from a German, European and International Perspective

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1. Fully Funded PhD Place – Human-AI Reasoning in International Law. A fully funded PhD place (3.5 years guaranteed) is available in a project on Human-AI reasoning in international law. The candidate will work with Professor Nehal Bhuta (Professor of International Law, Edinburgh), and Professor Michael Rovatsos (Professor of AI, Edinburgh) to develop a prototype Machine Learning (ML) system to investigate the relationship between ML modelling and legal reasoning in domains of international law. A strong background in AI methods is essential, but an interest in law and legal reasoning is a plus. The deadline for applications is 15 June 2020, and the start date is 1 November 2020. Further details can be found here.

2. Hague Academy of International Law Winter Courses on International Law. The Hague Academy of International Law is proud to announce the opening of registrations for the third edition of the Winter Courses on International Law as of 1 May 2020. The programme will take place from 11 – 29 January 2021. All applicants are required to register online using the registration forms. A limited amount of scholarships are available. Registrations at the full fee and Directed Studies are accepted until 30 September 2020. Scholarship applications are accepted until 31 July 2020. For more information about the programmes of The Hague Academy of International Law, please consult the website.

3. Call for Nominations: The Cyprus Review. The Editorial Team of the oldest Cyprological social sciences journal (SCOPUS indexed), The Cyprus Review has launched a Call for Nominations for the First Annual Book Awards in the fields of I. History and Political Science, II. Social Sciences, and III. Law. The Review will consider nominations regarding books published during 2019, written either in Greek or in English and which are pertinent to Cyprus. Further information can be found here.

4. The COVID-19 Crisis from a German, European and International Perspective. An Online Panel Discussion Series Jointly Organized by the IFHV and Verfassungsblog. The COVID-19 pandemic presents unprecedented challenges to states worldwide, and to their regional and international cooperation. The Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) and Verfassungsblog are bringing together internationally recognized experts in a three-part online discussion series to reflect on these challenges and ways to address them. The first session on the German constitutional perspective was held on 12 May 2020. The second and third session on the European and the international situation are taking place on 19 and 26 May 2020 respectively with such distinguished guests as the former EU commissioner for crisis management Christos Stylianides, Mark Dawson and Kim Lane Scheppele as well as Philip Alston, Marco Sassòli, Gian LucaBurci and Nico Krisch. More info can be accessed here.

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