On October 9 at Harvard Law School, the IGLP hosted a Workshop on “The League Of Nations and the Construction of the Periphery.” This Workshop Brought together a group of young international legal scholars to present their research on nation and state formation during the interwar period, in the context of the emergence and development of the League of Nations.

The aim of the Workshop was to address two prevalent representations of the League – as a “failed” international institution and an ineffective vehicle for ensuring world order; and as a Europe-oriented international institution which had no more than an indirect role in managing the formation and transformation of non-European nations and states. Presenters at the Workshop, shared papers that respond to these representations by attending closely to a number of the League’s crucial but less familiar enterprises on the “periphery”.