Comparing Arms Transfer Regulations of the Interwar and Post-war Periods

On Monday 19 March, the Meiji University Research Institute for the History of Global Arms Transfer will host a workshop entitled “Comparing Arms Transfer Regulations of the Interwar and Post-war Periods”. It will be co-hosted by the Arms and Civil Society Research Forum.

In this seminar, Dr. Daniel Stahl, Research Associate at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena (Germany), will analyse how policies to regulate the international arms trade via international law changed from the interwar to the post-war period. He argues that the main difference is found in how the dangers of an unregulated arms transfer were perceived. In the interwar period, recipient- and producer-centred interpretations competed. According to the former, the question of whether a certain arms transfer posed a threat depended on who was acquiring the arms. The latter maintained that it depended on who was producing and exporting the arms. After the Second World War, only the recipient-centred interpretation persisted. Stahl explains the disappearance of the producer-centred interpretation and analyses the effects this shift had on how norms for international arms trade were designed.

Date and time

Monday 19 March 2018, 6:30PM-8:30PM (Venue opens at 6:00PM)


Room 1095, 9th Floor, Liberty Tower, Meiji University


Entry fee


Seating capacity

Maximum 40 seats


Pre-register before 18 March 2018 at the link below. We will close the registration when the number of applicants reaches the capacity. Your information will be kept confidential by the Arms and Civil Society Research Forum and will be used to provide you with information on its events.