In an increasingly globalized world, nationalism is on the rise. International law and international institutions are in decline. How can scholars of History and International Relations help us understand the relevance of international thinking in the 21st century? The ‘International Thinking’-Initiative builds on the foundations of shared historical, political, and legal disciplinary interest in international thought. Its aim is to pioneer systematic multi- and inter-disciplinary research on the nature and development of the modern international order, its present challenges and frailties, and how it can be renovated and augmented to foster global peace and well-being.
Professor Chris Reus-Smit
University of Queensland