How do people shape what international law is and what it might become? Join Professor of Law and Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Anna Spain Bradley for a discussion of human choice in international legal and political decision making as she introduces her book, Human Choice in International Law (Cambridge University Press). The book investigates the neurobiology of how people choose and the history of how personal choice has affected decisions in international law about genocide, intervention into armed conflict and nuclear weapons at the central institutions of the international legal order. It argues that international law must account for how cognitive processes such as empathy, emotion and bias can influence and shape decision outcomes that affect the world. Drawing upon historical accounts and personal interviews, this book reveals the beauty and struggle of human influences that shape the creation and practice of international law.


Tuesday, November 2, 2021 from 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm PT


This event will take place in person in Room 1420 at UCLA School of Law.
* This event is open to UCLA students, faculty and staff only *


  • UCLA School of Law International & Comparative Law Program
  • Promise Institute for Human Rights, UCLA School of Law
  • UCLA International Institute Burkle Center for International Relations


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