SIEL Conference: International Economic Law in Unsettling Times


The SIEL Biennial Conference, one of the largest and most important conferences in the area of international economic law, will be hosted for the first time in the US at American University Washington College of Law. Over 100 speakers will present on compelling topics, such as security and necessity exceptions in international trade, multilateral trading system post-Brexit, digital trade and data governance, multilateral investment court, the right to regulate in international economic law, allocation of risks between foreign investors and host states during economic crises, and regulating finance. This is a unique opportunity to learn from and network with over 200 professionals, including academics, US and foreign government officials, diplomats, NGOs, practitioners, business community representatives, and students.

Speakers include:

Hélène Ruiz-Fabri (Director, Max Planck Institute, Luxembourg),
Joel Trachtman (Professor of International Law, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy),
Sarah Bloom Raskin (Rubenstein Fellow at the Duke University; former United States Deputy Secretary of the Treasury),
Teresa Cheng (Secretary for Justice, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region),
Pablo Bentes (Managing Director, International Trade and Investment, Steptoe & Johnson),
Ricardo Ramirez-Hernandez (Professor, National Autonomous University of Mexico; former Chairman, WTO Appellate Body),
Andrew Shoyer (Partner, Sidley Austin LLP),
Jennifer Hillman (Professor, Georgetown University School of Law; former Member, WTO Appellate Body).

Date and Location

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:00am to Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 7:00pm
American University Washington College of Law
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4300 Nebraska Ave NW
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