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Talks and Lecturers - 2014

gLAWcal Staff delivers lectures in different international academic contexts to disseminate know-how and the results of the research projects :

On November 15-16, 2014, Professor Paolo Farah submitted a paper on: “Shale Gas in China: A Comparison With Unconventional Fuel Development in the United States: Health, Water and Environmental Risks” at the Ninth Annual General Conference of the European China Law Studies Association “Making, Enforcing and Accessing the Law”, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law,Hong Kong

On November 13-15, 2014, Professor Paolo Farah presented: “How to Rebalance International Economic Law and Development in Non-Trade Concern Conflicting Areas: Biofuels vs Food Security in the Light of the Subsidy Regulations and the Global Food Crisis” at the American Society for International Law International Economic Law Interest Group (IEcLIG) in partnership with the University of Denver Sturm College of Law Sutton Colloquium, 2014 Biennial Research Conference: Reassessing International Economic Law and Development:  New challenges for Law and Policy University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, CO, USA.


On November 11, 2014, Professor Paolo Farah delivered a Key Note Speech on: “The Increase of WTO Disputes for Subsidies to Renewable Energy (including Innovation and Technology): Time for Reform toward Sustainable Development?” at the Conference “Law, Technology and Development: Opportunities and Challenges in EU-China Relations”, organized by University of Strathclyde (Glasgow) Law School & Faculty of Law and by Fudan University, Shanghai, held at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom


On October 10, 2014, Professor Paolo Farah presented “The Recent WTO Case Law on Subsidies to Renewable Energy”, Paper Presentation at the International Conference “The Reform of International Economic Governance” organized by the Research Project "International Law and the New Governance after the Economic Crisis" and the Department of Public International Law, University of Granada, Spain, 9-10 October 2014


On October 4, 2014, Professor Paolo Farah presented: “The Increase of WTO Disputes on Subsidies to Renewable Energy and Environmental Issues: Time for Reform?”, Paper Presentation at the “Fifth Annual Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship”,Vermont Law School, Montpelier, USA


On September 11-12, 2014, Professor Paolo Farah presented: “The Concurrence Roles of International Trade Law and International Arbitrations in the Energy Sector: a Challenge for International Law”, Paper Presentation at the ILA-International Law Association Annual Conference 2014, “Towards a Universal Justice? Putting International Courts and Jurisdictions into Perspective”, Lisbon University Law School, Lisbon, Portugal, 11-12th September 2014


On September 3, 2014, Professor Paolo Farah presented: “Establishing Appropriate Regulatory Frameworks for Biofuels: Subsidies, Food Security and Food Crisis”, Paper Presentation at the European Society of International Law (ESIL) 10th Anniversary Conference, International Bio Law Interest Group’s “International Law and…Biolaw from Theory to Practice” held at University of Vienna, Faculty of Law, Vienna, Austria


On August 8, 2014, Professor Paolo Farah presented: “Advantages and Disadvantages of Globalization and Liberalism toward Social, Economic, Environmental and Cultural Rights”, Paper Presentation at the Workshop on “Social, Cultural and Legal Perspective on Chinese – Political and Economic – Liberalism Today”, organized by gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom), University Institute of European Studies (IUSE) in Turin (Italy), University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara (Italy), Peking University, School of Government, Center for European Studies (China), Tsinghua University, Department of Philosophy (China), Tsinghua University, School of Public Policy and Management (China), Aix-Marseille University, CEPERC (France), held at Peking University, School of Government

On August 1, 2014, Professor Paolo Farah presented: “The Influence of Politics in the Law-Making Process in the Field of the Ecological Civilization”, Paper Presentation at the Workshop on “Chinese Ecological Civilization and Western Concepts”, organized by the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences – CRAES (China), Università degli Studi di Torino, Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza (Italy), gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom), Aix-Marseille University, CEPERC (France), held at the Chinese Research Academy on Environmental Sciences (CRAES), Beijing, China.


On June 27-28, 2014, Professor Paolo Farah presented: “New Offshore Natural Gas Resources in the Levantine: a Legal, Geopolitical and Economic Perspective in the Light of the Constantly Changing Energy Relations Among Europe, China and Russia”, Paper presented at the Conference “Stormy Waters, Bright Horizons? China and Europe’s Changing Roles in the West Asia / Northern Africa Region” organized by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, D.C.), Torino World Affairs Institute (Turin, Italy) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Italy and Turkey, held at University of Turin, Turin, Italy.

On June 12-13, 2014, Professor Paolo Farah presented: “Eurasian Economic Community and the WTO”, Paper presented at the European Society of International Law (ESIL) International Legal Theory Interest Group’s Conference “The Approaches of Liberal and Illiberal Governments to International Law. A Conference Marking 25 Years from the Collapse of Communist Regimes in Central and Eastern Europe”, University of Tartu, Estonia

On May 26, 2014, Professor Paolo Farah presented: “La globalisation de l’économie, les marchés financiers et les besoins humains fondamentaux” (The Globalisation of the Economy, the Financial Markets and the Fundamental Human Needs), Paper presented (in French) at the Conference “Les Besoins Humains Fondamentaux, l’Ethique et le Droit des Affaires” (The Fundamental Human Needs, the Ethics and the Business Law), organized in collaboration among Bocconi University in Milan, Université Senghor de la Francophonie, French Embassy in Italy, French Institute, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy

On January 14, 2014, Professor Paolo Farah presented: “China’s Shale Gas Development. Trapped between the Absence of an Adequate Legal Enforcement and Environmental Degradation Risks”, Paper presented at West Virginia University, Department of Public Administration, USA.