Monday, June 8, 2015

Call for Program Suggestions: 2016 ASIL Annual Meeting

The American Society of International Law has issued a call for program suggestions for its 110th Annual Meeting, which will take place March 30-April 2, 2016, in Washington, DC. The conference theme is "Charting New Frontiers in International Law." Here's the call:

Charting New Frontiers in International Law

From March 30-April 2, 2016, the American Society of International Law will convene its 110th Annual Meeting. The ASIL Annual Meeting Committee (chaired by Tendayi Achiume, Dawn Yamane Hewett, and Ina Popova) welcomes session proposals reflecting the meeting's theme, "Charting New Frontiers in International Law."

Dramatic shifts in the global economy, the environment, technological innovation, geopolitical power structures, and human mobility are forcing societies around the world to redefine their normative foundations. The dynamic physical and conceptual frontiers of our international order require that scholars and lawyers chart new frontiers in the theory and practice of international law. At its 110th Annual Meeting in Spring 2016, the American Society of International Law invites policymakers, practitioners, academics, and students of international law to deepen that exploration by mapping micro and macro structural shifts in the field of international law. The Committee will rely on the submissions process to identify illuminating topics and knowledgeable speakers.

Drawing on session suggestions, the Committee will create a program with the following goals in mind:

  • Coverage of a wide breadth of timely topics of interest to ASIL members;
  • Participation by individuals from a variety of backgrounds; and
  • A vibrant exchange of ideas through the use of innovative program formats.
The Committee will prioritize session proposals that involve non-traditional formats, such as interviews, question-and-answer roundtables, lectures, debates, poster sessions, or the use of multimedia or interactive audience participation features. In addition, the Committee is committed to expanding diversity in the issues and voices represented at the Annual Meeting and is excited to present a track specifically focused on professional and academic development.

Please note that, even if your suggested session is reflected in some form in the final program, the Committee might significantly modify your initial proposal (including the proposed participants) or to combine multiple proposals, in order to satisfy the overall goals identified above.

In order to suggest a session to the Committee, please select the “Proposal Submission” tab and complete the form found there by no later than Monday, July 20, 2015. The Committee will inform proposers by email about the status of their suggestion(s) in the fall of 2015. Thank you very much for your interest in the 2016 Annual Meeting.