Infra-Legalities and Global Security

Guest Lecture Series
23 marzo 2021
23 March 021

Where: Zoom Platform - h 14.15


Infra-Legalities and Global Security: Thinking Law and Infrastructure Together

This talk is related to Dr Gavin Sullivan's new research project, entitled "Infra-Legalities: Global Security Infrastructures, Artificial Intelligence and International Law" (2021-2028). The project is based at Edinburgh Law School, and it is funded by a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship. The "Infra-Legalities" project rethinks global security law from the infrastructure space it is creating, examining how Artificial Intelligence-led security, and the data infrastructures that sustain it, are reshaping law and governance, rights and accountability and security decision-making.


  • Gavin Sullivan - Edinburgh Law School

Gavin Sullivan joined Edinburgh Law School in February 2021 as Reader in International Human Rights Law. He was previously a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Kent (2016 – 2020). Gavin’s research focuses on the politics of global security law, technology and rights using socio-legal and ethnographic methods. His research interests include international organisations and collective security; algorithmic governance, accountability and international human rights; transnational and informal law, global pluralism and constitutionalism; counterterrorism and preemptive security. Gavin's most recent book - "The Law of the List: UN Counterterrorism Sanctions and the Politics of Global Security Law" (Cambridge University Press, 2020) – was awarded the 2021 International Studies Association STAIR Book Award for research bringing STS into dialogue with global politics, and the 2020 International Studies Association ILAW Book Award for research that makes an outstanding contribution to the field of international law.


To register please fill in the application form. Deadline: 22 March 2021, h 23.59