On the Job! Director of the Indiana University Mexico Gateway

On the Job! compiles interesting vacancy notices, as follows:

► Applications are welcome from for the position of Director of the Indiana University Mexico Gateway.  The holder of this position will principally work from the IU Mexico Gateway office located on the campus of National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He/she will work in close cooperation with an Academic Director and report to the Director of IU’s Global Gateway Network, both of whom are based in Bloomington, Indiana within the office of IU’s Vice President for International Affairs. If interested in the position, please e-mail your CV and cover letter to Alexander (Ally) Batten, Director of International Gateways, Office of the Vice President for International Affairs at abatten@iu.edu. Deadline is 26 May 2017.

 

Write On! MJIL call for papers & Lancaster University Symposium

This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes calls for papers in the Melbourne Journal of International Law and for the symposium at Lancaster University, as follows:

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►The Editors of the Melbourne Journal of International Law (‘MJIL’), are now inviting submissions for volume 18(2). The deadline for submissions is 1 July 2017MJIL is a peer-reviewed academic journal based at the University of Melbourne which publishes innovative scholarly research and critical examination of issues in international law. Submissions and inquiries should be directed to law-mjil@unimelb.edu.au. For more information please visit their site.

►Lancaster University is hosting a symposium entitled ‘Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Sustaining Peace: Developing New Insights into Peacebuilding’ on 5 July 2017 at Lancaster University, UK. The symposium is the second event of a collaborative project between the Quaker UN Office (QUNO), Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) and Dr.Amanda Cahill-Ripley, which aims to enhance knowledge and understanding of the role of economic, social and cultural rights (ECSRs) in sustaining peace. Please submit a 200-500 word abstract to: escr@lancaster.ac.uk by Friday 26 May 2017.

Work On! Tilburg University Summer School

Work On! is an occasional item about workshops, roundtables, and other fora that do not necessarily include publication:

logo Tilburg University Summer School is running a two-week program examining the opportunities and challenges in addressing conflict-related sexual violence and human trafficking  from 17 July – 28 July 2017, in Tilburg at Tilburg University (the Netherlands). Deadline to register is 31 May 2017. Please find more details here.

 

USC Shoah Foundation awards inaugural research fellowship to IntLawGrrl Diane Marie Amann

The first-ever Breslauer, Rutman and Anderson Research Fellowship has been awarded to Diane Marie Amann, IntLawGrrls’ founding editor emerita. Amann joined the University of Georgia School of Law in 2011, taking up the Emily & Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law. She also has served, since 2015, as Georgia Law’s Associate Dean for International Programs & Strategic Initiatives.

Amann speaking at the 2016 launch of the International Criminal Court Office of the Prosecutor Policy on Children that she helped prepare in her role as the Prosecutor’s Special Adviser on Children in & affected by Armed Conflict.

The Breslauer, Rutman and Anderson Research Fellowship arises out of a recent gift to the Center for Advanced Genocide Research at the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation in Los Angeles.

Established by Steven Spielberg in the early 1990s, just after he completed his film Schindler’s List, the foundation contains extensive visual history archives. These include oral histories by numerous participants in the post-World War II trials in Europe. Those trials lie at the core of Amann’s scholarship on “Women at Nuremberg,” which explores the many roles women played in those proceedings, including prosecutors, defense counsel, journalists, witnesses, staffers, and defendants – everything except judges. (Prior IntLawGrrls posts on this subject available here.)

Among those whose oral histories may be found at these archives are two members of the U.S. prosecution team: Cecelia Goetz, who as part of the Krupp case became the only woman to deliver part of an opening statement at Nuremberg, and Belle Mayer Zeck, who helped to try the Farben case. As quoted at the USC Shoah Foundation website, Amann commented:

“I’m very interested in finding out what they remember and what they thought was important and what their feelings were about the Nuremberg project. It seems to me there’s a lost story about that era that would be worth uncovering to give a richer picture of what that period was about.”

Amann’s visit to USC will occur next January, during a research-intensive Spring 2018 semester during which she will continue to pursue a Ph.D. in Law at Leiden University in the Netherlands.

(Cross-posted from Exchange of Notes blog)

Go on! Global Migration Law @ ASIL

bio_Thomas_Chantal_ct343For those interested in global migration law, we hope you’ll join the Migration Law Interest Group for a works-in-progress session at the American Society of International Law’s Annual Meeting on Friday, April 14 from 11 am to 12:30 pm in the Yosemite Room. (It is listed in the program as the Migration Law IG business meeting.) We have a terrific line-up:

  • Chantal Thomas (pictured above), Chair
  • Tendayi Achiume (pictured below), International Law and Xenophobic Anxiety
  • Itamar Mann, Maritime Legal Black Holes: Migration as Extra-legality
  • Ralph Wilde, Unintended consequences: Do progressive legal developments protecting forced migrants undermine protection in other areas?

The tendayipapers are available on a password-protected website. Please e-mail Joel Houkom at joel.houkom@temple.edu to access the site.

We hope that you will join us, and please spread the word widely!

Go On! KPBS Dead Reckoning: War, Crime & Justice From WWII to the War on Terror

Go On! makes note of interesting conferences, lectures, and similar events.

logo.pngKPBS and ILG’s own Prof. Naomi Roht-Arriaza present “Dead Reckoning”. A three-hour documentary series on PBS which follows war crimes investigators and prosecutors as they pursue some of the world’s most notorious criminals— notably Adolf Eichmann, Saddam Hussein, Radovan Karadzic, Charles Taylor, and Efraín Ríos Montt. The first episode “The General’s Ghost” airs Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at 8 PM on KPBS TV. Click here for details.

Go On! “Power, Publics and the US in the World”: annual meeting of Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations

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mary► The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Historians – SHAFR for short – will hold its annual meeting June 22-24, 2017, in Arlington, Virginia. It’s a special event not least because this year the organization’s headed by IntLawGrrl Mary L. Dudziak, an Emory Law professor who joined other plenary speakers at IntLawGrrls birthday conference last week (above). Dudziak will give the SHAFR Presidential Lecture at this annual meeting. Other program highlights will include: a keynote lecture by Columbia Professor Mae Ngai, an immigration historian; and a plenary panel entitled “Can Law Constrain War? Lessons from History,” featuring IntLawGrrls contributor and Georgetown Law Professor Rosa Brooks, Harvard Law Professor Jack Goldsmith, Wisconsin-Madison Political Science Professor Helen M. shafKinsella, and Yale Law Professor John Fabian Witt. Details and registration here.