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Gaetano Morelli Lecture Series 2015 – Keynote speaker Prof Christian J Tams

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Prof. Christian Tams

Professor Christian J. Tams has been invited to be one of the keynote speakers of this year’s Gaetano Morelli Lecture Series at the University ‘La Sapienza’ in Rome. http://www.scienzegiuridiche.uniroma1.it/GML) The lecture series is named after one of the foremost Italian international lawyers of the 20th century and a former judge at the International Court of… Continue reading

The Father of All Things?‌ The Great War and the Development of International (Security) Law

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      As part of the lecture series, The Father of All Things?‌ The Great War and the Development of International (Security) Law’, the following speakers will give the following lectures: Professor Malcolm N. Shaw of Essex Court Chambers, London: ‘Lines drawn in the sand? Territorial settlements after World War 1′ on the 28th January… Continue reading

A Glasgow Handbook on the Law of Treaties

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Since 1946, States have registered well over 50,000 treaties with the United Nations. Treaties today make up the core of international law in its infinite variety – from the well-meaning (human rights, global warming) to the technical (boundary delimitation, customs valuation) to the controversial (Guantanamo Bay, TTIP). As treaties form the core of international law,… Continue reading

Sir Eric Drummond: when a Scot ran the world

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Prof. Christian Tams

95 years ago, a Scot was selected to run the world. It is a curiously overlooked fact. One that seems not to be a matter of much debate – and that to my knowledge was not at all mentioned during the indyref exchanges about an independent Scotland’s role in world affairs. But it is a… Continue reading

The legacy of WW1 on Syria and Iraq.

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Prof. Christian Tams

The Scotsman’s Stephen McGinty along with University of Glasgow academics Christian Tams (Chair of International Law) and Peter Jackson (Professor of Global Security) will discuss the lasting impact of the Paris Peace conference of 1919 which produced borders that have contributed to the rise of IS via a  webchat today. Professor Jackson and Tams have co-authored a… Continue reading

International Law MOOCs – of Pirates and Peacemakers

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Prof. Christian Tams

While academics and students are preparing for the new session, a particular law course has just come to an end: the Law School’s first massive open online course (MOOC) entitled Right versus Might in International Relations, led by my colleagues Robin Geiss, Antonios Tzanakopoulos and myself. Over the course of six weeks, this course assessed… Continue reading

University of Glasgow teams up with BBC to launch World War One MOOC

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The University of Glasgow is one of four UK Universities that will partner BBC in delivering a series of massive open online courses (MOOCs) on World War One, all of which will be available, for free, on the social learning platform, Future Learn. The pilot project, announced yesterday, is part of the BBC’s WW1 season… Continue reading

Collaboration with Leuphana University Lüneburg launched

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The School of Law is delighted to announce a new and innovative masters programme offered in collaboration with Leuphana University, Lüneburg (Germany). From September 2014 onwards, students will have the opportunity to pursue a 2-year masters programme in international economic law, with one year spent at each institution.  The masters programme offers a specialized education putting… Continue reading