Symposium on ‘Russia, Imperialism, and International Law’
Call for Abstracts: Symposium on ‘Russia, Imperialism, and International Law’ (14-16 September 2023)
The Walther Schücking Institute for International Law at the University of Kiel, Germany, will host an international symposium on ‘Russia, Imperialism, and International Law’ on 14-16 September 2023. The symposium will discuss Russia’s past and present attempts to (re-)establish its dominance and control in the post-Soviet sphere, with a specific focus on geopolitical (e.g., the concept of the ‘near abroad’), nationality-related (e.g., passportisation), and economic ‘tools of imperialism’. Scholars of international law and its related disciplines (including political science, history, and economics) are invited to submit abstracts on topics related to this theme. Although the symposium has a particular interest in the topic of Russian imperialism and highly encourages submissions in this area, the organisers equally encourage submissions on any topic that illuminates the discourse on imperialism (and its ‘tools’) in general, including those not directly addressing the role of Russian Federation. Abstracts should be around 1,000-1,500 words, and must be sent to Professor Andreas von Arnauld <firstname.lastname@example.org>in a single document that also includes a brief CV by 3 July 2023. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to present their research in panels on their respective themes, and following the symposium, to publish their paper in a special focus section in Volume 66 (2023) of the German Yearbook of International Law.
Full details can be found here: https://www.wsi.uni-kiel.de/de/veranstaltungen/symposium-2023-russia-imperialism-and-international-law