Conversation with Professor Anne Orford and Professor Fiona De Londras on 'International Law and Politics of History '(CUP, 2021)

Tuesday 13 September 2022 (12:00-13:00)


Anne Orford is Melbourne Laureate Professor and Michael D Kirby Chair of International Law at Melbourne Law School, and Visiting Professor of Law and John Harvey Gregory Lecturer on World Organisation at Harvard Law School. Professor Orford researches and teaches in the areas of international law, history and theory of international law, international dispute settlement, international economic law, and climate change and the politics of international law. She is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and a past President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law. Professor Orford is the author of International Law and the Politics of History (Cambridge University Press, 2021), Pensée Critique et Pratique du Droit International (Pedone, 2020), International Authority and the Responsibility to Protect (Cambridge University Press, 2011), and Reading Humanitarian Intervention (Cambridge University Press, 2003). She has edited Revolutions in International Law: The Legacies of 1917 (Cambridge University Press, 2021) (co-editor), The Oxford Handbook of the Theory of International Law (Oxford University Press, 2016) (co-editor), and International Law and its Others (Cambridge University Press, 2006). 

Fiona de Londas is Professor of Global Legal Studies at Birmingham Law School. Her research concerns constitutionalism, human rights, and transnationalism. She is an editor of the Human Rights Law Review and former editor of the Irish Yearbook of International Law and Legal Studies. She is an Honorary Professor at the Australian National University, a member of the Executive Committee of the Society of Legal Scholars, an affiliate of the Oxford Human Rights Hub, and a Senior Associate of the Global Justice Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy in the University of Toronto. In 2017 she was awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize in Law. Her most recent book is The Practice and Problems of Transnational Counter-Terrorism, published by Cambridge University Press in 2022.

About this event

The ‘Conversations with’ Series is hosted by Dr Shaimaa Abdelkarim at the School of Law, University of Birmingham under the Global Legal Studies Research Group. We enter the conversations in order to foster discussions on recent publications between legal academics and wider audiences and to contextualise the impact of publications in un/conventional spaces. Conversations will be recorded and available through the BLS Research Blog in due course. For inquiries, please contact

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