Announcements: International Order & Justice Lecture Series; Michigan Law School Junior Scholars Conference; Nord Stream Leaks Webinar; Chinese and Global Perspectives Lecture Series; CfP Hague Yearbook of International Law; CfP Popular Consciousness in South Asia; CfA ECHR Facing Populism and Authoritarianism; Law of Armed Conflict Conference; Anu Bradford Book Discussion

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1. International Order & Justice Lecture Series. The Ghent Rolin-Jaequemyns International Law Institute (GRILI) and the Free University Brussels have launched the fourth edition of the International Order & Justice Lecture Series (22-23). The Series features seven speakers from the broader international law domain, each of whom will deliver a public lecture and act as respondent in a closed seminar with doctoral researchers. Speakers are Prof. Veronika Bilkova, Prof. Nilufer Oral, Prof. Frank Hoffmeister, Prof. Mike Schmitt, Prof. Eric De Brabandere, Prof. Joost Pauwelyn and Judge Hilary Charlesworth. For more information on dates and registration, or on active participation in one of the seminars, see here.
 
2. University of Michigan Law School Junior Scholars Conference. The University of Michigan Law School invites junior scholars to attend the 9th Annual Junior Scholars Conference, which will take place in person 21 – 22 April 2023 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The conference provides junior scholars with a platform to present and discuss their work with peers, and to receive detailed feedback from senior members of the Michigan Law faculty and other participants. The Conference aims to promote fruitful collaboration between participants and to encourage their integration into a community of legal scholars. The Junior Scholars Conference is intended for academics in both law and related disciplines. Applications from graduate students, SJD/PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers, lecturers, teaching fellows, and assistant professors (pre-tenure) who have not held an academic position for more than four years, are welcome. Applications are due by 9 January 2023. For further details, see Conference’s website.

3. International Law and the Nord Stream Leaks Webinar. The Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute of the World Maritime University, Sweden, will host a webinar on ‘International Law and the Nord Stream Leaks’, to take place on Friday 18 November at 14.00-15.30 CET. The webinar will take the form of a roundtable discussion featuring presentations by Danae Azaria, James Kraska, Zhen Sun, Alla Podznakova, and moderated by Ronán Long. More information and a link to register can be found here.
 
4. Histories of International Law: Chinese and Global Perspectives Lecture Series. The series is co-organized by the Centre of Chinese and Comparative Law of Hong Kong City University with Wuhan Law School and Fudan Law School.  Information about the  first lecture “China and the Turn to National Histories of International Law” to be held on 16 December from 16.00 to 17.30 Beijing Time with information about how to register freely is available here.
 
5. Call for Papers: Hague Yearbook of International Law. The Hague Yearbook of International Law is now receiving submissions for publication in its upcoming Volume 36. Submissions on any issues of public or private international law in either English or French language are welcomed. The Editorial Board will select articles based on their quality and relevance. Submissions should be around 12,000-16,000 words and should follow the OSCOLA style guide. Contributions and inquiries should be sent to hagueyearbook {at} gmail(.)com. The deadline for submissions is 1 May 2023. The full Call for Papers can be found here
 
6. Call for Essays: International Law and the Popular Consciousness in South Asia. International Law and the Global South and the Research Society of International Law (Pakistan) invite essays exploring popular attitudes towards international law in the South Asian region. Authors are encouraged to explore a variety of issues under the broad theme, including the depiction of international institutions in the media, international law in public debates, etc. The organizations are offering cash prizes of up to 900 USD for the winners, as well as publication of the winning manuscripts. For more information, including potential research questions and the procedure for submission, see here.
 
7. Call for Abstracts: The European Court of Human Rights Facing Populism and Authoritarianism – Time for System Change? On 27 – 28 April 2023, PluriCourts at the University of Oslo is hosting a workshop on populism, authoritarianism and the response of the European Court of Human Rights. In relation to the workshop, there is a call for abstracts with submission deadline 26 December. More information can be found here.
 
8. 4th Annual Law of Armed Conflict Conference. The Stockton Center for International Law at the U.S. Naval War College is hosting its 4th Annual Law of Armed Conflict Conference, “Russia-Ukraine: Full-Spectrum Conflict and International Law,” co-sponsored by the Norwegian Defence University College and the Swedish Defence University. The Conference will address a broad range of emerging dilemmas in international law, including deterrence, neutrality, civilians in full-spectrum conflict, littoral combat, sieges and blockades, gray-zone and hybrid warfare, and post-conflict remedies. The Stockton Center’s LOAC Conference will bring together international organizations, the global academic community, military and government attorneys, and experts in military operations from Europe, the United States, and allies and partners around the world. Selected research presented at the event will be published in International Law Studies. Registration is required to attend, and can be completed on the conference website
 
9. The Brussels Effect: How the European Union Rules the World, Anu Bradford Discussion. University of York Faculty of Law and the Globalization and Law Network (GLAW-Net) at Maastricht University are organizing an event on 15 December at the Maastricht University Campus in Brussels, on Anu Bradford’s 2020 book ‘The Brussels Effect: How the European Union Rules the World.’ In her 2020 bestseller, Anu Bradford (Columbia) examines the role of EU measures in shaping numerous policy fields such as data privacy, consumer health and safety, environmental protection, antitrust, and online hate speech. This event will provide an opportunity for academics, national and EU policymakers, and civil society members, to engage with Professor Bradford. Following a keynote by Professor Bradford, there will take place two panel discussions between leading scholars and stakeholders on questions surrounding the role and influence of the EU on the global stage, the nature of the ‘Brussels effect’, and potential responsibilities arising from the EU’s capacity to rule the world. The event will close with a drinks reception. Register here.
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