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gLAWcal seeks to provide training through conferences, workshops and events, to a wide range of stakeholders, at all levels of society.  We believe that, along with the objective of producing high quality and relevant academic research, it is of paramount importance to share our expertise and disseminate our results.  This is also possible thanks to an active network of several collaborators and contacts across the European Union and Asia. Our network comprises a rich cross-section of disciplines and sectors, officials and civil society actors, scholars, leading Universities and research centres. For this reason, gLAWcal is also constantly to expand its network. 

 

LECTURE SERIES ON ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

 

As part of the Lecture Series on Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development, gLAWcal has been organizing the following events, held at Peking University School of Government, in Beijing (China).

On August 15, 2013 Dr. YANG Fuqiang, Senior Advisor on Climate, Energy and Environment for the China Program of NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) delivered a lecture on "Climate Change, Energy and Water Issues in China".

On August 7, 2013, gLAWcal, in partnership with China WET (China Water-Energy Team) organized a conference on "Global Choke Point: Water-Energy-Food Confrontations in the World's Two Largest Economies". The event is part of a series of roundtable discussions among diverse groups of U.S. and Chinese experts, gathering information and data to identify research, legal, policy, and NGO priorities for China to begin dealing with water-energy confrontations and to explore opportunities for further U.S.-China cooperation on these issues. To see the full list of the topics discussed and the full profile of the speakers, please find the full agenda here files/China_WET_Roundtable_Topics_and_Speakers_Profiles.pdf

On August 6, 2013, gLAWcal organized a lecture on "China's Response to Climate Change: an Analytical Lens to Understand China's role in Global Sustainable Development", featuring Ms. Changhua WU, Greater China Director at The Climate Group

On July 19, 2013, gLAWcal organized a lecture on "Climate Protection in China: the Contribution of Chinese Civil Society Organizations" featuring Dr. Patrick SHROEDER, International Advisor for CANGO (China Association for NGO Cooperation) and for CCAN (China Civil Climate Action Network). 

On July 17, 2013, Mr. LI Rusong, China Programme Director of CDP (Carbon Disclosure Programme) gave a lecture on "Measuring Sustainability: CDP as a Case Study".

 

 

LECTURES SERIES ON GLOBALIZATION, INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW AND DEVELOPMENT 

 

As part of the Lecture Series on Globalization, International Economic Law and Development, gLAWcal organized the event on "The World Trade Organization: World Trade Values and Non-Trade Values". The lecture was hosted at the WTO (World Trade Organisation) in Geneva, on April 15, 2013, featuring Prof. Dr. Gabrielle MARCEAU, Counsellor of the Legal Affairs Division at the WTO, Dr. Jayashree WATAL, Counsellor of the IP Division of the WTO and Dr. Danio CAMPANELLI, Legal Affairs Specialist at the Council and TNC Division of the WTO.

 

EPSEI - EVALUATING POLICIES FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY INVESTMENTS

As part of the Research Project on “Evaluating Policies for Sustainable Energy Investments: Towards an Integrated Approach on National and International Stage” – EPSEI, Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission, gLAWcal collaborated for the following events:

 

On December  16, 2014, ThinkIN China and gLAWcal- Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom) host Professor Wang Qisheng 王奇生Department of History, Peking University and Silvio Pons, Director, Gramsci Institute, who will give a talk on “Communism and Globalization: the Story of Europe and China”. gLAWcal financially supports the activities of ThinkIN China, Beijing (China)

 

    

 

On December  1, 2014, ThinkIN China and gLAWcal- Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom) jointly organized an event with  Ms. MAO Ziwei, World Resources Institute China, Energy Programme and Professor Paolo Davide Farah, West Virginia University (WV, USA), gLAWcal  (United Kingdom) and EPSEI Scientific Vice-Coordinator EU Commission Research Project, who will give a talk on "China Low Carbon Dream"gLAWcal financially supports the activities of ThinkIN China, Beijing (China).

