WILNET’s Işıl Aral interviewed Başak Çalı, Professor of International Law at the Hertie School of Governance, Founding Director of the Center for Global Public Law at Koç University, Istanbul, and Secretary General of the European Society of International Law (ESIL).
Among the many topics covered, Professor Çalı spotlights the efforts of ESIL to maintain gender balance and equality in its activities, including by guarding against ‘manels’ – all male panels. Further, she discusses the importance of research into the structural impediments that women in academia face.
Her advice to those interested in pursuing a career in international law: take risks, think outside the box, and don’t be disheartened.
Watch the video here: