The Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government is hosting a panel discussion celebrating the release of The Peaceful Resolution of Territorial and Maritime Disputes by Dr. Emilia Justyna Powell and Dr. Krista E. Wiegand. Panelists will include both authors of the book, as well as Sheikh Dr. Abdulrahman al-Salimi.
Dr. Emilia Justyna Powell is a Professor of Political Science and Concurrent Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame, and a Faculty Fellow at the Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government. She has written extensively on international law, international courts, international dispute resolution, the Islamic legal tradition, and Islamic constitutionalism. She received her PhD in Political Science from Florida State University, prior to which she studied at the University of Nicholas Copernicus in Torun, Poland, where she was born. Before joining the faculty at the University of Notre Dame, she taught at Georgia Southern University and the University of Alabama. This is her third book.
Dr. Krista E. Wiegand is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, as well as the Director of the Global Security program at the university's Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. She also serves as co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal International Studies Quarterly. Her research focuses on territorial and maritime disputes, conflict resolution/management, war and militarized interstate disputes, terrorism and political violence, bargaining strategies, international mediation, arbitration, and adjudication of interstate and civil conflicts, and foreign policy strategies of states in East Asia. She received her PhD in Political Science from Duke University, as well as a BA and MA from the School of International Service at American University. Prior to her time at UTK, she taught at Georgia Southern University. This is her fourth book.
Sheikh Dr. Abdulrahman al-Salimi is an official in the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs in the Sultanate of Oman. He studies early Islamic texts, currently focusing on the authenticity and contents of Ibadi texts of the 8th and 9th centuries to further the understanding of early Islamic political and theological thought. He is the director of the journal Tafahom, and has written extensively on the literature of early Islam, Koranic studies, and modern religious tendencies in the Islamic world.