An international colloquium on Restoring Trust in Trade in honour of Peter Van den Bossche will be held at Maastricht University on 17 December 2018. You are warmly invited to attend.
This colloquium focuses on a key challenge facing the international trading system, namely the rapidly eroding trust in trade liberalisation and economic integration. It aims to generate informed debate on how to restore trust in the liberalised trade regime, which is essential to halt the spread of economic nationalism and prevent beggar-thy-neighbour policies. The Colloquium uniquely presents the insights of renowned experts from the WTO Secretariat, the WTO Appellate Body, the European Commission, and academia, as well as challenging ‘young voices’, in presenting a critical look at what has gone wrong with the international trade regime and how it can be addressed.
In doing so, this Colloquium aims to pay tribute to the invaluable contribution Professor Peter Van den Bossche has made to the field of international trade law during his 25 years as a member of the Law Faculty of Maastricht University, and in particular to the development of a ‘trust-worthy’ rules-based multilateral trading system, as an academic, legal advisor and adjudicator in the highest judicial organ of the World Trade Organization. For more information, the programme and the link for registration, please visit: https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/events/international-colloquium-restoring-trust-trade
The organisers are also putting together a Tabula Gratulatoria (an extended list of current/former colleagues and friends who send their best wishes to Peter) to hand over to Peter at this event. Those who would like their names to be included in this Tabula, are invited to inform the organisers by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 September 2018.
Fundação Getulio Vargas São Paulo Law School (FGV DIREITO SP) is pleased to announce the selection process of the research grants program for PhD Students and Post--PhD in Law. The Global Fellowship Program aims to attract young academic talents interested in advancing their scholarship in Brazil. These young professional talents will have the opportunity to develop their academic research and to contribute to FGV DIREITO SP internationalization process. The program offers economic and intellectual resources to support insightful and promising young legal scholars from all over the world willing to do research in Brazil. Furher information is available here.
At SIEL 2018, junior academics and practitioners are offered the opportunity to register for two one-to-one talks with a senior mentor in the field of international economic law, to discuss career development, publishing, training, etc. and to share 'wise advice' more broadly.
The PEPA/SIEL Speed Mentoring meeting will take place on Saturday 14 July at 09:15 - 10:15 in Room NT07, Terrace Level Warren. Participation is free and breakfast will be served!
Here you will find a list of the available senior mentors and their brief bio.
If you are interested, please email Freya Baetens at email@example.com by 8 July 2018, ranking your four preferred choices.
By 12 July, you will receive an email with the times and names of your assigned senior mentors. Every effort will be made to ensure you can talk with your ‘top two’ choices but please be aware that the more senior someone is, the more ‘oversubscribed’ they risk to be.
Congratulations to Nneamaka Vanni on winning the inaugural SIEL-Hart Prize for her thesis entitled ‘Narratives and Counter-Narratives in Pharmaceutical Patent Law Making: Experiences from 3 Developing Countries’ that was defended at Warwick University in 2017!
The winning thesis will be published within the Hart series Studies in International Trade and Investment Law.
The ASIL International Economic Law Interest Group, the Canadian Council on International Law, and The Centre for International Governance Innovation, together with McGill University Faculty Of Law are organizing a Joint North American Conference on International Economic Law that incorporates the 2018 ASIL IEcLIG Biennial. It will be held at McGill University Faculty of Law, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 21-22, 2018.
The conference theme is "Managing International Economic (Dis)Integration: Challenges and Opportunities." We invite unpublished paper and panel proposals relating to the conference theme, but will also consider submissions on other topics in international economic law. Paper proposals are to comprise abstracts of no more than 500 words, whereas panel proposals should not exceed 1,500 words. Proposals should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, and the submission deadline is Monday, June 4, 2018.
The complete call for papers is available here.
Congratulations to Rafael Lima Sakr (LSE) on winning the 2017-2018 SIEL/JIEL/OUP Prize for his essay entitled 'Beyond History and Boundaries: Rethinking the Past in the Present of International Economic Law'
On the occasion of the 14th ESIL Annual Conference in Manchester (13-15 September), the Interest Group on International Economic Law invites submissions for a pre-conference workshop on ‘International Economic Law in 2018: Between Reform and Contestation'.
The Call for Papers is available here.
Georgetown hosts this year's G2 Conference on 11 July on the topic of Dispute Resolution and International Economic Law. The call for papers is out with a deadline of March 30, available here http://graduateinstitute.ch/files/live/sites/iheid/files/sites/ctei/shared/News%26Events/G2%20Summer%202018%20Call%20for%20Papers.pdf.
Particularly convenient for the international economic law community: the conference is held the day before the SIEL Global Conference at American University!
The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies are jointly organizing a conference on "The EU and its Partners in Global Governance: Trade, Investment, Tax and Sustainable Development." The event will take place at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on 14-15 June 2018. The call for paper is available here.
Planning for the 2018 SIEL Conference has commenced. We look forward to welcoming proposals from a broad range of hosts. The Call for Venue is available here.