The UCILS reading club is the venue for Utrecht scholars to gather around seminal and new writing in international law, global governance, and legal theory. The purpose of the UCILS reading club is to invite legal scholars to step out of their natural comfort zone and engage with alternative perceptions of the world and the discipline. The sessions provide an informal setting to brainstorm on theoretical and practical questions related to the global polity which international law is supposed to regulate.
Format of the one-hour sessions:
- The reader of the session presents a book, a book chapter, or an article of his/her choice. He/she discusses the core issues that this work raises for international law and legal scholarship.
- The role of the commentator of the session is to provoke the reader on the issues raised. He/she will have read the same book/article and will start the discussion by sharing some critical reflections on it.
- Comments are followed by an optional rejoinder from the reader, and a round-table discussion with all participants.
UCILS Reading Club sessions are open to all interested colleagues, registration is not required.
Suggested reading and ideas for future sessions are very welcome. Please contact: