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TAI Bookshelf Podcast – International Law and the Third Pole with Prabhakar Singh

TAI Bookshelf Podcast – International Law and the Third Pole with Prabhakar Singh

Dr. Prabhakar Singh, Founding Dean of the DY Patil College College of Law, Navi Mumbai. Photo: Prabhakar Singh

It is 2022 and TAI Bookshelf Podcast is back with a fourth series! As normally, co-hosts Liuba Timonina and Romain Chuffart chat with students and industry experts to make the Arctic straightforward and accessible to absolutely everyone. This yr, the podcast team is joined by new and returning co-hosts Victoria Bergström and Saga Helgason. Mariel Kieval also gets onboard to assist with making the episodes driving the scenes. Tune in each and every month and join our in-depth discussions that get you further than the headlines and suitable into the newest suggestions, difficulties, and experiences from the Arctic.

3 weeks in the past, the Republic of India released its Arctic policy Developing a Partnership for Sustainable Enhancement. Acquiring held an Arctic Council’s observer status considering that 2013, this plan was extended in the making but it marks a flip in India’s Arctic engagement. Among the the common endorsing Arctic cooperation and sustainability targets which have turn into the hallmarks of any non-Arctic State’s rhetoric towards the region, 1 of India’s Arctic “missions” is to harmonize polar research with the third pole – the Himalayas. Earlier this 12 months, Romain and Liuba sat with Dr. Prabhakar Singh to talk about the Himalaya Region and its put in intercontinental law. Prabhakar explored the omnipresence of regulation and the idea of semi-colonialism at the third pole. The three of them talked about producing design and how to infuse worldwide authorized exploration with a additional poetic and humanistic tactic.


Prabhakar Singh is the Founding Dean of the DY Patil College University of Legislation, Navi Mumbai. He go through his Ph.D. at the Countrywide University of Singapore, LL.M. at the College of Barcelona, and B.A.LL.B. (Hons) at the Nationwide Regulation Institute College, Bhopal. He is 2019 winner of the Asian Society of Intercontinental Law’s “Young Scholar award” (2019-2021) for his function on semi-colonialism and worldwide law. He is a member of the Asian Culture of Intercontinental Law’s Executive Council. Prabhakar, when specialising in the background and concept of global law, argues for the weaving of spot-as-useful resource into the politics of legal knowledge generation in and about the geographical South. He has offered papers at Toronto, Brown, Harvard, Nagoya, Tel-Aviv, Melbourne, New York, Yale, and São Paulo universities as properly as at the FGV Regulation Faculty, São Paulo and Bucerius Regulation University, Hamburg. He has taught brief-classes at the Royal College of Regulation & Economics, Cambodia, Airlangga University, Indonesia, and at Sciences-Po, France. He has been a college member at the Transnational Legislation Summer months Institute, King’s College or university, London. Prabhakar has posted about 30 journal articles and ebook chapters in Oxford and Cambridge college presses. He was the guest editor of the Liverpool Legislation Review’s difficulty on jurisprudence. His viewpoints have appeared in The Telegraph (Kolkata) and Deccan Herald and his poems and small tales in the Economic & Political Weekly (Mumbai) and The Bombay Assessment. He is at this time doing work on his 1st monograph on Semi-colonialism and international regulation.

References and even further readings:

  • KM Seethi, The Contours of India’s Arctic Policy, The Arctic Institute (3 August 2021) 
  • Rashmi Ramesh, India’s Job in the Arctic: Reviving the Momentum By a Policy, The Arctic Institute (18 May 2021)
  • Singh, Prabhakar. “Of Intercontinental regulation, semi-colonial Thailand, and imperial ghosts.” Asian Journal of Intercontinental Law 9, no. 1 (2019): 46-74.
  • Singh, Prabhakar. “Indian Princely States and the 19th-century Transformation of the Legislation of Nations.” Journal of International Dispute Settlement 11, no. 3 (2020): 365-387.

This episode was recorded in January 2022.