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President Trump during his June 1, 2017 announcement to leave the international Paris Agreement.

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Opting Out: How Treaty Withdrawal Shapes Cooperation Among States

Thu., Mar. 18, 2021 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm


Speaker: Averell Schmidt, Research Fellow, International Security Program

The past few years have witnessed a wave of states withdrawing from multilateral agreements as wide-ranging as the European Union, International Criminal Court, Paris Climate Agreement, and Open Skies Treaty. These developments have prompted fears of new arms races, the unraveling of other treaties, and the broader decline of the so-called liberal international order. This seminar will explain how treaty withdrawal shapes cooperation among states by exploring patterns of treaty ratification and withdrawal during the 1945–2010 time period.

Everyone is welcome to join us via Zoom! Register before the seminar here: