9 June 2022

New visitor at iCourts - Andrei Mamolea

Andrei Mamolea is an Assistant Professor at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, specializing in the history of international law and politics. His core research challenges the notion that the United States was the driving force behind the development of international law during its most formative period, the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, shifting attention to the neglected but important role of Latin America and East-Central Europe. Mamolea was part of a project on “The League of Nations and International Law” at the University of Copenhagen’s Saxo Institute. He has held fellowships at the Saxo Institute, McGill University Faculty of Law, and the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History.

At iCourts, Mamolea will work on several articles about international arbitration and adjudication in Latin America between 1881 and 1938 that will overturn some of the sweeping generalizations of earlier scholarship by highlighting the diversity of national and regional approaches, examining the circulation and development of legal practices, and explaining the relationship between politics and the law. The project also aims to explain the role of these approaches in the creation of the Permanent Court of International Justice.