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Alexandra Kemmerer

Senior Research Fellow and Academic Coordinator / Head of Berlin Office

kemmerer@mpil.de

Main Fields of Research:

International Law, European Law (in particular European Citizenship), Comparative Constitutional Law, History and Theory of European Legal Integration and International Law, Reflexive Legal Disciplinarity

Academic Career:

Alexandra Kemmerer is senior research fellow and academic coordinator at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, and head of the institute's Berlin Office.

As academic coordinator of Recht im Kontext, she served as co-director of its transregional and interdisciplinary research program Rechtskulturen: Confrontations beyond Comparison at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin and Humboldt University Law School, where she also taught. At Humboldt, she established the collaborative research and blog project Verfassungsblog: Prospects of Scientific Communication in Legal Scholarship (with Christoph Möllers and Maximilian Steinbeis).

Alexandra Kemmerer studied law (and some philosophy and theology) at Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, University College Galway (Irish Centre for Human Rights Studies /NUI) and the German University for Administrative Sciences, Speyer (First State Exam Würzburg, 2000; Second State Exam Munich, 2002), and holds an LLM in European Law from the University of Würzburg, obtained with a thesis on the European Commission's contribution to the establishment of the International Criminal Court.

She has served as a researcher at the University of Würzburg, Faculty of Law (Jean Monnet Chair for European Law, Professor Dieter H. Scheuing), a law clerk with the European Commission’s Delegation to the United Nations, New York, a senior research fellow and head of the section ‘Law, Politics, Institutions’ at the Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture at the University of Leipzig, a research scholar at the EUI’s Department of Law, and a Grotius Research Scholar at the University of Michigan Law School. 2005-2006, she was a SIAS Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin and at Yale Law School.

As biographer of Eric Stein (1913-2011), and in the context of her dissertation project "Law, Exile, and the Making of A Transnational Constitution: A Life of Eric Stein", Kemmerer is particularly interested in interrelations between biography, doctrine, and theory.

She is a member of the editorial board of Zeitschrift für Ideengeschichte and of the advisory boards of the German Law Journal (where she served as a senior editor from 2004 - 2014) and Völkerrechtsblog.

In her continuing parallel career as a writer and journalist, Alexandra Kemmerer has published more than 600 essays, articles, interviews, reviews, profiles and shorter pieces in, inter alia, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Merkur and Internationale Politik.

Her research interests include international law, European public law, constitutional theory, comparative constitutional law, context(s) and histories of law, and the media theory and communicative praxis of law.

