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The role of cities in redefining international law and international relations is increasingly a subject of interest. Whether tackling climate change through city networks or acting as “sanctuary” cities, cities have found innovative ways to (re)assert their role as international actors. Yet the role of border cities in international law remains underexplored. Border cities, often considered marginal or even suspect, have unique practical interactive and interpretive experiences on international law and international relations which provide insight into governance in borderlands and beyond.

Christopher Waters is Professor of Law at the University of Windsor. Windsor, Ontario sits across the Canadian-US border from Detroit, Michigan. Professor Waters was Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor from 2015 to 2021. He holds a doctorate in comparative law from McGill University. Professor Waters is the Co-Editor of the Canadian Bar Review and a member of the International Law Association’s Study Group on the Role of Cities in International Law.

Speaker: Professor Chris Waters, Faculty of Law University of Windsor

Chair: Professor Carl Stychin, Director of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) and professor of law

Image credit Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

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