Emilia Justyna Powell, a Notre Dame professor of political science, concurrent professor at The Law School, and faculty fellow with the Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government, was recently invited to speak at the American University of Sharjah on how to resolve territorial and maritime disputes.
The talk focused on intriguing patterns in territorial disputes from World War II until today, specifically identifying primary negotiation methods that attain peace while maximizing concessions. This complex account of international dispute settlement is further explored in Dr. Powell's new book, The Peaceful Resolution of Territorial and Maritime Disputes.
In addition to her presentation at AUS, Dr. Powell also presented on Islamic Law at the University of Sharjah. Dr. Powell won two International Studies Association (ISA) awards for her 2020 book, Islamic Law and International Law: Peaceful Resolution of Disputes. The Center for Strategic & International Studies described the book as one of the most important books on Islam and international relations in the last two decades that “provides crucial insights and knowledge that can only be ignored at our collective peril."
The Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government is hosting a panel discussion celebrating the release of Dr. Powell's new book on September 7th, 2023. Panelists will include Dr. Powell and coauthor Krista E. Wiegand, as well as Sheikh Dr. Abdulrahman al-Salimi on September 7th, 2023. The panel on her new book will take place at 12:30pm. at the University of Notre Dame.