International Institutions, Law and Ethics Research Workshop

This information is for the 2016/17 session.

Teacher responsible

Prof Karen Smith CLM.4.09 and Dr Federica Bicchi CLM.4.13


This course is available on the MPhil/ PhD in International Relations. This course is not available as an outside option.

It is open to all interested research students and faculty with the Department and is available with permission to students on other programmes.

Course content

IR507 is part of the research-training programme for all research students working on the theory, history or practice international institutions, international law and ethics.  The workshop's principal objective is to foster intellectual exchange by showcasing new and innovative work from leading and emerging scholars. The workshop will provide a forum in which research students can present their work, discuss the theoretical and methodological problems involved, discuss common challenges in conducting research in this area and obtain feedback on their work.  Research in this area runs from the study of intergovernmental and nongovernmental institutions and global governance, to the politics of international law, to the ethical and normative dimensions of global politics. It includes, but is not limited to, the study of international institutions such as the European Union, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, and the International Criminal Court and international issues such as human rights, humanitarian intervention, climate change, and international crime.


12 hours of seminars in the MT. 15 hours of seminars in the LT.


This course is not assessed.

Key facts

Department: International Relations

Total students 2015/16: Unavailable

Average class size 2015/16: Unavailable

Value: Non-assessed

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information