The 25th ANZSIL Conference: Sustaining the International Legal Order in an Era of Rising Nationalism

  • 29 Jun 2017
  • 8:30 AM
  • 01 Jul 2017
  • 3:30 PM
  • Hotel QT Canberra, 1 London Circuit, Canberra, Australia.


  • This registration category is for Keynote Speakers and participants in the ANZSIL Postgraduate Research Workshop.

Registration is closed
The 25th ANZSIL Annual Conference will take place from Thursday, 29 June, to Saturday, 1 July 2017 at Hotel QT Canberra, 1 London Circuit, Canberra, Australia.

Pay parking is available on London Cct, opposite the QT Hotel or off lower Marcus Clarke St in the NewActon precinct (behing QT Hotel).

If you have booked accommodation at QT Hotel, please see the concierge regarding onsite parking.
Conference Program

This Silver Jubilee ANZSIL Conference takes place amidst a resurgence of nationalism around the world. In Europe, political parties with anti-immigration platforms have gained popularity and Britain has voted to leave the European Union. In the United States, antiglobalisation and protectionist rhetoric fell on fertile electoral ground during the 2016 presidential election campaign. A wave of nationalist sentiment has also swept through Asia, leading to new arms races and strategic contests over Asia’s seas. 
These developments lend some support to the notion, mistakenly attributed to Mark Twain, that while history does not always repeat itself, it does rhyme. Indeed, the first ANZSIL Conference in 1993 was held at a time when the euphoria of the fall of the Berlin Wall was becoming a nationalist ‘hangover’: ethnic conflicts had engulfed parts of Europe and Samuel Huntington predicted a clash of civilisations. 
In those immediate post-Cold War years, however, the international legal order was called upon to ensure stability through increased regionalism and multilateralism. Faced with today’s challenges, the role of international law seems less clear. States can certainly rely on international law processes – say, withdrawal from treaties and international organisations – in an attempt to turn back the clock on globalisation and multilateralism. But can this succeed? What are the alternatives? What role for international law? What future for global governance? 
Keynote speakers at the conference will include:
  • Professor Balakrishnan Rajagopal (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Professor Natasha Affolder (University of British Columbia)
  • Professor Tim McCormack (University of Melbourne)
  • Professor Kerrie Sadiq (Queensland University of Technology

How to Register     

Please use the registration link at the bottom of the menu on the left and follow the prompts to register securely online. 

Registration rates include morning and afternoon tea, and lunch. 

Note for conference speakers: Your place in the program will not be confirmed until you have registered for the conference.

Note for overseas attendees: When you pay via Paypal, you may need to change the country setting using the drop down box, because the default country is Australia.

Kirby Lecture in International Law

The annual Kirby Lecture in International Law is usually hosted by the ANU Centre for International and Public Law alongside the ANZSIL conference. For reasons beyond the control of CIPL or ANZSIL the Kirby Lecture has had to be postponed to later in 2017.

Conference Dinner

The Conference dinner will include a three-course meal and drinks package. Tickets for the dinner (which have been subsidised by ANZSIL) can be purchased during conference registration.

Carbon Offset Option

This year we are also pleased to offer a carbon offset option, which will be remitted to Greening Australia to assist with restoring landscapes, sequestering carbon, and protecting biodiversity in Greening Australia's many projects, including in the ACT.

Registration Cancellation and Refund Policy

An AU$50 administrative fee applies to all registration cancellations. A registrant must provide the registration confirmation details (including the email address used to pay via paypal) when submitting a written cancellation request to 

Cancellation requests will NOT be taken over the telephone.

Refunds will not be issued on cancellations received after 14 June 2017.

Conference no-shows are ineligible for a refund.

Cancelling a hotel reservation will not affect a conference registration. Please contact your hotel separately.


Hotel QT

We recommend booking accommodation at Hotel QT, where the conference will be held. There is a special rate for Conference attendees. To access the special rate, follow these instructions:

1. Please visit:

2. Select QT Canberra enter your dates and number of people

Click ‘I have a promo code’

3. In the ‘Block Code’ field enter your Block Code: R-2906ANZ


5.Your special rates will appear on the rates screen

ANU University House

ANZSIL also recommends booking accommodation at ANU University HouseANZSIL has reserved a number of Queen Suites at a discounted rate. 

To access the special rate, follow these instructions:

1. Call University House directly to make a booking (+61 2 6125 5211). 

2. Mention the group name “ANU COLLEGE OF LAW” to receive the group rate. 

University House advise that it is best to call Monday through Friday when either Julie or Maria is in the reservations office, to avoid confusion. 

Please book with University House more than 4 weeks prior to the Conference as any unused rooms will be released after that time.

Other accommodation options

There are many other accommodation options within a short distance, including:

Contact us:

ANZSIL Secretariat | Centre for International and Public Law 
ANU College of Law | The Australian National University | 5 Fellows Road | Canberra ACT 2601

ABN: 94 662 977 865 

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