Call for Papers - 2020 CIBEL Global Network Virtual Conference and Young Scholars Workshop
The COVID-19 pandemic brings enormous challenges and uncertainties to world economy and global trade. In response, the Herbert Smith Freehills China International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL) Centre will be hosting the CIBEL Global Network Conference and Young Scholars Workshop as a series of virtual panel sessions from June 2020. The conference is dedicated to research on the urging issues in the international business and economic law field with the theme of “COVID-19 and international economic law: China and a changing world”.
About the Virtual Conference and Young Scholars Workshop
The virtual conference will be live-streamed and open to registered audiences. Every fortnight from June to September 2020, there will be one 1-1.5 hour panel session focusing on a specific CIBEL area and the impact of COVID-19 pandemic. Successful applicants will be invited to make contributions to a publication based on their papers presented at the conference and/or workshop.
The Conference welcomes papers presented by scholars, practitioners in private and public sectors and other speakers in the CIBEL field across the globe that discuss urging issues derived from the pandemic from legal and cross-disciplinary perspectives, and from theoretical and empirical studies.
Young scholars, including those who are pursuing their PhD degrees are strongly encouraged to submit their papers to the Young Scholars Workshop, where they will have opportunities to present their work and get constructive feedback from senior researchers. Submissions to Young Scholars Workshop are open to any topic within the CIBEL research areas and are not limited to the COVID-19 related issues.
The theme of the 2020 CIBEL Global Network Virtual Conference is “COVID-19 and international economic law: China and a changing world”.
The Conference and Young Scholars Workshop will consider abstracts in all disciplines of law, including cross-disciplinary legal studies, which have a significant focus on issues relating to China and international business and economic law that is understood its broad sense. We invite proposals on all aspects of international business and economic law related to China.
The topics of the panels include but are not limited to the following:
- The future of international economic law after COVID-19: China and (de)globalization
- COVID-19: will competition law and policy revert to the status quo?
- COVID-19 and digitalisation of dispute resolution
- How can corporate law help under the pandemic?
- Intellectual property and COVID-19
- The global pandemic and investment law
Interested applicants shall submit their abstracts online via the "Apply Now" button below by 22 June 2020 for peer review. Abstract should be no more than 500 words. Despite full paper submission is not mandatory, we encourage accepted applicants to submit a full paper between 7,000-12,000 words (include footnotes) before 17 August 2020. We envisage to publish a book and welcome submissions of paper.
Applicants shall indicate if the submission is for the conference or the young scholars workshop and indicate the panel topic that relates to the submission if applicable.
- Monday, 22 June 2020 – Abstract (no more than 500 words) submission due
- Monday, 17 August 2020 – Full paper (7,000-12,000 words) submission due (optional)
Eligible applicants will be considered for the following awards, which will be announced on the CIBEL website after the whole event concludes:
- CIBEL Global Network PhD Scholar Prize awarded to the best article by a scholar who is pursuing but has not got a PhD degree on 30 September 2020
- CIBEL Global Network Young Scholar Prize awarded to the best article by a scholar aged 35 or under on 30 September 2020
The awards will be conferred to the author(s) of a paper selected by the selection committee of the Conference and Young Scholar Workshop. The decision criterion will consider the paper quality.
Session Schedules and Registration
There are five sessions scheduled on the following dates at this stage:
|Thursday, 25 June 2020||COVID-19: will competition law and policy revert to the status quo? Watch online|
|Thursday, 9 July 2020||The future of international economic law after COVID-19: China and (de)globalisation Watch online|
|Thursday, 23 July 2020||How can corporate law help under the pandemic? Watch online|
|Thursday, 6 August 2020||The pandemic and investment law: a good or bad coincidence? Watch Online|
|Thursday, 3 September 2020||COVID-19 and digitalisation of dispute resolution Watch Online|
One Young Scholars Workshop session is scheduled on Thursday 20 August 2020. However, depending on the number, topic and qualities of submissions we receive, we may invite young scholars to present at certain conference panel sessions. We will contact successful young scholars individually prior to the panel.
The events are open to registered audiences and there is no charge for attending, however registration is essential to receive the event link. Participants shall register for each individual session that they would like to attend. Registration link of each session will be posted on the Global Network page on the CIBEL website separately. CIBEL will contact successful presenters at least 4 business days in advance for setting up and testing.
Please note that the date of the panels is subject to change. We will contact successful applicants if there are any changes to their session. However, we encourage all applicants to visit the Global Network page on the CIBEL website regularly for any updates.
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