This course name and description ONLY applies to academic year 2021-2022

POLS 13181-9: International Justice

Instructor: Emilia Powell

Is there international justice? How did it evolve? How do different societies and communities understand concept of international law? We will consider the meaning of international law and justice, their execution on the international arena, and the way that these concepts have evolved historically. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to main factors that promote international cooperation. We will focus on international organizations, international courts and international law. We will examine the history, main thinkers, subjects, and sources of international law. We will conclude the course by studying peaceful resolution of disputes in different cultural traditions (Jewish, Christian, and Islamic). Upon completion of this course, students should be familiar with main features of international legal order, and crucial concepts of interstate cooperation/reconciliation.