curriculum vitae

Current Position

Professor of International Law and Co-Director of the Global Governance Centre, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
Fellow, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, 2013-present

Previous Positions

Research Professor, Catalan Institute for Advanced Studies (ICREA), 2012-2018 (on leave 2015-2018) & Senior Research Fellow, Institute for International Studies (IBEI), Barcelona, 2013-2018
Professor of International Law, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, 2009-2013
Visiting Professor of Law and John Harvey Gregory Lecturer on World Organization, Harvard Law School, 2012
Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, Law Department, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2006-2009
Junior Research Fellow, Merton College, Oxford University, 2004-2006
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, New York University School of Law, 2001-2004
Hauser Research Fellow (2003-2004), Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for International Law and Justice (2002-2004); Visiting Senior Fellow, Center for International Studies (2001-2002)
Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, Germany, 1997-2000


Ph.D. in Law (Dr. iur.), University of Heidelberg, Germany, 2001
State Examination in Law (Erstes juristisches Staatsexamen), University of Heidelberg , 1997
Studies in Law, University of Heidelberg (1994-1997), University of Geneva and Graduate Institute of International Studies (IUHEI) (1993-1994), Freie Universität Berlin (1991-1993)
Diploma of European Law, Academy of European Law, European University Institute, 1995
Final Examination (Abitur), Berlin, 1991

Awards, Scholarships

Max Planck-Cambridge Prize in International Law, 2019
European Research Council Advanced Grant, 2017 (for a project on “The Paths of International Law: Stability and Change in the International Legal Order”)
Certificate of Merit for preeminent contribution to creative scholarship, 2012 (American Society of International Law, for the monograph, Beyond Constitutionalism)
Hertie School of Governance Research Award, 2011
Modern Law Review, Wedderburn Prize, 2009
Major Review Teaching Prize, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2008
Hauser Research Scholarship, New York University School of Law, 2003-2004
Otto Hahn Medal for Young Scholars, Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science, 2002
Postdoctoral Fellowship,Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science, 2001-2003
Scholarship for Doctoral Studies, German National Merit Foundation, 1998-2000
Scholarship for Legal Studies, German National Merit Foundation, German Academic Exchange Council, 1993-1997

Other Activities

Member, International Academic Council, Barcelona Institute for International Studies (IBEI), 2018-present
Member, Editorial Board, Global Perspectives (Security and Cooperation, International Institutions and Relations), 2018-present
Member, Scientific Advisory Board, European Journal of International Law, 2016-present
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of International Dispute Settlement, 2016-present
Member, Council, International Society of Public Law (ICON·S), 2014-present
Member, Supervisory Board, Institute for Political Economy and Governance (IPEG), Barcelona, 2013-present
Member, Advisory Board, London Review of International Law, 2012-present
Member, Executive Board, European Society of International Law (ESIL), 2006-2014
Member, International Law Association Study Group on United Nations Reform, 2006-2011
Member, Editorial Board, LSE Law, Society and Economy Working Paper Series, 2007-2009


German (native), English (fluent), French (moderate), Spanish (moderate), Catalan (basic)