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  University of Denver College of Law

To download the full program of the Conference:

2014-IEcLIG Final Agenda 13-15 November 2015

American Society of International Law

International Economic Law Interest Group

2014 Biennial Meeting

in partnership with the University of Denver Sturm College of Law Sutton Colloquium

November 13-15, 2014

University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Denver, Colorado

REASSESSING INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW AND DEVELOPMENT: NEW CHALLENGES FOR LAW AND POLICY

13 November 2014 (Thursday) (Hyatt Place-Cherry Creek):

16:00-17:00:  Registration

17:00-17:15: Welcome and Opening Elizabeth Trujillo (Suffolk U)

Jason Yackee (U. Wisconsin)

Dean Martin J. Katz (U. Denver-Sturm College of Law)

Annecoos Wiersema and Phoenix Cai (U. Denver-Sturm College of Law)

17:15-19:00   Keynote remarks [TBC], reception (appetizers, drinks; dinner on your own)

14 November 2014 (Friday) (University of Denver Sturm College of Law):

7:45-8:30:     Registration (continued) and Continental breakfast

8:30-9:30: Keynote Lecture: Professor Petros Mavroidis (Columbia Law School and European University Institute)

9:30-9:45:     Coffee Break

9:45-11:15    Panel 1: Trade I

Moderator: Petros Mavroidis (Columbia Law School & European University Institute)

  1. Chi Carmody (U. Western Ontario), What is Fairness in WTO Law?
  2. Anupam Chander (UC-Davis), The Internet of Things and the Future of Trade
  3. Colette Van der Van (Harvard Law School), Looking beyond Trade Preferences: The role of industrial policy in turning developing country participation in apparel and textile value chains into sustainable economic development
  4. Andy Chen (Chung Yuan Christian U. (Taiwan)), Competing to Prosperity: Formulating Competition Policy and Law for Emerging Economies

9:45-11:15:   Panel 2 Investment I

Moderator:

  1. Erlend Leonhardsen (U. Oslo), In the shadow of default rules: Exiting BITs and ex post bounded rationality bargaining between normativity and pragmatism
  2. Alisher Umirdinov (Nagoya U. (Japan)), The end of the hibernation of the stabilization clause: reassessing its contribution to development
  3. Badr Zerhoud (U. Geneva), Privatization Of Water Utilities And Investor- State Arbitration: Chronicle Of A Boosting Phenomenon And Its Implications [TBC]
  4. Sergey Usokin (Moscow State U. (Russia)), Contribution to Development as a Characteristic of a Protected Investment: A Realistic Approach? 

9:45-11:15:   Panel 3 Climate Change: Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies & IEL

Moderator: Anna Spain (U. Colorado-Boulder)

  1. Shalanda Baker (U. Hawaii), Climate Change and Treaty Exit: A New Gap at the Intersection of International Economic Law and International Environmental Law
  2. Juscelino Colares (Case WesternU.), Climate Change Mitigation or Protectionism? Modeling Industry Rent-Seeking When Setting Border Carbon Adjustments
  3. Colin Crawford (Tulane U.), Popular Participation and Climate Change Adaptation

9:45-11:15: Panel 4 The China Model of International Economic Law

Moderator: John Ohnesorge (U. Wisconsin)

  1. Timothy Webster (Case Western U.), China’s International Economic Policy: BITs, BRICs and FTAs
  2. Wentong Zheng (U. Florida), Beyond Ownership: State Capitalism and the Chinese Firm
  3. Uche Ewelukwa (U. Arkansas), A Critique of Sino-African Bilateral Investment Treaties

11:15-11:30:  Coffee break

11:30-13:00:  Panel 5 Preferential Trade Agreements

Moderator:

  1. Ilaria Espa (World Trade Institute), Tackling energy issues under TTIP: Toward multi-speed energy regulation?
  2. Pasha Hsieh (Singapore Management U.), Assessing the Development Dimension in Trade Agreements: The Case of the Emerging ASEAN Economic Community and the RCEP
  3. Wendy Ho (Soochow Law School (Taiwan)), A David-and-Goliath Contest? The Implications of the Cross-Strait Trade Agreement
  4. Meredith Lewis (Victoria University (New Zealand)), Plurilateral Trade Agreements and Mega-FTAs: Implications for Developing Countries

11:30-13:00:  Panel 6 Finance I

Moderator:

  1. Anna DeLuca (Bocconi U. (Italy)), Bank Rescue Measures under International Investment Law between the ‘old’ international rule of causation and ‘new’ emerging international standards
  2. Alexandra Esmel (Affiliation), Currency Wars: The Need For International Solutions
  3. Farshad Ghodoosi (Yale U.), The Limits Of Free Movement Of Capital: The Status Of Customary International Law Of Money
  4. Birgit Lode (Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (Potsdam)), Soft Law at the nexus of Economic Institutions and Sustainable Development

11:30-13:00:  Panel 7 Africa

Moderator:

  1. Olabisi Akinkube (University of Ottawa), The Shifting Role of Law as a Tool of Economic Development in the Economic Community of West African States
  2. Clarence Siziba (World Trade Institute), The Case for Firm-Level Considerations in SADC Trade Facilitation
  3. Fabio Morosini (University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)) & Michelle Ratton Sanchez Badin (Affiliation), Contesting the model-based model: empirical insights from Brazil-Angola trade and investment relations

11:30-13:00: Panel 8 Globalization & Policy Space

Moderator:

  1. Elizabeth Sheargold (Melbourne Law School), Are ‘Legitimate Regulatory Distinctions Realistic? Reconsidering US-Clove Cigarettes
  2. Caroline Henkels (U. New South Wales), Balancing investment protection and regulatory autonomy in new investment treaties: lessons from existing treaties and arbitral decisions
  3. Julia Qin (Wayne State U.), State Ownership and Market Benchmarks: WTO Subsidy Jurisprudence and Its Implications for Developmental Policy Space
  4. Barbara Cooreman (Leiden U.), Green and Extraterritorial: PPMs Revisited

13:00-14:15 Lunch and Speaker, Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger (Senior Legal Expert, Sustainable Development, International Development Law Organization (IDLO)

14:30-16:00:  Plenary Discussion

Moderator: Annecoos Wiersema (U. Denver)

  1. Markus Gehring (U. Cambridge)
  2. Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz (CEO, International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development, ICTSD
  3. TBC

16:00-16:15:  Coffee Break

16:15-17:45:  Panel 9 Investment II

Moderator:

  1. Thomas Innes (Stepoe & Johnson LLP), The Adoption of Terms of Art in Bilateral Investment Treaties and its Consequences
  2. Amokura Kawharu (U. Auckland), The Admission of Foreign Investment in Investment Treaty Policy and Practice
  3. Jarrod Wong (U. Pacific), The Subversion of State-to-State Investment Arbitration
  4. Gabriele Gagliani (U. Palermo), The Interpretation of General Exceptions in International Trade and Investment Law: Is a Sustainable Development Interpretive Approach Possible?

16:15-17:45:  Panel 10 Voluntary Standards and Regulating Business for Development

Moderator:

  1. Sarah Dadush (Rutgers U.), The Social Stock Exchange As Regulator?
  2. Andrew Woods (U. Kentucky), The Global Market for Corporate Norms
  3. Ofer Eldar (Yale U.), The Role of Social Enterprise and Hybrid Organizations
  4. Kish Vinayagamoorthy (Washington & Lee U.), Building Legitimacy Within the Architecture of the Transnational Corporation

16:15-17:45: Panel 11 Intellectual Property

Moderator:

  1. Kevin Fandl (Temple U.), Intellectual Property Right Enforcement in Developing Countries: Stopping Theft or Stopping Development?
  2. Sam Halabi (U. Tulsa), International IP-Free Zones
  3. Ana Santos (Duke U.), Towards a Regionalization of International Intellectual Property Norms? Development Strategies in the BRIC Countries

16:15-17:45: Panel 12 Development and Governance

Moderator:

  1. Markus Wagner (U. Miami), Investment Law’s Uruguay Moment
  2. Antonio Cardesa-Salzmann [Affiliation], Beyond Development: Facing Governance Gaps in International Economic Law Through Constitutionalism?
  3. Alexia Marks (U. Colorado-Boulder), A New Governance Recipe For Food Safety Regulation
  4. Jaeman Lee (Seoul National U.), Out of Breath Climbing the Ladder: Enhanced ‘Judicialization’ in the Proposed DSU Amendment and Discriminatory Impact on Developing Members

