The Franke Forum Presents Jennifer Pitts on "Empire and International Law"

Please join us for "Empire and International Law," a Franke Forum talk by Jennifer Pitts, Associate Professor of Political Science and the College.

International law is the product of a history at once distinctively European and also, often devastatingly, global. It has long played an important role in structuring and justifying hierarchy and domination, even as it also has also supplied resources for critique and a framework for envisioning greater global justice and equity. This talk, based on Pitts’s new book, Boundaries of the International, explores the emergence of modern international law alongside European imperialism and the implications of that history for global justice today.

Sponsored by the University of Chicago's Franke Institute for the Humanities, the Franke Forum is a
series of free public lectures by renowned University scholars.

If you have any questions regarding logistics of the event, e.g., where to meet, special assistance requests, parking, please contact the campus partner Event Contact listed


Event Information

Cost: Complimentary
Please rsvp by emailing by April 27.


Wednesday, 05/2/18 at 5:15pm - 6:15pm | iCal


The Gleacher Center
450 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive Room 621
Chicago, IL 60611 USA

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Event Contact
Mai Vukcevich, MA'02