Recent Publications

  • Ein Retter wollte er werden, wie Dag Hammarskjöld einer war. Der junge Kofi Annan ließ sich vom Vorbild des tödlich verunglückten UN-Generalsekretärs inspirieren. In: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Nr. 200, 29.08.2018, p. N3. http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/ho...
  • Frankfurter Rechtsschule. 50 Jahre "Kritische Justiz". In: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Nr. 224, 26.09.2018, p. N3. http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/ho...
  • Human Dignity in Context. An Introduction. In: Human Dignity in Context. Explorations of a Contested Concept, Dieter Grimm, Alexandra Kemmerer, Christoph Möllers (eds.). Hart , Oxford 2018, 13-21 (with Dieter Grimm, Christoph Möllers).
  • European Public Law: Facing the Challenge of Decline. In: OUPblog, 25.06.2018. (with Armin von Bogdandy)
  • Human Dignity in Context. Explorations of a Contested Concept. Recht im Kontext 5. Recht im Kontext 5. Nomos / Hart Publishing, Baden-Baden / Oxford, 2018, 637 p. (editor with Dieter Grimm, Christoph Möllers).
  • »Recht, Kultur und Gesellschaft im Prozeß der Globalisierung« revisited. Ein Gespräch über die Internationalisierung der Rechtswissenschaft. Mit einer Einleitung von Thomas Duve. In: Rechtswissenschaft in der Berliner Republik, Thomas Duve, Stefan Ruppert (eds.). Suhrkamp, Berlin 2018, 726-761 (with Helge Dedek, Klaus Günther, Shalini Randeria).
  • Eigensinn und Institutionen. Ein Gespräch über die Kunst der Verwaltung. In: Intelligence. Import / Export (Zeitschrift für Ideengeschichte XI/4), Jan Bürger, Petra Gehring, Alexandra Kemmerer (eds.). C.H. Beck, München 2017, 52-64 (with Joachim Nettelbeck, Gary Smith).
  • Zum Thema. In: Intelligence. Import / Export (Zeitschrift für Ideengeschichte XI/4). C.H. Beck, München 2017, 4-4 (with Jan Bürger, Petra Gehring).
  • Intelligence. Import / Export (Zeitschrift für Ideengeschichte XI/4). C.H. Beck, München, 2017, 128 p. (editor with Jan Bürger, Petra Gehring).
  • Diskussion: Perspektiven der Wirtschafts- und Währungsunion. In: Europäisches Finanzrecht: Stand - Methoden - Perspektiven, Hanno Kube, Ekkehart Reimer (eds.), HFSt Band 6, Lehmanns Media, Berlin 2017, 105-120 (with Thiess Büttner, Koen Lenaerts, Martin Nettesheim, Hanno Kube). https://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/in...
  • Krise des Europarechts, Europarecht in der Krise: Recht, Politik und Ökonomie. In: Europäisches Finanzrecht: Stand - Methoden - Perspektiven, Hanno Kube, Ekkehart Reimer (eds.), Lehmanns Media, Berlin 2017, 89-104. https://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/in...
  • Grenzenloses Recht. Dem Völkerrechtshistoriker Jörg Fisch zum 70. Geburtstag. In: Völkerrechtsblog, 28.04.2017, p. doi: 10.17176/201704. https://voelkerrechtsblog.org/grenzenlos...
  • Sources in the Meta-Theory of International Law: Hermeneutical Conversations. In: Oxford Handbook on the Sources of International Law, Samantha Besson, Jean d'Aspremont (eds.). Oxford University Press, Oxford 2017, 469-490.
  • Die UNO als Kopie antiker Vorbilder? Vom Nutzen und Nachteil eines Anachronismus. Völkerrechtsblog, 18 January 2017, doi: 10.17176/20170118-091051., 2017. https://voelkerrechtsblog.org/die-uno-al...
  • Choice Architecture in Democracies: Exploring the Legitimacy of Nudging. Recht im Kontext 6. Recht im Kontext 6. Nomos / Hart Publishing, Baden-Baden / Oxford, 2016, 387 p. (editor with Christoph Möllers, Maximilian Steinbeis, Gerhard Wagner). http://www.nomos-shop.de/Kemmerer-M%c3%b...
  • Preface. In: Choice Architecture in Democracies: Exploring the Legitimacy of Nudging, Alexandra Kemmerer, Christoph Möllers, Maximilian Steinbeis, Gerhard Wagner (eds.). Recht im Kontext 6. Nomos / Hart Publishing, Baden-Baden / Oxford 2016, 7-14. http://www.nomos-elibrary.de/10.5771/978...
  • Editing Rosa. Luxemburg, the Revolution, and the Politics of Infantilization. In: European Journal of International Law 27 (2016) 3, 853-864 (2016). http://ejil.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/repri...
  • Rosakind. Luxemburg, die Revolution und die Bildpolitik. In: Zeitschrift für Ideengeschichte X/3 Herbst 2016, 44-52 (2016).
  • Warum die Welt nach Karlsruhe blickt. Globalisierung des Rechts: Die Rechtswissenschaft kommt nicht mehr ohne den vergleichenden Blick aus. In: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Nr. 155, 06.07.2016, p. N4.
  • Die Stimme der Hegemonen. Im geopolitischen Wandel gerät das Völkerrecht unter Druck. In: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Nr. 74, 30.03.2016, p. N4. http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/fo...
  • Recht, Kultur und Gesellschaft im Prozeß der Globalisierung. In: Rechtswissenschaft in der Berliner Republik. Suhrkamp, Berlin 2016, forthcoming (with Helge Dedek, Thomas Duve, Klaus Günther, Shalini Randeria).
  • Akten. In: Handbuch Archiv. Geschichte, Aufgaben, Perspektiven, Marcel Lepper, Ulrich Raulff (eds.). J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart 2016, 131-143.
  • "We do not need to always look to Westphalia ..." A Conversation with Martti Koskenniemi and Anne Orford. In: Journal of the History of International Law 17, 1-14 (2015). JHIL_017_01_1-14_Kemmerer1.pdf (PDF, 159.1 KB)
  • Baustelle Bundesstaat? Steven Schällers ZPTh-Artikel in der Diskussion. In: Theorieblog Jahrbuch 2010-2015. epubli, Berlin 2015, 186-191. http://www.theorieblog.de/index.php/2015...
  • Gebändigte Macht: Verfassung im europäischen Nationalstaat. Verfassungsblog II. Recht im Kontext, Band 4. Recht im Kontext, Band 4. Nomos, Baden-Baden, 2015, 311 p. (editor with Maximilian Steinbeis, Christoph Möllers). http://www.nomos-shop.de/Steinbeis-Kemme...
  • Rechtswege. Kontextsensible Rechtswissenschaft vor der transnationalen Herausforderung. Recht im Kontext, Band 2. Recht im Kontext, Band 2. Nomos, Baden-Baden, 2015, 221 p. (editor with Dieter Grimm, Christoph Möllers). http://www.nomos-shop.de/Grimm-Kemmerer-...
  • Verfassungsblog: Praxis und Perspektiven der Wissenschaftskommunikation in der Rechtswissenschaft. In: Krise und Konstitutionalisierung in Europa. Verfassungsblog I, Maximilian Steinbeis, Alexandra Kemmerer, Christoph Möllers (eds.). Recht im Kontext, Band 3. Nomos, Baden-Baden 2015, 16-25 (with Maximilian Steinbeis, Christoph Möllers). http://www-nomos-elibrary.de/index.php?d...
  • Krise und Konstitutionalisierung in Europa. Verfassungsblog I. Recht im Kontext, Band 3. Recht im Kontext, Band 3. Nomos, Baden-Baden, 2015, 283 p. (editor with Maximilian Steinbeis, Christoph Möllers). http://www.nomos-elibrary.de/index.php?d...
  • Recht im Kontext. Ausgangspunkte und Perspektiven. In: Gerüchte vom Recht. Vorträge und Diskussionen aus dem Berliner Seminar Recht im Kontext, Dieter Grimm, Alexandra Kemmerer, Christoph Möllers (eds.). Nomos, Baden-Baden 2015, 11-22 (with Dieter Grimm, Christoph Möllers).
  • Gerüchte vom Recht. Berliner Studien Recht im Kontext, Bd. 1. Berliner Studien Recht im Kontext, Bd. 1. Nomos, Baden-Baden, 2015, 267 p. (editor with Dieter Grimm, Christoph Möllers).
  • Wir müssen nicht immer nur auf Westfalen schauen. A Conversation with Martti Koskenniemi and Anne Orford. In: Lange Leitung. Elemente einer globalen Ideengeschichte (theme issue), Alexandra Kemmerer, Martin Mulsow (eds.). Zeitschrift für Ideengeschichte IX/1. C.H. Beck, Munich 2015, 31-46.
  • Lange Leitung. Elemente einer globalen Ideengeschichte (Themenheft). Zeitschrift für Ideengeschichte IX/1. Zeitschrift für Ideengeschichte IX/1. C.H. Beck, Munich, 2015, 128 p. (editor with Martin Mulsow).
  • Towards a Global History of International Law (Book Review Symposium). In: European Journal of International Law 25, 287-341 (2014).
  • Dignified Disciplinarity: Towards a Transdisciplinary Understanding of Human Dignity. In: Understanding Human Dignity, Christoph McCrudden (ed.). Oxford University Press, Oxford 2014, 653-662.