 

 

     

 

On November 18, 2014, ThinkIN China and gLAWcal- Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom) host Dr. WANG Xun Ma Xiaolin, China Center for Contemporary World Studies, International Department, CPC Central Committee, who will give a talk on "The Global Impact of China’s Reforms". gLAWcal financially supports the activities of ThinkIN China, Beijing (China).

 

     

 

On October 22, 2014, ThinkIN China and gLAWcal- Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom) host Professor Ma Xiaolin Founder of Bo Lian She (博联社) Blog Director, Chinese Academy for Middle East Studies who will give a talk on "Islamic Caliphate in Iraq: What Can China Do?". gLAWcal financially supports the activities of ThinkIN China, Beijing (China)

 

     

 

On September 15, 2014, Opening event of the new ThinkIN China season, Beijing, China. The special Guest Speaker hosted by ThinkIN China and gLAWcal - Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom) is Edward Luttwak (Centre for International and Strategic Studies), one of the most prominent strategists of our times, who will give a talk on "China Traditional Statecraft in the XXI Century". Introduction and comments by the Francesco Sisci, Journalist of La Stampa. The ThinkIN China audience regularly includes outstanding Chinese intellectuals and professors, diplomatic officers and a wide range of Chinese and foreign researchers, who actively take part to the debate. gLAWcal financially supports the activities of ThinkIN China, Beijing (China)

 

       

As part of the Research Project on “Evaluating Policies for Sustainable Energy Investments: Towards an Integrated Approach on National and International Stage” – EPSEI, Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission, on the 1st of August 2014, gLAWcal organized the event on Chinese Ecological Civilization and Western Concept. The event, within EPSEI project, was held at Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES), Beijing, China.

 

 

As part of the Research Project on “Evaluating Policies for Sustainable Energy Investments: Towards an Integrated Approach on National and International Stage” – EPSEI, Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission, gLAWcal organized the Workshop on Climate Change and Sustainable Energy InvestmentsThe workshop was held at Peking University School of Government, in Beijing (China) on July 21st, 2013. The event comprised three sessions: the first one on "The International Debate on Sustainable Energy and Climate Change; the second one on "Sustainable Energy Policy and Energy Investment Law in China" and the third one on "Sustainable Energy and Environmental Risk Analysis: The Scientific Support to Decision Making in Europe and Asia". 

Among other speakers, gLAWcal' staff gave their contribution to the discussion. 

Ms.Elena Cima gave a presentation on "Renewable Energy Subsidies and the WTO. An Environmentally-Friendly Approach". 

Dr. Paolo Farahgave a presentation on "Climate Change, Environment and Energy from the Perspective of International Law and WTO Law: How to Use the General Exceptions of Article XX GATT". 

Mr. Riccardo Tremoladagave a presentation on "China’s Shale Gas Development: Trapped between the Absence of an Adequate Legal Enforcement and Environmental Degradation Risks".

 

LIBEAC - LIBERALISM IN BETWEEN EUROPE AND CHINA - ASSESSING THE SOCIO-CULTURAL AND POLITICO-LEGAL DIMENSIONS OF THE DIFFERENCES IN TERMS OF INTERPRETATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS IN EUROPE AND CHINA

As part of the Research Project on “Liberalism In Between Europe And China” - LIBEAC - Assessing the Socio-Cultural and Politico-Legal Dimensions of the Differences in Terms of Interpretation and Enforcement of Economic, Social and Environmental Rights in Europe and China”, Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission, gLAWcal organized the following events:

On the 8th of August 2014, as part of the Lecture Series on Globalization, International Economic Law and Development, gLAWcal organized the event on Social, Cultural and Legal Perspective on Chinese - Political and Economic - Liberalism Today. Workshop within LIBEAC project was held at Peking University, Beijing, China.

