Workshop on Critical research in international law

The Erik Castrén Institute organises a workshop on “What is Critical Research in International Law Today?” on Friday 31 August 2018.

The workshop will consist of two parts. The morning is devoted for a Master Class – a discussion between Professors Anne Orford (Melbourne) and Martti Koskenniemi (Helsinki) with doctoral candidates and young researchers on problems in critical research. The Master Class consists of four thematic discussions with two examples of ongoing research projects in each discussion:

  • Critiques of Economic Law
    Kangle Zhang, University of Helsinki
    Edoardo Stoppioni, Max Planck Institute, Luxembourg
  • International Law & Neoliberalism
    David Scott, Manchester International Law Centre
    Ukri Soirila, University of Helsinki
  • Critical Approach to Environmental Governance
    Outi Penttilä, University of Helsinki
    Patrick Toussaint, University of Eastern Finland
  • Examining Actors and Contexts
    Santtu Raitasuo, University of Helsinki
    Miriam Bak McKenna, Lund University

In the afternoon, the workshop opens to a wider audience with three debates based on three presentations.

  • Professor Anne Orford (University of Melbourne) on legal history
  • Professor Jan Klabbers (University of Helsinki) on studying international institutions
  • Professor Martti Koskenniemi (University of Helsinki) on legal structuralism

Register to attend the event by August 1st using this e-form.