Presentations

12 Aug 2019

Histories of International Law / Völkerrechtsgeschichten

Max Planck Summer Academy for Legal History

Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt am Main

25 Jun 2019

Futures Past of European Constitutional Imaginaries in the 1950s and 1990s: A Dialogical Exploration (with Jan Komárek)

Séminaire de recherche franco-allemand "Actualité du droit public et de la théorie du droit en France et en Allemagne"

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Juristische Fakultät, BE 2, 144. 18-20 Uhr.

30 May 2019 - 02 Jun 2019

On Resolution. International Law as Biographical Contingency

Panel "The Spectre of Contingency in International Law", Law And Society Association, Annual Meeting 2019 (convened by Kevin Jon Heller und Ingo Venzke)

Washington, D.C.

09 Feb 2019

“Modern positivism with a heavy dose of policy considerations”: Transnational Law, Transatlantic Liberal Realism, and the Legal Integration of Europe

Realism, Liberal Internationalism, History: Conceiving a New Research Agenda

Duke University Center for International & Global Studies

https://igs.duke.edu/events/realism-and-liberal-internationalism-after-trump-future-us-foreign-policy-transatlantic

08 Feb 2019

Realism and Liberal Internationalism after Trump: The Future of U.S. Foreign Policy in Transatlantic Perspective

Roundtable

Duke University Center for International & Global Studies

https://igs.duke.edu/events/realism-and-liberal-internationalism-after-trump-future-us-foreign-policy-transatlantic

15 Feb 2019

Im Kalten Krieg der Geschlechter: Mythos und Recht, Poetik und Politik in Christa Wolfs Kassandra (Dialogvortrag mit Doren Wohlleben)

Vortragsreihe ModerneKrisenLiteratur, Neuphilologische Fakultät der Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Heidelberg

https://t.co/ZrarM3TCFx

14 Jan 2019

Transnational Legal Process as Counterstrategy: Reflections on Harold Koh's "The Trump Administration and International Law" (2018)

Referentenbesprechung

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

12 Dec 2018

Snapshot Statement: The Lawyers in 1923

International Law in 1923: A Snapshot Workshop

SciencesPo Law School Paris

https://www.sciencespo.fr/ecole-de-droit/en/content/international-law-1923-snapshot-workshop.html

03 Dec 2018

The Sarr/Savoy Report on Restitution of African Cultural Heritage: Toward a New Relational Ethics – Toward New Legal Solutions?

Referentenbesprechung

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

25 Oct 2018

Reflexive We Stand: Hermeneutical Conversations, Meta-Theory, and Situatedness in International Law

MPIL Theory Talks

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

http://www.mpil.de/en/pub/employment-opportunities/discussion-and-working-formats/discussion-groups/theory-talks/theory-talks-archive.cfm

14 Sep 2018

Wem gehören Afrikas Kulturgüter?

(with Richard Dören) Max-Planck-Tag 2018

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

https://wonachsuchstdu.mpg.de/event/heidelberg-3/

14 Sep 2018

Judgement at Nuremberg: Die Nürnberger Kriegsverbrecherprozesse und ihre Gerichtsarchitektur

(with Mark Somos) Max-Planck-Tag 2018

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

https://wonachsuchstdu.mpg.de/event/heidelberg-3/

25 Jul 2018

Histories of International Law / Völkerrechtsgeschichten

(Max-Planck Summer Academy for Legal History 2018 “The World and the Village. The Global and the Local in Legal History”)

Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt am Main

https://www.rg.mpg.de/1512409/event-2018-07-06-summer-academy-2018

21 Jun 2018

Law, Exile and the Making of a Transnational Constitution: A Life of Eric Stein

Key Biographies in the Legal History of European Union, 1950-1993 (Annual Conference of the Research Field "Legal History of the European Union")

