Centring Race in International Law: Aberdeen

Centring Race in International Law, Thursday, 22 October 2020, 14:00 – 15:00.


Join us for a lecture as part of our Black History Month programme by Professor James Thuo Gathii. This talk will explore matters Scottish, colonial, and racial. James Thuo Gathii, Professor of Law and the Wing-Tat Lee Chair in International Law at Loyola University Chicago School of Law will use examples of Scottish merchant adventurers and explorers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to show that race has always been at the centre not only of colonial and imperial relations, but of present-day international law. Written from the perspective of Third World Approaches to International Law, (TWAIL), the lecture makes the case for more scholarly inquiries to uncover the continuities and discontinuities of the role of race in international law and international relations.