June 2018

On June 15-16, Professor Jennifer Trahan participated in the 2018 International Criminal Court (ICC) Scholars Forum, which was jointly organized and sponsored by the Whitney Harris World Law Institute, Washington University School of Law, and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, University of Leiden (Netherlands) at the Grotius Centre at The Hague (Netherlands). Professor Trahan served as discussant of “The Hartford Guidelines on Speech Crimes in International Criminal Law.” She also attended the book launch of “Seeking Accountability for the Unlawful Use of Force” (Cambridge Univ. Press 2018), in which Professor Trahan has a chapter entitled “The Crime of Aggression and the International Criminal Court.”

On June 20, Professor Trahan also spoke at a panel “Preventing Mass Atrocity Crimes — Is there a Responsibility Not to Veto?” The panel was held at the Canadian Mission to the United Nations, and sponsored by the Mission of Canada, the Mission of Mexico, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) and OEF Research.


On June 28, Professor Anne Marie Goetz delivered a keynote address at the 40th annual meeting of the Development Studied Association in Manchester, UK. The theme of the DSA conference this year was ‘Inequalities’ and Professor Goetz’s presentation was titled: ‘The politics of preserving gender inequality: How neo-liberalism and neo-populism contribute to the de-institutionalization of women’s rights and re-privatization of women’s roles’.