Financial Markets, Systemic Risk: Global Repercussions of Subprime Mortgage Meltdown – Iowa City

On February 20, 2009, the Journal of Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems (TLCP) at the University of Iowa College of Law, in conjunction with the University of Iowa Center for International Finance & Development (UICIFD), will hold a symposium on Financial Markets and Systemic Risk: The Global Repercussions of the U.S. Subprime Mortgage Meltdown. The purposes of the one-day symposium are three-fold. First, the symposium will seek to identify the causes and origins of the current international financial crisis. Second, it will assess the regulatory responses in the U.S. and abroad, as well as cooperatives responses among the various regional and international organizations. Finally, it will explore ways in which future financial crises of similar ilk can be prevented.

The TLCP and UICIFD invite interested persons to submit abstracts of papers relating to the themes of the symposium’s three panels to TLCP Editor in Chief, Minji Kim at Minji-Kim [at] The papers will be published in the TLCP in the winter of 2009, and the journal will arrange for funding to cover transportation and lodging for the symposium’s participants.

The full call for papers is here. “The deadline for submission of the abstracts is Monday, July 21, 2008. However, we encourage interested panelists to submit their abstracts as soon as possible.”

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