The Graduate Institute’s Centre for Trade and Economic Integration and Georgetown University’s Institute of International Economic Law are proud to present a call for papers for our 2017 Conference on WTO Law.
The Annual Conference on WTO Law, which has its origins in the partnership created in the year 2000 between University Professor John H. Jackson of Georgetown, and Professor Sir Francis Jacobs, KCMG, QC, a Trustee of BIICL, has a longstanding affiliation with the Journal of International Economic Law (JIEL), published by the Oxford University Press.
Widely considered one of the most important and prestigious conferences addressing developments in international trade law, the Annual Conference on WTO Law pursues cuttingedge issues of interest to academics and practitioners alike.
The 2017 Conference will be held in Geneva, with sessions taking place at the Graduate Institute (on Friday 9 June) and at the Headquarters of the WTO (on Saturday 10 June).
The Organizing Committee has decided to conduct a call for papers aimed at: (i) opening opportunities to younger scholars -- current graduate students, and academics and practitioners who completed their most recent academic qualification after June 2009 -- to present their research and analysis at the Conference that falls within any of the six roundtable/panel topics identified below, and (ii) attracting cutting-edge papers and ideas by any scholars or practitioners -- junior, mid-career or senior -- on the specific topic: Free Trade Under Attack: Is a Radical Rethink of Trade and Investment Agreements Needed? (topic 4 below).
The Organizing Committee will consider proposals, in the form of an abstract or a completed short paper, submitted on or before 1 March 2017