Professor Tony Anghie receives prestigious international law medal

Jan 12, 2023 | Faculty

Professor Antony Anghie recently received the 2023 Manley O. Hudson Medal from the American Society of International Law (ASIL).

This award is given to a distinguished person for outstanding contributions to scholarship and achievement in international law. This award is ASIL’s highest honor.

Professor Anghie’s scholarship, teaching and insights have had a profound and transformative effect on the field of international law and international legal scholarship.

“I have taught at many law schools in the United States and around the world, some of them very famous,” Anghie said. “What I have learned from this experience is that it is only at the University of Utah that I could have done my scholarship. I am immensely grateful to the law school and the special traditions of support and collegiality we have created here, and I feel very fortunate to be a part of this community.”

Professor Anghie was recognized for the award in large part due to his book, Imperialism, Sovereignty and the Making of International Law (2005). This influential book paved the way for scholars to unearth and address the enduring legacies of colonialism and imperialism within the international order. He has written about the Eurocentric origins of international law, and the subjugation and marginalization of the interests and voices of the Global South and the peripheries within the international order.

In addition to his intellectual and scholarly contributions, Professor Anghie has played an important part in mentoring more junior academics and in developing and supporting a network of scholars in the field of international law.

Past recipients of this prestigious award include Judge Stephen Breyer of the US Supreme Court, Judges Sir Robert Jennings, Stephen Schwebel,  Dame Rosalyn Higgins and James Crawford of the International Court of Justice, and academics Professors Philip C. Jessup,  W.Michael Reisman and Louis Henkin.

The mission of ASIL is to foster the study of international law and promote the establishment and maintenance of international relations based on law and justice. Professor Anghie’s research efforts and contributions reflect those ideals.

More about Professor Tony Anghie

Professor Anghie is a recognized expert in international law. He received a B.A. and an LL.B. from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He earned an S.J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he also served as a MacArthur Scholar at the Harvard Center for International Affairs and a Senior Fellow in the Graduate Program at the law school. In the summer of 1994, he completed an internship with the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. He also practiced law in Melbourne, Australia.

Professor Anghie joined the faculty at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law faculty in 1995. He served on the University President’s Task Force on Internationalization and on various other committees examining issues of internationalization at the university level. He has served as Visiting Professor at the American University Cairo, Cornell, Harvard, the London School of Economics, and the University of Tokyo and he has also taught and lectured at various other universities around the world including Melbourne Law School, the University of Auckland, the Law College in Sri Lanka and Jahangirnagar Law School in Bangladesh. He has served on the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law, and on the board of editors of the American Journal of International Law. He is currently the Secretary-General of the Asian Society of International Law.


Learn more about Professor Tony Anghie and the Manley O. Hudson Medal here.