Call for Session Ideas: 2022 Annual Meeting hosted by American Society of International Law (ASIL): Submit by July 12,2021

About ASIL Annual Meeting program

The Annual Meeting Committee appreciates the work required to submit an idea for an Annual Meeting session and all submitters will be acknowledged in the Annual Meeting program. Nonetheless, given the large number of submissions, the inevitable similarities between some ideas, and the goals and themes articulated above, not all ideas will fit into the Annual Meeting program. The Committee reserves the right to modify and adjust submitted ideas, combine them with other ideas, or utilize elements of ideas in creating the Annual Meeting program.

About 2022 Annual Meeting

The 2022 Annual Meeting will examine how international law is experienced personally. Questions that will be addressed include:

  • How do individuals experience international law in their daily lives? 
  • How do non-State actors contribute or pose challenges to the creation, evolution, interpretation, and enforcement of international law?
  • What and who is prioritized in the public and private application of international law?

This focus is particularly significant today when the daily lives of most of the world’s people have been upended and recalibrated by a global pandemic, massive economic losses, climate challenges, and persistent racial injustice. In this time of crisis convergence, the Society’s Annual Meeting is a call to examine the ways that international law meets or fails people’s expectations and to explore ideas of how international law can better address these and other challenges.


Personalizing International Law

Sub Theme

  • International Law Beyond the State
  • “What about me?”: Exploring Relevance for the Individual
  • The Isolationist Challenge
  • International Law in the Information Age
  • Community, Social Movements, and International Law
  • Navigating Crisis Convergence  
  • The Competing Values of International Law


We invite submissions from scholars, practitioners, and others for the following sub themes that will explore topics that cut across subject matters. 

Submission Guidelines

To suggest an idea for the 2022 Annual Meeting, please use the Submission Form provided on the official site. To refer the site, click here.


Deadline is July 12, 2021.

Selection Criteria

The Annual Meeting Committee welcomes ideas addressing this year’s theme both within and across the many subfields of international law. Drawing on submitted ideas, the Committee will create a program with the following goals in mind:

  • coverage of a breadth of timely international law topics of interest to ASIL members;
  • participation by individuals from a variety of backgrounds; and
  • a vibrant exchange of ideas through the use of innovative program formats.

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