‘War as sanction’ by Randall Lesaffer

Sarton lecture Thursday 28/03/2013 – 4 p.m.
Faculty of Law, Universiteitstraat 4, 9000 Gent, auditorium A


Title: ‘War as sanction’ by Randall Lesaffer

Randall Lesaffer (°Bruges, 1968) graduated both in law and history. In 1998 he obtained his Ph D from Leuven with a study on peace and alliance treaties.
He is professor of Legal History at Tilburg University and parttime professor at the Faculty of Law of the Catholic University of Leuven, where he lectures on 'Cultural history' and 'European legal history'.
He currently serves as dean of the Tilburg Law School (since 2008).
Randall Lesaffer's primary research focus is the early-modern law of nations. Whereas most students of this field tend to limit themselves to historical jurisprudence, Lesaffer mainly works on international legal practice.
He is editor-in-chief of the book series 'Studies in the History of International Law' and editor of the 'Journal of the History of International Law'.
He also writes on different aspects of external legal history. In 2009, Cambridge UP published his 'European Legal History: A Political and Cultural Perspective'.