School; an LLB (common law) and BCL (civil law) from McGill Law School; and aBSc in psychology from McGill University. He was Visiting Scholar at Harvard LawSchool and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Before his appointment atHarvard Law School, he was teaching human rights at York University. He is the co-founder and associate editor of the
Muslim World Journal of Human Rights
is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney,teaching and conducting research mainly in public international law. Fleur is agraduate of the University of Melbourne (BA, LLB (Hons)) and Harvard Law School(LLM, SJD) and a member of the New York Bar, where she practised law for sixyears, specializing in international project finance. Fleur is a member of the EditorialBoards of the
Leiden Journal of International Law
(co-editor, Articles) and the
Australian Journal of Human Rights
, a former member of the Editorial Board of the
Sydney Law Review
(which she will shortly be rejoining) and a former Primary Editorof the
Harvard Human Rights Journal
. Fleur has also worked with a number of othernon-governmental and international organizations in Australia and elsewhere.Awards of which Fleur has been the recipient include the Menzies Scholarship toHarvard University, a Leverhulme Visiting Fellowship to the United Kingdom, and theLaylin Prize at Harvard Law School. She has published in Australia, North Americaand Europe.
Vivek (Vik) Kanwar
is a JSD Candidate at NYU School of Law, currently teaching atLoyola University School of Law in New Orleans. Vik was born in Nigeria and raisedin the United States. He is currently completing
The Politics of Necessity: Discoursesand Doctrines of Exception in International Law
a dissertation under the direction ofProfessors Benedict Kingsbury and Martti Koskenniemi. He holds an LLM from NYU,a JD from Northeastern University, and a BA (Hons) in Social and Critical Theoryfrom New College. While living in New York for many years researching issues onthe regulation of violence in international law, he also studied with a number ofcontinental philosophers including Ernesto Laclau and the late Jacques Derrida. InOctober 2004,
he spoke at a memorial service among Derrida’s long
-time students.Vik has been a Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Rights and the Center onInternational Cooperation, and a Program Assistant at the Hauser Global Law SchoolProgram at NYU. He has published in legal and interdisciplinary journals including
(Special Issue on States of Emergency),
The International Journal of Constitutional Law
), and the
Review of Law and Social Change
. In his sparetime, he buys more books than he can read, and reads the same two books everynight to his seven month old daughter Zazie.
is Member of the International Law Commission (UN) andProfessor with the Academy of Finland. He has also been Professor of InternationalLaw at the University of Helsinki since in 1995. Before that, he worked as Counsellorfor Legal Affairs at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. He has representedFinland at numerous international bodies, among them the UN General Assemblyand the Security Council. He has also litigated with the International Court of Justice.
Professor Koskenniemi’s research interests have focused on the theory and history
of international law. His main works are
From Apology to Utopia. The Structure of International Legal Argument
(reissue with a new epilogue 2005) and
The Gentle Civilizer of Nations. The Rise and Fall of International Law 1870-1960
(2001). Inaddition, he has written on human rights, collective security, and economic sanctions,as well as on various aspects of legal theory and the history of international law.
is a lecturer in the Law School at Victoria University, Melbourne anda PhD candidate in the Faculty of Law at the University of Melbourne. Cressidarecently returned to Australia after a year as an exchange student working with