Seminar on Performativity in/of International Law @ University of Edinburgh [September 18]: Registrations Open

Seminar on ‘Performativity in/of International Law’ is being organised by Edinburgh Institute for International and Global Law on September 18, 2018.


09.25 – 09.30


09.30 – 11.10

Performativity and Critique – Andrew Lang, University of Edinburgh
Un-governance by Indicators – Deval Desai, Graduate Institute of International Studies
Comments by Donald MacKenzie, University of Edinburgh and Guy Sinclair, Victoria University of Wellington

11.10 – 11.20

Coffee break

12.20 – 13.00

Performing Reform: Human Rights, Governance and the World Bank Inspection Panel – Guy Sinclair, Victoria University of Wellington
In a State of Suspense? Palestine, Performativity and the Promise of International Law – Michelle Burgis Kasthala, University of Edinburgh
Comments from Morten Jerven, University of Edinburgh and Euan Macdonald, University of Edinburgh

13.00 – 14.00


14.00 – 15.40

International Organizations and the Performativity of Measuring States – Discipline through Diagnosis – Dimitri van den Meerssche, European University Institute
State Theory and Performativity – Nehal Bhuta, University of Edinburgh
Comments from Akbar Rasulov, University of Glasgow  and Sotiria Grek, University of Edinburgh.

Date and Time:

September 18; 9:30 pm-4 pm


To register your interest please contact Prof Nehal Bhuta –



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