ISS Colloquium with Adriane Sanctis

Tuesday, October 31, 2023 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: 46 Hillhouse

Cost: Free
46 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven CT 06511


International Security Studies will continue its Fall 2023 colloquium series with a presentation by Adriane Sanctis, Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Global Law & Policy, Harvard Law School. She co-founded LAUT, an independent think tank focusing on rights and rising authoritarianism in Brazil. Her research interests include the contemporary uses of law by reactionary movements, as well as the legal history of peace, humanitarianism, and slave trade suppression.

Adriane will present “Slave Trade Suppression and the Concept of Peace in International Law.” In the nineteenth century, Brazil and the United States took contrasting legal paths to assert their sovereignty against Britain. An important question was how to deal with an imposing edifice of treaty regimes for slave trade suppression. This paper examines the role that prize law, the mechanism underpinning the strategies used by Britain, played in how newly independent nations conceived and disputed the legal concept of peace.

Attendance is limited to members of the Yale campus community and lunch will be provided. Please email Bess Oliver at to receive the reading materials for this colloquium.

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Alumni, Faculty, Graduate and Professional, Staff, Students, Undergraduate, Yale Postdoctoral Trainees


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