International Law and Organization
Dr. Jen Mustapha, Huron College
Pols 3345E - OWL POrtal
INtro & origins
Before we begin, in service to the ongoing project of Truth and Reconciliation, I would like to share an acknowledgement of the fact that I am teaching on Indigenous Lands in an institution that has a fraught history with the First Peoples of these territories
In this course, the Module readings are not divided by weeks, because there is overlap and back-and-forth between the content. Just try to make sure you're consistently reading throughout and have all the reading done by the end of the module. It's usually a good idea to read the textbook chapters first
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READ THE SYLLABUS and explore the website and the OWL site
A full list of UN treaties: https://treaties.un.org/doc/source/titles/english.pdf
Abbott, Kenneth W., & Duncan Snidal. “Why States Act Through Formal International Organizations.” Journal of Conflict Resolution. 42, 1 (1998): 3-32.
In the first week we introduce ourselves and discuss the plan for the course, my expectations for the class and our learning objectives. We also discuss the various assumptions we bring to this course, and what we all expect to get out of it. Please watch the 3345E-GettingStarted Video before our first meeting! Make note of any questions you have and we can discuss then.
Join our Zoom class on Monday at 3:30pm by clicking the button below... I will be letting people in starting at 3:20am. The Zoom passcode is HURON3345E (case sensitive) and you must be an authenticated Western Zoom user.
We look at the “nuts and bolts” of IL and IO. We examine the historical, and institutional origins and genealogy of contemporary international legal structures and their related organizations. Here we focus on the UN Charter and Vienna Conventions and the foundational ideas that guide membership and order in international organizations.
I am still waiting for your Walk Up Songs to make a course play list.. please add your selection HERE
The full slide deck for Week 2 (Origins I) is HERE
The full slide deck for Week 3 (Origins II) is HERE