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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

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…

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Announcements: CfP German Yearbook of International Law; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; CfP The Cyprus Review

1. Call for Papers: German Yearbook of International Law. The Editors of the German Yearbook of international law invite submissions of papers for consideration in the General Articles section of Volume 63 (2020) of the GYIL. The call is open to everyone. Manuscripts dealing with any topic of interest in the field of Public International Law will be considered, and…

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EJIL: The Podcast! WHO Let the Bats Out?

Episode 2 of EJIL: The Podcast! is now available. In this episode, Sarah Nouwen, Marko Milanovic, Philippa Webb and I, are joined by Gian Luca Burci, former Legal Counsel of the World Health Organization (WHO), to discuss what international health law provides in relation to preparation for and responses to pandemics. We…

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Announcements: Law & Practice of International Courts and Tribunals Book Review Editor Vacancy; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; TAU Law Workshop Online Roundtable; CfP International Society of Public Law; Cambridge International Law Conference

1. The Law & Practice of International Courts and Tribunals Vacancy for Book Review Editor. The Law and Practice of International Courts & Tribunals (LPICT) is adding a book review section to its regular offerings of high-level scholarly articles and legal development columns. For this purpose, we are currently looking for a Book Review Editor…

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How We Stop Talking Past Each Other: A Rejoinder to Hoekman and Nelson’s Reply to My Article on Narratives about Winners and Losers from Globalization

When Donald Trump was elected to the US presidency, the instinctive reaction of many public officials, trade economists and international economic lawyers was to fight back. And fight back they did – in reports, op-eds, blog posts, and interviews. It did not appear as though it would be particularly hard to win the argument: Trump’s economic illiteracy was…

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