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Welcome to International Law, Government 331
Tu/Th 2:50 – 4:10, Fisk 101

…in relations between nations, the progress of civilization may be seen as movement from force to diplomacy, from diplomacy to law.

Louis Henkin, How Nations Behave (1979)

International law plays an increasingly important role in global politics.This course will examine the interaction of law and politics at the international level and how each influences the other. The course will examine the sources of international law; the roles played by international organizations such as the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, and the International Criminal Court; and the roles played by various participants in global governance, including both state and nonstate actors. Today it is impossible to completely grasp global politics without an understanding of international law. This course is offered to bridge that gap.

This semester, we will especially focus on three key issue areas: international environmental law, human rights law, and economic governance.  Other issues we will touch on include the use of force, war crimes, and terrorism.

Asst. Professor Mike Nelson

Public Affairs Center 417
860.685.3023
mbnelson – at – wesleyan.edu

Office Hours: Tuesday 10 – 11:30am or by appointment

Not enrolled, but want to get in this course? Please follow the instructions on the linked form below and return the form to me as soon as possible.

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