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Events 2015





Moving beyond territorialization in/of International Law  

with John Haskell (Mississippi Law School)


Friday 18 December, 15:00-17:00 hours (followed by drinks in The Basket)

venue: Initium 2A-47




The Law and Politics of the Crime of Aggression

by Marieke de Hoon 


Defense committee: Ige Dekker (Utrecht University), Mark Drumbl (Washington and Lee University), Marlies Glasius (University of Amsterdam), Martti Koskenniemi (University of Helsinki), Sarah Nouwen (Lauterpacht Centre, Cambridge), Louis Sicking (VU Amsterdam)


16 December 2015, 16:45 u

Venue: The Aula, VU university


video of Marieke's 'lekenpraatje' : https://youtu.be/--ui8RLvgGI





War Against Terrorists

How can we understand this type of war and what does it mean for our society?


with pitches by Geoff Gordon (CePTL/VU), Thomas Verstege (student LLM Law and Politics of International Security) and Adina Nistor (student MSc International Crimes and Criminology)


Thursday 17 September, 17:15 

venue: Concilium at the Law Faculty, VU Amsterdam


for more information see PIL Talks!




Taxi to the Dark Side by Alex Gibney (2007)


Wednesday 28 October, at 18.30

Venue: HG 2A-24 (main building) 




To Become Kesselwäscher .. Victims as Victimizers, the Victimizer as Victim:
Transcending International Criminal Law's Binaries


with Mark Drumbl (Washington and Lee University School of Law)


Thursday 15 October 2015, 12:00-13:30




Law's Violence


at the 9th Pan-Europen Conference on International Relations

Giardini Naxos, Sicily, 23-26 September 2015

organized by the European International Studies Association


section chairs: Tanja Aalberts (CePTL/VU) and Nikolas Rajkovic (University of Kent) 


Panel TA28: Historical Sociologies of Law's Violence

Thursday 24 September 2015, 9:00am - 10:45am

Discussant: Jorg Kustermans (University of Antwerp)


Papers by Friederike Kuntz (University of Groningen, Netherlands), Robert James Knox (University of Liverpool, United Kingdom), Boris Nikolay Mamlyuk (University of Memphis, USA), John Dixon Haskell (MC School of Law, USA), Ciaran James Burke (Friedrich Schiller University, Germany)


Panel TC28: The Force of Lawyers: Authority, Lawyering and Expertise
Thursday, 24 September 2015, 2:30pm - 4:15pm

Discussant: Nikolas M. Rajkovic (University of Kent)


Papers by Gavin Sullivan (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands), Ioannis Kalpouzos (City University London, UK), Immi Tallgren (Max Planck Institute Luxembourg; London School of Economics), Michelle Farrell (University of Liverpool, UK) and John Reynolds (National University of Ireland Maynooth)


Panel TD28: International Criminal Law: The Law and Politics of Naming Violence
Thursday 24 September 2015, 4:45pm - 6:30pm

Discussant: Immi Tallgren (Max Planck Institute Luxembourg)


Papers by Cédric Moreau de Bellaing (Ecole Normale Supérieure / LIER-IMM, France), Dominique Linhardt (CNRS / LIER-IMM-EHESS, France), Page Wilson (University of Greenland; Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK), Sofia Stolk (CePTL/VU, Netherlands), Marieke de Hoon (CePTL/VU, Netherlands), Gerhard Kemp (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)


Panel FD28: Epistemologies of Violence and the Force of Law
Friday 25 September 2015, 4:45pm - 6:30pm

Discussant: Robert James Knox (University of Liverpool)


papers by Susanne Krasmann, Christine Hentschel (University of Hamburg, Germany), Ben Kamis (Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany), Marieke de Goede (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands), Philip Liste (University of Hamburg, Germany)


for more information, see the conference programme




Economic globalization, law and international security 

Robert McCorquodale (University of Nottingham) 


Friday 18 September 2015 at 15.00 (followed by drinks)

venue: De Nieuwe Poort, Claude Debussylaan 2-8, Amsterdam



How can we think about Refugees and Our Role in Crises

On the law, politics and morality in Fortress Europe


with pitches by Thomas Spijkerboer and Richard Prins


Thursday 17 September, 17:15 

venue: Concilium at the Law Faculty, VU Amsterdam


for more information see PIL Talks!




Resilience: From Ecology to Law

with Jaye Ellis (McGill)


25 June 2015, 13:00-14:00

Venue: VU university, main building 9A16




Reinventing the Law

with Jaye Ellis (McGill)


25 June 2015, 13:00-17:00

Venue: VU university, main building 9A16





The Signature of Power


with Mitchell Dean (University of Newcastle & Copenhagen Business School)
further information


22 May 2015, 12:00 - 14:00, lunch provided

Venue: VU university, main building 1A32


in cooperation with ACCESS Europe 




Between Rights and Markets: Governmentality in EU External Trade and Environment Policies

by Jessica Lawrence 


Defense committee: Mitchell Dean (Copenhagen Business School), Thomas Diez (University of Tuebingen), Guy Harpaz (Hebrew University), Wouter Werner (CePTL/VU)


21 May 2015, 11:45 am

Venue: The Aula, VU university




Documenting World Politics. A Critical Companion to IR and Non-Fiction Film 

edited by Rens van Munster (Danish Institute for International Studies) and Casper Sylvest (University of Southern Denmark) Routledge, 2015 


Friday 17 april 2015, 14:00-16:00, followed by drinks

Venue: Movie theatre 'De Uitkijk', Prinsengracht 452, Amsterdam


link to the program





Law and Politics of International Security

with lecture by Prof. Dr. Ciarán Burke (Friedrich Schiller University, Jena)

Saturday 11 april 2015, 12:00-16:15, followed by drinks

Venue:De Nieuwe Poort, Claude Debussylaan 2-8, Amsterdam




The Fog of War  by Errol Morris (2003)


Tuesday 3 March, 16:00 - 18:30
Venue: VU, main building (6A10)
Moderator: Tanja Aalberts (CePTL)


For LPIS and ICC students 



Legal expressivism in a globalizing world


Panel SB69 at the 56th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association

New Orleans, 18-21 February 2015


organizers: Sofia Stolk (CePTL/VU) and Barrie Sander (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies)

panellists: Margaret deGuzman (Temple), Jillian Dobson (CePTL/VU), David Luban (Georgetown); Barrie Sander (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies), Sofia Stolk (CePTL/VU)

discussant: Mark Drumbl (Washington and Lee University)




Carte Blanche by Heidi Specogna (2011)


in cooperation with the Amsterdam Student Association of International Law


Thursday 12 February, 16:00 - 18:00
Venue: UvA, Oudemanhuispoort, Room C2.17
Moderator: Wouter Werner (CePTL)





Theology, International Law, and the Structure of Argumentation

keynote speaker: Prof. dr Gregor Noll (Lund University)


Monday 9 February, 14:00 - 17:00

venue: Agora 1, VU university (main building)

link to the program


in cooperation with the Bulthuis van Oosternieland Foundation for the occassion of the award ceremony of the 2014 Bulthuis van Oosternieland prize to Dr. Reinoud Oosting and Dr. Tanja Aalberts




Security Lists, Fundamental Rights and the Transnational Listing Project 


with Gavin Sullivan (University of Amsterdam) and Alice Riccardi (Roma Tre University)

16 January 2015, 15:00-17:00

Venue: De Nieuwe Poort, Claude Debussylaan 2-8, Amsterdam





International Law between Constitutionalization and Fragmentation


Final conference of the COST Action IS1003


8-9 January 2015

Venue: De Nieuwe Poort, Claude Debussylaan 2-8, Amsterdam