Category Archives: International & Comparative Law

St.Gallen International Competition Law Forum ICF

The 20th St.Gallen International Competition Law Forum ICF will be held on April 4th and 5th 2013. Once more, it will feature a thrilling selection of hot topics in current competition law issues and some of the most distinguished speakers in the field, including Joaquín Almunia (Vice-President of the EU Commission and Commissioner for Competition), Andreas Mundt (President of the German Competition Authority) and William Kovacic (Former Commissioner of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission ). Taking place in one of Switzerland’s most beautiful cities, the St.Gallen ICF gives you the opportunity to meet, discuss and mingle with fellow competition lawyers and leading competition law experts from all over the world. Further information including a detailed programme are available on the conference website:http://www.sg-icf.ch/.

Topics:                         Current issues and developments in competition law
Programme:                
http://www.sg-icf.ch/programme/
Date:                         April 4th and 5th 2013
Location:                         St.Gallen, Switzerland
Registration:                 Registration is now open on our website (
http://www.sg-icf.ch/conference-registration/)

Call for Papers: Indigenous Mothering, Family and Community: International Perspectives

Call for Papers:

The voices of Indigenous women worldwide have long been silenced by colonial oppression and institutions of patriarchal dominance. Recent generations of powerful Indigenous women have begun speaking out so that their positions of respect within their families and communities might be reclaimed. As part of this process of reinvigorating our spirits we are compiling a volume exploring the issues surrounding and impacting Indigenous mothering, family and community in a variety of contexts internationally. We welcome submissions from Indigenous mothers, scholars, students, activists, workers, artists, and any others interested in the experiences and knowledges of Indigenous mothering, families and communities in either historical or contemporary societies.

The deadline for abstracts is January 7, 2013.

Contact Information:

Dr. Dawn Harvard
mharvard@sympatico.ca

Dr. Kim Anderson

http://www.vivalafeminista.com/2012/09/cfp-indigenous-mothering.html

IP for Creative Upstarts

Date(s) of Conference:

November 9-10, 2012

Location:

Intellectual Property, Information & Communications Law Program
Michigan State University College of Law
East Lansing, Michigan

Description:

This conference considers how law and policy can nurture diverse creative industries—”Creative Upstarts”—in the U.S. and abroad. “Creative Upstarts” encompass a range of commercial enterprises from independent artists and producers in developed countries to emerging content industries such as Nigeria’s “Nollywood,” Jamaican dancehall, Brazilian tecnobrega music, and Chinese digital publishing. Their interests have been overlooked in recent debates on intellectual property and information policy. This conference seeks to remedy that gap.

Contact Information:

Prof. Sean Pager
spager@law.msu.edu

http://www.law.msu.edu/creative/

Call for Papers: International Review of Law Journal

Call for Papers:

The International Review of Law Journal is seeking articles for a special issue on domestic violence to be published in Spring 2013. The journal’s goal is to showcase papers that address practical and theoretical accomplishments and challenges worldwide in the area of domestic violence. Provided that the focus of the article is law-related, the definition of domestic violence will be construed broadly.

The International Review of Law Journal is a peer-reviewed, bi-lingual (Arabic and English) international law journal at Qatar University College of Law. All content in the journal is ‘open access,’ meaning articles are free-to-read on the web and authors retain copyright on the print and electronic versions of their work. From its base in the Middle East, the journal aims to bring perspectives from around the world to developments in the law. Submissions are accepted in both English and Arabic.

The domestic violence special issue will be edited by Professor Mary Pat Treuthart, Gonzaga University School of Law. A section of this issue will be reserved for student submissions. Selected authors will be invited to Qatar University College of Law in Doha to conduct a guest lecture
on their area of research.

Contributors are requested to submit manuscripts of no more than 30 double-spaced pages including footnotes. Shorter pieces are welcome. Manuscripts will be accepted on a rolling basis; however, the final deadline for submissions is December 1, 2012.

