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Prof. Eberhard Schmidt-Aßmann, Senior Visiting Scholar, Germany

Professor Eberhard Schmidt-Aßmann, a celebrated German administrative law professor who has contributed significantly to international administrative law, will be at the IILJ as a Senior Visiting Scholar for April and May 2014. Professor Schmidt-Aßmann was a Founding director of the Institute of German and European Administrative Law at the University of Heidelberg, until retirement in 2006. He continues to participate in research and teaching activities as Professor Emeritus. Most recently, Professor Schmidt-Aßmann has been the Head of the interdisciplinary Protestant Research Institute in Heidelberg (FEST).


Lorenzo Casini, Global Research Fellow and Mauro Cappelletti Global Fellow in Comparative Law, Italy

Lorenzo Casini is a Consultant for the IILJ in Global Administrative Law. He will spend at NYU the 2013 Spring term as Hauser Global Research Fellow and Mauro Cappelletti Global Fellow in Comparative Law. During his stay he will be affiliated with the IILJ. He is a tenured Associate Professor at the University of Rome “Sapienza”, where he teaches Town and Country Planning Law and Cultural Property Law at Faculty of Architecture since 2002. He teaches Cultural Property Law in the Ph.D. Program in Management and Development of Cultural Heritage at the IMT Institute for advanced studies in Lucca (Italy). He is also Fellow and Secretary General of the Institute for Research on Public Administration (IRPA). After graduating in Law cum laude in 1999, he obtained a Ph.D. in European and Comparative Administrative Law from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 2004. From 2008-2009 he was a Research Fellow here at NYU for the Global Administrative Project. Sunce 2009 he is serving as a law clerk to Justice Professor Sabino Cassese at the Constitutional Court of Italy.

He has written articles on cultural property, urban planning law, and comparative and global administrative law. His publications include three books: on Town and Country Planning (L’equilibrio degli interessi nel governo del territorio, Giuffrè, 2005), on Global Sports Law (Il diritto globale dello sport, 2010), and on the Globalization of Cultural Properties (editor, La Globalizzazione dei beni culturali, il Mulino, 2010). He is co-editor of Global Administrative Law: The Casebook (3rd edition, 2012) and special editor (with Laurence Boisson de Chazournes and Benedict Kingsbury) of the Symposium on "Global Administrative Law in the Operations of International Organizations", 6:2 International Organizations Law Review (2009).

Valeria Guimaraes de Lima e Silva, Global Research Fellow, Brazil

Dr. Valéria Guimarães de Lima e Silva's current research focuses on International Economic Law and Policy analysis, more specifically on the intersection between International Trade, Intellectual Property Rights, Competition Law and Health. Valéria was previously a Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University. Before joining the GLF Programme, Valéria worked for the Brazilian Competition Authority (CADE) as Chief of Staff and International Adviser, where she assisted the Presidency in various matters and was in charge of the International Department of the authority. She previously served as a Blue Book trainee in the European Commission’s DG Competition in Brussels. She has also worked in Taipei as a legal counsel for a Taiwanese biotechnology company, and as a lawyer and team manager for a branch of a business law firm in Rio de Janeiro. She started her career as a lawyer in the second largest Intellectual Property Law firm of Latin America. Valéria received her PhD in International Law from the University of Sao Paulo in 2004. She also holds a Masters in International Trade Law and Economics from the World Trade Institute, in Berne, Switzerland, where she has graduated with a Summa cum Laude degree.

Nicolo Zingales, Global Research Fellow, Italy

Nicolo Zingales is a 4th year Ph.D. candidate in International Law and Economics at Bocconi University. Prior to coming to NYU, he was a teaching fellow at Bocconi and scholarship holder at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition. His research focuses on the incorporation of economics into law in a number of areas, including antitrust, WTO and international arbitration. Nicolo graduated in law (summa cum laude) from the University of Bologna. During his academic career, he has been an exchange student at Universidad Abat Oliba and UC Berkeley, a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School and a research assistant at the College of Europe in Bruges. He has also gained practical experience as a trainee at the European Commission (Directorate General for Competition) and at the Cabinet of Judge Moavero Milanesi of the EU General Court.


