Postgraduate and Early Professionals/Academics Network (PEPA/SIEL)


SIEL’s Postgraduate and Early Professionals/Academics Network (PEPA/SIEL) is, among other things, interested in fostering collaboration and mentoring opportunities for emerging academics and professionals in International Economic Law (IEL). PEPA/SIEL fulfils these goals through various activities such as organising conferences at which emerging IEL academics and professionals can present and discuss their research in a supportive and welcoming environment.


The 9th PEPA/SIEL Annual Conference – Postponed:

It is now clear that due to the ongoing global Coronavirus crisis, we will be unable to hold the 9th PEPA/SIEL conference as planned for May 2020 in Jerusalem. We sincerely hope that we will be able to convene the conference at a later date in Jerusalem, perhaps even in the Fall of 2020, but at this stage it is impossible to make a definitive decision in this respect. In any case, we would like to thank all those who have devoted their time and energy to the planning of the conference, including the SIEL leadership, our conference committee, our invited senior speakers, and the administrative staff of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem whose organizational work has been indispensable. More information can be found here

More information and about the original the call for papers can be found here


SIEL/PEPA Edward Elgar Prize:

Inaugurated in 2017, the SIEL PEPA Edward Elgar Prize is bestowed upon the best paper presented at the annual SIEL PEPA conference. It is generously sponsored by the publisher Edward Elgar and consists of GBP 500 in book vouchers. More information here


SIEL/PEPA Special Publications:


SIEL/PEPA Previous Conferences and Call for Papers:

  • 8th SIEL/PEPA Conference, 30-31 May 2019, King’s College London, London, United Kingdom. Call for Papers
  • 7th SIEL/PEPA Conference, 13-14 April 2018, European University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus. Call for Papers
  • 6th SIEL/PEPA Conference, 20-21 April 2017, Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) of Tilburg University, Tilburg, the Netherlands. Call for Papers
  • 5th SIEL/PEPA Conference, 14-15 April 2016, Research Unit in Law of the University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg. Call for Papers
  • 4th SIEL/PEPA Conference, 16-17 April 2015, Department of International, Legal, Historical and Political Studies of the University of Milan, Italy. Call for Papers
  • 3rd SIEL/PEPA Conference, 24-25 April 2014, DIREITO GV – São Paulo Law School, Brazil. Call for Papers
  • 2nd SIEL/PEPA Conference, 25-26 January 2013, Institute of International and European Law of the Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany. Call for Papers
  • 1st SIEL/PEPA Conference, 27-28 January 2012, Institute of Law and Economics of the University of Hamburg and Leiden University, Germany and the Netherlands. Call for Papers