Business

CEPMLP

4th Annual ITA-IEL-ICC Joint Conference on International Energy Arbitration - The Call for Specialised Arbitrators, Forums and Procedures in Energy Arbitration

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The 4th Annual Joint Conference took place last week in Houston with a panel discussion on the benefits and risks of tailoring international arbitration for energy disputes.  A panel moderated by Tomas Vail (White & Case, London), and comprising Professor Peter Cameron , CEPMLP Director, Ginny Castelan (King & Spalding, Houston), Lauren Friedman (Kirkland & Ellis, New York), and Aaron Rofkahr (Chevron Upstream, San Ramon) considered the use of specialised fora for energy disputes, lists identifying experienced energy arbitrators, and bespoke procedural rules, like time limits on rendering ...

Environment

Fully Funded PhD Opportunity

| Geography, 2016

We are delighted to announce a fully funded PhD opportunity with a great team and great support from Scottish Government. The first stage deadline is 31 December.  This fully funded PhD opportunity will give the successful candidate the opportunity to be part of the Scottish Government’s ‘Hydro Nation’ scholars’ programme – information available here  The project will involve examining the regulatory regimes for emerging pollutants in the EU and locally, and then undertaking socio-legal research into behavioural change  for consumers but also into better managem...

Law

Brexit and Environmental Law

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| General News, 2017

Prof. Colin Reid has been in London contributing to two events related to Brexit and environmental law.  In early January he spoke at the latest in the series of Brexit seminars organised by the Centre of European Law at King’s College London; these seminars attract an audience including leading practitioners from the private sector and government.  The seminar focussed on environmental law issues arising from Brexit, with Prof. Reid speaking about the devolution aspects while other speakers covered international law and the extent to which EU law can influence what happens in states which ...

Psychology

New study shows that pride and altruism are developmentally linked

| 2016

Psychology lecturer Dr. Josephine Ross has published new findings relating to the development of positive social behavior (prosociality). The paper, entitled “You and me: Investigating the role of self-evaluative emotion in preschool prosociality” is published in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. Self-evaluative emotions depend on internalized social standards and motivate social action. However, there is a lack of empirical research documenting the impact of self-evaluative emotion on 3- and 4-year-olds’ prosociality. Extant research relates children’s experiences of gu...

Politics

Cameron Ross returns from Gaidar Fellowship in Russia

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Dr Cameron Ross, Reader in Politics at the University of Dundee, has just returned from Moscow where he held a prestigious Gaidar Fellowship (named after a former Prime Minister of Russia).  The objective of the fellowship was to carry out research at the Russian Presidential Academy for the National Economy and Public Administration. Dr Ross presented a paper to senior scholars and students on the rise of the middle class in Russia and its support for democratic values....

Planning

CECHR Collaborative Research - Incubator Competition, 2017

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| CECHR, Geography, Planning, Environment

Applications are invited for up to three ‘Incubator Grants’, sharing from a maximum fund of £3,000, to support new cross- and interdisciplinary projects aligned to the CECHR mission of promoting more sustainable and equitable futures.   A key component will be that the project demonstrates the potential  for generating future research funding. Funding may be directed towards any aspect of the research process e.g. pilot studies, networking workshops, international team meetings [e.g. Horizon 2020] and fieldwork, and international/national visitor exchanges.  Proposals ...