10th International Workshop for Young Scholars (WISH) Call for Papers

The European Law Journal, HEC Paris and the Center for Research on Transnational Law (CTL), Peking University School of Transnational Law (PKUSTL), Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School, are welcoming proposals for presentation at the 10th International Workshop for Young Scholars (WISH). This workshop builds on the success of the previous editions held annually since 2002 under the scientific direction of Prof. Francis Snyder. It offers outstanding young scholars an opportunity to present their best research work in a professional academic setting to an audience of other young scholars and more senior academics.

TOPICS: Contributions are invited on relevant topics identified by the applicant, including the following non exhaustive themes:

Global Risk Regulation and Domestic Institutions and Processes

  • How to source expertise (closed vs open source models, conflict of interest, etc)
  • How to integrate expertise (institutional design issues)
  • Multi-level Governance

International and Regional Regulatory Cooperation and Risk Regulation

  • Promoting regulatory convergence under the TransPacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
  • Regulatory cooperation in EU-China relations
  • Role of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (the BRICS)

Ensuring participation and accountability

  • The integration of non-legal expertise into risk policymaking and its main evidence-based methodological tools (regulatory impact assessment, cost-benefit analysis, precautionary principle, behavioral studies)
  • Public concerns
  • Role of the media
  • Management of scarcity

Creating and Managing Transnational Risk Regimes

  • Overcoming the Public-Private divide
  • Hard law and soft law in transnational risk management
  • The legal consequences of risk communication

Adjudicating Transnational Risk Regulatory Disputes

  • Actual and future trade disputes on food (GMOs, traditional foods, nanofoods, lab-grown meat), tobacco, alcohol and other risk substances, such as chemicals under both the trade and investment lens
  • Actual and future disputes stemming from environmental issues such as climate change (extension of the European Emission Trading Scheme to the airline sector, etc.)

Redefining and Reconciling the ‘Trade and… ‘ debate between Regulatory Autonomy, Evidence-based Policymaking and International Regulatory Co-operation

  • Environmental, food safety and public health protection
  • Social solidarity ethics
  • Human rights

The Workshop will take place over one and a half days. If current applications for funding are successful, the organizers will cover relevant costs of travel and accommodation.

Guidelines for Submissions

Proposals should be submitted by email to Alberto Alemanno, by 1 September 2014 at the latest. The email address is: 10wishec@gmail.com. Proposals may be submitted either in English or French. Only original papers are eligible for WISH participation and may not be submitted to other journals or fora of publication in parallel. Proposals must be written by doctoral candidates (or equivalent) who have not yet submitted their thesis or have been awarded their doctorate in the 12 months prior to 30 June 2014. Papers co-authored with more experienced academics will not be considered. Each proposal must contain the following information in order to be considered:

  • A cover sheet with the title of the proposed presentation, the name of the proposer (first name, family name), the proposer’s institution, and full address, including email, telephone and fax.
  • A 400 to 500 word summary of the proposed presentation.
  • Proof from their university of their position as a doctoral candidate or that they were awarded their doctorate in the preceding 12 months.
  • Proposals must be submitted in Word or RTF form.

Selection of Papers

All proposals will be acknowledged. Proposals will be examined by the Editorial Board of the European Law Journal. (See the ELJ website: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1468-0386/issues

Letters of acceptance or rejection will be sent by 1st October 2014.

Submissions of Completed Papers

The authors of the selected proposals will be asked to prepare a completed paper for presentation at the Workshop. The deadline for receipt of the completed paper is 15th October 2014. Submission of a proposal constitutes a professional commitment to participate in the conference.

Date of Conference

The conference will take place at HEC Paris in December, 2014 (date to be determined). The final programme of the Workshop will be distributed before 1st November 2014.

Further Information

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Cliff Wirajendi at wirajendi@hec.fr

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