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The impact and legacy of the 1917 Russian Revolution is still with us today. For Russia and the countries of the former socialist bloc, the revolution inaugurated a new legal order. But it also led to a profound transformation of the entire system of international law and politics, and prompted changes and transformations which can still be felt today.
To mark the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Revolution, the Institute’s Berlin Office invited an interested audience to explore these changes and transformations. As panelists, Anne Peters, Veronika Bílková (Charles University and Institute of International Relations, Prague), Maria Issaeva (Threefold Legal Advisors, Moscow), and Cindy Wittke (Leibniz-Institute for East and Southeast European Studies) discussed how and to what extent the legacies of the Russian Revolution are still present in today’s international law, including reflections from historical, philosophical, and political science perspectives. The lively discussion was moderated by Alexandra Kemmerer.
The panel discussion was the inaugural event of our new series MPIL Momentum, a series of lunch talks organized by the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law’s Berlin Office, featuring new research from the Heidelberg Institute and current issues in international law. It aims at bringing together an audience from academia, politics, government, the media, and from a wider public – students, professors, diplomats, journalists, politicians, lawyers, a microcosm of Berlin-Mitte. We particularly welcome our alumni and alumnae, and friends of the Institute.
Report: Yola von Rohden
Foto: Maurice Weiss
At Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum, Auditorium (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin).