Prof. Jennifer Piscopo (Occidental College) to speak this Thursday, September 22, on “Legislative Gender Quotas and Feminist Policymaking in Argentina and Mexico.” The talk is in PAC 002 at 4:30 PM.
Source: Legislative Gender Quotas… Argentina and Mexico… Talk on Sept 22 | Michael Nelson
The course website acts as the course syllabus. But you can also access a PDF here.
This post is from Quinta Jurecic (Wesleyan ’15). She was sitting exactly where all of you are just last year at this time.
A primer on the U.S. basis for its drone bases in Africa and the surrounding areas.
Source: On U.S. Drone Bases in Africa – Lawfare
An interesting read for our class:
Commentators on all sides tend to assume that the customary law courts are applying is in fact CIL. But what if it’s not? Or, put another way, how do we know that it is?
Source: How Do American Courts (and Scholars) Ascertain Customary International Law? – Lawfare
Please look over the website, which also serves as the course syllabus.
Over the next week, I will make some updates to the course syllabus. In the meantime, please note that the biggest change is that we are now using the newest (2015) edition of the course text, International Law: Norms, Actors, Process: A Problem-Oriented Approach. A copy of this is already available at Olin on reserve. Chapter 1 (not very long and not very dense) is assigned for our first class on Tuesday.
Looking forward to seeing all of you soon!
African Studies Cluster @ Wesleyan » Blog Archive » Ebola in the News: A Historical and Political Perspective.
Has Ebola broken all the rules? What do we know about past outbreaks?
What is the potential political impact for Africa?
Professors Bill Johnston (History), Laura Ann Twagira (History), and Mike Nelson(Government) will discuss the recent health crisis.