The Society for International Economic Law

6th Biennial Global Conference

Washington D.C., 12-14 July 2018

Hosted by SIEL and American University Washington College of Law


The Sixth Biennial Global Conference of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) will take place at the American University Washington College of Law from 12-14 July, 2018.

The Conference Theme will be “International Economic Law in Unsettling Times.” For theinternational economic law community these last years have been anything but settled. Thepolitical consensus on free trade and integration has broken down in states that are traditionalsupporters of global liberalism even while new champions of free trade are emerging. Thewidely shared feeling that trade gains have been unequally divided for too long and thatglobalization has to be made more inclusive puts the system under tremendous pressure tochange. Lack of progress in WTO negotiations is now aggravated by threats to its institutionalset-up. Investment law is affected by its own uncertainties and discussions, and monetary law isstill suffering from the large uncertainties inserted into the system by the global financial crisesand a debt crisis that remains unresolved.