The Four Societies Initiative
The CCIL, in association with the American Society of International Law (ASIL), the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL) and the Japanese Society of International Law (JSIL), participates in an innovative initiative involving new and emerging scholars, and others, from each of the four international law societies.
A workshop is hosted every two years for the presentation of original works and the exchange of views. There have been seven events to date: New Zealand (2006); Canada (2008); Japan (2010); USA (2012); Australia (2014); Canada (2016) and Japan (2018).
The 2018 Conference in Tokyo examined changing roles of actors in international law and their impact on relevant theories. We are delighted to hear that selected papers from the seventh workshop will become a book to be published by Brill Publishers in the Fall of 2020. The CCIL would like to congratulate the editors and contributors Charles-Emmanuel (Université Laval), Miriam Cohen (Université Montréal), Ryan Gauthier (Thompson River University), Jason MacLean (University of Saskatchewan) and Zhannah Voukitchevitch (University of Ottawa).
The Eighth International Four Societies Conference which was to be held June 16-17, 2020, Berkeley, California has been postponed due to the pandemic.
The Eighth International Four Societies Conference
Fostering a Scholarly Network:
The "Four Societies" Initiative
June 16-17, 2020 Berkeley, California
The American Society of International Law (ASIL)
In Cooperation with:
The Australia and New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL)
The Canadian Council on International Law (CCIL)
The Japanese Society of International Law (JSIL)
University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
Past Canadian participants in the “Four Societies” initiative:
Round 1 (New Zealand, 2006): Natasha Affolder (University of British Columbia), A. Neil Craik (University of Waterloo), Craig Forcese (University of Ottawa), Joanna Harrington (University of Alberta)
Round 2 (Canada, 2008): Barnali Choudhury (Queen Mary University of London), Jaye Ellis (McGill University), Graham Mayeda (University of Ottawa), Christopher Waters (University of Windsor)
Round 3 (Japan, 2010): Ljiljana Biuković (University of British Columbia), Charles-Emmanuel Côté (University of Laval), Robin Hansen (University of Saskatchewan), Dwight Newman (University of Saskatchewan)
Round 4 (USA, 2012): Catherine Gribben (Canadian Red Cross), Ilario Maiolo (Canadian Red Cross), Ibironke Odumosu-Ayanu (University of Saskatchewan), Katie Sykes (Thompson Rivers University)
Round 5 (Australia, 2014): Cameron Jefferies (University of Alberta), Tahnee Prior (Balsillie School of International Affairs), Sujith Xavier (University of Windsor)
Round 6 (Canada, 2016): Patricia Galvao Ferreira (CIGI); Matthew Levine (University of Toronto); Nicolas Lamp (Queens University); Maria Panezi (CIGI). We are delighted to hear that selected papers from the sixth workshop will become a book to be published by Cambridge University Press. We congratulate the editors Neil Craik, Cameron Jefferies, Sara Seck, and Tim Stephens.
Round 7 (Japan, 2018): Charles-Emmanuel Côté ( Laval University); Armand de Mestral ( McGill); Miriam Cohen (University of Montréal); Ryan Gauthier (Thompson River University );. Zhannah Voukitchevitch (University of Ottawa) et Jason MacLean (University of Saskatchewan). Read more about the 2018 Conference.
Karen N. Scott, Kathleen Claussen, Charles-Emmanuel Côté, and Atsuko Kanehara, eds, Changing Actors in International Law (Brill | Nijhoff, 2020)
Neil Craik, Cameron S. G. Jefferies, Sara L. Seck, and Tim Stephens, eds, Global Environmental Change and Innovation in International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2018).
Holly Cullen, Joanna Harrington and Catherine Renshaw, eds, Experts, Networks, and International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2017)
David D. Caron, Michael J. Kelly and Anastasia Telesetsky, eds, The International Law of Disaster Relief (Cambridge University Press, 2014)
Andrew Byrnes, Mika Hiyashi and Christopher Michaelsen, eds, International Law in the New Age of Globalization (Martinus Nijhoff, 2013)
Craig Forcese and Joanna Harrington, Special Issue Editors, Fostering a Scholarly Network in International Law, Alberta Law Review, vol 46:4, 2009
Campbell McLachlan QC, ed., Special Symposium Issue: International Law and Democratic Theory, Victoria University of Wellington Law Review, vol 38:2, 2007