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Series: ILAG Research Series
In this talk, Dr Kumar will address the "fit" between revolution and international law which is the subject of her monograph, and builds on her most recent work, International Law, Kelsen and the Aberrant Revolution: Excavating the Practices of Revolutionary Legality in Rhodesia and Beyond’’ in The Power of Legality: Practices of International Law and Their Politics, eds Nikolas M. Rajkovic, Tanja Aalberts, Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen (CUP 2016). Specifically, her paper will examine the nature of the problem that revolution poses as a concept for the discipline of international law and for the telling of international legal histories. It will be divided in three se ctions: where does the concept of revolution belong; how does the concept of revolution belong; and why does it belong. It will answer these questions by both drawing on and departing from conceptual history approaches to the place of a concept in the discipline.
Speaker: Dr Vidya Kumar, Associate Professor, Leicester Law School, University of Leicester
Dr Kumar has recently been a Visiting Research Scholar at the Institute for International Law and the Humanities (IILAH), Melbourne Law School (Australia) and a Visiting Fellow at Humboldt University in Berlin (Germany). She holds a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford, an LL.M. from Osgoode Hall Law School, and an LL.B from Queen’s University (Canada), as well as two degrees in political theory/politics. Her research is interdisciplinary in nature, traversing the fields of international law, constitutional law, legal history, and the philosophy of law. She is currently researching two interrelated projects: 1) a monograph on the relationship between international law and revolution; and 2) a project on the relationship between revolution and constitutionalism in a global context. She has published works on international law, revolution, legal history, globalisation theory, and international labour & human rights. She has taught the following courses: Public International Law, Public Law, Global and Comparative Constitutional Law, Legal Theory, International Legal History and International Humanitarian Law. She is a Junior Faculty member of the Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP), Harvard Law School (USA), and was also a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto (2010), a Visiting Research Fellow at the London School of Economics (2011) and a Visiting Lecturer at University of Bayreuth, Germany (2013).
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1.00pm - 3.00pmWednesday 11th October 2017
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