Conferences & Symposia

Cyberspace: On the Front Line of International Law, Security, and Diplomacy

October 17, 2017

The Temple International and Comparative Law Journal is excited to highlight the increasingly important role of cybersecurity norms, regimes, and responses in international law, diplomacy, business, and cyberwar. This year’s Symposium lecture will stimulate interest in this ever-evolving and ever-newsworthy field, as well as be the foundation for the Spring 2018 issue of the Temple International and Comparative Law Journal. Lecturer Brian J. Egan will offer cutting edge legal and practical analysis on the growing issue of cybersecurity.

For more information about Temple Law’s involvement in international cyberspace law, please read about our recent workshop.

A Festschrift in Honor of Professor Henry J. Richardson III

October 7, 2016

Over two-dozen influential International Law scholars come together to honor Professor Henry J. Richardson III for his many contributions to the field of international law and his analysis of the relationship between international law and African-Americans and Africans in particular. Professor Richardson’s contributions to the anti-apartheid movement, development, and self-determination, as well as the international protection of human rights have made him a pioneer in the interpretation of international law through critical race theory. His work has played an important role in developing Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) theory and helped to establish him as a leader in opening the American Society of International Law to equity for people and issues of color.

Event Website
Published Symposia Papers (Volume 31.1, May 2017)


Autonomous Legal Reasoning: Ethical and Legal Issues in the Technologies of Conflict

October 23, 2015

Militaries have developed a host of new technologies, including cyber operations, remotely piloted aircraft, automated defensive weapons, and the potential for fully autonomous lethal weapons. All of these technologies share the ability to operate in the absence of direct human control. Focused on the role of IHL, Ethics and Technical Considerations, the in the move towards greater autonomy in weapons systems, this Workshop brings together experts on all of these new technologies to engender a cross-cutting dialogue to advance the conversation from a more systemic perspective, to one that is more interdisciplinary and holistic.

Event Website
Published Symposia Papers (Volume 30.1, Spring 2016)


Engaging the Writings of Martti Koskenniemi: The 2013 Laura H. Carnell Chair Workshop

April 12, 2013

This invitation-only conference brings together some of the top minds in International Law to explore the work of Martti Koskenniemi. Koskenniemi is a Professor of International Law and Director of the Erik Castren Institute of International Law and Human Rights at the University of Helsinki, and is widely considered to be one of the most important international legal scholars of our times.

Event Website
Published Symposia Papers (Volume 27.2, Fall 2013)