18:00-19:30: Cocktail Reception (Dinner on your own)

15 November 2014 (Saturday) (University of Denver Sturm College of Law):

8:15-9:00: Breakfast

9:00-10:30: Panel 13 Empirical & Social Scientific Approaches to IEL

Moderator:

  1. Susan Franck (Washington & Lee U.), Conflating Politics & Development? Examining Investment Treaty Arbitration Outcomes
  2. Adam Chilton (U. Chicago), The Political Economy of Inward FDI Flows: An Examination of Opposition to Chinese Mergers & Acquisitions in the United States
  3. Jide Nzelibe (Northwestern U.), The myth of the free trade constitution

9:00-10:30: Panel 14 South-South Aid To Development

Moderator: Sonia Rolland (Northeastern U.)

  1. Sophie Smythe (Temple U.), Reimagining the Institutional Framework for Development Assistance
  2. Fahimul Quadir [Affiliation] [Title]
  3. Nkunde Mwase [Affiliation] [Title]

9:00-10:30: Panel 15 Issues in Development II

Moderator:

  1. Americo Beviglia Zampetti (EU delegate to the United Nations), Entrenching human development in the design of post 2015 development agenda and the SDGs
  2. Jedediah Kroncke (FGV Sao Paulo School of Law (Brazil)), Development as Freedom and the Value of Employment Security
  3. Nicolas Lamp (Queen’s University), The “Development” Discourse in Multilateral Trade Lawmaking
  4. Margot Salomon (London School of Economics), The Global Commitment to Market Primacy : Ubiquity, development and human rights

10:30-10:45: Coffee break

10:45-12:15:  Panel 16 Latin America

Moderator:

  1. Jose M. Alvarez (Affiliation), The Rule of Law and Interpretation of IEL: Is any space left to development
  2. Nicholas Perrone (Affiliation), The Governance of foreign investment at a crossroad: is an overlapping consensus the way forward?
  3. Jose Toro, (EAFIT U. (Colombia)), The Role of Latin American Free Trade Agreements in Promoting and Guaranteeing a Right of Development

10:45-12:15:  Panel 17 Finance II

Moderator:

  1. David Zaring (U. Pennsylvania-Wharton School), Dodd-Frank & International Law
  2. Erik Gerding (Affiliation), Cross-Border Payment Systems: Three Ways of Fighting at the Frontier
  3. Stephen Park (Affiliation), Governments as Financial Innovators: Climate Bonds and the Globalization of Social Finance
  4. Greg Shill (New York U.), White Shoe Rules: Wall Street as a Regulator of Global Systemic Risk
  5. Karen Woody (Affiliation), Macroprudential Regulation and Corruption
  6. Douglas Arner (Affiliation), Developments In China Banking Law

10:45-12:15: Panel 18: Natural Resources, Raw Materials, & Commodities

Moderator:

  1. Cecily Rose (U. Leiden), The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative and the Creation of Revenue Transparency Norms
  2. Lars Schoenwald (University of Passau (Germany)), ‘The External Dimension of the European Union’s Raw Materials Initiative and International Economic Law’
  3. Michael Fakhri (U. Oregon), Reintroducing International Commodity Agreements and Reimagining International Trade Law

10:45-12:15: Panel 19 Corruption, IEL, & Development [TBC]

Moderator:

  1. Andy Spalding (U. Richmond)[Title]
  2. Phil Nichols (U. Pennsylvania-Wharton School) [Title]

12:15-1:15    Lunch

1:30-3:00 Panel 20 Trade & Food Security

Moderator:

  1. Gashahun Fura (Melbourne Law School), Food Security Induced Transnational Agricultural Investments at the Intersection between WTO Law and International Investment Law
  2. Ching Wen Hsueh (National Chiao Tung U. (Taiwan)), In the Name of Food Security: the Achievements and Failures of Developing Countries in the Bali Ministerial Conference
  3. Paolo Farah (West Virginia U.),  How to Rebalance International Economic Law and Development in Non-Trade Concern Conflicting Areas: Biofuels vs. Food Security in the Light of the Subsidy Regulations and the Global Food Crisis

