4 Apr 2019

Updated Call for Papers: Biannual Symposium on Salient Issues in International Commercial Arbitration

The Center on International Commercial Arbitration is accepting submissions for its Biannual Symposium, which will be held on 14 November 2019 at the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C.

The theme of this year’s Symposium is “International Arbitration in Times of Economic Nationalism.” The purpose of the conference is to highlight, develop, and promote scholarship in international arbitration.

Who can submit?
This call for papers is open to scholars and practitioners alike with interest in international arbitration. All practitioners and scholars with this interest are welcome to apply, regardless of their nationality or origin, or the particular position or opinion they defend. This Symposium is aimed at being a forum of creative discussion to understand the current challenges international arbitration is facing, and to propose solutions that could solve some of the problems.

Submission instructions
To submit a paper, the authors should email an attachment in Microsoft Word or PDF containing an abstract of between 300 and 600 words to arbitration@wcl.american.edu. The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2019. Abstracts received thereafter will not be considered.

About the symposium
The Symposium on Salient Issues in International Commercial Arbitration is organized biannually by the Center on International Commercial Arbitration. The purpose to present a global perspective of current developments in international arbitration throughout the world. The symposium hosts prominent speakers and generates a dialogue about salient issues in international commercial arbitration, as well as current developments in BIT and ICSID arbitration, in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and East Asia.

This symposium is organized with the institutional sponsorship of the German Arbitration Institute (DIS) in Bonn (Germany), the World Trade Institute in Bern (Switzerland), the Sharjah International Commercial Arbitration Centre (United Arab Emirates), the School of Law of the Tsinghua University (China), and the Externado University in Bogotá (Colombia).

For more information about the symposium, please consult the detailed Call for Papers document below.