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SLS-IEL Collective Teaching Workshop Series 2020-21

Contextualising, Diversifying and Decolonising IEL Education

The workshops, hosted by the University of Essex as part of The IEL Collective, will be focused on exploring new ways of teaching and learning in international economic law (IEL) that speak to the Collective’s objective of contextualising, diversifying and decolonising the scholarship on IEL. In light of the growing importance of IEL subjects for shaping both scholarly thinking and policymaking nationally and globally, the workshops will seek to identify and discuss innovative pedagogical concepts and practices to nurture the next generation of IEL scholars, teachers and practitioners.

The first workshop will explore new and emerging methodologies that aim to create more epistemically inclusive teaching of IEL; and shift IEL teaching away from a narrow, self-contained and theoretical discipline and situate its pedagogy and teaching practice within the broader lived experiences of constituencies affected by IEL rules and institutions. This first event will also feature a discussion of the experiences of IEL scholars and teachers in the global south.

The second workshop will take place in Spring 2021 and focus on:

  1. Locating IEL curricula within a broader contextual framework of the social, economic and geopolitical realities of the global economy and global constituencies, including drawing links between IEL and other areas of international and national law, such as on climate change, labour, health, socio-economic and human rights; and
  2. Harnessing emerging technologies and new innovative teaching methods to foster more pluralistic, diverse and innovative ways of engaging with IEL disciplines.


Opening and welcome


Dr Anil Yilmaz and Dr Tara Van Ho, University of Essex

Panel I: What is a Contextual, Pluralised and Decolonised the IEL Curriculum and Pedagogy and Why is it Important?

13:10 – 14:10

  • Dr Luis Eslava, Reader, Kent Law School
  • Dr Celine Tan, Reader, Warwick Law School
  • Dr Prabhakar Singh, Associate Professor, Jindal Global Law School
  • Dr Serena Natile, Assistant Professor, Warwick Law School


Panel II: Teaching IEL in and from the Global South


  • Dr Johanna Cortés, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Rosario
  • Dr Suzzie Onyeka Oyakhire, Lecturer, Faculty of Law University of Benin
  • Dr Rumana Islam, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Dhaka
  • Dr Enrique Alberto Prieto-Rios, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Rosario

How to join this workshop

To join the workshop, please register on Zoom. The workshop will be accessible via Zoom. Please make sure you have created a Zoom account in advance of joining the workshop, if you haven’t yet, please create an account in advance. If you are a University of Essex staff member or student please follow the instructions on how to create an account.

Further Information

If you have any queries, please contact ayilma at essex dot ac dot uk

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This workshop is supported by:

MBA Early Bird Discount Program 2020 - 2021, University of Essex, UK -  ARMACAD

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