2nd Conference of the Postgraduate and Early Professionals/Academics Network of the Society of International Economic Law (PEPA/SIEL)
Göttingen (Germany), 25th & 26th January 2013
Organised by SIEL in cooperation with the Institute of International and European Law of the Georg-August-University Göttingen
SIEL was founded in 2008 to act as an umbrella organisation to foster coordination, collaboration and debate between International Economic Law (IEL) scholars, practitioners and national or regional IEL organisations around the world. SIEL’s Postgraduate and Early Professional/Academics Group (PEPA/SIEL) is, among other things, interested in fostering collaboration and mentoring opportunities for emerging academics and professionals in IEL. PEPA/SIEL fulfils these goals through various activities such as the organisation of a conference where emerging IEL academics and professionals can present and discuss their research in a supportive and welcoming environment. We are pleased to announce that the second conference will take place 25 and 26 January 2013 in Göttingen (Germany), with others anticipated in the future, especially in other regions of the world.
Call for Papers
This conference offers postgraduate students (students enrolled in Masters/PhD) and early professionals/academics (generally within five years of graduating) studying or working in the field of IEL an opportunity to present and discuss their research. It also provides a critical platform where participants can test their ideas about broader issues relating to IEL. One or more senior practitioner or academic will comment on each paper, followed by a general discussion.
We invite submissions on any IEL topic including, but not limited to:
- trade, investment and monetary/financial policies;
- the interaction of, for example, international trade law, investment law and competition law with other branches of law governing intellectual property, human rights, environment and sustainable development;
- regional economic integration and multilateral trading system;
- comparative economic law, focussing on how international economic law interacts with laws, institutions and actors at the domestic level;
- the roles of law and legal practices in international economic governance and international organizations and
- the philosophy, sociology, politics and economics of international economic law.
How and when to submit
Submissions should include a CV and a research abstract (no more than 400 words). They are to be sent no later than 31st October 2012 to email@example.com. Papers will be selected based on a double blind review conducted by a senior practitioner or academic and a conference organiser. Successful applicants will be notified by 30th November 2012; after which they are expected to submit a conference paper (no more than 4000 words) by 31st December 2012. Papers will be made available online in a special section at the SIEL website (www.sielnet.org).
General practical information about participating and attending the Conference
The deadline for registration is 7th December 2012. Registration has to be done online at the SIEL website (the registration page will be available shortly).
Registration costs 45 GBP for non-SIEL Members, and 35 GBP for SIEL Members. SIEL Membership details may be found at the SIEL website (student membership is 5 GBP). The Registration fee covers conference materials and coffee breaks on both days.
Cancellations of participation must be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for cancellation is 4th January 2013. The registration fee minus an administrative fee of 5 GBP will be refunded if the cancellation is done before or on the given date. Later cancellations will not be refunded.
A limited number of conference fee waivers is available for applicants facing financial hardship. Applicants for a conference fee waiver are kindly invited to add a short letter to their conference application, stating the reason for their waiver request no later than 31st October 2012. Successful applicants will be notified by 30th November 2012.
Unfortunately, the organisation cannot cover travel, accommodation or any other expenses.
Subject to space availability, registration of participants not presenting a paper will be accepted. The regular fee will be applied.
If you should have any (further) questions regarding participation, please feel free to contact Alper Taşdelen (email@example.com).
SIEL Executive Council: Freya Baetens and José Caiado
PEPA Conference Committee: Matthäus Fink, Jan-Carl Lüers, Christian Maurer, Alper Taşdelen
Monday, October 8, 2012
Call for Papers: Postgraduate and Early Professionals/Academics Network of the Society of International Economic Law
The Society of International Economic Law, in cooperation with the Institute of International and European Law of the Georg-August-University Göttingen, has issued a call for papers for the 2nd Conference of the Postgraduate and Early Professionals/Academics Network of the Society of International Economic Law, to take place in Göttingen, on January 25-26, 2013. Here's the call: