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