2022 CIBEL Global Network Conference and Young Scholars Workshop

Overview

The international economy is undergoing profound changes. Digitalisation (such as digital finance, and digital platforms and competition) and sustainable development are major dynamics facing regulators, businesses and other stakeholders. Digitalisation has affected multiple areas of the economy and gained speed during the pandemic. Sustainable development is more pressing given recent natural disasters. Issues range from data regulation to dispute settlement.

Many crucial questions arise. What is the emerging landscape and trend for international economic relationships shaped by digitalisation and sustainable development? What does this mean for regulators, businesses, the public and other stakeholders? Are different approaches adopted by different states and stakeholders? How should new issues be addressed?  

To explore the impact of these changes to international economic law, Herbert Smith Freehills China International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL) Centre will be hosting the 2022 CIBEL Global Network Conference and Young Scholars Workshop virtually on the theme of “Changes in international economic law: Digitalisation, sustainability and beyond”.

About the CIBEL Global Network

The CIBEL Global Network is a hub initiated by the Herbert Smith Freehills CIBEL Centre in late 2018 to connect and engage with scholars, practitioners, regulators and the public in the field of international economic law. It aims to build a prosperous global community of people working in the CIBEL field. The Herbert Smith Freehills CIBEL Centre supports and promotes this network by holding the conference and Young Scholars workshop annually. It also organises social and networking events for participants to facilitate possible collaborations.

Session Schedules

The 2022 CIBEL Global Network Conference is consisted of three panels which will be hosted at the following times:

Time

Panel Title

12.30pm-2pm (AEST), Wednesday 10 August

Trade and sustainability (Register here)

12.30pm-2pm (AEST), Wednesday 7 September

Investment and sustainability (Register here)

12.30pm-2pm (AEST), Wednesday 21 September

Digitalisation and international economic law

*The times and titles of the panels may be subject to change.

* To be held in conjunction with the 2022 CIBEL Global Network Young Scholars Workshop, the 2022 CIBEL Global Network Conference does not call for papers and will be joined by invited global experts.

Registration 

Registration is free but essential to receive the event link. We encourage you to subscribe to CIBEL's newsletter and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn to be the first one to know when the Conference is open for registrations. Participants must register for each individual session. Registration links for each session will be posted on the Global Network page on the CIBEL website separately.

 

Submit your application

Download the full Call for Papers

 

Application deadline extended! Submit your abstract and (optional) video presentation by 5pm 13 July for your chance to test run your new research ideas and gain constructive feedback from senior researchers.

 

The Young Scholars Workshop will raise the following issues: 

What changes are needed to international economic law? How should governments, businesses, international organizations, the public and other stakeholders understand and respond to the changing world? What is the future of international business in the post-COVID era?  

Young Scholar Workshop Topics 

The Workshop will consider abstracts in all areas of law which have a significant focus on issues relating to international business and economic law in its broad sense. The topics of the Young Scholar Workshop include the following:

  • Digitalisation and international economic law (including digital currencies and emerging regulation)
  • International economic law and sustainability
Eligibility

Young scholars, including PhD students and post-doctoral researchers, are strongly encouraged to submit papers to the Workshop, where they will present virtually and gain constructive feedback from senior researchers. Submissions to the Workshop are open to any topic within the CIBEL research areas and are not limited to theme-related topics.

How to Apply

Interested applicants shall submit their abstracts (no more than 500 words) and 2-3 minute short video presentations (optional) or 10-15 minute full video presentations (optional) based on their abstracts and understanding of the theme “Changes in international economic law: Digitalisation, sustainability and beyond” here by 5pm, Wednesday 13 July 2022 for peer review. Full paper (7,000-12,000 words include footnotes) is recommended but not essential and should be submitted by 5pm, Monday 29 August. To be considered for an award, you are required to submit a full paper (see details below).

Key Dates
  • Wednesday 13 July, 5pm – Due date for abstract (no more than 500 words) and video presentation (optional) submission
  • Monday 18 July, 5pm – Notification of abstract acceptance
  • Monday 1 August, 5pm – Due date for applicants to accept speaking roles
  • Monday 29 August, 5pm – Due date for full paper (7,000-12,000 words) submission, recommended but not essential
  • Monday 19 September, 5pm – Notification of full paper acceptance
Awards

Eligible applicants who have submitted their full papers will be considered for the following awards, which will be announced on the day of the Workshop:

  • 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 28 September 2022
  • CIBEL Global Network Young Scholar Prize awarded to the best article by a scholar aged 35 or under on 28 September 2022
Session Schedule

The Young Scholars Workshop will be hosted at the following time:

Time

Panel Title

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm (AEST), Wednesday 28 September

Changes in international economic law: Digitalisation, sustainability and beyond

*The time of the panel may be subject to change. We encourage all applicants to visit the Global Network page on the CIBEL website regularly for any updates.

Registration 

Registration is free but essential to receive the event link. We encourage you to subscribe to CIBEL'S newsletter and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn to be the first one to know when the Young Scholars Workshop is open for registrations. The registration link will be posted on the Global Network page on the CIBEL website separately. CIBEL will contact presenters in advance to check on set up and testing. 

For more details of the 2022 CIBEL Global Network Young Scholars Workshop, please download the full Call for Papers.

About the Herbert Smith Freehills CIBEL Centre

Established in 2015 as a UNSW long-term strategic initiative within UNSW Law & Justice, CIBEL entered a key partnership with Herbert Smith Freehills in 2018. Herbert Smith Freehills China International Business & Economic Law (CIBEL) Centre is the world’s largest centre outside China for the research and teaching of international business and economic law issues focusing on the impact of China domestically, in Asia Pacific and internationally. CIBEL researchers investigate current international economic law issues that matter in the Asia Pacific region. 

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