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06 1814 – 1914 – 1989: Paradigm Shifts in Public International Law and Politics

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Hauptschule
Seminar
english language

The Congress of Vienna, the First World War and the fall of the Berlin Wall marked the Western political and historical imaginary and gave international lawyers the possibility to time and categorise international law. They envisaged a progressive history of international law divided into epochs, structured through different paradigms and governed by an evolutionary principle that led, happily, to the international law of the twentieth century. Assuming that periodisation is not a natural fact but an intellectual construction, the seminar intends to discuss critically how far this periodisation is still valid today. What effects did it produce on public international law? Which histories of public international law can still be told?

Recommended Literature:

1. Luigi Nuzzo, Milos Vec (eds.), Constructing International Law. The Birth

of a Discipline, Frankfurt am Main, Klostermann, 2012

2. Renate Kicker, Markus Möstl, Standard-Setting through Monitoring? The role of Council of Europe expert bodies in the development of human rights, Strasbourg, Council of Europe Publishing, 2012

Speakers

Director, European Training and Research Center for Human Rights and Democracy; Deputy Head, Institute of International Law and International Relations, University of Graz Chair
Professor of Legal History, Faculty of Law, Università del Salento, Lecce Chair

DDr. Renate KICKER

Director, European Training and Research Center for Human Rights and Democracy; Deputy Head, Institute of International Law and International Relations, University of Graz

1972 Doctorate degree in Law, Karl-Franzens University Graz
1974 Doctoral degree in Political Sciences, Karl-Franzens University Graz
1972-1975 Research Assistant, Institute of International Law and International Relations, Karl-Franzens-University Graz
since 1995 Associate Professor, Institute of International Law and International Relations, Karl-Franzens-University Graz
since 2005 Deputy Head, Institute of International Law and International Relations, Karl-Franzens-University Graz
1997-2009 Member of the Council of CPT - European Commitee for the Prevention of Torture
2007-2009 1st Vice-president, CPT - European Commitee for the Prevention of Torture
since 2010 Director, ETC - European Training and Research Center for Human Rights and Democracy, Graz
since 2012 Chairperson, Human Rights Advisory Council to the Austrian Ombudsman Board

Dr. Luigi NUZZO

Professor of Legal History, Faculty of Law, Università del Salento, Lecce

1992 LLB and LLM Faculty of Law, University of Pavia
1996 Attorney at Law
1997 Scholarship holder, Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt am Main
2001 PhD History of Modern Law, University of Siena
2001 Lecturer of Legal History, University of Salento
2007 Robbins Fellow, School of Law, University of California at Berkeley
2008 Research Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt am Main
2010 Research Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, Max Planck Institute for European Legal History
2011 Professor of Legal History, University of Salento
2012 Senior Robbins Fellow, School of Law, University of California at Berkeley
2013 Research fellow , Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Seminar of East Asian Studies, Freie Universität Berlin
2014-2015...Global Research Fellow, Institut of International Law and Global Justice, School of Law, New York University

Seminar Week

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13.08.2014

17:00 - 17:15Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2014Plenary
17:15 - 17:30Opening Concert, Part 1: sAmo for Flute, Violoncello and AccordionCulture
17:30 - 18:30Opening SpeechesPlenary
19:00 - 19:30Opening Concert, Part 2: Blink, Think & ListenCulture
19:30 - 21:00Presentation of the SeminarsPlenary
21:00 - 22:00Bread and WineSocial

14.08.-19.08.2014

01 Sustainable Peace and Security - Who Cares?Seminar
02 The Politics of Emotions: Diagnosis and Historical TransformationsSeminar
03 An Energy Transition for the FutureSeminar
04 The Human MicrobiomeSeminar
05 Creativity and Innovation for GrowthSeminar
06 1814 - 1914 - 1989: Paradigm Shifts in Public International Law and PoliticsSeminar
07 Ethical Implications of Religious WorldviewsSeminar
08 Art and ProtestSeminar
09 Europe and Its Neighbours - EU External Relations at the Crossroads?Seminar
10 Collective Memory - Present Focus on the PastSeminar
11 Feeding the WorldSeminar
12 Decisions Under UncertaintySeminar
13 Macroeconomics - The Return of IdeologiesSeminar
14 Human - Machine - RoboticsSeminar
15 The Aftermath of 1914-1918: Images of the Great WarSeminar
16 The Key to Good GovernanceSeminar
17 Media from a Theoretical PerspectiveSeminar

14.08.2014

18:00 - 19:00Vernissage: Let the Children Play. On the 25th Anniversary of the UN-Declaration of the Rights of the ChildCulture

15.08.2014

19:00 - 20:30Literature Talk: Wars and Civil Wars in the Mirror of Current World LiteratureCulture

16.08.2014

18:00 - 19:30Courage. In Memoriam Fritz MoldenCulture

18.08.2014

19:30 - 20:30Theatre Performance: Free AssociationCulture

19.08.2014

19:00 - 22:00Alpbach IdeaJam: SEM meets EDUPlenary