Max-Planck-Institut für Europäische Rechtsgeschichte, Frankfurt am Main

https://www.rg.mpg.de/1467945/event18-06-21-key-biographies

01 Feb 2018

Der lange Schatten des Kolonialismus: Joseph Conrads Heart of Darkness in literaturwissenschaftlicher und völkerrechtlicher Perspektive (Dialogue Lecture, with Caroline Lusin)

Vortragsreihe ModerneKrisenLiteratur, Neuphilologische Fakultät der Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Heidelberg

16 Sep 2017

‘International Law vs. Interplanetary Rocketry: The Ford Foundation’s International Legal Studies Program and the Sputnik Crisis’

Cold War International Law IV

Tbilisi

29 Jun 2017

Universelle Viefalt: Das Völkerrecht zwischen universellem Anspruch und Differenz

Ringvorlesung "Völkerrechtskulturen"

Walther Schücking Institute for International Law at the University of Kiel

23 Jun 2017

General Comments

Treaties as travaux préparatoires: Conference on the 60th Anniversary of the Treaties of Rome

Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt

16 Jun 2017

Comment / Roundtable Discussion

The EU and Globalisation: Assets and Liabilities (Common Market Law Review Workshop 2017)

Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin

15 Jun 2017

Dignity, Democracy, Legitimacy: The European Citizen as Subject and Agent

Human Dignity and the Constitutional Crisis in Europe: Humanity, Democracy, Social Europe

European University Institute, Florence

http://www.eui.eu/events/detail.aspx?eventid=137431

06 May 2017

"An American Enterprise in the European Common Market: Eric Steins europäischer Sommer 1958"

Workshop "Clemens Heller, der intellektuelle Entrepreneur"

Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin

01 Dec 2016

Kommentar zur Key Note von Klaus Günther

Konferenz "Rechtliche Konstruktion von Verantwortung in Verbundszusammenhängen", European Law School (Promotionskolleg)

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

16 Nov 2016

"The Learned Sceptic: Francis A. Mann and the Legal Integration of Europe. Elements of a Research Agenda"

F.A. Mann Workshop

Cambridge University, Faculty of Law / St. John's College

27 Jul 2016

Histories of International Law / Völkerrechtsgeschichten

Max Planck Summer Academy for Legal History

Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt / Main

30 May 2016

Recht und Erfahrung. Jüdische Juristen des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts

Co-Chair

Simon-Dubnow-Institut für Jüdische Geschichte und Kultur, Leipzig

18 Apr 2016

4. Merkur-Gespräch: Europas Flüchtlinge

Mit Christoph Möllers, Herfried Münkler, Christoph Schönberger

Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

14 Mar 2016

Moderator

How to Protect European Values – Assessing European Responses to Recent Reforms in Poland (Max Planck Forum)

Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften

01 Mar 2016 - 01 Mär 2016

Transnationale Konstitutionalisierung als transatlantisches Projekt

DFG-Netzwerk: Die Verwaltungsrechtswissenschaft in der frühen Bundesrepublik (1949–1977)

Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

09 Dec 2015 - 11 Dez 2015

Discussant

Towards a New History of European Public Law: The battle over the constitutional practice, 1950-1993

Historical Archives of the European Union and European University Institute, Florence

05 Nov 2015 - 06 Nov 2015

US-American Legal Scholarship in the Context of Decolonization

The Battle for International Law in the Decolonization Era (Authors' Workshop)

Forum Transregionale Studien, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin & Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

04 Sep 2015 - 05 Sep 2015

Comments

Oxford Handbook on the Sources of International Law - Second Book Workshop

Université de Fribourg

30 Jul 2015

History of International Law

Max Planck Summer Academy for Legal History http://www.rg.mpg.de/research/summer_academy

Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt am Main

07 Jul 2015

Scholarly Entrepreneurialism, Network Building, Movement Building (Panelist)

