1. King’s College London will be hosting the International Law Association (ILA) British Branch Spring Conference on 23-24 May 2014. The call for papers has just been issued, with a deadline for submission of one-page abstracts of 30 January 2014. The theme – “Foundations & Futures of International Law” – provides broad scope for contributions that explore foundational questions (eg, the relationship between international, regional and domestic legal orders; the identification and development of customary international law; the regulation of armed conflict) as well as papers on new theoretical paradigms or issues of concern to present and future generations. Abstracts should be sent to ilaconf [at] kcl [dot] ac [dot] uk. Further information is available here.
2. The Stanford Journal of International Law seeks contributions by academics, practitioners, and policymakers for its Symposium titled Governing Intelligence: Transnational Threats & the National Security State, which will take place on May 2, 2014 at Stanford Law School. Governing Intelligence will move beyond the surveillance debate to start an interdisciplinary dialogue about the power and limits of intelligence agencies from a comparative and international perspective. Contributions must address either of the following topics: (a) National Intelligence & Transnational Threats; or, (b) Individual Rights & Intelligence Gathering. The abstract submission deadline is February 1, 2014. Decisions will be released on a rolling basis. The full announcement, along with sub-topics, contact information, and submissions guidelines, can be found here.