Call for papers

(English) Call for Abstracts International Health Governance (IHG): Infectious Disease Epidemics Control from an IPA perspective


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The Forschungsstätte der Evangelischen Studiengemeinschaft e.V. Institute for Interdisciplinary Research (FEST) and the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (MPIL) are pleased to announce this joint workshop as part of the German Cluster of Excellence, The Formation of Normative Orders, at Frankfurt University. This workshop marks the first milestone of a larger IPA research project on IHG. Information on the broader IHG project can be found here.

To summarize, the core purpose of this workshop is to define the international duties and responsibilities of states, international organizations, and private actors as well as public-private collaborations in IHG in light of infectious disease epidemics control. This increasingly developing field is characterized by a multilevel network of different actors that goes beyond common structures of public international law. Therefore, the workshop aims at gaining deeper insights into the current status of IHG as well as an understanding of the status and requirements of international law in this area. Despite this particular international law or IPA perspective, the workshop encourages participation from all relevant disciplines in order to enable a more comprehensive understanding of this matter.

Abstracts: We especially encourage researchers, post-docs, doctoral students, and international health practitioners in general to submit academic abstracts for paper presentations on topics related to the workshop´s theme. Although there is a specific interest in law-related papers, submissions of other disciplines are highly welcome to broaden the view, inspire discourses, and to enrich the legal analysis. Proposals shall be no longer than 500 words and be submitted with short biographical notes of no more than 100 words to no later than 30 November 2015. Early submissions of proposals are highly welcome. Information on the acceptance of a proposal will be provided latest by 15 January 2016.

Workshop format: The workshop will be held from the afternoon of 3 March until midday of 4 March. The workshop´s language will be English. In order to ensure a high level of discussion, the workshop will offer time for the discussion of up to 10 papers.

Further information: We will discuss a publication format as a follow-up to the workshop depending on the quality and degree of development of papers. We can cover some workshop costs for those presenting, and will provide details at a later stage.


For further information download the brochure.