1:30-3:00 Panel 21 International Economic Law & Health

Moderator:

  1. Julian Arato (Columbia U.), [Title]
  2. David Gartner (Arizona State U.), [Title
  3. Govind Persad (StanfordU.), Financial Risk Protection and the Global Push Toward Universal Health Coverage
  4. Rahim Moloo (affiliation) [Title]
  5. Benn McGrady (Georgetown U.) [Title]

3:15-4:15 Business Meeting

* * * Close of Conference * * *

To download the full program of the Conference:

2014-IEcLIG Final Agenda 13-15 November 2015

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Paolo Davide Farah, “The Increase of WTO Disputes for Subsidies to Renewable Energy (including Innovation and Technology): Time for Reform toward Sustainable Development?”, Paper Presentation at the Conference “Law, Technology and Development: Opportunities and Challenges in EU China Relations”, organized by University of Strathclyde (Glasgow) Law School & Faculty of Law and by Fudan University, Shanghai, held at University of Strathclyde, Law School, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 11th November 2014

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Conference - Law, Technology and Development Opportunities and Challenges in the EU-China Relations - University of Stratchclyd

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Conference – Law, Technology and Development Opportunities and Challenges in the EU-China Relations – University of Stratchclyde Glasgow – 11 November 2014

11 November 2014

University of Strathclyde Law School

& Fudan University Law School

Glasgow

CONFERENCE ON 

Law, Technology and Development Opportunities and Challenges in EU-China Relations

For further information about the conference including how to register please email

ltd2014-conf@strath.ac.uk

This conference is kindly supported by the University of Strathclyde, Fudan University, The Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance and the Strathclyde Centre for Internet Law and Policy

Law, Technology and Development Opportunities and Challenges in EU-China Relations 11 November 2014

Programme

9:30 – 10:30 Registration and Coffee
10:30 – 11 :15 Chair: Dr Francesco Sindico, Director of the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance, University of Strathclyde Law School
Key Note
  • Prof Lilian Edwards, Professor of Internet Law, University of Strathclyde Law School
“IT Law: the Middle Kingdom between East and West”
11:15 – 12:45 Chair: Professor Bryan Clark, Head of the Law School, University of Strathclyde
Moving towards a Green Economy
  • Dr Janet Xuanli Liao, Lecturer, Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee
“China and EU in the battle against climate change: partners or competitors?”
  • Yamei Wang, School of Economics & Centre for European Studies (Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence), Sichuan University, Chengdu
“Deepening China-EU Cooperation, Promoting China’s Green Urbanization”
  • Steven Geroe, Researcher and lecturer at RMIT University, Australia
“‘Chinese Renewable Energy Regulation: Institutions, Innovation and Economic Development”
  • Shigang Li, Assistance Professor, Law School, Fudan University, China
“Property and Usufruct of natural resources in China”
12:45 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:45 Chair: Professor Wei Wang, Law School, Fudan University, China
Regulatory aspects of biotechnology, including medical ethics and developmental considerations
  • Stephanie Switzer, Lecturer in Law, University of Strathclyde Law School
“Bird flu, research ethics and dual-use controversies”
  • Benjamin Farrand, Lecturer in Law, University of Strathclyde Law School
“The Politics of Biotechnology Regulation – Perceptions of morality, trade, and EU-China relations”
  • Wen Xiang, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen
“Science and Politics in Risk Regulation of GMOs: A Comparison between the EU and China”
2:45 – 3:15 Coffee Break
3:15 – 4:30 Chair: Dr Francesco Sindico, Director of the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance, University of Strathclyde Law School
Sustainable Development in World Trade Law: Partnership or Conflict?
  • Dr. Paolo Farah, West Virginia University (USA) & gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development
“The Increase of WTO Disputes for Subsidies to Renewable Energy (including Innovation and Technology): Time for Reform toward
Sustainable Development?”
  • Zhongfa Ma, Professor of International Law, Law School, Fudan University, China
“Bridging the Gap between Intellectual Property Regime and Clean Technology Transfer”
  • Li Chen, Professor of International Law at Law School, Fudan University, China
“Balance the value of free trade and sustainable development: China’s dilemma in DS432”
4:30 – 5:00 Conclusion
Professor Mark Poustie, Vice Dean Internationalisation, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Strathclyde