Transnational Law Summer Institute http://wwwkcl.ac.uk/law/tli/tlsi-programme-overview.pdf

King's College London

23 Jun 2015

Commentator/Interlocutor

Fourth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law http://annualjuniorfacultyforumil.org/

European University Institute, Florence

05 Jun 2015

Balancing Religious Freedom with other Human Rights: The Promise and Perils of Transjudicialism. A Debate (Moderator)

Constitutionalism, Religious Freedom and Human Rights: Constitutionalism Migration and Transjudicialism beyond the North Atlantic

Schloss Herrenenhausn, Hannover

26 Apr 2015 - 27 Apr 2015

Rapporteur and Commentator

Crossing Boundaries: Personal Lives and Global Histories Workshop

Centre for Advanced Study of Behavioural Sciences at Stanford University, Palo Alto

17 Apr 2015

Histories of Human Rights and International Law

Histories of Human Rights Workshop

Lund University

30 Mar 2015

A plural déjà vu: Opinion 2/13 on EU accession to the ECHR

The Use of Foreign Law in Constitutional Adjudication: Global Influence, Judicial Diplomacy and Legal Dialogue in the Court of Justice of European Union

American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, DC

14 Jan 2015

Moderator: Educating Citizens - The Choice of Paternalism

Verfassungsblog-Konferenz "Choice Architecture in Democracies: Exploring the Legitimacy of Nudging"

Humboldt University, Berlin

27 Jun 2014

Code of Conduct? Materialities of Public Law

I-CON Society Inaugural Conference

Florence

30 Apr 2014

Völkerrechtsgeschichten

Kolloquium "Recht-Geschichte-Rechtsgeschichte"

Humboldt University, Berlin

Teaching

2018

Max Planck Summer Academy for Legal History / Histories of International Law

2016

Max Planck Summer Academy for Legal History / History of International Law

2015

Max Planck Summer Academy for Legal History / History of International Law

2013 & 2014

Verfassungsblog Seminar (with Maximilian Steinbeis)

April 2013

Law in Context - A Methodological Seminar (ProDoc Séminaire-bloc)

Spring / Summer 2009

Leipziger Forschungskolloquium: Transmigrations. Jewish International Lawyers between Law and Politics (with Dan Diner)

Summer 2004

Directed Reading: International Criminal Law

2003 - 2005

Grundlagen des Europarechts / Examenskurs Europarecht (Blockseminare für fortgeschrittene Studierende und Examenskandidaten)

Participation in Conferences at Home and Abroad

Editorial Board Meeting Zeitschrift für Ideengeschichte (Forschungsverbund Marbach-Weimar-Wolfenbüttel), Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin, 22.02.2019 - 23.02.2019

Honours

Michigan Grotius Research Fellowship, University of Michigan Law School

SIASSI Fellowship (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation / Andrew W. Mellon Foundation)

Dissertation Grant, FAZIT-Stiftung

Travel Grants, Robert Bosch Foundation (German Law Journal) and ZEIT Foundation (Cooperation Bucerius Law School and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, CASS)

DAAD-Stipendium zur Teilnahme an der Hague Academy of International Law

Project Grant "Choice Architecture in Democracies: Exploring the Legitimacy of Nudging", Vodafone-Stiftung (with Christoph Möllers and Maximilian Steinbeis)

Research Grant "Verfassungsblog: Perspektiven der Wissenschaftskommunikation in der Rechtswissenschaft", Exzellenzinitiative des Bundes und der Länder an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (with Christoph Möllers)

Memberships

Editorial Board Zeitschrift für Ideengeschichte

Advisory Board German Law Journal

Advisory Board Völkerrechtsblog

European Society of International Law

American Society of International Law

ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

Working Group "Transnationalisierung des Rechts"

DFG Scientific Network "Lawyers in International Politics" (German Research Foundation)

Miscellaneous

Selected short texts

Völkerrechtsgeschichten - Histories of International Law, EJIL:Talk!, 6 January 2015

