Prof. Anne van Aaken
Anne van Aaken (Dr. iur. and MA Economics) is Alexander von Humboldt Professor for Law and Economics, Legal Theory, Public International Law and European Law, University of Hamburg. She was Professor at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland from 2006-2018. She was Vice-President of the European Society of International Law and of the European Association of Law and Economics. She taught as a guest professor at numerous universities in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America as well as the USA and was a Global Law Professor at NYU 2016. She was a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study Berlin in 2010/11. She chairs the EUI Research Council, is general editor of the Journal of International Dispute Settlement (OUP) and a member of the editorial boards i.a. of the American Journal of International Law (CUP), European Journal of International Law (OUP), and International Theory (OUP). She has been consultant for the IBRD, OECD, UNCTAD, GIZ. She is currently working on behavioural economics/psychology of International Law and International Legal Theory and has published widely on those topics.
Prof. Tomer Broude
Prof. Tomer Broude is Associate Professor and Bessie and Michael Greenblatt, Q.C., Chair in Public and International Law at the Faculty of Law and Department of International Relations. He has formerly served as Academic Director of the Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Law. He specializes in public international law and international economic law, particularly international trade and investment, human rights, dispute settlement, development and cultural diversity. He is currently working on a book project on "Behavioral Economics and International Law," to be published by Oxford University Press (co-authored with Anne van Aaken). He is the author and editor of several books as well as numerous articles that have appeared in top-ranked publications such as International Organization, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, European Journal of International Law, Leiden Journal of International Law, Vanderbilt Law Review, Virginia Journal of International Law, International Journal of Cultural Property, Journal of World Trade, World Trade Review, and the Journal of International Economic Law. He is an Editor of the Journal of International Dispute Settlement and a General Editor of the Cambridge University Press book series on International and Economic Law (CITEL). He is one of the founders of the Society of International Economic Law and a former member of its Executive Council, and currently a Member of the Executive Council of TradeLab, an international network of university pro bono clinics and practica.
He has taught at numerous law schools around the world, such as the University of Toronto, University of Virginia, University of California-Los Angeles, Fordham Law School, Hong Kong University, Melbourne Law School, University of British Columbia and Gujarat National Law University. He is a distinguished fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto (2020-2022); in 2022 he will be a Fellow at the Berlin-based Kolleg-Forschungsgruppe “The International Rule of Law - Rise or Decline?”.
He has been appointed to the indicative list of governmental and nongovernmental panelists to hear WTO disputes and the list of Israeli arbitrators under the Israel-MERCOSUR Free Trade Agreement. In 2018 he was appointed by the government of Canada to the roster of NAFTA Chapter 19 (Trade Remedies) Panelists (now USMCA). He is a member of Israel's Trade Remedy Advisory Board.
Prof. Veronika Fikfak
Veronika Fikfak is an Associate Professor in Human Rights Law at the Centre of Excellence, iCourts at the University of Copenhagen and a Senior Humboldt Fellow at the Institute of Law and Economics in Hamburg. She previously taught at the University of Cambridge as a Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer. Prior to this, Dr Fikfak worked at the European Court of Human Rights, the International Court of Justice, at UNESCO and at the Law Commission for England and Wales. She holds a Magister Juris, M.Phil and a D.Phil from the University of Oxford.
Veronika’s research interests are in the fields of international law, human rights, and public law. Veronika is currently in charge of European Research Council funded project Human Rights Nudge. In addition to running the Human Rights Nudge Project, which looks at how states implement their human rights obligations. She is a co-founder of the ESIL Interest Group on Social Sciences and International Law, co-convenor of the ESIL Interest Group on Courts and Tribunals and a member of the editorial board of Elgar International Law Book Series and the Cambridge Journal of International Law.
Prof. Shiri Krebs
Shiri Krebs is a Professor of Law at Deakin University and Co-lead of the Law and Policy Theme at the Australian Government Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre. She is an affiliated scholar at Stanford University Center for International Security and cooperation (CISAC) and the Chair of the international Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict. She is currently an Australian Research Council (ARC) DECRA Fellow, as well as a Humboldt Experienced Researcher Fellow (Government of Germany), conducting a research project on the regulation of predictive technologies in preventive counterterrorism legal processes.
Krebs’ research focuses on behavioral approaches to international law, including the effects of predictive and visual technologies on military decision-making processes, at the intersection of law, science and technology.
Her scholarship has been published at leading law journals and has been supported by a number of research grants (including, most recently, from the ARC, the CSCRC and the Humboldt Foundation). Her recent international and national research awards include the David D. Caron Prize (American Society of International Law, 2021), the ‘Academic/Researcher of the Year’ Award (Australian Women in Law Awards, 2022), the Australian Legal Research Awards, Article/Chapter (ECR) Category (finalist, 2022), Vice-Chancellor’s Mid-Career Researcher Award for Career Excellence (Deakin University, 2022), the ‘New Voices in international Law’ recognition (American Society of International Law, 2016; 2022), and the Franklin Award in International Law (Stanford University, 2015). Dr Krebs has taught in a number of law schools, including at Stanford University, University of Santa Clara, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she won the Dean’s award recognizing exceptional junior faculty members.
Krebs earned her Doctorate and Master Degrees from Stanford Law School with Honours, as well as LL.B. and M.A., both magna cum laude, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Prof. Daniel Peat
Daniel is an Assistant Professor of Public International Law at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden Law School, and Academic Coordinator of the Advanced LL.M. on International Dispute Settlement and Arbitration. Before joining Leiden University, Daniel worked at the International Court of Justice as an Associate Legal Officer for Judge Abdulqawi A. Yusuf and received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge.
Daniel’s current research focusses on compliance with international legal obligations, exploring how insights from the behavioural social sciences might be used to better understand the behaviour of actors in international law. His current research project, which examines state compliance with international investment awards, is funded by the Norwegian Research Council and the Leids Universiteits Fonds.
Daniel’s first monograph, Comparative Reasoning in International Courts and Tribunals (Cambridge University Press 2019) won the European Society of International Law Book Prize in 2020. He has published articles in the British Yearbook of International Law, the N.Y.U. Journal of International Law & Politics, the Journal of International Dispute Settlement, and the Journal of World Trade & Investment, amongst others. Daniel also co-edited Interpretation in International Law (Oxford University Press 2015) with Andrea Bianchi and Matthew Windsor.
Daniel is a member of the editorial board of the Leiden Journal of International Law, co-founder and member of the coordinating committee of the ESIL Interest Group on Social Sciences and International Law, and a member of the ISDS Academic Forum. He also acted as co-rapporteur of the International Law Association Study Group on the Content and Evolution of the Rules of Interpretation.
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Prof. Eva van der Zee
Eva van der Zee is a Junior Professor (Tenure Track) in International Law with a Focus on Behavioural Law and Economics at the Institute of Law and Economics at Hamburg University Faculty of Law since 2019. She was previously a postdoctoral researcher at the Strategic Communication Group of Wageningen University where she studied the interrelation between trust and governmental regulation to promote the resilience of agricultural production systems using qualitative research methods. She conducted her PhD research at Wageningen University, New York University, and the European University Institute, where she researched the regulatory space of public and private sustainability standards within international and European legal frameworks (including trade law, human rights law, and competition law) using qualitative and quantitative research methods. She holds two LLM degrees, one in International Trade and Investment Law at the University of Amsterdam and the other in Legal Theory at Utrecht University (cum laude)
Eva’s current research focuses on the role and interrelation of formal and informal legal systems in promoting sustainable development using insights from the social sciences, in particularly behavioural economics, social psychology, and sociology. Eva has published articles in the Journal of World Trade, World Competition Law and Economic Review, Legal Issues of Economic Integration, and Sustainability, amongst others. In addition, she has advised governmental institutions in The Netherlands and published in Dutch (academic) outlets, such as Markt en Mededinging, on the role of law and policy to promote sustainable development. Eva received funding by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) to organize the 2021 conference entitled “Sustainable development and the law: potential and challenges of using behavioural insights” where leading scholars presented data on the potential and challenges of using social sciences insights in law- and policy-making to promote sustainable development.