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Apr 11, 2024


Yale Law School (SLB Rm 128 &122)

Please join Professors Aslı Ü. Bâli, Ntina Tzouvala, and Tendayi Achiume for a two-day conference entitled “TWAIL, Geopolitical Competition and the Rise of Non-Western Imperialisms” scheduled for Thursday, April 11, and Friday, April 12, at Yale Law School. This will be followed by a student-led segment of the conference, “Money, Empire and the Law,” on Saturday, April 13, offering a series of panels that continue the dialogue on related themes.

The rise of non-Western hegemons raises an array of issues including the interplay between the global political economy, emerging hegemons across multiple regions and the distinct challenges and opportunities presented for smaller states that might find themselves caught between geopolitical rivals. The shifting distribution of geopolitical power has important implications for conceptions of Third World solidarity, non-alignment and theorizing (neo-)imperialism. This workshop will provide an opportunity to explore these themes and their consequences for international law and international order from a variety of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives.

The conference will host six panels and roundtables, covering a wide range of topics including: “TWAIL and the Rise of Non-Western Hegemons,” “Political Economy,” “Middle East Geopolitics,” “Geographies of Contestation,” “Race and Multipolarity,” and “Rules-Based Order.” This event is scheduled to take place in person at Yale Law School, in SLB Room 128 on Thursday and Room 122 on Friday.

For those interested in attending the conference in person, please register here. Additionally, the Thursday roundtable will be accessible in a hybrid format, allowing for both in-person and online attendance. If you would prefer to join us virtually, please register here.