【Peking University Global Fellowship】Prof. Anne Peters Visited Peking University
From October 15 to 31, 2016, Prof. Anne Peters, Director of Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law visited Peking University to attend Peking University Global Fellowship. Prof. Peters was invited to teach "international law and global governance" theme series courses, and participated in the high-end dialogue about the international law perspective of anti-corruption and sustainable development. At the same time, Professor Peters was invited to participate in the "Hongmen dialogue" expert forum. This activity was held by The Office of International Relations, Law School and Institute of international law of Peking University. Guanghua Education Foundation funded it.
Prof. Anne Peters is a famous jurist. From 2001-2013, She served as a professor of international law and the constitution in Law School of University of Basel. Since 2013, she served as the director of Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, and served as honorary professor at the University of Heidelberg (since 2014) and honorary professor of Free University Berlin (since 2015). Professor Peters served as president of the European Society of international law from 2010 to 2012, and served as a member of the German Federal Ministry of foreign affairs of the International Law Commission since 2013, with rich experience and profound legal practice of academic skills. Professor Peters's main research fields include global constitutionalism, the history of international law, human rights law, the use of force, global governance and global animal law. She is currently the chief editor of the International Law History magazine and co-editor of the Heidelberg International Law Journal.
On October 19, Prof. Peters presided over the "International Law and Global Governance" series courses at the third teaching building of Peking University. The theme of the courses was "The role of international law: a new agenda and a new challenge". Prof. Peters reaffirmed the great structural change in the international law.
On the morning of October 21, Prof. Peters gave the second lecture. The theme of it was "Sovereignty, Borders and Use of Force". The lecture focused on the principle of the prohibition of the use of force, humanitarian intervention and protection of the responsibility.
On the morning of October 21, Prof. Peters gave the third lecture. The theme of it was "Private Law Actors and Instruments in Global Governance".
On the morning of October 21, Prof. Peters gave the fourth lecture. The theme of it was "International Organizations as Institutions of Global Governance".
On the morning of October 21, Prof. Peters gave the last lecture. The theme of it was "The Constitutionalisation of Global Governance". She argued that the core principles of constitutionalism included five aspects: rule of law, separation of powers, freedom and human rights, democracy and social welfare.
On October 24, the "anti-corruption and sustainable development" dialogue lecture was held successfully in Peking University. The dialogue was presided by Associate Professor of PKU Law School and the Deputy Director of International Law Institute Song Ying. The speakers included Director of Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International LawProf. Anne Peters, Deputy Director General of Department of treaty and law of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sun Ang, Prof. Chen Yifeng from Beijing Normal University Criminal Law Science Research Institute, and Wang Xiumei from Peking University law school. The lecture lasted more than two hours, finally came to an end in the speakers’ detailed answers.
From October 29 to 30, "Hongmen dialogue" expert theme forum——"international organizations, international law and global governance" seminar——was held successfully at PKU Law School. The expert forum was sponsored by PKU Graduate School, PKU Law School and PKU Institute of International Law. Prof. Peters was invited to attend the expert forum and gave a keynote speech entitled "Global Constitutionalism and Its Social Aspects".
During the tour, Peking University Executive Vice President Wu Zhipan met with Prof. Peters in Lake House, and presented her with a certificate of "Invitation for Visiting Scholars". During her stay at Peking University, Prof. Peters also maintained close communication with the teachers and students of PKU. Prof. Peters and Prof. Li Ming, Director of the Institute of International Law of PKU, and A.P. Song Ying, Deputy Director of the Institute of International Law of PKU conducted many in-depth exchanges.
The lecture tour is Prof. Peter’s second visit to Peking University. Professor Peters has profound academic attainments in the field of international law and global governance. During her visit to Peking University, Professor Peters shared her thoughts and experiences on international law and global governance with Peking University teachers and students through a series of courses and other academic arrangements. She also promoted the internationalization of teaching and research in Peking University. Professor Peters, with a wide range of knowledge and dedicated spirit, has infected many listeners and opened an important window for students to understand international law and global governance.
Translated by: Zhou Wenhao
Edited by: Yang Wanyi