Selected Conferences and Lecture Series

Since 2017: Heidelberger Salon, Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht, Büro Berlin (with Anne Peters)

Since 2016: Gemeinsamer Workshop des Max-Planck-Instituts für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht und des Auswärtigen Amtes (2016, 2017, 2019 ff.) (with Anne Peters and colleagues at the Federal Foreign Office)

Since 2016: MPIL Momentum, Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht, Büro Berlin

May 2010 - May 2014 Berliner Seminar Recht im Kontext, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (co-covener: Dieter Grimm und Christoph Möllers)

October 2010-May 2014 Rechtskulturen Lectures (co-convener: Susanne Baer and Christoph Möllers), invited speakers: Upendra Baxi, Balakrishnan Rajagopal, Avishai Margalit, Anne Orford, Hans Joas, Andras Jakáb).

2011/12 and 2012/13 Rechtskulturen Colloquium, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (co-convener: Susanne Baer and Christoph Möllers).

14 November 2013 2nd ASIL-ESIL-Rechtskulturen Workshop on International Legal Theory: Politics and Principle in International Legal Theory, University of Michigan Law School (co-convener: Evan Criddle, Kristina Daugirdas, Jörg Kammerhofer, Julian Mortenson, Steven Ratner).

16 October 2013 Rechtskulturen Workshop "Contested Authorities. Law, Development, and the International", with Sundhya Pahuja, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

20-21 June 2013 Recht im Kontext Conference "The Concept of Human Dignity in a Comparative Perspective: Cases and Developments" (co-covener: Dieter Grimm and Christoph Möllers), Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin.

Rechtskulturen Conversation "Legal Culture (s) in the Ottoman Empire, with Umut Öszu, Will Hanley, Helmut Philipp Aust

1 Februar 2013 Rechtskulturen Workshop "Towards a Global History of International Law", Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (with Bardo Fassbender and Anne Peters)

26-27 October 2012 Recht im Kontext Symposium "The Curious Life of the Grundgesetzt in America - A Symposium in Honor of Donald Kommers". Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin / American Academy in Berlin (co-convener: Russell Miller)

20-21 September 2012 ASIL-ESIL-Rechtskulturen Workshop "Transatlantic Debates in International Legal Theory", Lauterpacht Centre, Cambridge University

17-18 November 2011 Conference "The Concept of Human Dignity in a Transatlantic Perspective: Foundations and Variations" (co-convener: Dieter Grimm and Christoph Möllers), Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin

16-17 December 2010 Rechtskulturen Workshop "Who Controls Judicial Control? Examining (Constitutional) Courts in a Legalized World" (co-convener: Susanne Baer, Dieter Grimm, Christoph Möllers), Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin

11-12 October 2010 Rechtskulturen Workshop "Public Differences, Private Dominations: Transcending the Public/Private Split by Gendering Legal Dichotomies" (co-convener: Susanne Baer and Christoph Möllers), Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin

2009/2010 Transeuropean Workshop Series Kelsen, Schmitt, Arendt and the possibilities of (international) Law, jointly organized with Jochen von Bernstorff, Morag Goodwin, Florian Hoffmann, Jörg Kammerhofer, Michael Wilkinson (Workshops in London, Leipzig, Vienna, Tilburg and Glasgow), local host for Workshop I "Constitutionalisation(s)", Leipzig, 11-12 June 2009

Peer Review / Committees

Reviews of Manuscripts for European Journal of International Law, German Law Journal, Leiden Journal of International Law, Transnational Legal Theory, Zeitschrift für Ideengeschichte, Global Constitutionalism, Association for Jewish Studies Review, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Hart Publishing

Referee European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme (nominated by Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin / Institute for Advanced Study Berlin); Polish National Science Centre (Narodowe Centrum Nauki); Fritz Thyssen Stiftung; Österreichische Agentur für wissenschaftliche Integrität (OeAWI)

PhD Assessment Committee Rebekka Birkebo Byberg, University of Copenhagen