Category: Seminars

5 December research seminar “On Interdisciplinarity” with Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen (DIHR) and Gregor Noll

On 5 December at 10.15-12.00 hrs, Dr. Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen, research director at the Danish Institute of Human Rights, will guest the Faculty. We have agreed to arrange a seminar with the title

‘On Interdisciplinarity’

and each offer our take on the subject before opening the floor to a wider discussion.

Thomas is a prolific writer who holds a PhD in law, an MSc, and an MA in political science. His doctorate on “Access to Asylum. International Refugee Law and the Globalisation of Migration Control” is out with CUP. Check out his profile at

Background papers can be requested by sending a mail to

Venue: tba at Juridicum

22 October: Leila Brännström on Race and Ethnicity in Swedish Anti-Discrimination Law

On 22 October at 14.15-16.00 hrs, Leila Brännström will present a work in progress on

Contesting Race/Racism: Race and Ethnicity in Swedish Anti-Discrimination Law


If you wish to receive a copy of the paper please contact Miran Crnalic (



6/7 October: International Migration Law Symposium in Lund

On 6/7 October, 28 researchers from Europe and North America will gather in Lund to present, discuss and review their ongoing projects in the field of international, European and domestic migration law. The 2014 L/UMIN Symposium on International Migration Law is a milestone marking the successful start of the Lund-Uppsala Migration Law Research Network. The line-up features distinguished scholars as Professor Geoff Gilbert (Essex), Professor Elspeth Guild (Queen Mary), Professor James Hathaway (Michigan), Professor Eiko Thielemann (LSE) and Professor Jens Vedsted-Hansen (Aarhus) as well as an extremely dynamic group of early- and mid-career migration law researchers.

Participation in the Symposium is by invitation only. For further information, contact

15 September: Isabelle Swerissen (UvA) presents her research on Refugee Allocation Arrangements

During the autumn term, doctoral candidate Isabelle Swerissen (University of Amsterdam) will be guesting the Faculty of Law. You will find a brief bionote here:

On 15 September at 12.00-13.00 hrs, Isabelle Swerissen will present herself and her ongoing research on

‘Responsibility Allocation Arrangements and Protection of Refugees: A Modest Contribution’

Venue: Röda tornrummet, 4th floor, Juridicum.

Bring your own lunch, if you like.

Pufendorf Research Seminar with Dr. Richard Collins 10th of April

On 10th of April Dr. Richard Collins of the University of Sheffield will hold a seminar on

“International law and analytical jurisprudence: The problematic concept of the international legal official”

within the framework of the Pufendorf Research Seminar series.

The seminar will be held at 10.00-12.00 in Styrelserummet, 4th floor Juridicum, Lund.
Please contact Cecilia Andersson at for a copy of the abstract for the seminar.

Most welcome!

“The Framing of a Text: A Decision?” Seminar with Anne Orford on 11 March 2014

For a couple of days in March, Professor Anne Orford (Faculty of Law, Melbourne U) will be visiting Lund, Anne has agreed to give a seminar on 11 March at 14.15-16.00 hrs, primarily intended junior and early-career researchers (from doctoral candidates to post-docs and assistant professors). The theme of the seminar will be

The Framing of a Text: A Decision?

 Writing a text is tackling the consequences of earlier framing choices: living with them, repressing their existence, modifying them, rejecting them and moving the frame. The final text does not necessarily explain how its framing changed over time. As framing issues are so closely tethered to the material we work with, it is not always that we think about them as part of our method. The seminar is dedicated to reflecting on how we take – or do not take – decisions on framing, drawing on our own work.

Please let me know at Gregor.Noll (at) if you would be interested in participating in this seminar. Participation presupposes a simple and brief preparation: being ready to share one current example of a significant framing challenge in your writing. No written papers, no power points. The seminar is geared towards the craft of writing and will take the form of a roundtable conversation with a limited number of participants.

Whos is Anne Orford and what does she do?

Pufendorf Research Seminar – Immi Tallgren on the Religious in ICL – POSTPONED!

The research seminar with Dr. Immi Tallgren has been postponed until further notice!


(On Wednesday 27 November at 13.15-15.00 hrs, Dr. Immi Tallgren from the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, University of Helsinki, will held a seminar with the title “The Religious in International Criminal Law”

The seminar will be held in Röda Tornrummet, 4th floor at Juridicum.)

24 October manuscript seminar: Mariagiulia Giuffré and Jens Vedsted-Hansen

Our visiting doctoral candidate Mariagiulia Giuffré invites comments to her draft manuscript entitled
“Seeking Protection in Europe: Refugees, Human Rights, and Bilateral Agreements Linked to Readmission”
at a seminar on Thursday 24 October, 10.15-12.00 at Röda tornrummet, Level 4, Juridicum.
Professor Jens Vedsted-Hansen, Department of Law, Aarhus University, has kindly agreed to comment on the manuscript during the first part of the seminar. His research profile here.
As usual, the second part will be devoted to comments from the plenary. Mariagiulia is in an advanced stage of the project, with a defense planned at the School of International Studies at the University of Trento next year.
Please send an email to Cecilia K Andersson at for your copy of Mariagiulia’s manuscript.

Research Seminar with Professor Panu Minkkinen (Helsinki)

On Thursday 7 November at 13.00-15.00, Professor Panu Minkkinen, University of Helsinki, will hold a seminar, open to both researchers and students, on his current research project which touches on sovereignty, constitutional theory, and a radicalization of the idea of law as a human science. The seminar will be based on the following introduction:

The Coldest of All Cold Monsters’: Nietzsche as a Constitutional Theorist

Despite the strong political implications of his philosophy, Nietzsche is seldom regarded as a political philosopher per se, let alone as a constitutional theorist. My presentation will, however, attempt to reconstruct a Nietzschean constitutional theory drawing both from Nietzsche’s main published works as well as unpublished fragments. The argument that the presentation wishes to make is that Nietzsche’s understanding of the state is a critique of mechanism and, as such, theoretically speaking organic, and that Nietzsche’s organic state is animated by a life force that is not wholly unlike the vitalism of Herbert Spencer. Despite Nietzsche’s scornful criticism of Spencer, the critical engagement betrays an academic kinship which, more importantly, brings Nietzsche into a lineage of political theorists ranging from Carl Schmitt to Gilles Deleuze. The lineage will hopefully allow us to consider a critical perspective into the state that is neither traditionally Marxist nor confusedly postmodern, a perspective that I have elsewhere called political constitutional theory.

For a fuller introduction, see

The seminar will be held in Styrelserummet, 4th floor at Juridicum.

Pufendorf Research Seminar – Alistair Rieu-Clarke

On Tuesday 8 October at 14.00-16.00, Dr. Alistair Rieu-Clarke of University of Dundee will hold a seminar on examining institutional options for co-ordinating two framework conventions on transboundary waters – the 1997 UN Watercourses Convention and the 1992 UNECE Helsinki Convention. The main focus of the work is on assessing how these global/regional instruments can support the implementation of river basin specific agreements.

The seminar will be held in Styrelserummet, 4th floor, Juridicum.