Sixteenth Lecture Series by Centre for the Study of United Nations & Jindal Society of International Law

The lecture will be on the topic, "International Organization in an Age of Populism" by Professor Ian Johnstone.

Jindal Society of International Law, in pursuance of fostering fruitful conversations on international law, is delighted to present and host the Fall Lecture Series of 2021, titled 'Exploring the Ecosystem of International Law'.

The lecture on ‘Existing Legal Limits to the Use of the Veto Power in the Face of Atrocity Crimes' is the ninth lecture in this twenty-three part lecture series, which is being held from August to November 2021.

About Jindal Society of International Law

The Jindal Society of International Law is a student-led initiative under the aegis of the Centre for the Study of United Nations of Jindal Global Law School, and the guidance of Faculty Coordinator Professor (Dr.) Vesselin Popovski. Founded in 2020, this Society is an initiative to provide a platform to young international law enthusiasts.

The purpose of this Society is to increase student interaction with the subject matter of International Law through its various initiatives. Rather than being primarily research-driven, we intend to offer a host of experiences that contribute towards skill-building, thereby increasing the knowledge database available to students.

This Society is an attempt to bridge the lacuna by streamlining resources and inculcating an overall interest in the vast expanses of International Law. We aim to provide a space to young international law enthusiasts to nurture their interest in the field.

About the Lecture Series 'Exploring the Ecosystem of International Law'

Our Fall Lecture Series of 2021, 'Exploring the Ecosystem of International Law', builds upon the introduction given on internationalism and international law by the concluded Spring Lecture Series, titled ‘Future of Internationalism and International Law’. The Fall Series endeavours to study the different contours of international law. To assist in this study, the speakers will cover and address their respective areas of expertise, based upon their years of research and practice. Given the vast ecosystem and the engagement of international law in it, the Society aims to study the fragmentation and fertilizations of the various disciplines in this ecosystem.

The lowest common denominator in this Fall Lecture Series is to enhance and provide a deeper understanding of international law through international lawyers. The Society, for its Members, is a well of knowledge and a quorum of thought-provoking discussions, which will be resultant of this engagement with experts aimed at exploring the ecosystem of international law.

About the Lecture

The sixteenth lecture of our Fall 2021 Lecture Series is on the topic 'International Organization in an Age of Populism'. The distinguished speaker for this lecture is Professor Ian Johnstone.

About the Speaker

Ian Johnstone is a Professor of International Law at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. In addition to his faculty position, he has held senior administrative positions at the School, as Dean ad interim from 2018-2019 and Academic Dean from 2013-15. Prior to joining Fletcher in the year 2000, Johnstone served in the United Nations' Executive Office of the Secretary-General and the Department of Peacekeeping Operations. He continues to serve as an occasional consultant to the United Nations.

His most recent books include Talking International Law: Legal Argumentation Beyond the Courtroom,(Co-editor, Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2021); The Oxford Handbook on International Organizations (Co-editor, Oxford University Press, 2016); Law and Practice of the United Nations (co-author 2nd edition, Oxford University Press, 2016); and The Power of Deliberation: International Law, Politics and Organizations (Oxford University Press, 2011).

Johnstone is a member of the International Advisory Board of the International Peace Institute. He is also a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Center on International Cooperation, New York University. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and New York University Law School. A citizen of Canada, he holds an LL.M degree from Columbia University and JD and B.A. degrees from the University of Toronto.

The lecture will be hosted online on Zoom and will also be simultaneously live streamed on YouTube on 15th October, 2021 (Friday) at 18:00 IST Onwards.

The registration link provides for all the necessary information regarding this.


Ankit Malhotra, Co-Founder and President of Jindal Society of International Law.

Join Us for This Interesting Lecture!

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Kindly register yourself as soon as possible to not miss out on this lecture, given that there are limited number of seats!

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