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

This lecture will be on the topic, "Meaning and Relevance of a Third World Approaches to International Law"
Thirteenth Lecture Series by Centre for the Study of United Nations & Jindal Society of International Law

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 thirteenth lecture of our Fall 2021 Lecture Series is on the topic 'Meaning and Relevance of a Third World Approaches to International Law'. The distinguished speakers for this lecture are Professor Dr. B.S. Chimni and Mr. Balakrishnan Rajagopal.

About the Speakers

Professor Dr. B.S.Chimni retired in 2017 as Professor of International Law, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. He served as Vice Chancellor of the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (2004-2006). He has been a visiting professor at Brown and Tokyo Universities and held visiting positions at Harvard, Cambridge, Minnesota, and York universities.

He is an associate member of Institut de Droit International, and a Member of the Academic Council of the Institute for Global Law and Policy, Harvard Law School. He sits on the editorial board of several international journals including the American Journal of International Law. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Indian Journal of International Law. He is associated with the Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL), a network that articulates a critique of contemporary international law and institutions from the perspective of the Global South.

Mr. Balakrishnan Rajagopal is Associate Professor of Law and Development at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning and the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing. He founded the Program on Human Rights and Justice at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and the Displacement Research and Action Network. He is recognized as a leading participant in the Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) Network of scholars and is one of its founders, and is recognized as a leading global commentator on issues concerning the global South.

He is currently a Counselor to the American Society of International Law and has been a member of the Executive Council and Executive Committee of the Society. He is a Faculty Associate at Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation and has been a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington, DC, the Madras Institute of Development Studies and the Jawaharlal Nehru University in India, the Institute for Advanced Studies at Stellenbosch University and Hebrew University and a Visiting Professor at the UN University for Peace, University of Melbourne Law School and the Washington College of Law, the American University.

The lecture will be hosted online on Zoom and will also be simultaneously live streamed on YouTube on 04th October, 2021 (Monday) at 18:30 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.

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