Oona A. Hathaway
Oona Hathaway is a professor of international law at Yale Law School and the Director of the Center for Global Legal Challenges. She is here this evening for a major new historical work, The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World (co-authored with Scott J. Shapiro, Simon & Schuster).
"Sweeping and yet personable at the same time, The Internationalists explores the profound implications of the outlawry of war [the 1928 Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact]. Professors Oona Hathaway and Scott Shapiro enrich their analysis with vignettes of the many individuals (some unknown to most students of History) who played such important roles in this story. None have put it all together in the way that Hathaway and Shapiro have done in this book."—Paul Kennedy.
“Like The Clash of Civilizations and The End of History, this brilliant book lays out a vision that makes sense of the world today in the context of centuries of history. Hathaway and Shapiro tell their story with literary flair, analytical depth, and historical meticulousness. It will change the way you remember the 20th century and read the news in the 21st.”—Steven Pinker.
Co-presented with TOWN HALL/INSIDE OUT CIVIC Series.