10th Conference of the Postgraduate and Early Professionals/Academics Network of the Society of International Economic Law (PEPA/SIEL) 2021
19-21 May 2021, Online

Organised by PEPA/SIEL in collaboration with the Universities of Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

SIEL’s Postgraduate and Early Professionals/ Academics Network (PEPA/SIEL) is interested in fostering collaboration and mentoring opportunities for emerging academics and professionals in international economic law. PEPA/SIEL fulfils these goals through various activities, including organising conferences at which emerging academics and professionals in the field of international economic law can present and discuss their research in a supportive and welcoming environment.

We are pleased to announce that the 10th Conference will take place 19-21 May 2021 and will be held online. More details will follow, and will be published at www.sielnet.org.

Call for Papers

This conference offers graduate students (students enrolled in Masters’ or PhD programmes) and early-career professionals and academics, 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 discuss and test ideas about broader issues relating to IEL. Every panel will include on average three or four papers. One or more senior practitioners and academics will comment on each paper, which will then be followed by a general discussion.

We invite submissions on any topic related to international economic law including, but not limited to:

  • Law, practice, and theory of international economic governance and international organisations;
  • International trade, investment, coin petition, monetary and financial law and policy, including dispute resolution;
  • The interaction of international economic law with other branches of law governing subjects like intellectual property, human rights, environment, sustainable development, food safety, security, or public health;
  • Bilateral and regional economic integration and the multilateral trading system;
  • Comparative international economic law, focusing on how international economic law interacts with laws, institutions and actors at the domestic level;
  • International economics, philosophy, sociology, and politics and their relationship with international economic law;
  • International developments and economic law, which may include: Brexit, international financial regulation, cryptocurrencies, and monetary affairs;
  • or Regional perspectives on international economic law.

How and when to submit:

Submissions should include a brief biography, and a paper abstract of no more than 600 words. They must be sent no later than 5 February 2021 to pepa2021conference@gmail.com. Papers will be selected by the organising committee. Successful applicants will be notified by 5 March 2021, after which they are expected to submit a conference paper (no more than 4,000 words) by 1 May 2021. Abstracts will be made available online via the SIEL website (www.sielnet.org).

General practical information about participating and attending the Conference

The deadline for registration is 12 April 2021. Registration has to be done online at the SIEL website (www.sielnet.org).
Subject to capacity, registration of participants not presenting a paper will be accepted. Should you have any question regarding application or participation, please feel free to contact pepa2021conference@gmail.com.

Organising committee: Freya Baetens, Jose Caiado, Jacques Hartmann, Sufyan Droubi, Ana Maria Daza Vargas, Andrew Lang, and GCILS’ Charlie Peevers, and Akbar Rasulov.