The Department of Law and Legal Studies is very happy to announce that the next JurisTalk guest speaker will be Dr. Rémi Bachand of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019

Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Loeb B454

The title of Dr. Bachand’s presentation is entitled Taking Political Economy Seriously: Grundriss for a Marxist Analysis of International Law


One of the fields that has been relatively deserted by critical scholars of international law seems to be political economy. Surprisingly, this statement seems to concern particularly academics inspired by the Marxist tradition that, more often than not, gives to that term (explicitly or not) a minimalist and a very broad and general definition.

Drawing on what is sometimes called “radical political economics” theories (the French school of regulation, the “Social structure of accumulation theory,” and so on), this presentation proposes a research agenda whose goals will be to underline how capitalism particularities of every epoch influence international law, and how the latter also affects global economy differently depending on the era.