Centering Race in International Law

Thursday 22 October 2 - 3pm Online

Join us for a lecture as part of our Black History Month programme by Professor James Thuo Gathii.


This lecture prepared to commemorate Black History Month at the University of Aberdeen in October 2020 will use examples of Scottish merchant adventurers and explorers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to show that race has always been at the center not only of colonial and imperial relations, but of present day international law. Written from the perspective of Third World Approaches to International Law, (TWAIL), the lecture makes the case for more scholarly inquiries to uncover the continuities and discontinuities of the role of race in international law and international relations.

James Thuo Gathii has served as a Professor of Law and the Wing-Tat Lee Chair in International Law at Loyola University Chicago School of Law since July 2012. He is a graduate of the University of Nairobi, Kenya, and Harvard Law School. Professor Gathii is a founding editor of He sits on the board of editors of the American Journal of International Law, the Journal of African Law and the Journal of International Trade Law and Policy, among others.

Booking is required for this online event. 

Professor James Thuo Gathii (Loyola University Chicago School of Law)
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