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Glendon’s annual Jean-Gabriel Castel Lecture on International Law and International Organizations will take place this Thursday, March 11th at 7:30 p.m. in Glendon’s BMO Conference Centre. The lecture will be bilingual, in English and French.

The keynote speaker of the lecture is McGill University law professor Armand de Mestral, C.M. Professor de Mestral teaches international law, international trade law, and the law of the European Community, and holds the Jean Monnet Chair in the Law of International Economic Integration.

Right: Armand de Mestral

His current research interest is the law of international economic integration. He has prepared books, articles and studies in English and French on international trade law and on Canadian comparative and constitutional law and international law. He has served on WTO and NAFTA dispute settlement and arbitration tribunals. He served as president of the Canadian Red Cross Society from 1999 – 2001 and was made member of the Order of Canada in December 2007.

Attendance at the lecture is free but reservations are requested, as seating is limited. RSVP by e-mail: or by telephone at 416-487-6727.

More about the Jean-Gabriel Castel Lecture

Located at Glendon, the Annual Jean-Gabriel Castel Lecture offers an opportunity to examine major legal issues of general concern. It was established in 2005 to honour this great legal mind, with Castel himself as the first lecturer on February 9th of the same year. The subject of his lecture was “The Legality of Unilateral Armed Intervention”, in which he questioned whether international law was evolving in the right direction in the current age of terror, neo-imperialism, and gross violations of human rights.

Published on March 9, 2010