Three new honorary doctors
Boundaries in the sea, international law and leadership - this year's honorary doctors have done important contributions internationally in widely differing areas. With their extensive knowledge and experience, they will continue to contribute to the development of the School's research and education.
Dr. Robin Cleverly has been named an Honorary Doctor of Maritime Law. He works for Marbdy Consulting Ltd, Maritime Boundary Experts in the UK and is one of the world's leading experts in demarcation at sea. He has been an expert in most of the disputes over marine demarcations before the United Nations International Court of Justice, the International Court of Justice and the Arbitration Tribunal in The Hague. Without being a lawyer, he has extensive knowledge in the field of international law and is a sought-after adviser to governments around the world. Together with Stephen Fietta, he has authored the standard work on marine demarcation issues; A Practitioner's Guide to Maritime Boundary Delimitation. He is a loyal and inspiring lecturer on the Department of Law's course Law in a Maritime Context, where he gives the students an expert insight into how legal reasoning is conducted in a demarcation dispute. His deep knowledge contributes to promoting the development of teaching and research in maritime law at the School of Business, Economics and Law.
Professor Ann Langley, has been named an Honorary Doctor of Business Administration. Professor Langley works at the Department of Management HEC in Montreal, Canada, and is a much respected researcher in both North America and Europe, and with extensive academic publication record. Professor Langley’s research focuses on strategic change, leadership, identity and the use of management tools in complex organizations. Professor Langley has also made significant contributions to processual and qualitative research approaches in management studies. During the years 2015 to 2018, Professor Langley was part of the School's Visiting Professor Programme, and substantially contributed to the academic environment at the Department of Business Administration in a variety of ways, including through teaching at the doctoral programme, as an opponent at seminars, and by presenting her own research at seminars and workshops. Professor Langley also initiated a number of writing projects in collaboration with faculty members, resulting in a number of publications, including in highly ranked journals such as Annals of the Academy of Management.
Professor Dr. B.S. Bhupinder Chimni has been named an Honorary Doctor of International Law. Professor Chimni’s main affiliation is Jindal Global Law School, Delhi, India. He is an international law researcher of global repute, and his most outstanding achievement is the early establishment of a perspective on international law that enabled the voice of the Global South. Professor Chimni is one of the main initiators of Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL), an approach that has left its mark on the global discourse on international law since the early 1990s. He has inspired a generation of migration law researchers around the world with his groundbreaking texts. Professor Chimni has been, and continues to be, a valuable partner for researchers in international law at the Department of Law.
The university's graduation ceremony has been canceled during the pandemic and to catch up, two promotions are planned per year in 2022 and 2023. The promotion of the now appointed honorary doctors is planned to take place in October 2022 at the Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre.