Monday, November 12, 2007

Call for Papers: Transnational Corporate Responsibility for the 21st Century

The University of Oslo Faculty of Law and the George Washington University Law School have issued a call for papers for a conference on "Transnational Corporate Responsibility for the 21st Century," to be held at the George Washington University Law School, April 7-8, 2008. Here's the call:

The conference will explore legal issues associated with the responsibility of transnational corporations in specific areas that are likely to continue to be of significance throughout the 21st Century. Five consecutive panels will cover the following topics:

  • Corporations and International Environmental Responsibility
  • Litigating Transnational Corporate Responsibility
  • Transnational Corporate Responsibility and Human Rights
  • The Responsibility of Transnational Financial Institutions
  • Transnational Codes of Conduct

If you wish to participate with a paper on one of the panels, please submit a five hundred word (or fewer) abstract by email to Susan L. Karamanian, Associate Dean for International and Comparative Legal Studies, The George Washington University Law School, at no later than 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2007. Two papers will be selected for each panel. The final papers must be submitted by March 28, 2008 and should be of publishable quality. We are working with the George Washington International Law Review with hopes it will publish the papers.

All selected paper presenters are expected to participate in the conference. The conference organizers will pay for coach airfare and hotel expenses for selected panelists.

Please contact Ms. Karamanian by email or at +1 202.994.1210 or Mr. Ole Kristian Fauchald at or +47 2285.9438 if you have any questions.