Ola Mestad, Senior Global Research Fellow, Norway

César Rodríguez-Garavito, Global Research Fellow, Colombia

César Rodríguez-Garavito is Associate Professor of Law and founding Director of the Program on Global Justice and Human Rights at the University of the Andes (Bogota, Colombia). He is a founding member of the Center for Law, Justice, and Society (Dejusticia) and an Affiliate Professor of the Law, Societies and Justice Program at the University of Washington.He holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. (Sociology) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an M.A. from NYU’s Institute for Law and Society, an M.A. (Philosophy) from the National University of Colombia, and a J.D. from the University of the Andes. He is the author of numerous books and journal articles on law, globalization, human rights, and social movements. His recent books include The Global Expansion of the Rule of Law; Socio-Economic Rights: Justice, Politics and Economics in Latin America (coed.); Race, Racism and Human Rights in Colombia; Beyond Displacement: Human Rights, Public Policies and Forced Displacement in Colombia (ed.); and Law and Globalization from Below: Toward a Cosmopolitan Legality (coed.). His recently completed projects include a global study on the impact of judicial activism regarding socio-economic rights, a socio-legal analysis of the transnational movement for labor rights in the Americas, and a theoretical and empirical study on indigenous peoples’ right to prior consultation. He is currently undertaking a comparative study of the law and politics of intellectual property and access to medicines in Latin America (with Rochelle Dreyfuss).

Ingo Venzke Hauser Research Scholar, Germany

Ingo Venzke is completing his PhD “On Words and Deeds. How the Practice of Legal Interpretation Develops International Norms” at the University of Frankfurt under the supervision of Armin von Bogdandy. His thesis builds on considerations of semantic pragmatism and it elucidates the agency of international actors in processes of communicative lawmaking. At NYU he will now focus on the power of international courts, on how their authority can be justified, and on how it may be dealt with in the interaction between different levels of governance. Ingo has been a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg and a Visiting Scholar at Tel Aviv University. He holds a LL.M. with distinction from the University of London (SOAS) and a B.A. in International Relations from the School of International Studies in Dresden. The German Academic Exchange Service also supports Ingo’s post-doctoral research.  

Ralph Wilde, Senior Global Research Fellow, UK

Dr Ralph Wilde is a member of the Faculty of Laws at University College London, University of London. He works in the fields of international law and international relations, and his current research focuses on the administration of territory by international organizations and foreign states, the concept of trusteeship in international law and public policy, and the extraterritorial application of human rights norms.  His book addressing the first two of these topics, International Territorial Administration: How Trusteeship and the Civilizing Mission Never Went Away was published by OUP in 2008 and won the Certificate of Merit (book prize) of the American Society of International Law in 2009.  At the International Law Association (ILA) Ralph is a member of the international Executive Council and the International Committee on Human Rights Law, and serves as Rapporteur of the Study Group on UN Reform and Joint Honorary Secretary of the British Branch. He was formerly a member of the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law.  More information: www.ucl.ac.uk/laws/wilde 

Fuad Zarbiyev, Global Research Fellow, Azerbaijan

Fuad Zarbiev holds an LL.M. from Harvard Law School (2010), a Ph.D in International Law from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva (2009), the Diploma of the Hague Academy of International Law (2002) and the Diploma on International and Comparative Human Rights Law from the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg (2004). He is the author of various publications in international law journals and books on general international law, theory of international law and human rights. He worked for a number of international-law-related cases in Switzerland and before the European Court of Human Rights. He also served as Legal Advisor to the Costa Rican Government before the International Court of Justice in the Dispute regarding Navigational and Related Rights case. At NYU School of Law he will focus on "Judicial Activism in International Law".


