The Atomics

Free Public Lecture

The Atomics

Theatre G08
Melbourne Law School
185 Pelham Street


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The Sir Kenneth Bailey Memorial Lecture 2020 is presented by Melbourne Law School and the Melbourne Journal of International Law.

How might international law respond to the prospect of nuclear annihilation? With abolitionist fervour? Technocracy? Legalism? Insouciance?

Professor Gerry Simpson was appointed to a Chair in Public International Law at London School of Economics. In this lecture, Professor Simpson will deliver a report on international legal nuclearism.

The Sir Kenneth Bailey Memorial Lecture honours the fourth Dean of Melbourne Law School, Kenneth Hamilton Bailey, who played a significant part in Australia’s contribution to the formation of the United Nations.

There will be pre-lecture refreshments from 5.15pm.


  • Professor Gerry Simpson