Boxing Pandora: The Right to Secession

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (ET)
Law Library Cherry Room (Room 200 2nd floor Library)
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Peter Manus

Political common sense says fixed borders are a good idea—but what if they are actually a problem? What if borders actually cause the instability, injustice, and violence they are supposed to prevent?

Please join us for what promises to be a fascinating presentation by Professor Timothy William Waters as we consider these ideas from his new book: Boxing Pandora: Rethinking Borders, States and Secession in a Democratic World.

Moderated by Professor Dina Haynes, Professor Waters will examine the assumptions behind the current global order's suspicion of new states and border changes, and argues for the justice—and practicality—of an international right of secession.

Co-sponsored by the Faculty Development Committee, CILP (Center for International Law and Policy), and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Honors Program. Refreshments will be provided.

Registration required. Please register by January 28 to reserve your seat.

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