Maurizia De Bellis Global Research Fellow, Italy

Maurizia De Bellis is tenured Assistant Professor in Administrative Law at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. She also teaches Administrative Sciences at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. After graduating in Law cum laude (2002) at the University of Pisa, she received a Diploma in Law Studies (2003) from the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa and went on to obtain a Ph.D. in Law and Economics (2007) in University of Rome “La Sapienza”.  In 2005 she has been Jemolo Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford University, and from 2006 to 2008 she has been research fellow at the University of Siena. In 2008, she obtained the Academy of European Public Law Diploma from the European Public Law Organization (EPLO). She is a Fellow of the Institute for Research on Public Administration (IRPA). From 2005 to 2008, she participated in a European research group on “The evolution of a polycentric administrative space”, within the Connex Network, Mannheim (Germany). She’s working on a book about global financial standards, near completion. She has written essays and articles on regulation of public services, with particular reference to energy and education. For the book Global Administrative Law: Cases, Materials, Issues  (2nd edition, 2008), she wrote about international accounting and auditing standard setting, credit rating agencies and due process in WTO case law. Currently, her research interests focus on private regulation in the environmental field.

Efraim Chalamish Global Fellow from Practice & Government, United States

Dr. Efraim Chalamish is an international investment law scholar. For more than a decade, he has been involved in international legal practice in New York, Paris and Israel, along with research and analysis of cutting edge areas in public and private international law.Dr. Chalamish received his Doctorate in international economic law from the University of Michigan, where he focused on the future of bilateral investment treaties as a multilateral agreement and on foreign direct investment policy in Israel. He has advised the Israeli government on related matters. During his LLM studies at the University of Michigan he had researched global regulation of human rights in the era of terrorism. He holds a law degree and an LLM from Bar-Ilan Univeristy in Israel, both Magna Cum Laude. His legal background has been complemented by an MBA degree in Finance from Bar-Ilan University. His writing on foreign investment has been published in leading journals in United States. Teaching is a second nature to him. Dr. Chalamish has served as an adjunct professor at Bar Ilan University and Netanya Academic College in Israel and he is a frequent guest speaker at many international organizations, communities, and universities. He is truly passionate about public service and diplomacy, helping various non profit organizations with their strategic thinking and leadership needs. He is the United Nations representative of the International Association of Jewish Lawyers. At New York University he is working on global regulation of sovereign wealth funds and financial markets and its interaction with international investment law regime. Dr. Chalamish will also continue his work on the various links between economic development and economic and national security.

Siobhan Wills, Global Research Fellow, Ireland

Dr Siobhán Wills is a lecturer in law at University College Cork, Ireland and is also on the Executive Board of the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, which is based in the law department.  Her field of research is International Humanitarian Law. Her current research focuses on the consequences for ‘protected persons’ of a change in the nature of a an armed conflict from international to non-international. She is also exploring the progress and implications of Security Council Resolution 1325 on the protection of women in armed conflict, which has its tenth anniversary in 2010. She has written a book Protecting Civilians: The Obligations of Peacekeepers which was published by Oxford University Press in March 2009.


Nehal Bhuta, Hauser Research Scholar, Canada

Nehal Bhuta , BA 1999 (Melbourne), LLB 1999 (Hons) (Melbourne), MA 2004 (Poli. Sci., New School for Social Research), LLM 2005 (NYU), is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Toronto. He has previously worked with the International Justice Program of Human Rights Watch and as a consultant for the International Center for Transitional Justice in New York. His areas of interest are human rights law, humanitarian law, political theory and political economy. He is admitted to practice in Victoria, Australia, and has worked as a clerk in the Federal Court of Australia. As a Hauser Research Scholar, he will be working on a book manuscript under contract for Columbia University Press, entitled "Between Power and Principle: International Law and Politics after Iraq". He will consider the extent to which the Iraq war and certain aspects of its aftermath may be considered a crucible for certain tensions and contradictory developments in the international legal order after 1989.

Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, Global Fellow from Practice & Government, Argentina

Dr. Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky began his career in the private sector as attorney and legal consultant. At this time he also started contributing to NGOs like the Open Society Institute and Proconsumer. Since 2005 he has been working for the Argentina state. He played a leading role in the nationalization of the Buenos Aires water company (AySA), of which he was consequently appointed managing director representing the federal government. He was rapporteur of the Argentinean judge in the arbitral case “Impregilo v. Ente Binacional Yacyretá” in the International Chamber of Commerce, and later became the institutional coordinator of the defendant in this case. He is now working as a consultant to the National Defense Minister of his country. He has a Bachelor in law from the National University of Comahue (Río Negro, Patagonia, 1999) and an LL.M. in Corporate law from the Austral University (Buenos Aires, 2002). He received his Ph.D. Summa Cum Laude in “Legal and Economic Aspects of Corruption” at the University of Salamanca (Spain, 2007), and a European Doctorate after conducting his doctoral research at the Economic Department of the University of Vienna (2004/5). In his Ph.D. thesis Dr. Bohoslavsky focused on sovereign insolvency and abusive loans. He published several papers in refereed journals and in newspapers in Latin America and the US related to sovereign insolvency, foreign investments and international arbitration. He authored the forthcoming book Abusive Loans - Overindebtness of states, companies and consumers. At NYU he is working on institutional tools to implement the legal principle that creditors should adopt prudent and sound behavior when lending to sovereign debtors.  He explores furthermore the relation of this principle with the odious debt doctrine and with collective action clauses.

Tillman Braun, Global Fellow from Practice & Government, Germany

Till gained his First State Exam in Law [J.D. equivalent] from University of Heidelberg as a scholar of the German National Scholarship Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) and his Second State Exam in Law [Bar exam equivalent] in Munich. Since 1995 he has been working for the German Federal Ministry of Economics: Directorate-General for Economic Policy, Bonn; leave of absence to study for Master's Degree at Harvard University (‘Master of Public Administration’ / Harvard Kennedy School), Cambridge / USA; Assistant to the Special Representative of the German Chancellor for negotiations on compensations for former slave laborers, Count Lambsdorff, Berlin / Washington; Parliamentary Adviser, FDP Caucus in the German Bundestag, Berlin; since 2003 returned to the Federal Ministry of Economics, Directorate-General for External Economic Policy. During his residency at NYU, he will research “Globalization and International Investment Law”, analyzing the development of investment protection in international law and the In-vestor-State-arbitration system in international economic affairs.

Dr. Xiuli Han, Global Research Fellow, China

Dr. Xiuli Han received her LL.D. from Xiamen University in international law, P.R.C., in September of 2006. Because of her excellent performance during her PhD candidate studies, in July 2006 she became one of the faculty members at the Law School of Xiamen University. Currently, Dr Han is an Assistant Professor of International Law as well as a member of the Society of International Economic Law of China and the Society of International Law of China. She is also the editor of Chinese Journal of International Economic Law and a part-time attorney at the United Xinshi Law Firm in Xiamen City. Dr Han’s academic area focuses on international economic law and international environmental law. Within the field of international economic law she has published one monograph: "The Principle of Proportionality in WTO", and more than forty articles and book chapters, including articles in the Chinese Journal of International Law and James Cook University Law Review, and translated the famous book "General Principles of Law as Applied by International Courts" and "Tribunals" written by Professor Bin Cheng. She won the research project entrusted by the Ministry of Justice of China in 2007. Dr Han’s recent interest is international environmental law issues. As a global research fellow at the NYU Law School, her research proposal is entitled “International Dispute Settlement Bodies and Environmental Protection from a Chinese Lawyer’s Perspective”.

Tally Kritzman, Hauser Research Scholar, Israel

Tally Kritzman will receive her PhD from Tel Aviv University School of Law's direct PhD Program. Her thesis was written on socio-economic refugees under the Supervision of Eyal Benvenisti. She completed her LLB (Cum Laude) at the Tel Aviv University School of Law. Refugee law, immigrants rights and international human rights are her main research and teaching interests. She has taught at the Tel Aviv University School of Law, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the Ramat Gan College. She has also been a part of the Refugee Rights Clinic in Tel Aviv. In the academic year of 2006-7, Tally was a Fox International Fellow at the Yale Macmillan Center, and received the Fulbright Doctoral Researchers Fellowship for that year. She also received the Yad Hanadiv Foundation Fellowship for her post-doctoral studies in NYU.  Tally worked as a clerk for the Deputy President of the Israeli Supreme Court Mishael Cheshin (retired), and has been a member of the Israeli bar since 2004.

Ms. Adrianna Opromolla, Global Fellow from Practice & Government, Italy

Ms. Opromolla is currently employed as Social Policy Officer at Caritas Europa.  However, her professional experiences also include serving as a lawyer at both the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance and the European Court of Human Rights. In addition, she has worked on the Advisory Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion and Beliefs (assisting the Italian Director) and has served as the delegated expert for the Holy See in the Ad Hoc Committee on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings of the Council of Europe drafting the Convention on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings. Ms. Opromolla’s proposal entitled "Enhancing Labour Rights in a Globalized World: Finding Solutions through a Comparative Transatlantic Perspective" will examine the impact of global trade on human rights, in particular of the WTO rules on Labor law and social standards. Within this context, Ms. Opromolla intends to carry out comparative research between the different legal arguments defended by the EU and the US.  Ms. Opromolla holds an LL.M. from the University of Geneva and recently began her Ph.D. studies at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium.  During her residency, Ms. Opromolla will be affiliated with the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice.

Mario Savino, Global Crystal Eastman Research Fellow, Italy

Dr. Mario Savino is associate professor of administrative law in the Tuscia University of Viterbo (Italy). He also teaches European administrative law in the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, where he got a law degree with honours (1999) and a doctorate in administrative law (2004). He has been UE Law Poros Chair Professor at National Law School of India University, Bangalore (2005) and Global Crystal Eastman Research Fellow at NYU School of Law, New York (2006). He has been team-leader of a European research group on "The evolution of a polycentric administrative space," within the Connex Network, Mannheim (Germany), from 2005 to 2008.
He is member of the European Group of Public Law (since 2007) and of the Italian Aspen Institute (since 2008).
He has published a book on the EU committee system (I comitati dell’Unione europea, Milano, Giuffrè, 2005, 572 pp.), and has written essays and articles on topics related to Italian, European and global administrative law. Currently, his main research interests concern public security and the protection of aliens’ rights, with specific reference to the fields of immigration and terrorism.

Raphael Van Steenberghe, Global Research Fellow, Belgium

Dr. Raphaël van Steenberghe received his Ph.D. in Law from the University of Louvain (Belgium, 2008). He also holds an LL.M. in International Law from the University of Cambridge (UK, 2004) and a B.A. and M.A. in Law (2001) as well as in Philosophy (2002) from the University of Louvain. His doctoral research considers the matter of Self-Defence in Public International Law. Dr. Raphaël van Steenberghe is also the author of various articles in the Revue générale de droit international public (RGDIP) or the Revue belge de droit international (RBDI) on questions pertaining to use of force between States. He contributed to the third edition of the commentary of the United Nations Charter as well. He was a correspondent for the Bulletin of Legal Developments published by the British Institute for International and Comparative Law. He was also involved in research on criminal law issues and published a couple of papers on the subject.  Dr. van Steenberghe Raphaël has taught International Law at the University of Louvain for three years where he has been in charge of seminars and examination. He has also taken part in several conferences where he delivered speeches. He was an intern with the legal department of the International Court of Justice (The Hague, 2001) and the Codification Division of the United Nations (New York, 2006). As a Global Research Fellow at NYU School of Law, he is engaged in a research on the aut dedere aut judicare issue.


Michelle Ratton-Sanchez, Global Crystal Eastman Research Fellow (Brazil)

Professor Ratton-Sanchez is a professor at the Law School of Getulio Vargas Foundation (DireitoGV/ FGV-EDESP), in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and researcher at the Brazilian Center for Analysis and Research (CEBRAP), for the project entitled "Democracy and Law in Brazil."  She earned a Ph.D. with distinction from the Law School of the University of Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil, Department of Philosophy and General Theory of Law (2004). She was a visiting scholar at the International Law Department of the Graduate Institute of International Studies (GIIS), in Geneva, Switzerland (2001) and she has a Bachelor in law from the Law School of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, with a specialization in Business Law (1998). She received a fellowship from the State of Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) during her Ph.D. studies (2001-2004) and, during her undergraduate studies (1995-1998), as well as a fellowship from the Brazilian Governmental Foundation in the Special Program Trainee for Undergraduate and Graduate Students (PET-CAPES). Her areas of interest include international economic law, recent changes in international regulation and how non-state actors influence and participate in international fora and policies. Since 2003, she has worked together with other researchers on the creation of an innovative course on global law for the DireitoGV Law School, this course was started for undergraduates in 2005.  Professor Ratton-Sanchez's research proposal is entitled, "The Incorporation of OECD Rules and Practices by the Brazilian Legal System: Intergovernmental System vs. Transnational Regulation." 

