Announcements: NUS Centre for International Law Position; No More Blackface Lecture; The Psychology of International Law Discussion; CfP Richard Baxter Military Prize

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1. NUS Centre for International Law Postdoctoral Fellow Position: Postdoctoral Fellow (International Economic Law Focus) The Centre for International Law (CIL) at the National University of Singapore invites applications for a 2-Year Post-Doctoral Fellowship position with a focus on international economic law, commencing in February/March 2022. They seek applications from those with expertise in international investment law, international trade law, or other areas of international economic law. Applications are particularly sought from those with or interested in developing a research interest in interdisciplinary fields. Of special interest are applicants who are interested in the Asia-Pacific region; digital economy; sustainable development; and empirical aspects of the law. Applications are assessed on a rolling basis. Full details of the position and application procedure are available here. For further information on the focus area including events, activities and publications, see here.  

2. Centre for European Law and Internationalisation Lecture: No More Blackface – The Trial of Black Pete. The University of Leicester’s Centre for European Law and Internationalisation (CELI) will host a lecture entitled “No More Blackface: The Trial of Black Pete”. The lecture will take place on 1 December 2021, 4 – 6pm (online via MS Teams Live). Dr Frank King will discuss the Dutch anti-Black Pete litigation in the Amsterdam Administrative Court. Details of the event and link to join the session available here.

3. The Psychology of International Law: Emotions, Behavioural Bias and Mental Harm Issues, Brunel University London. The Brunel University London International Law Group will be holding on 1 December 2021 13:00 – 14:00 an online panel discussion under the title ‘The Psychology of International Law: Emotions, Behavioural Bias and Mental Harm Issues’ with Professor Anne van Aaken, Dr Veronika Fikfak and Dr Inbar Levy. The panel will be chaired by Dr Solon Solomon. The Zoom link to the event can be found here. More information can be found here

4. Call for Papers: Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict Richard Baxter Military Prize. The Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict has annually recognized a paper that significantly enhances the understanding and implementation of the law of war. The Richard Baxter Military Prize is awarded for exceptional writing in English by an active member of the regular or reserve armed forces, civilian employees of an armed force/ Ministry of Defense (or Department of Defense for the United States), or military service veterans, regardless of nationality. Papers for the 2022 competition must be received no later than 7 January 2022.  Papers submitted in this competition must be written or published in 2021, and must be in English (or translated into English if written in another language). Paper length may not exceed 35 pages if written with single line spacing or 70 pages if written with double line spacing, including footnotes.  Contact Dr. Christopher Bailey, christopherbailey286 {at} yahoo(.)com, for more information.

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