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On the 1st of August 2014, gLAWcal invited Mr Davide Follador to give a speech on “Enforcement of Well Known Trademarks in China”, “Recent changes in Chinese Trademark Law”and “Protection of IP for Creative Industry in China”. Mr Follador is Expert, Intellectual Property: A Key to Sustainable Competitiveness (IP Key - An EU project implemented and co-financed by OHIM in partnership with the EPO). The event is organized by gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom) in collaboration with the following beneficiaries  and partner institutions of the European Union Research Executive Agency IRSES Project “Liberalism in Between Europe And China” (LIBEAC) coordinated by Aix-Marseille University (CEPERC): University Institute of European Studies (IUSE) in Turin, Italy and the University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara (Italy), Peking University, School of Government, Center for European Studies (China), Workpackages 2 and 4.

On the 31st of July 2014, gLAWcal invited Mr Lorenzo Riccardi, Associate at RSA, Leading Tax and Corporate Advisory Firm assisting Companies, Multinational Groups and Institutions in Asian Region and Far East, to give a lecture on Taxation in China, held at Peking University, School of Government, Center for European Studies.  Introduction and comments from Prof. Paolo Davide Farah (University Institute of European Studies, IUSE, Turin, Italy).  The event is organized by gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom) in collaboration with the following beneficiaries  and partner institutions of the European Union Research Executive Agency IRSES Project “Liberalism in Between Europe And China” (LIBEAC) coordinated by Aix-Marseille University (CEPERC): University Institute of European Studies (IUSE) in Turin, Italy and the University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy Peking University, School of Government, Center for European Studies (China). Work-package 2 & 4.

On 30th July 2014, gLAWcal invited Mr Sergio Scanu, Senior Associate - Chiomenti Law Firm, Beijing Branch, to give a lecture on E-Commerce, Social Networks and Applications: Smart Technologies and the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights, held at Peking University, School of Government, Center for European Studies.  Introduction and comments from Prof. Paolo Davide Farah (University Institute of European Studies, IUSE, Turin, Italy).  The event is organized by gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom) in collaboration with the following beneficiaries  and partner institutions of the European Union Research Executive Agency IRSES Project “Liberalism in Between Europe And China” (LIBEAC) coordinated by Aix-Marseille University (CEPERC): University Institute of European Studies (IUSE) in Turin, Italy and the University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy Peking University, School of Government, Center for European Studies (China). Work-package 2 & 4.

 

On the 29th July 2014, gLAWcal invited Mr Benoit Misonne, Team Leader, Intellectual Property: A Key to Sustainable Competitiveness (IP Key - An EU project implemented and co-financed by OHIM in partnership with the EPO), to give a lecture on Protection of Copyrights in the Digital Era held at held at Peking University, School of Government, Center for European Studies.  Introduction and comments from Prof. Paolo Davide Farah (University Institute of European Studies, IUSE, Turin, Italy).  The event is organized by gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom) in collaboration with the following beneficiaries  and partner institutions of the European Union Research Executive Agency IRSES Project “Liberalism in Between Europe And China” (LIBEAC) coordinated by Aix-Marseille University (CEPERC): University Institute of European Studies (IUSE) in Turin, Italy and the University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy Peking University, School of Government, Center for European Studies (China). Work-package 2 & 4.

 

On the 28th July 2014, Prof. Paolo Farah (Istituto Universitario di Studi Europei – IUSE) gave a lecture on “Intellectual Property Rights, Human Rights and Intangible Cultural Heritage”, at Peking University, School of Government, Center for European Studies. The event is organized by gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom) in collaboration with the following beneficiaries  and partner institutions of the European Union Research Executive Agency IRSES Project “Liberalism in Between Europe And China” (LIBEAC) coordinated by Aix-Marseille University (CEPERC): University Institute of European Studies (IUSE) in Turin, Italy and the University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy Peking University, School of Government, Center for European Studies (China). Work-package 2 & 4.