Makane Mbengue, Global Crystal Eastman Research Fellow (Geneva / Senegal)

Dr. Makane Moise Mbengue, a native of Senegal, is a Teaching Assistant and Researcher at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva, Switzerland. In 1997, he received his LL.B. from the University Gaston Berger of Saint-Louis (Senegal) in Public Law. In 1998, he received a Masters degree (Maitrise in the French system) in Public Law from the University of Saint-Louis. In 1999, he received an LL.M. in Business and Economic Law from the same University. In 2001, he obtained the Certificate of the Center for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations. Dr. Mbengue completed his Ph.D. in international law, summa cum laude, from the University of Geneva in June 2007. Dr. Mbengue is also the author of a number of articles in widely respected and cited scientific journals and books on trade and environment, international dispute-settlement, the law of treaties, law of international watercourses and WTO law. From 2001 to 2005, he worked as a researcher for the Swiss National Science Foundation on a project entitled "Trade, the Environment and the International Regulation of Biotechnology". From September 2004 to June 2005, he was a law clerk at the International Court of Justice (The Hague, Netherlands). He has been a consultant for the World Bank, the World Health Organization, the Nile Basin Initiative and the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health. At NYU School of Law, he will focus on the relationship between Globalization and Regionalism in the Protection of the Environment and of Health. The research will identify and describe the various types of relations between multilateralism and regionalism in the field of natural resources management and health protection. 


Catriona Drew, Global Crystal Eastman Research Fellow (United Kingdom)

Dr. Catriona Drew teaches Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London.   She holds an LL.B. from the University of Aberdeen and a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and lectured in public international law at the Universities of Dundee and Glasgow in Scotland before moving to SOAS in 2003. She has been a Visiting Fellow at the Human Rights Program of Harvard Law School, and is co-founder of the Centre for International Law and Colonialism at SOAS. Her principal research interest relates to the international law of self-determination. At the IILJ in 2006-07 she is completing a book for Cambridge Univerity Press developing an international legal history of the relationship between the principle of self-determination and population transfer. Michael Likosky Global Crystal Eastman Research Fellow (United Kingdom) Dr. Michel B. Likosky teaches International Economic Law, Law and Globalization, and Public International Law, in the Law School of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.  His research at NYU in 2006-07, on the intersections of commercial, development, and human rights issues in infrastructure projects, continues from his recent book Law, Infrastructure, and Human Rights (Cambridge University Press, 2006).   An earlier book, The Silicon Empire (Ashgate 2005) examined the continuities and discontinuities between colonial and present-day high technology-based transnational legal orders. He has also edited two books: Transnational Legal Processes (Cambridge University Press 2002) ,and Privatising Development (Martinus Nijhoff 2005).

Stephen Macedo, Alberico Gentili Fellow  (Princeton University)

Stephen Macedo is Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics and Director of the University Center for Human Values at Princeton.  Steve Macedo is a leading political theorist whose work also has a srong policy engagement.   He was the principal co-author of  Democracy at Risk: How Political Choices Undermine Citizen Participation, and What We Can Do About It (2005).   His other books include Diversity and Distrust: Civic Education in a Multi-cultural Society, and Liberal Virtues: Citizenship, Virtue and Community in Liberal Constitutionalism, as well as 10 edited and co-edited volumes, icluding several in the Nomos series.   His work in residence at the IILJ in 2006-07 addresses the implications of globalization for democratic theory.  He is interested in the moral significance of the national political community against the background of two sets of challenges: increasing globalization and increasing inequalities that are organized by locality.

