SOAS University of London

Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy

The New Terrain of International Law: Courts, Politics, Rights

Prof Karen J. Alter

Date: 7 May 2014Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 7 May 2014Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: 4426

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Karen J. Alter is Professor of Political Science and Law at Northwestern University, and a permanent visiting professor at the iCourts Center for Excellence, University of Copenhagen Faculty of Law. Alter is author of The New Terrain of International Law: Courts, Politics, Rights (Princeton University Press, 2014); The European Court’s Political Power (Oxford University Press, 2009); Establishing the Supremacy of European Law (Oxford University Press, 2001) and more than forty articles and book chapters. She is co-editor of the Oxford Handbook on International Adjudication (Oxford University Press, 2014). Fluent in Italian, French and German, Alter’s research has been supported by the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the American Academy of Berlin, the Howard Foundation, the German Marshall Fund, the DAAD, and the Bourse Chateaubriand Scientifique. Alter is member of the New York Council on Foreign Relations, serves on the editorial board of International Organization, and Law and Social Inquiry and (previously) European Union Politics. She has been a visiting scholar at the Northwestern Law School, the American Academy in Berlin, the Institute d’Etudes Politiques, the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Auswartiges Politik, Harvard University’s Center for European Studies, Harvard Law School, Seikei University, the Sonderforschungsbereich of Universitat Bremen, and the American Bar Foundation.

Read an introductory chapter of Professor Alter's new book The New Terrain of International Law: Courts, Politics, Rights.

This event is part of the CISD International Relations Speaker Series.

Organiser: Dr Leslie Vinjamuri

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