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FutureLearn – Free Online Course – World War 1: Paris 1919 – A New World Order?

FutureLearn is offering a course designed in partnership with the BBC to commemorate World War I. Professor Tams leads the course which reassesses the aspirations for a new world order by those participating in the Paris Peace Conference of 1919. Christian J. Tams is Professor of International Law at the University of Glasgow. The course begins 13 October 2014.


The Paris Peace Conference of 1919 not only ended the Great War, but also redrew the map of the world. By doing so, the events leading to the conference and its treaties ushered in a new era of international relations. Often criticised as naive, the peace-makers in Paris set up the precursor to the United Nations, a ‘world organisation’ called the League of Nations.

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A Constant Craving for Fresh Brains and a Taste for Decaffeinated Neighbours

Maria Aristodemou, a legal scholar from Birkbeck, recently published an article with the European Journal of International Law. In Maria’s words, her article attempts “a radical rethinking of public international law through the use of Lacanian psychoanalysis.” Here’s a short synopsis and a couple of links to a discussion of her contribution with Joseph Weiler. Continue reading