On 25th July 2014, gLAWcal invited Ms Sara Marchetta, Vice-President European Chamber of Commerce in China and Partner Chiomenti Law Firm, Beijing Branch, to give a lecture on Contract Law of the People’s Republic of China held at Peking University, School of Government, Center for European Studies.  Introduction and comments from Prof. Paolo Davide Farah (University Institute of European Studies, IUSE, Turin, Italy). The event is organized by gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom) in collaboration with the following beneficiaries  and partner institutions of the European Union Research Executive Agency IRSES Project “Liberalism in Between Europe And China” (LIBEAC) coordinated by Aix-Marseille University (CEPERC): University Institute of European Studies (IUSE) in Turin, Italy and the University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy Peking University, School of Government, Center for European Studies (China). Work-package 2 and 4.

 

On the 21st of July 2014, gLAWcal and Summer Law Institute 2014 invited prof. Daniel Bell, to give a Key Note Speech. Professor Daniel Bell, Professor at Department of Philosophy and  Director of the Center for International and Comparative Political Theory at Tsinghua  University, gave a lecture on Political Meritocracy: China and the Limits of Democracy

 

 

As part of the Research Project on “Liberalism In Between Europe And China” - LIBEAC - Assessing the Socio-Cultural and Politico-Legal Dimensions of the Differences in Terms of Interpretation and Enforcement of Economic, Social and Environmental Rights in Europe and China”, Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission, gLAWcal organized the Workshop on Political, Philosophical and Legal Aspects of Liberalism in a Comparative Perspective. The workshop was held at Peking University School of Government, in Beijing (China) on July 22nd, 2013.

Among other speakers, Dr. Paolo Farah gave a presentation on “Globalization, Liberalism and Western Concepts of Intellectual Property Law: A Need of Protection of the Rights of  Indigenous People and the Cultural Diversity in Contemporary World".

 

POREEN - PARTNERING OPPORTUNITIES BETWEEN EUROPE AND CHINA IN THE RENEWABLE ENERGIES AND ENVIRONMENTAL INDUSTRIES

As part of the Research Project on “Partnering Opportunities between Europe and China in the Renewable Energies and Environmental Industries” – POREEN, part of the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission, gLAWcal organized the Workshop on China and the Good Governance of the Markets in the Light of the Economic Development. The Workshop was held at Peking University School of Government, in Beijing (China) on July 23rd, 2013. 

Among other speakers, gLAWcal staff gave their contribution to the discussion.

Ms. Elena Cima gave a presentation on "Chinese Laws and Policies in the Raw Materials Sector".

Dr. Paolo Farah gave a presentation on "How to integrate the Good Governance Concepts in the context of the Global Governance and Laws".

Ms. Angela Moriggi gave a presentation on "Environmental Activism in China: Two Case Studies".

 

OTHER PRESENTATIONS

 

Paolo Farah has presented a paper on “Shale Gas in China: A Comparison With Unconventional Fuel Development in the United States: Health, Wealth and Environmental Risks”  at the “Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship”, Vermont Law School, Montpelier, USA, 11th October 2013.

Paolo Farah has been Chair, Moderator and Discussant in the Workshop “Influences and Perspectives on Legislation and Rulemaking”at the Conference “New Approaches and New Questions in Chinese Law”, European China Law Studies Association (ECLS), University of Oxford, Oxford, 18-20th September 2013.

Paolo Farah has presented a paper on “Le futur de l'économie chinoise (The Future of the Chinese Economy)” at the Round Table «Quel avenir pour la Chine? (Which Future for China ?)», Summer University in Mercantour (UIEM) at Saint-Martin Vésubie (Alpes-Maritimes), France, 6th September 2013.

Paolo Farah has presented a paper on Towards an International Legal Framework for Energy: the OPEC and the World Trade Organization at the International Law Association Annual Conference, ILA Hellenic Regional Conference 2013, “Imperium Iuris: Governance, Trade, Resources”, Cape Sounion, Athens, Greece 29-31 August 2013, 31st August 2013.