For further information about the conference including how to register please email ltd2014-conf@strath.ac.uk

This conference is kindly supported by the University of Strathclyde, Fudan University, The Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance and the Strathclyde Centre for Internet Law and Policy

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gLAWcal Newsletter – Issue no. 10, 2014: Focus on Respect of Human Rights. Insights on Labour Law and Its Violations.

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The Special Issue of gLAWcal Newsletter with focus on: “Respect of Human Rights. Insights on Labour Law and Its Violations” has been realized by gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom) in collaboration with the University Institute of European Studies (IUSE) in Turin, Italy and the University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy which are both beneficiaries of the European Union Research Executive Agency IRSES Project “Liberalism in Between Europe And China” (LIBEAC) coordinated by Aix-Marseille University. This work has been realized in the frame of Workpackages 2 and 4, coordinated by Aix-Marseille University (CEPERC)

Full text available at the following link:

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gLAWcal Newsletter – Issue no. 9, 2014: Focus on The Impact of Climate Change. Polluted Environment. Health Effects of Pollution

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This Special Issue of the gLAWcal Newsletter with focus on “The Impact of Climate Change. Polluted Environment. Health Effects of Pollution” has been realized gLAWcal—Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development within the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) People, Marie Curie IRSES Project under grant agreement n° 269327, “Evaluating Policies for Sustainable Energy Investments”, Acronym of the Project: EPSEI, Coordinated by University of Turin – Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza.

Full text available at the following link: http://www.glawcal.org.uk/files/Newsletter/2014/Newsletter_gLAWcal_-_Issue_9_2014.pdf

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gLAWcal Newsletter – Issue no. 8, 2014: Focus on Corporations & Environmental Responsibility. China: Environmental & Labour Issue

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The Special Issue of gLAWcal Newsletter with focus on: “Corporations & Environmental Responsibility. China: Environmental & Labour Issues” has been realized by gLAWcal—Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom) within POREEN project, in collaboration with University Institute of European Studies (IUSE) in Turin (Italy) which is beneficiary of the European Union Research Executive Agency IRSES Project “Partnering Opportunities between Europe and China in the Renewable Energies and Environmental iNdustries” – POREEN coordinated by University of Macerata. This work has been realized in the framework of Workpackage 4.

Full text available at the following link:

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gLAWcal Newsletter – Issue no. 7, 2014: Focus on Digital Rights: Censorship and Access to Information. 

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The Special Issue of gLAWcal Newsletter with focus on: “Digital Rights: Censorship and Access to Information” has been realized by gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom) in collaboration with the University Institute of European Studies (IUSE) in Turin, Italy and the University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy which are both beneficiaries of the European Union Research Executive Agency IRSES Project “Liberalism in Between Europe And China” (LIBEAC) coordinated by Aix-Marseille University. This work has been realized in the frame of Workpackages 2 and 4, coordinated by Aix-Marseille University (CEPERC)

Full text available at the following link: http://www.glawcal.org.uk/files/Newsletter/2014/Newsletter_gLAWcal_-_Issue_7_2014.pdf

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gLAWcal Newsletter – Issue no. 6, 2014: Focus on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Environment & Pollution. Sustainable Business

Newsletter gLAWcal - Issue 6, 2014 - Index

The Special Issue of the Newsletter of gLAWcal with focus on: “Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Environment & Pollution. Sustainable Business” has been realized by gLAWcal—Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom) within POREEN project, in collaboration with University Institute of European Studies (IUSE) in Turin (Italy) which is beneficiary of the European Union Research Executive Agency IRSES Project “Partnering Opportunities between Europe and China in the Renewable Energies and Environmental iNdustries” – POREEN coordinated by University of Macerata. This work has been realized in the framework of Workpackage 4.

Full text available at the following link: http://www.glawcal.org.uk/files/Newsletter/2014/Newsletter_gLAWcal_-_Issue_6_2014.pdf

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