What does "America First" mean for the international community?
7 March, 2017
Leonard Huxley Theatre
ANU International Law Society
Calling all concerned (with good reason!) citizens of ANU:
The ANU International Law Society is kicking off the semester by starting the conversation that has been, and will continue to be, at the forefront of international news and your dinner table in the foreseeable future.
Come down for an interdisciplinary academic panel where we ask ANU's own qualified experts what the future of the international community holds in the era of a Donald Trump presidency, with a focus on the immigration ban, refugees, human rights, foreign relations in the crucial Middle East region and implications for international law.
The event will be followed by food and drinks, and likely some robust discussion.
Joining us will be:
Distinguished Professor Amin Saikal
Director of the ANU Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (The Middle East and Central Asia)
Professor Saikal is a specialist in the politics, history, political economy and international relations of the Middle East and Central Asia, and the role of Islam in these regions. In April 2006, he was appointed Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to the international community and to education, and as an author and adviser.
He has published many Op-Ed pieces in a number of national and international dailies, including The International Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Guardian, and is a frequent commentator on issues related to the Middle East and Central Asia on radio and television.
Professor Matthew Zagor
ANU College of Law
Professor Zagor has 20 years’ experience as a human rights advocate, practitioner and scholar. He has worked in community law, the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department, and as a Member on the Migration/Refugee Review Tribunal. He remains actively involved in law reform and public policy, making regular submissions to Parliamentary inquiries, commenting publicly on refugee policy, and sitting on the Advisory Committee of the ALRC’s Freedoms Inquiry.
Dr Dorota Gozdecka
ANU College of Law
Dr Gozdecka is an international law researcher who focuses on legal theoretical aspects related to the accommodation of cultural diversity and the intersections between law and the humanities. She has been a keynote speaker for the Council of Europe's Drafting Group on Human Rights in Culturally Diverse Societies in preparation of the new Guidelines on Human Rights in Culturally Diverse Societies adopted by the Council of Europe in 2016.
She has recenty been actively involved with the ANU College of Law in organising events discussing the Trump presidency.