Ph.D. Student in Economics, Harvard University; CES Graduate Student Affiliate & Dissertation Workshop Coordinator, Harvard University
February 12, 2021
12:00pm - 1:15pm
The Dissertation Workshop is a graduate educational seminar open only to graduate students and their advisors. CES invites graduates students who are interested in attending this workshop or in presenting their research, to contact CES Dissertation Workshop coordinators Clare Bradford Anderson and Armando Miano. All workshops will be held virtually during the 2020-2021 academic year. Zoom links for the workshop will be distributed a day in advance to registered participants.
By 1922, there were two new world organizations in Europe: the League of Nations in Geneva and the Permanent Court of International Justice in The Hague. What was the relationship between them? League officials considered the Court part of the League system, referring to it as the "League Court." The Court's judges thought differently. In their eyes, it was a Hague Court not a League Court.
Aden Knaap explores how some of the Court's judges sought to make the Court independent of the League during the interwar period. For these Hague separatists, the Court was not the judicial branch of a broader League government but a rival world organization.