Spotlight on our International Institutions, Law and Ethics researchers:
Professor Karen Smith and Dr Theresa Squatrito
Professor Karen Smith and Dr Theresa Squatrito reflect on the International Institutions, Law and Ethics research cluster in the Department.
They discuss their own research into how the European Union engages with the rest of the world, and international organisations and courts. They consider who the users and beneficiaries of their research are, and the global impact on the discipline from the COVID-19 pandemic.
This video has been funded by LSE’s Knowledge Exchange and Impact Fund. It was recorded in June 2021 during the Covid pandemic when the UK was in lockdown.
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International Institutions, Law and Ethics: Research cluster
This short film looks at the issues and research involved in International Institutions, Law and Ethics, including the work of institutions such as the UN, NATO and the International Criminal Court, and whether they can make a difference.
Contributors: Dr Kirsten Ainley, Alessandro Guasti, Dr Ulrich Sedelmeier, Professor Karen E Smith.
Research cluster convenors:
Mathias Koenig-Archibugi and Uli Sedelmeier
Research Cluster Workshop
The IRD workshop IR507 International Institutions, Law and Ethics for IR students and faculty takes place eight times over Autumn Term and Winter Term. Information will be circulated by email and in the department newsletters and is also available on the IR MPhil/PhD Moodle page.
For all queries, please contact the Cluster Coordinator Caroline Elak or the research cluster convenors above.
International institutions, international law and ethics have been a core intellectual and teaching agenda of the department since its inception over ninety years ago.
Research within this cluster includes the study of intergovernmental and nongovernmental institutions, the politics of international law and the ethical and normative dimensions of global politics. Areas of special strength within the department today include the study of international institutions such as the European Union, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, and the International Criminal Court and international issues such as regional integration, human rights, genocide, humanitarian intervention, democracy promotion, climate change, global health governance and international labour rights.