Volterra Fietta and King's College London to co-host the London International Boundary Conference 2022

12-13 December 2022

We are delighted to announce that the London International Boundary Conference will return for its 5th convention on 12th & 13th December 2022.  Inaugurated in April 2013, it is a major international forum dedicated to furthering multidisciplinary approaches to complex territorial and boundary disputes.  The conference strives to bring together specialists from international law, the social sciences, history, as well as technical experts not usually an assemblage you'll find at the same venue - to shed light on the debates of the day, emergent challenges and regional hotspots.

Territorial and international boundary disputes remain more acute than ever in the autumn of 2022 in many ways, the sophistication of contemporary academic approaches makes for a sharp contrast with continuingly (maybe increasingly) crude state actions on land and sea.  For our 5th conference we have elected to dwell on the following themes;

Conference Schedule
Day 1: 12 December 2022
In-Person Event (12:30-5:00pm GMT) - the event will be broadcasted live for registrants
1:00-1:20pmWelcome from Robert Volterra and Richard Schofield
1:20-1:40pmA Plenary Tribute to Absent Friends

Speakers: Richard Schofield and Naho Mirumachi
1:40-3:10pmPanel 1: International Boundaries and Territorial Disputes: Latest Developments in the Global South

Chair: Angela Ha (Volterra Fietta)

    - Sarah Blakemore (CEO, Keeping Children Safe)
    - Rosa Freedman (University of Reading)
    - Victor Kattan (The University of Nottingham)
    - Tisungane Makato (Volterra Fietta)
    - Andrew L. Serdy (University of Southampton)
    - Gunjan Sharma (Volterra Fietta)
3:30-5:00pmPanel 2: Making Sense of International River Boundaries

Chair: Richard Schofield (King's College London)

    - Naho Mirumachi (King's College London)
    - Richard Schofield (King's College London)
    - Matthew Tillotson (University of Sussex)
Day 2: 13 December 2022
Online Event (1:00-6:00pm GMT)
1:00-2:30pmPanel 1: Pandemics, Boundaries and the Law

Chair: Robert Volterra (Volterra Fietta)

    - Thana Campos (University of Oxford)
    - Roojin Habibi (Research Fellow, Global Strategy Lab)
    - Olipa Jere (Deputy Chief Parliamentary Counsel of Zambia)
    - Ankit Malhotra (President and Co-Founder, Jindal Society)
    - Bhupinder Singh (SVKI University)
2:40-4:25pmPanel 2: The Jigsaw Puzzle of Territories and Boundaries

Chair: Dan Sarooshi (Essex Court Chambers)

    - Nergis Canefe (York University)
    - Saeed Bagheri (University of Reading)
    - Enrique Hernandez (University of the Republic of Uruguay)
    - Dan Kuwali (University of Lilongwe)
    - Brendan Plant (University of Cambridge, Twenty Essex)
    - Arman Sarvarian (University of Surrey)
    - Timothy Waters (Maurer School of Law, Indiana University Bloomington)
4:35-6:00pmPanel 3: Ukraine: Geopolitics and More

Chair: Richard Schofield (King's College London)

    - Otilia Dhand (Managing Director, Teneo)
    - David Hughes (Trinity College, University of Toronto)
    - Taras Kuzio (National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy)
    - Anais Mattez (Sciences Po)
    - Andrea Pelliconi (City, University of London)

The upcoming event will take a hybrid format, with the first day of events taking place in-person at King's College Stamford Street Lecture Theatre, located south of the river in the Waterloo Campus (127 Stamford Street, London SE1 9NQ).  Delegates will have the opportunity to explore topical issues and share perspectives on how to address them.  Please monitor this space or email info@LondonInternationalBoundaryConference.com for further details.

Given that the conference is co-hosted by the Department of Geography of King's College, the event will be free of charge for King's College students, who should NOT register to the event through this portal, but instead through the web portal provided by King's College.