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United Nations policy expert joins Queen’s faculty of law

Friday, May 18, 2018 @ 9:41 AM | By Carolyn Gruske


As of July 1, 2018, Ardi Imseis will be a member of the faculty of law at Queen’s University.

Imseis is currently a doctoral candidate in politics and international studies at Cambridge University, where he is conducting research on the intersections between international law, geopolitics and power in the work of the United Nations. In particular, he is applying critical legal and post-colonial theories to the U.N.’s handling of the question of Palestine. His research is being funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

Imseis's work has appeared in journals including the American Journal of International Law, the Berkeley Journal of International Law, the Harvard International Law Journal, the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies and the UBC Law Review.

He spent 12 years working in senior and policy roles with the United Nations. Imseis also practised law in Canada and served as senior legal counsel to the Chief Justice of Alberta.

Imseis is already part of the Queen’s community as he is teaching international protection of human rights and refugees as part of the Queen’s law international law program at Queen’s Bader International Study Centre in East Sussex, U.K.

“I am delighted to announce the appointment of Ardi Imseis,” said Queen’s law dean Bill Flanagan.

“In addition to his extensive legal and policy experience, he brings to Queen’s an outstanding record of teaching, research and scholarly publication.”