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.
Monday 19 March 2018, 6:30PM-8:30PM (Venue opens at 6:00PM)
Room 1095, 9th Floor, Liberty Tower, Meiji University
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.
The seminar will be held in English ONLY without translation.
Meiji University Research Institute for the History of Global Arms Transfer
Arms and Civil Society Research Forum
|Speakers||Dr. Daniel Stahl, Coordinator of the Study Group Human Rights in the 20th Century and Research Associate at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena|
|Chair||Dr. Tamara Enomoto, Research Fellow, Meiji University Research Institute for the History of Global Arms Transfer|
Dr. Daniel Stahl is currently working on a project on the arms trade and international law. His other areas of research include the history of human rights and European-Latin American relations. Since 2016, he has served as editor of the online portal Quellen zur Geschichte der Menschenrechte (Sources on Human Rights History), www.geschichte-menschenrechte.de. In 2015 and 2016, he held fellowships at Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding at the Graduate Institute Geneva and the German Historical Institute in London. In 2013, he received the Opus-Primum Award from the Volkswagen Foundation for his book on the hunt for Nazis in South America. From 2009 to 2011, he held a fellowship at the Gerda Henkel Foundation. Previously, he was a Research Assistant to the Independent Commission of Historians on the History of the German Foreign Office.
*This seminar is hosted by the Meiji University Research Institute for the History of Global Arms Transfer, and co-hosted by the Arms and Civil Society Research Forum. It is supported by the Forum for the History of Armaments Industry and Arms Transfer, and is partially funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)-supported Program for the Strategic Research Foundation at Private Universities, 2015–2019 and JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number JP16K17075 (Post-Cold War Conventional Arms Control in Historical Context: Towards Collaboration between Security Studies and History).