Centre for Socio-legal Studies announces its annual lecture 2024

Everyday Ambassadors: Lessons from Socio-Legal Studies for a Fractured World

5pm-6.30pm 29th May 2024, The Buttery Wolfson College

Professor Annelise Riles

Annelise Riles

The Centre for Socio-Legal Studies is delighted to announce the details of its annual lecture 2024.  The lecture will be given by Professor Annelise Riles on the topic of ‘Everyday Ambassadors: Lessons from Socio-Legal Studies for a Fractured World’.  This event has been organised in collaboration with the Law and Societies research cluster at Wolfson College. The annual lecture provides an opportunity to engage with, and celebrate, the work of a prominent socio-legal scholar.

Professor Riles is currently the Executive Director of the Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Studies at Northwestern University and a Professor of Law and Anthropology.  Her scholarship spans a wide range of substantive areas including human rights, managing and accommodating cultural differences, and the regulation of the global financial markets. Professor Riles work is known for its methodological contributions as well as for its contributions to the study of international institutions and expertise. She has conducted legal and anthropological research in China, Japan, and the Pacific and speaks Chinese, Japanese, French, and Fijian. Her publications span a range of topics, including comparative law, conflict of laws, financial regulation, and central banking.

Professor Riles is also the founder and director of Meridian 180, a multilingual forum for transformative leadership. Its global membership of 800+ thought leaders in academia, government, and business work together to generate ideas and guidance on the most important problems of our time, including global financial governance, environmental governance, and data governance.

The annual lecture will be followed by drinks to which all those who attend are welcome.