The Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law was launched in the summer of 2011 and it held its inaugural event at the New York University School of Law in May 2012. The Forum is designed as a regular addition to the international law calendar, and will be convened each year by Dino Kritsiotis, Professor of Public International Law in the University of Nottingham, Anne Orford, Michael D. Kirby Professor of International Law in the University of Melbourne, and J.H.H. Weiler, University Professor & Joseph Straus Professor of Law at New York University School of Law.
The Forum will allow international legal scholars, in the first six years of their academic career, a unique opportunity to present their research work by being paired with a senior scholar in the field of international law, who will lead a discussion of their presentation within the Forum. At the inaugural Forum in May 2012, the program of successful applicants, together with their designated interlocutors, was as follows:
Christopher Warren (Carnegie Mellon)—Anne Orford (Melbourne)
Michael Fakhri (Oregon)—Mark Mazower (Columbia)
Sergio Puig (Stanford)—Damian Chalmers (LSE)
Martins Paparinskis (Oxford)—J.H.H. Weiler (NYU)
Rose Sydney Parfitt (American University of Cairo)—Benedict Kingsbury (NYU)
Umut Özsu (Manitoba)—Dino Kritsiotis (Nottingham)
René Urueña (Universidad de Los Andes)—Nico Krisch (Hertie School of Governance/Harvard)
Evan J. Criddle (Syracuse)—Ryan Goodman (NYU)
Alejandro Chethman (University Torcuato di Tella)—Philip Alston (NYU)
The second Forum will convene at the University of Nottingham in May 2013, and selected presentations from the Forum will be published in the European Journal of International Law (Oxford University Press).