Call for Papers
TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM
The European Sovereign Debt Crisis:
A Critical Assessment of the Euro and European Monetary Union
The Journal of Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems (TLCP) is pleased to announce this year’s annual international law symposium, entitled The European Sovereign Debt Crisis: A Critical Assessment of the Euro and EMU. The symposium will take place on February 24, 2012 at the University of Iowa College of Law in Levitt Auditorium, Boyd Law Building, in Iowa City, Iowa.
Persons invited to present at the symposium will also be asked to publish their work in Volume 22 of the TLCP. TLCP is a highly selective international law journal that prides itself on the publication of cutting edge legal scholarship regarding matters of international importance. Given the current fluidity of the crisis, TLCP welcomes papers on all aspects of the crisis and is prepared to accommodate modifications to submissions as developments warrant.
For now, the Symposium will examine three core topics relating to the crisis:
I. Looking Back: The Promises and Perils of the EMU
In light of the unique endeavor the EMU embarked on when it formed and developed the Euro, this portion of the symposium will focus on the EMU’s historical development, the Euro’s potential risks and benefits, and the European and global ramifications of the EMU before the crisis.
II. Assessing the Crisis and its Resolution
The symposium will focus on how the crisis came into being, how it has evolved, and efforts to curtail the crisis. Topics to be included are:
1. Country specific case studies;
2. The relationship of the European and global community to the crisis’ development and resolution;
3. The crisis’ evolution and resolution, including lessons for the future; and
4. The impact of the crisis on Europe’s standing in the global community, particularly in light of the global financial crisis.
III. Looking Forward: The Future of the EMU
This portion of the symposium will look beyond the current crisis to the long term viability of the Euro and EMU. In particular, it will look at the effect of the crisis on the Euro and the ramifications of a potential collapse of the Euro. The discussion will also focus on individual countries’ long term success in light of the crisis.
Given the multidimensional aspects of the crisis, the TLCP welcomes submissions from all relevant disciplines. TLCP will be paying for participants’ airfare and hotel costs.
The TLCP is pleased to have as guest editor of this issue Enrique Carrasco, Professor of Law at the University of Iowa College of Law and Founder/Director of the University of Iowa Center for International Finance and Development.
Abstract submissions should be mailed with C.V. to the TLCP Editor in Chief, Heidi Loch, at firstname.lastname@example.org.