Clough Graduate Workshop

By invitation only, this workshop offers a forum for Clough Graduate Fellows to present research and receive critical feedback from other graduate students. For details, email

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Secession as a  Human Right

Secession as a Human Right

With Timothy William Waters

Maurer School of Law, Indiana University


Political common sense says fixed borders are a good idea. But what if borders are actually a problem -- what if they cause instability, injustice and violence? Despite what globalization theorists might imagine (or hope), borders and states aren't going away -- so we should think hard about if we have the right ones, and how to change them if we don't. In this talk, which draws on his recent book, Waters examines the assumptions behind the current global order's suspicion of new states and border changes, and argues for the justice -- and practicality -- of a more flexible norm: an international right of secession.

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP @ 

February 05

12:00 PM

10 Stone Ave., 2nd Floor Conference Rm