Grotius Lecture 2019: Enchanted by the Tools? International Law and Enlightenment (113th American Society of International Law Annual Meeting), with Martti Koskenniemi (Grotius Lecturer) and Anne Orford (Distinguished Discussant)


The Past and Future of International Thinking (Sydney Ideas series), featuring Anne Orford, Glenda Sluga and Chris Reus-Smit, Sydney, July 2018

This podcast features a discussion on international thinking, through the lens of politics, law and history, and an examination of how the rise in nationalist sentiment affects international collaboration and institutions. A Sydney Ideas event held at the University of Sydney on Monday 23 July 2018:


Dino Kritsiotis, Intervention: Some Early Sketches from the Frontlines of Revolution, Keynote Address, 1917: Revolution, Intervention and International Law(s), Melbourne, August 2017.


New International Orders (The Thinker’s Guide to the 21st Century series) featuring Anne Orford, Chris Reus-Smit & James Der Derian in conversation with Glenda Sluga, Sydney, August 2017

It has been a tough year for foreign policy experts, and actors. By parsing the complexities of the present international situation, experts in law, security, and international relations, consider where do we go from here?


  • Professor James Der Derian, Centre for International Security Studies, the University of Sydney

  • Professor Christian Reus-Smit, Professor of International Relations at the University of Queensland

  • Professor Anne Orford, Laureate Program in International Law at the University of Melbourne

  • Professor Glenda Sluga, ARC Laureate Fellow and Professor of International History, the University of Sydney

This panel was held as part of The Thinker’s Guide to the 21st Century series on 2 August, 2017:…century_2017.shtml


Anne Orford, Critical Thinking and Human Rights, Keynote Address, Lund, December 2016

Anne Orford presented a keynote lecture on Critical Thinking and Human Rights at the launch of the Lund Human Rights Research Hub on 8 December 2016. The Hub, co-hosted by Lund University and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute, is one of Europe’s biggest research environments for human rights related issues.


Naz Modirzadeh and Andrew March, Jihad and Just War, Melbourne, August 2016

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History, Politics, Law: Thinking Through the International, Opening Plenary, featuring Anne Orford and Richard Tuck with Annabel Brett and Martti Koskenniemi, Cambridge, May 2016

Opening Session, Conference on History, Politics, Law: Thinking Through the International, University of Cambridge, 16 May 2016. Speakers: Richard Tuck (Harvard), Historicising International Law, Internationalising the History of Political Thought; Anne Orford (Melbourne), Meaning and Understanding in International Law and Intellectual History. Introduction by Annabel Brett (Cambridge) & Martti Koskenniemi (Helsinki).


Anne Orford, Mare Nostrum: International Law, Spatial Order, and the Mediterranean, CLSCG Annual Lecture, Queen Mary University of London, March 2016

The 2016 Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context Annual Lecture was delivered by Professor Anne Orford (Melbourne) on 31 March 2016. The title of the lecture is 'Mare Nostrum: International Law, Spatial Order, and the Mediterranean'. More information on this event is available at:


EJIL: Live! Anne Orford in conversation with Joseph Weiler on Civil War, Intervention, and International Law, Florence, July 2015

Professor Joseph Weiler, Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of International Law, and Professor Anne Orford of the University of Melbourne discuss the project on intervention in civil wars, for which Professor Orford was recently awarded an Australian Research Council fellowship.


Anne Orford, Histories of International Law and Empire, ESIL Lecture, Paris, January 2013

This ESIL Lecture was presented at the University Paris 1 (Pantheon Sorbonne) on 23 January 2013. Professor Orford discusses the growing body of scholarship concerned with the question of whether, and if so how, the imperial past is relevant to the internationalist present.