’The International Economic Order on the Brink of Collapse’
Speaker: Professor Collin Picker, Pro-VC of the University of Wollongong and Dean of the Law Faculty
Chair of the event: Professor. Dr. Leïla Choukroune, Professor of International Law, University of Portsmouth, Director of Thematic Area in Democratic Citizenship
Wednesday, 16 October 2019
RB 1.15 (Board Room), Richmond Building
Short biography of speaker: Professor Colin Picker joined the University of Wollongong (UOW) in 2017 as Law Dean, to which he added the position Pro Vice Chancellor (South Western Sydney) in July 2018, helping to lead the establishment of UOW’s new campus in Liverpool, South Western Sydney. From 2010-2017 he was at UNSW Law where he was Director (and founder) of the China International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL) Initiative (a multi-million dollar university funded project to research and teach on IEL related to China and to the China/Australia relationship) at UNSW Law in Sydney. Professor Picker was a founder of the Society of International Economic Law, the only global academic organization for international economic law. He served as founding executive vice president (the actual leader) of the organization from its founding in 2007 to 2014. Professor Picker has likewise served as a leader in his other research field of comparative law. In addition to being a co-author of one of the main textbooks for the field, he was responsible for the creation of the Younger Comparatists Committee (“YCC”) – now the primary global body working with new and young law comparatists. The YCC annual conference is the world’s preeminent conference for those scholars.