PhD position on data and social justice at TILT, Tilburg University

The Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) has a PhD position in the ERC Data Justice project led by Dr. Linnet Taylor. The project investigates global data justice in the era of big data, with a view to … Continue Reading

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Conference on Digital State Capacities in Berlin, March 2018

A one-day workshop organized by the Hertie School of Governance on Digital State Capacities wil be held for Phd students and postdoctoral researchers of various disciplines (political science, economics, sociology, law, computer science). Quantitative studies are preferred, but all methodological … Continue Reading

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McKinsey releases new report on the future of work

The report is here.  Among the most frightening observations:  That 60% of all occupations have activities of which 30% are automatable.    

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Overcoming Inequalities in Internet Governance: framing digital policy capacity building strategies

After having explored “Global Internet Governance as a Diplomacy Issue” at its first edition held in Paris in 2007, the Second European Multidisciplinary Conference on Global Internet Governance Actors, Regulations, Transactions and Strategies (GIG-ARTS 2018) is hosting a conference and … Continue Reading

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Asser Institute to organize a Winter Academy on corporate social responsibility, January 8-12

The T.M.C. Asser Instituut is organising a Winter Academy on transnational corporate regulation entitled ‘Doing Business Right. Corporate social responsibility in transnational law and practice.’    The program, to be held at The Hague, caters specifically to master’s students in law, NGO employees, and early … Continue Reading

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Call for Papers: Assessing the effectiveness of regulatory enforcement in the EU

The effectiveness of regulatory enforcement goes to the heart of all policy areas falling within EU competence, and is a key component of the EU’s credibility and legitimacy. The traditional ‘dual vigilance’ framework of enforcement has been overtaken by EU … Continue Reading

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Harvard’s (Still Massive) Endowment Losing Steam

Bloomberg has reported that Harvard’s endowment has grown less than others, at a surprisingly small rate of 2%, according to a new report by Bloomberg.  This compares to a 20% growth by Yale, and  44% growth by Stanford. What’s been … Continue Reading

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Call for papers: New Challenges of Regulation and Enforcement in the EU, Regulatory Governance Biennial Conference, July 4-6 2018, Switzerland

A call for papers has been announced for two ‘sister panels’ to be organized at the ECPR Standing Group on Regulatory Governance Biennial Conference, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, 4-6 July 2018. Title: New Challenges of Regulation and Enforcement in the … Continue Reading

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Call for Proposals for Edited Book on “Good Data”

Editors: Angela Daly (Queensland University of Technology), Kate Devitt (Queensland University of Technology) & Monique Mann (Queensland University of Technology). In recent years, there has been an exponential increase in the collection, aggregation and automated analysis of information by government … Continue Reading

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New Encyclopedia of International Economic Law Published!

This project has been a while in the making, but I’d like to put a plug in for Elgar’s Encyclopedia of International Economic Law.  Comprising over 250 entries written by scholars (including yours truly) and practitioners, traditional international economic law … Continue Reading

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