The ICON•S Conference on Global Problems and Prospects in Public Law is one of the most important public law events of 2022. Featuring plenary sessions, concurrent panels, interest groups, workshop, and social events, it will bring together scholars and practicioners from all parts of the world and all areas of public law—administrative, constitutional, international and beyond.
All plenary events will be held in person and will be broadcast live on the ICON•S YouTube channel.
The KEYNOTE SPEECH will be delivered by Koen Lenaerts, President of the Court of Justice of the European Union.
PLENARY PANELS will each feature invited speakers who will address a key theme of the Conference. Plenary panels scheduled for this year are as follow: ① Fiction Writers and Public Lawyers: Explaining and Solving Global Problems – Conversation with Olga Tokarczuk, Nobel Prize Winner in Literature ② Healing the World: Global Public Health Challenges and Perspectives ③ War, Conflict, and Migration: Governance of Migration in Times of Crises
OPENING and CLOSING CEREMONIES are two key moments in the ICON•S Annual Conference. During these ceremonies, important announcements will be made and the ICON•S Book Prize will be awarded.
11:00 – 11:30 CEST
On the Rule of Law and Democracy
11:30 – 12:30 CEST
Fiction-Writers and Public Lawyers: Explaining and Solving Global Problems
Conversation with Olga Tokarczuk, Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
15:00 – 16:00 CEST
Healing the World
Global Public Health Challenges and Perspectives
14:00 – 15:45 CEST
Professor of Public International Law at Queen Mary, University of London and an advocate of the High Court of Kenya
Pedro A. Villarreal
War, Conflict, and Migration
Governance of Migration in Times of Crises
14:15 – 15:45 CEST
Mayra Feddersen Martinez
Moderator, Professor and Vice Rector for Projects and International Relations, University of Wrocław
18:00 – 20:00 CEST
former co-chair of the ICON•S CEE chapter
Co-President of ICON•S
Co-President of ICON•S
Deputy Secretary General, ICON•S
Secretary General, ICON•S
University of Wroclaw
Gráinne de Búrca
Co-Editor-in-Chief of I•CON
Members of the ICON•S book prize committee
Giulio Napolitano (Chair)
Roma Tre University
Torcuato Di Tella University
University of Maryland
Anne van Aaken
University of Hamburg
Winner of ICON•S Book Prize:
to be announced during the ceremony
Winner of International Journal of Constitutional Law best paper
prize: to be announced during the
Antonia Baraggia Milano Statale University
Ana Micaela Alterio Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México /
Maria Argelia Queralt Jimenez University of Barcelona
A Representative of the Wellington team in charge of organizing the 2023 ICON•S Annual Conference
Spread across 18 SESSIONS, the Conference’s 236 PANELS offer an opportunity to present ongoing and finalized research to an academic public, receive feedback, and engage in an exchange. Panels will be run both in person and online. In-person sessions will be pegged to Central European Standard Time (CEST) while online sessions will be scheduled across a broader range of time slots to account for the geographical diversity of presenters and attendees.
Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Peer Review But Were Afraid to Ask
Workshop with Joseph H.H. Weiler
08:30 – 09:20 CEST
Joseph H.H. Weiler
Interest Groups and Fora
Interest groups and fora gather a core group of ICON•S members and interested attendees for discussion on a broad topic. However, while fora are intended to enable discussion around a topic of general interest at the conference, interest groups are intended to enable academic cooperation and debate around a topic in the longer run and thus beyond the annual conference.
Interest groups and fora hosted by ICON•S members will facilitate networking and exchange on specific subject and topics areas and take place both online and in person.
Networking and social events complement the academic exchanges of any conference and #iconswroclaw is not an axception. Social events this year will include a WOMEN’S reception, a DIVERSITY reception, and a LGBTQI+ reception. They will be informal and inclusive environments intended to promote both the exchange of ideas and networking.
All social events will be held in person, and you are required to register your attendance by June 14. Please find registration links in the description of each event.