Boyd van Dijk is a McKenzie Fellow at the Melbourne Law School (MLS). He taught previously at the London School of Economics, King's College London, Queen Mary, and the University of Amsterdam. His research and teaching interests focus on the history and theory of international humanitarian law, human rights law, and international criminal law. He will present his forthcoming book, Preparing for War, that will be published by Oxford University Press in late 2021. It provides a new revisionist history of the 1949 Geneva Conventions, the most important rules ever formulated for armed conflict.