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The Sixth International Four Societies Conference: 21-22 July 2016 in Waterloo, ON

The biennial ‪#‎FourSocietiesConference was hosted by the Center for International Governance Innovation in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada on July 21-22, 2016. CCIL would like to extend their thanks to CIGI’s International Law Research Program for their wonderful hospitality and support.

Presenters and senior scholars from ‪#‎ASIL, the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law (‪#‎ANZSIL), the Japanese Society of International Law (‪#‎JSIL), and Canadian Council on International Law (CCIL) attended the event.

ASIL Executive Director Mark Agrast attended.

The international law societies of Australia and New Zealand, Canada, Japan, and the United States of America (the 'Four Societies') have held five conferences, biannually, bringing together early career scholars around a common theme, generally leading to an edited conference volume. The goal of this initiative is to foster a scholarly network between members of the four sponsoring societies. Five meetings have been held to date, in Wellington, New Zealand (2006), Edmonton, Canada (2008), Awajishima Island, Japan (2010), Berkeley, USA (2012) and Canberra, Australia (2014).

The sixth meeting will be held at the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Waterloo, Ontario on 21-22 July 2016. It is being hosted by the Canadian Council on International Law (CCIL) and the International Law Research Program, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). The theme of this year’s conference is 'International Law, Innovation and the Environment'.

Organizing Committee:

Sara L Seck, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Western University, and Senior Fellow, International Law Research Program, CIGI

Betina Appel Kuzmarov, Associate Dean (Student Success) and Assistant Professor, Department of Law and Legal Studies, Faculty of Public Affairs, Carleton University

Cameron S G Jefferies, Assistant Professor, University of Alberta, Faculty of Law

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