Thursday 16 June - 1600-1715

The Law as Lever: Extraterritorial Offence and Defence

Extraterritorial conduct and activities represent an increasingly common aspect of the modern world, characterized by greater mobility and extensive cross-border interactions. But they also create political and legal tensions. This session will explore a number of key areas where extraterritoriality has an impact and the opportunities and challenges it presents, drawing on examples from areas such as sanctions regimes, anti-trust, law enforcement involving data held in other jurisdictions and the responsibility of trans-national companies for human rights in their global activities.

Is Religion Relevant in International Affairs?

In mainstream debates on international affairs, there is often a reluctance to consider the role that religion plays as a disruptive force in shaping social forces and political movements. Is religion cloaking underlying clashes over political interests in international affairs? Can it help to solve such problems?

Battle for the Grid: Coal, Gas and Renewables After Paris

As nations look to decarbonize their economies following the Paris climate change agreement, the balance of electricity generation between coal, gas and renewables is of paramount importance. The rise of renewable energy is challenging the business models of traditional utility companies. However, since 2010, it has been primarily gas generation that has been displaced by renewables, rather than more carbon-intensive coal generation. What is the right energy mix for a sustainable grid?