Photo by Greg Rakozy on Unsplash.

Back to Symposium

Introducing the Symposium ‘The Person Behind the Academic’


If one’s academic personality and inner value system are interconnected and inseparable, then getting to know the person behind the academic can help readers to better understand one’s work. If, on the other hand, one’s personal views are not reflected in their teachings, writings, or jurisprudential practice, then the reasons behind this divergence are also of interest. Meanwhile, discovering the sources of various academics’ inspiration and getting a glimpse of their working habits may also be similarly influential or motivating and may allow younger scholars to demystify the road to inspiring works.

Embracing the idea of deconstructing the remoteness of academics from each other and from the public, the Völkerrechtsblog introduces the symposium ‘The Person Behind the Academic’, which will seek to unveil the person behind inspiring academic texts, judgements, or lectures through a series of interviews. Various academics will be asked questions about the sources of their inspiration, their personal views of academia and justice, as well as on their habits, personal interests, and everyday life. Are you ready to meet the person behind the academic?

We wish you all an exciting read!

Spyridoula (Sissy) Katsoni
Spyridoula (Sissy) Katsoni is a Ph.D. Candidate and Research Associate at the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV), Ruhr-University Bochum. She is a Managing Editor of Völkerrechtsblog.
View profile
Print article

Leave a Reply

We very much welcome your engagement with posts via the comment function but you do so as a guest on our platform. Please note that comments are not published instantly but are reviewed by the Editorial Team to help keep our blog a safe place of constructive engagement for everybody. We expect comments to engage with the arguments of the corresponding blog post and to be free of ad hominem remarks. We reserve the right to withhold the publication of abusive or defamatory comments or comments that constitute hate speech, as well as spam and comments without connection to the respective post.

Submit your Contribution
We welcome contributions on all topics relating to international law and international legal thought. Please take our Directions for Authors and/or Guidelines for Reviews into account.You can send us your text, or get in touch with a preliminary inquiry at:
Subscribe to the Blog
Subscribe to stay informed via e-mail about new posts published on Völkerrechtsblog and enter your e-mail address below.