Past Event

Tales from the Legal Front Line: Philippe Sands in conversation with Monica Hakimi

March 21, 2024
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Italian Academy (1161 Amsterdam Ave, NYC 10027) 

Philippe Sands, a law professor and international barrister, will speak on genocide and crimes against humanity, and decolonization and self-determination. He offers tales from the legal front line—on Ukraine and Russia, Israel and Palestine, and the Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean (Mauritius and the UK). He will talk with Professor Monica Hakimi, who is an expert in public international law, the use of force, U.S. foreign relations law, human rights, and national security. 

Philippe Sands is professor of law at University College London and a visiting professor at Harvard Law School. He is the author of numerous books, including East West Street (2016, Alfred Knopf) and The Last Colony (2023, Alfred Knopf). His next book, to be published in 2025, is on Pinochet in London.

Monica Hakimi is the William S. Beinecke Professor of Law at Columbia University and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of International Law. 

Organizer: Barbara Faedda, Executive Director, Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia University

This conversation is part of the Italian Academy's "Law and Its Manifestations" series which includes Fellowships in the field, the 2023 roundtable "People, Rule of Law, and Supreme Courts Now" , and the 2021 edited volume Rule of Law: Cases, Strategies, and Interpretations