The world of the 21st century is likely to become more multi-polar and multi-civilizational than it was in the 20th century. China and India are expected to become superpowers, rivaling the US. Such a multi-polarization of power will mean that there is a greater mix of cultures and religions in the international society. How will the international legal order transform itself amidst such a shift of power and values in the global community? ... Asia needs to make its own proposals regarding the manner in which international law can support the world of the 21st century and realize the common interests of humankind. Asia must share fair and equitable responsibility for the international legal order, its ideas and systems.
Proposals for papers, panels, or participants, from young professionals or established scholars, academics or practitioners, are welcome. Deadlines range from December 31, 2008, to February 28, 2009, depending on the type of proposal. Details may be found here.