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Introducing Digital Echoes

Listening to New Normativities in International Law and Technology


The first season of “Digital Echoes” brings together leading scholars in international law, international relations and legal theory to present their work and discuss the implications of an ever-increasing digitisation of socio-economic life from an (international) legal perspective. We have assembled a stellar group of thinkers who invite us to explore how Digital Technologies are changing and challenging the modes in which law and governance operate. How to formulate questions to address the relationship between international law and technology and its implications for governance? They invite us to think with them about what it means to talk about digital spaces or digital rights. To contemplate the topologies of normativity that these terms connote and to investigate how power operates in techno legal assemblages?

Along and beyond those questions we invite you to tag along, experience those scholars striding out the newly emerging scholarly field revolving around ‘international law and technology’, to see them explore new theoretical and methodological approaches, testing new assumptions and preoccupations and trying out new modes of working across disciplines.

We offer the opportunity to listen to conversations about New Normativities in International Law and Technology, which were recorded during a jointly hosted lecture series by Delphine Dogot of Université Catholique de Lille and Andrea Leiter of the Amsterdam Center for International Law in Spring 2023. This first season of “Digital Echoes” was realised in collaboration with Völkerrechtsblog and the support of Noah Boerhave and Daniela Rau.

First Season episodes:

  1. Opening conversation with Matilda Arvidsson (Gothenburg University), Fleur Johns (UNSW Sydney) and Dimitri van den Meerssche (Queen Mary University)
  2. New Modes of Law-Making and Resistance in the Digital Age with Rebecca Mignot-Mahdavi (University of Manchester)
  3. Emerging Technologies and International Governance with Outi Korhonen (University of Turku)
  4. International Law Becomes a Cyborg Science with John Haskell (University of Manchester)
  5. Terrorism through the eyes of the algorithm: how the law is (re)figured through security technology with Tasniem Anwar (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
  6. Sovereignty and the Law of Surveillance with Beatriz Botero Arcila (Sciences Po Paris)
  7. International Trade Law and Global Data Governance: Never the Twain Shall Meet? with Neha Mishra (Geneva Graduate Institute)
  8. Closing conversation with Daniela Gandorfer (University of Westminster), Mireille Hildebrandt (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and Gregor Noll (University of Gothenburg)


This lecture series benefitted from the support of the Research Commission of the Université Catholique de Lille and the Fondation de la Catho as well as the Amsterdam Center for International Law at the University of Amsterdam.

Digital Echoes thank Eski Göten for allowing us to use parts of her song “Let the Love”.

Delphine Dogot

Delphine Dogot is Associate professor of Law at Université catholique de Lille, based on the Paris-Issy Campus, and research lead in Digital and Emerging Technology at C3RD, Research Centre on Law & Risk.  She is the founding Director of LeStudio, a collaborative and creative digital/law lab.

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Andrea Leiter

Andrea Leiter is an Assistant Professor at the Amsterdam Center for International Law working on technology enabled governance. She also co-founded the Dutch non-profit organization Sovereign Nature Initiative, working at the intersection of ecology, technology and economics.

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Anna Sophia Tiedeke

Anna is a PhD candidate at Humboldt University Berlin and holds a scholarship from the Heinrich Böll Foundation. She is currently working as a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law with the humanet3 research project, which is based in Berlin at the Centre for Human and Machines at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development.

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Noah Boerhave

Noah Boerhave is a full-time student enrolled in the LLM Public International Law at the University of Amsterdam. With a strong interest in international law and technology, Noah Boerhave is currently employed in a data protection and privacy consultancy.

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Daniela Rau

Daniela has been studying law at Humboldt University Berlin and Maastricht University. Formerly a student assistant at Völkerrechtsblog, she is now a member of the editorial team.

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