Global law scholars elected to Learned Society of Wales
30 June 2021
Two experts in diverse areas of international law have been elected as Fellows of the prestigious Learned Society of Wales.
Professors Edwin Egede and John Harrington of the School of Law and Politics have been recognised for their contributions to International Law and International Relations and Global Health Law respectively by Wales’s first national academy of science and letters.
The Society was established in 2010 to help promote awareness of how science, the arts, humanities, and social sciences benefit society. Election to Fellowship is a public recognition of academic excellence and is a rigorous and thorough process which sees nominations proposed and seconded by existing Fellows of the Society. Each candidate is then considered by a relevant scrutiny committee. Once elected Fellows assist the Society in its work by serving on its various committees and working groups and by representing the Society both nationally and internationally.
Professor Egede teaches International Law and International Relations and has been at Cardiff University since 2007. His research interests span ocean law, governance and politics to human rights to constitutionalism and democracy in Africa.
Professor Harrington has been Professor of Global Health Law at the School of Law and Politics since 2014 and has been Director of the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership in Wales since 2019. His current research on global health and the nation-state after COVID-19 is supported by the AHRC and the Welsh Government's Ser Cymru programme.
Of his selection to the Society, Professor Egede said, “I am really delighted to have been elected as a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales. I look forward to collaborating with other Fellows in the Society to advance research and scholarship in my areas of expertise both in Wales and the Wider World.”
Professor Harrington added, “It is an honour to have been elected as a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales. It’s an exciting time to join the Society, given its deep commitment to internationalism and its engagement with scholars and partners around the world. Mae'n anrhydedd mawr i mi.”