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140 Characters in Search of a Foreign Policy: Tweeting International Law in the Age of Trump


12 April 2017

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140 Characters in Search of a Foreign Policy: Tweeting International Law in the Age of Trump

Speaker: Professor Gerry Simpson, London School of Economics

In this seminar, sponsored by Sydney Friends of the London School of Economics and Sydney Centre for International Law at the University of Sydney Law School, Professor Gerry Simpson will consider the possible effects of Trumpism on foreign relations, as well as the broader question of time in the history of international law and diplomacy.


About the speaker

Gerry Simpson was appointed to a Chair in Public International Law at LSE January, 2016. He previously taught at the University of Melbourne (2007-2015), the Australian National University (1995-1998) and LSE (2000-2007). He is the author of Great Powers and Outlaw States (Cambridge, 2004) and Law, War and Crime: War Crimes Trials and the Reinvention of International Law (Polity 2007), and co-editor (with Kevin Jon Heller) of Hidden Histories (Oxford, 2014) and (with Raimond Gaita) of Who's Afraid of International Law? (Monash, forthcoming, 2016).

Professor Simpson's current research projects include an Australian Research Council-funded project on Cold War International Law with Matt Craven, SOAS and Sundhya Pahuja, Melbourne, and a counter-history of International Criminal Justice. He is also writing a book length account of the literary life of international law, entitled "The Sentimental Life of International Law".


CPD Points: 2


Time: 6-8pm

Location: Sydney Law School, New Law Building (F10), Eastern Avenue, Camperdown, The University of Sydney

Cost: Complimentary, however registration is essential

Contact: Professional Learning & Community Engagement

Phone: 02 9351 0429

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