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Nehal Bhuta is Professor of Public International Law at the University of Edinburgh. Nehal works on a wide range of doctrinal, historical, and theoretical issues in international law, international humanitarian law, international criminal law, and human rights law.

Megan Donaldson is Lecturer in Public International Law, University College London. She has a particular interest in the interwar foundations of the present international order, and the way in which debates in this period of crisis and experimentation illuminate current doctrinal problems. She is at work on a history of secrecy and publicity in the international legal order, from the late nineteenth century to the present. Her article "The Survival of the Secret Treaty: Publicity, Secrecy and Legality in the International Order" won the Francis Deák Prize (2017).

Luis Eslava is Reader in International Law and Co-Director of the Centre for Critical International Law at Kent Law School. He also holds visiting positions at Melbourne Law School and Universidad Externado de Colombia, and teaches regularly at the Institute for Global Law and Policy, Harvard Law School. His research explores the ways in which international norms and practices shape our everyday lives, and the multiple forms of resistance that accompany this process. He is a co-editor of Bandung, Global History and International Law (Cambridge 2017), and author of Local Space, Global Life (Cambridge 2015), which won the 2016 Hart–SLSA Socio-Legal Book Prize.

Sara Kendall is Senior Lecturer in International Law at the University of Kent, where she co-directs the Centre for Critical International Law. Her current research considers what she terms "humanitarian complicity" in international legal forms. Past publications have critically engaged with the fields of international criminal law and international humanitarian law, including a co-edited volume, Contested Justice: the Politics and Practice of International Criminal Court Interventions (Cambridge 2015). She also co-convenes a UK-based research network on legal materiality.

Stephen Legg is Professor of Historical Geography at the University of Nottingham. His research focuses on the urban politics of interwar colonial India within the broader context of British imperialism and internationalism. This work has resulted in two monographs, entitled Spaces of Colonialism: Delhi's Urban Governmentalities (Oxford 2007) and Prostitution and the Ends of Empire: Scale, Governmentalities and Interwar India (Duke 2014). Between 2015 and 2020, he was principle investigator on the AHRC-funded grant "Conferencing the International: A Cultural and Historical Geography of the Origins of Internationalism (1919–1939)," from which this paper draws.

Sundhya Pahuja is Professor and Director of the Institute for International Law and the Humanities at Melbourne Law School. Her publications include the prize-winning Decolonising International Law (Cambridge 2011) and the co-edited collections International Law and the Cold War (Cambridge 2019) and Reading Modern Law, and Events: The Force of International Law. In 2019, Sundhya delivered the Newman Oration at Yale, and was a Fellow at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies. In 2018, Sundhya delivered the Lauterpacht Memorial Lectures at Cambridge, and in 2017, was a Fulbright Scholar at the Harvard Institute for Global Law and Policy.

Ole Jacob Sending (Dr. Polit) is Research Professor and Director of Research at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, NUPI. His work has appeared, inter alia, in International Theory, Review of International Studies, International Studies Quarterly, European Journal of International Relations, and Review of International Political Economy. His books include Governing the Global Polity (co-authored with Iver B. Neumann) (University of Michigan Press, 2010) (Recipient of IPS Book Award 2012), The Politics of Expertise: Competing for Authority in Global Governance (University of Michigan Press, 2015), and Diplomacy and the Making of World Politics (co-edited with V. Pouliot and I. B. Neumann) (Cambridge University Press, 2015). He co-edited the 2018 special issue of Review of International Political Economy on "Misrecognition in World Politics."

Guy Fiti Sinclair is Senior Lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law. His first book, To Reform the World: International Organizations and the Making of Modern States (Oxford University Press, 2017), examines how international organizations have expanded their powers over time without formally amending their founding treaties, and particularly focuses on the International Labour Organization, the United Nations, and the...


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