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ESIL Mentoring Event: The turning point of my career

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ESIL Mentoring Event: The Turning Point of My Career - featuring Professors Robert McCorquodale, Christian Pippan, Catherine Redgwell and Elies van Sliedregt

Following successful mentoring events in Oslo, Riga and Naples, the ESIL Annual Conference in Manchester will feature a panel on the question: “What was the turning point of your career?”. Our four distinguished speakers will reflect on their careers, revealing their most essential or unexpected decisions. In the second part of the event, you will have the opportunity to ask questions. Get ready, no time to be shy, register now! Places are limited! Please note that this event is only open to ESIL 2018 Conference attendees.

Panelists: Robert McCorquodale, Christian Pippan, Catherine Redgwell, and Elies van Sliedregt.

Chair: Philippa Webb, member of the ESIL Board

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Professor Robert McCorquodale began his career as a commercial litigation lawyer in Sydney and London, and then became an academic at the University of Cambridge, Australian National University and the University of Nottingham, where he is a Professor of International Law and Human Rights. He combines this with being a barrister at Brick Court Chambers in London. He has been the Head of two Law Schools and was the Director for 10 years of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), one of the world's leading independent applied legal research bodies. Professor McCorquodale has advised companies, assisted governments, been involved with civil society and intergovernmental organisations, and worked with trade and industry associations.

Dr Christian Pippan is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of International Law and International Relations at the University of Graz in Austria. He conducts research in Public International Law and European Law and has held visiting fellowships at New York University, Heidelberg, and Cambridge. His recent publications include 'The Regulative Force of the Right to Internal Self-determination' 76 Heidelberg Journal of International Law (2016), and 'Collectively Protecting Constitutionalism and Democratic Governance in Africa: A Tale of High Hopes and Low Expectations?' 4 Cambridge International Law Journal (2015) (together with Kalkidan Obse).

Professor Catherine Redgwell is Chichele Professor of Public International Law and fellow of All Souls College, University of Oxford. She is co-Director of the Sustainable Oceans Programme of the Oxford Martin School. Educated in Canada and in the United Kingdom, she has held academic positions at various universities in England (University College London, Nottingham, Manchester, Oxford). She also has experience in the public sector, having been on secondment to the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office. She has co-authored leading texts on international environmental law and international energy law. She is joint general editor of the British Yearbook of International Law and joint editor of the Oxford Monographs in International Law series (OUP).

Professor Elies van Sliedregt is Professor of International and Comparative Criminal Law at the University of Leeds. Previously she held positions at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Leiden University and Utrecht University. She has held visiting fellowships in Cambridge, Oxford, Bologna, and at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. In 2015, She was Holding Redlich fellow at the Castan Center for Human Rights at Monash University Melbourne. She has been a visiting professional at the International Criminal Court. She is senior editor of the Leiden Journal of International Law and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Conflict and Security Law.

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