Patrick Macklem, Senior Global Human Rights and Global Justice Research Fellow (Canada)

Patrick Macklem is a Professor of Law at University of Toronto, a Permanent Visiting Professor at Central European University, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He holds law degrees from Harvard and Toronto, and an undergraduate degree in political science and philosophy from McGill. He served as Law Clerk for Chief Justice Brian Dickson of the Supreme Court of Canada and as a constitutional advisor to the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. His book on Indigenous Difference and the Constitution of Canada (2001)  was awarded the Canadian Political Science Association 2002 Donald Smiley Prize for best book on Canadian governance and the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences 2002 Harold Innis Prize by for the best English-language book in the social sciences).  His co-edited books include Canadian Constitutional Law (2003), The Security of Freedom: Essays on Canada's Anti-terrorism Bill (2001), and Labour and Employment Law (2004).  He has published numerous articles on international human rights law, cultural minorities, constitutional law, indigenous peoples and the law, and labour law.  His research at NYU in 2006-07 focuses on minority issues.

Mario Savino Global Crystal Eastman Research Fellow (Italy)

Dr. Mario Savino is a researcher at the Tuscia University of Viterbo, Italy. He received his Ph.D. in Administrative Law from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" in 2004. In 2005, he was UE Law Poros Chair Professor at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India. He teaches European Administrative Law at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" and is coordinator of the research team on "Evolution of a polycentric administrative space," within the Connex Network (Connecting Excellence on European Governance), at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research-Mzes, University of Mannheim, Germany.His fields of research interest are global and European administrative law. He has published a monograph on the EU committee system (I comitati dell’Unione europea, Milano, Giuffrè, 2005). He has also written on international transgovernmental bodies, the European Commission, Italian administrative reforms and other topics related to domestic administrative law. He is currently researching on public order, public security and immigration at national, European and global levels. His focus at NYU School of Law in Fall 2006, conducted within the ambit of the IILJ's Global Administrative Law project, is the accountability of transgovernmental networks.

Benjamin Straumann, Alberico Gentili Fellow, Global Research Fellow (Switzerland)

Benjamin Straumann completed his doctoral dissertation (insigni cum laude) on the classical foundations of Hugo Grotius' natural and international law in 2005 at the University of Zurich after studies in Zurich and Rome. He is currently a Samuel I. Golieb Fellow in legal history. Previously Benjamin has worked for the Swiss Mission to the United Nations and was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University. His research interests include ancient political and legal thought, the history of natural and international law, natural rights and social contract theories as well as the early modern reception of Roman law and ancient political thought. His publications include Hugo Grotius und die Antike. Römisches Recht und römische Ethik im frühneuzeitlichen Naturrecht (Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2007); “‘Ancient Caesarian Lawyers’ in a State of Nature: Roman Tradition and Natural Rights in Hugo Grotius’ De iure praedae,” Political Theory 34, 3 (June 2006), pp. 328-50; “The Right to Punish as a Just Cause of War in Hugo Grotius’ Natural Law,” Studies in the History of Ethics 2 (February 2006), pp. 1-20 (available at http://www.historyofethics.org/022006/022006Straumann.shtml); and an article on Rome and her influence in modern culture and scholarship in Brill's New Pauly. Encyclopaedia of the Ancient World, ed. M. Landfester (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, forthcoming). More information and publications available here.

Jean d'Aspremont Lynden, Global Crystal Eastman Fellow (Belgium)

Dr. Jean d’Aspremont Lynden was a visiting fellow in the IILJ in 2005-06.  He now holds a position at Leiden University.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Louvain, Belgium, in August. He received his LL.M. from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. His doctoral research was devoted to the topic of Non-Democratic States and International Law, a research conducted in an empirical perspective (publication in 2006). He is also the author of various articles in the Revue générale de droit international public (RGDIP) or the Revue belge de droit international (RBDI) on questions pertaining to unilateral acts of States or normativity in International Law. He contributed to the third edition of the commentary of the United Nations Charter as well. Dr. d'Aspremont Lynden has also been a correspondent for the Bulletin of Legal Developments published by the British Institute for International and Comparative Law for several years. At a domestic level, he has written a couple of articles on issues related to the exercise of universal jurisdiction or the relation between international law and municipal law.  As a Global Crystal Eastman Research Fellow at NYU School of Law, he worked on the Effects of War on International Treaties.