Grotius Lectures

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The Grotius Lectures is a series of annual lectures sponsored by the American Society of International Law since 1999. The lecture is named in honour of the famous Dutch jurist, Hugo Grotius (1583–1645), considered by many to be the 'father of international law.' Over the past decade, the lecture has been delivered by a leading international law scholar or international lawyer. The lecture is customarily read at the opening of the annual meeting of the ASIL, usually held in late March or April each year.

Grotius Lecture
Date Speaker Title ASIL Annual Meeting
01 1999 Christopher Weeramantry & Nathaniel Berman Tribute to Grotius 93rd
02 2000 Kader Asmal International Law and Practice, Dealing with the Past in the SA Experience 94th
03 2001 Jean Bethke Elshtain Just War and Humanitarian Intervention 95th
04 2002 Moisés Naím Five Wars of Globalization 96th
05 2003 Mary Robinson Globalization (The Role of Human Rights) 97th
06 2004 Amy Chua World on Fire 98th
07 2005 Michael Kirby International Law - the Impact on National Constitutions 99th
08 2006 B.S. Chimni A Just World Under Law: a View from the South 100th
09 2007 Joseph Stiglitz Multinational Corporations: Balancing Rights and Responsibilities 101st
10 2008 Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein For the Love of Country and International Criminal Law 102nd
11 2009 Achim Steiner International Environmental Law & Transition Towards a Green Economy 103rd
12 2010 Antony Anghie Should International Law Lead or Follow in Changing Times? 104th
13 2011 Amartya Sen Harmony and Dissonance in International Law 105th
14 2012 Jakob Kellenberger Confronting Complexity 106th

The American Grotius Lecture should not be confused with the annual Grotius Lecture held at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (the successor to the Grotius Society).

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