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 the international economic law community these last years have been anything but settled. The political consensus on free trade and integration has broken down in states that are traditional supporters of global liberalism even while new champions of free trade are emerging. The widely shared feeling that trade gains have been unequally divided for too long and that globalization has to be made more inclusive puts the system under tremendous pressure to change. Lack of progress in WTO negotiations is now aggravated by threats to its institutional set-up. Investment law is affected by its own uncertainties and discussions, and monetary law is still suffering from the large uncertainties inserted into the system by the global financial crises and a debt crisis that remains unresolved.