2016 Annual Meeting

Program Suggestions Sought

From March 30-April 2, 2016, the American Society of International Law will convene its 110th Annual Meeting. The ASIL Annual Meeting Committee (chaired by Tendayi Achiume, Dawn Yamane Hewett, and Ina Popova) welcomes session proposals reflecting the meeting's theme, "Charting New Frontiers in International Law."

Dramatic shifts in the global economy, the environment, technological innovation, geopolitical power structures, and human mobility are forcing societies around the world to redefine their normative foundations. The dynamic physical and conceptual frontiers of our international order require that scholars and lawyers chart new frontiers in the theory and practice of international law. At its 110th Annual Meeting in Spring 2016, the American Society of International Law invites policymakers, practitioners, academics, and students of international law to deepen that exploration by mapping micro and macro structural shifts in the field of international law. The Committee will rely on the submissions process to identify illuminating topics and knowledgeable speakers.

Drawing on session suggestions, the Committee will create a program with the following goals in mind:

  1. Coverage of a wide breadth of timely topics of interest to ASIL members;
  2. Participation by individuals from a variety of backgrounds; and
  3. A vibrant exchange of ideas through the use of innovative program formats.

The Committee will prioritize session proposals that involve non-traditional formats, such as interviews, question-and-answer roundtables, lectures, debates, poster sessions, or the use of multimedia or interactive audience participation features. In addition, the Committee is committed to expanding diversity in the issues and voices represented at the Annual Meeting and is excited to present a track specifically focused on professional and academic development.

Please note that, even if your suggested session is reflected in some form in the final program, the Committee might significantly modify your initial proposal (including the proposed participants) or to combine multiple proposals, in order to satisfy the overall goals identified above.

In order to suggest a session to the Committee, please select the “Proposal Submission” tab and complete the form found there by no later than Monday, July 20, 2015. The Committee will inform proposers by email about the status of their suggestion(s) in the fall of 2015. Thank you very much for your interest in the 2016 Annual Meeting.
 

Submitter Information

 

Suggested Format

Please indicate the suggested format of the session, keeping in mind that the majority of sessions at the conference will be 90 minutes long. (Preference will be given to proposals featuring non-traditional session formats)

 

Suggested Topic

 

Details

(Please include additional information explaining the session’s format)

Any other information about your proposal that we should know to help us achieve our four goals (topical coverage, inclusiveness of participation, whether or not this is an ASIL Interest Group, and use of innovative program formats)



Charting New Frontiers in International Law

Dramatic shifts in the global economy, the environment, technological innovation, geopolitical power structures, and human mobility are forcing societies around the world to redefine their normative foundations. These shifts are creating new frontiers in the physical and conceptual structure of our international order.

Growing migration, climate, and public health challenges disrupt the salience of geographic borders. Non-state actors such as regional organizations and ISIS demand a more nuanced taxonomy of the subjects of international law. Technological advances such as cyber warfare, digital surveillance, and automated weapons are changing the terms and consequences of international conflict. Calls for transparency in international dispute resolution, and the increasing role of public issues such as financial regulation and energy policy in private disputes, are redefining the nature of commercial adjudication.

The dynamic frontiers of our international order require that scholars and lawyers chart new frontiers in the theory and practice of international law. At its 110th Annual Meeting in Spring 2016, the American Society of International Law (ASIL) invites policymakers, practitioners, academics, and students of international law to reflect upon these shifting frontiers in the world and in law, to devise new modes of thinking, and to address the questions they present.

2016 Annual Meeting Tracks:

  1. Human Rights, International Criminal Law
  2. Trade, Development, and Energy
  3. The Laws of War, Migration, Disaster Law, and Environment
  4. Foreign Relations, National Security, and International Law in Domestic Courts
  5. International Dispute Resolution and Adjudication
  6. Emerging Issues in International Law: Regions, Theories, Actors
  7. Professional and Academic Development
March 30 - April 2, 2016
Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001

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