Contact Information:

http://www.qscience.com/userimages/ContentEditor/1331538907138/IRL%20manuscript%20preparation%20guidance.pdf

Challenges in an Evolving World

Date(s) of Conference:

June 27-29, 2013

Location:

Corvinus University
Budapest

Description:

This conference will explore the numerous security challenges states face today both domestically and globally and how these challenges influence interstate conflict, civil war, and peaceful conflict management practices. Three distinct phenomena form the backdrop of this conference: climate change, the global financial crisis, and the revolutionary awakening across the Middle East region.

Contact Information:

budapest2013@isanet.org

http://www.isanet.org/meetings/pss-isa-2013.html

Cyber Security and Diplomacy: Canadian and International Dimensions

Call for Papers:

The Canadian Foreign Policy Journal is requesting submissions on the topic of “Cyber Security and Diplomacy: Canadian and International Dimensions.”

Submission topics might focus on:

  • How are states using cyber diplomacy to leverage their interest in this digital world?
  • How does cyber security concern a nation-state – what is a state’s vulnerability and what are its defenses?
  • What bureaucratic changes in the public and foreign service are being made to leverage new media while at the same time avoiding episodes like the recent Wikileaks security lapse?
  • Are there definitions of cyber diplomacy? Can we quantify roles, boundaries, and influence of cyber diplomats?

The deadline for submission is October 1, 2012.

Contact Information:

http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/cfp/rcfpcfp.pdf

Call for Papers: Sustainable and Ethical Entrepreneurship, Corporate Finance and Governance, and Institutional Reform in China

Call for Papers:

China is an increasingly influential emerging country. Its impressive economic growth has elevated hundreds of millions of people out of poverty, and has therefore been hailed as one of the greatest achievements of modern history. The rise of China’s economy has been contributed by the private sectors where entrepreneurs have played a pivotal role. However, Chinese entrepreneurship was only enabled after institutional reforms began in the late 1970s. Since then, institutional reforms continued to facilitate and expand entrepreneurship in China by improving the business environment. As Chinese entrepreneurs become increasingly competitive, they will also become more dependent on external financial resources to fund their businesses. This increasing reliance on external capital will in turn enhance the demand for business ethics and corporate governance, since accountability and stewardship promotes confidence among outside investors. Thus, there is an interrelationship between entrepreneurship, corporate finance and governance, and institutional reform is crucial to China’s past, current and future economic development. The success of China’s economy so far warrants studies of these issues to acquire insights and inform the development of other emerging countries. This call of paper invites empirical studies on these issues that are specific to the Chinese setting and could provide useful policy implications.

Specific topics and research questions can include, but are not limited to:
– What kind of regulations or institutional reforms facilitates ethical, sustainable and socially responsible entrepreneurship?
– What kind of regulations or institutional reforms encourages venture capital, private equity, and capital market investment in ethical, sustainable and socially responsible entrepreneurship?
– Do business ethics and corporate governance mechanisms improve capital acquisition and reduce cost of capital for entrepreneurs?
– Do sustainable and ethical entrepreneurs perform better and what type of corporate financing approach or corporate governance mechanism improves their performance?
– What are the appropriate performance metrics for sustainable and ethical entrepreneurs?
– Do sustainable and ethical entrepreneurship lead to more successful IPO and better post-IPO performance?
– What factors exacerbate the frequency of fraud in private and publicly traded companies?
– What regulatory or governance tools mitigate the incidence of fraud among private and publicly traded companies?
– Do political connections deter fraud and facilitate corporate transparency and corporate social responsibility?
– How do central and local governments encourage ethical investment in private and publicly traded companies?
– What is the role of different types of investors (such as private equity, hedge funds, banks, or institutional investors) in mitigating the incidence of fraud among private and publicly traded companies?
– What is the role of different types of investors (such as private equity, hedge funds, banks, or institutional investors) in stimulating new firm creation, particularly those in socially responsible industries?
– How does ethical investment and fraud compare in China with other emerging economics, and what factors (legal, institutional, institutional, or cultural) affect these differences?

Papers are to be submitted to Douglas Cumming (dcumming@schulich.yorku.ca) by November 1, 2012.

Contact Information:

Douglas Cumming
dcumming@schulich.yorku.ca

http://www.chinadrcenter.org