2019 CIBEL Global Network Young Scholars Workshop: Technological Change and the Future of International Economic Legal Order: China and beyond

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The Herbert Smith Freehills China International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL) Centre, Faculty of Law, the University of New South Wales, Sydney (UNSW Law) made a call for applications in regards to the inaugural CIBEL Global Network Young Scholars workshop on Technological Change and the Future of International Economic Legal Order: China and beyond on 2 May 2019, in Sydney, Australia.

About the Herbert Smith Freehills CIBEL Centre

UNSW Law’s Herbert Smith Freehills China International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL) Centre is the largest centre in this field outside China. It is a long term and strategic initiative to create research strength in the areas of international business and economic law of relevance to China, and UNSW Law was ranked the 14th best law school globally in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019.

About the CIBEL Global Network

The CIBEL Global Network will be a prosperous global community of researchers, practitioners, students and other stakeholders working in the CIBEL field. The Herbert Smith Freehills CIBEL Centre will develop, support and promote this network by:

  • Holding an annual conference and Young Scholars workshop, with conference awards and funding for PhD researchers and postdocs

  • Supporting researchers, practitioners, young scholars, students and other stakeholders in this field through possible support such as funding and mentoring opportunities

  • Circulating CIBEL Global Network emails (including events, Calls for Papers, opportunities, grants, funding information, and publications in this field, all collated from CIBEL Global Network members and beyond)

  • Hosting a CIBEL Global Network Forum which will be established shortly on the CIBEL website, enabling members to post their publications, Calls for Papers, conference information, job openings, etc.)

  • Organising joint events with members at their partner institutions

  • Organising social and networking events for members

  • Providing opportunities for network members to contribute to the possible books/journal issues of relevant publications arising from the Annual CIBEL Global Network Conference.

About the Young Scholars Workshop

The Young Scholars Workshop was held on 2 May 2019 at UNSW Law. In alignment with the theme, the workshop discussed issues relevant to technological change and international business law and economic law.

The Young Scholars Workshop gave everyone an opportunity to present their paper to peers and get extensive feedback from senior experts on their graduate research in general, and their chosen methodologies. The workshop also included research skills and networking sessions, a roundtable discussion on topical CIBEL issues and an information session on publishing advice. It was a good opportunity for PhD candidates and Young Scholars to demonstrate their work with peers from all around the globe and get practical skills for further research and study.

How to apply for presenting

Interested Young Scholars were recommended to submit their application in areas of either technological change or international business and economic law. Both topics are understood in its broad sense and any related research is welcome.

Applications needed to be submitted by 28 February 2019, and include the following information:

  • your area of research, and

  • your primary research question, and

  • the literature that you are challenging, and

  • the theoretical insights you hope to provide, and

  • your methodological approach, and

  • the data you intend to collect (or have collected) in order to execute your research.

Successful applicants were notified on 15 March. Selected applicants were expected to submit completed papers in by end of March.

We strongly encouraged first and second year PhD students who were in the process of structuring their PhD dissertations to apply.

Key dates

  • 28 February 2019 – Application (of no more than 500 words) due.

  • 15 March 2019 - Notification of Acceptance by this date, selected applicants are expected to submit completed papers in by end of March

  • 1 April  2019 – Conference and workshop schedule posted online


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Please click the link below to see the program:

CIBEL Global Network Young Scholars Workshop Program