Lunch seminar with Maj Grasten

Maj Grasten reconstructs how jurisdictional uncertainty and a politics of definition prefigure political authority. By tracing why, when and how certain international actors are vested with the power to speak the law and therefore articulate a particular legal order, she shows how the allocation of political authority, the articulation of jurisdiction, and legal ordering are intimately related and, at the same time, intensively contested within the bureaucratic bounds of international humanitarian administration. She draws on the case of the international administration of hybrid courts in post-conflict Kosovo.


Maj Grasten is Assistant Professor at the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School. Her research sits at the intersection of Socio-Legal Studies and Global Governance, with a particular focus on international organizations and legal bodies, experts and knowledge production in international law, and the legal foundations of markets. In particular, her research deploys multi-sited ethnographic methods in tracking how global policy processes are developed and structured. She has been a visiting fellow at the Kosovar Institute for Policy Research and Development in Pristina, Freie Universität Berlin, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, and Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. She sits on the board of the European International Studies Association (EISA).


All interested are welcome to attend. Registration is not necessary.

Feel free to bring your own lunch bag.