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Silvia Steininger

LL.M., M.A., Research Fellow

steininger@mpil.de

Main Fields of Research:

Interdisciplinary Approaches to International Law, International Organizations, Global Governance, Human Rights, Democratic Theory, Law and Politics in Southeast Europe

Academic Career:

since 10/2016 - Research Fellow for Armin von Bogdandy at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg

07/2016 - Research visit at the European University Institute, Florence

09/2015-07/2016 - LL.M. at the University of Amsterdam: "International and European Law: Public International Law" (cum laude/with honors)

10/2015-05/2016 - Graduate Research Assistant for Prof. Deirdre Curtin, Amsterdam Center for European Law and Governance, Amsterdam

02/2015-04/2015 Intern at the German Embassy Sofia/Bulgaria, Political Department 

10/2014-09/2017 M.A. at the Heidelberg University: Political Science with minor in Public Law 

2013-2015 - Graduate Research Assistant and Tutor at the Chair for International Relations and Foreign Policy, Prof. Sebastian Harnisch & Prof. Peter Schlotter, Heidelberg University

11/2012-04/2016 - Research Assistant for Matthias Goldmann, Department of Armin von Bogdandy, Max Planck Institute  for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg in cooperation with the Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders" at Frankfurt University 

2011-2014 B.A. at Heidelberg University: Political Science with a minor in Public Law 

04/2011-05/2011 Intern at the European Parliament, MEP Csaba Sògor, Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania, Brussels

09/2010-03/2011 - Volunteer in Romania in the "kulturweit" program, cultural volunteer service by the German Commission for UNESCO and the Federal Foreign Office, High School for Fine Arts in Miercurea Ciuc/Csikszereda and Goethe Institute Bucharest, Romania

Presentations

24 Jun 2016

A Discourse Theoretical Approach to Sovereign Debt Restructuring: Towards a Democratic Financial Order

"Ziemlich beste Freunde - Das spannungsreiche Verhältnis von Demokratie und Kapitalismus", Fachtagung der Deutschen Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft (DVPW)

Darmstadt

20 Feb 2017

Romania: Rule of Law in Crisis?

Referentenbesprechung

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

20 Mar 2017

What’s Human Rights Got To Do With It? An Empirical Analysis of Human Rights References in Investment Arbitration

Workshop "Authority in International Dispute Settlement"

Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge

09 Sep 2017

Inter-American Lessons on Backlash

ECPR General Conference, Panel "The Challenging and Challenged Authority of International Courts"

Oslo

21 Sep 2017

Menschenrechte in Investititionsschiedsverfahren: Auf der Suche nach Legitimität?

Workshop "Internationale öffentliche Gewalt"

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

06 Nov 2017

The New Kid in Town: The Kosovo Specialist Chambers and the Specialist Prosecutor's Office

Referentenbesprechung

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Teaching

winter semester 2013/14

Introduction to International Relations (Tutorial)

University of Heidelberg

winter semester 2014/15

Introduction to International Relations (Tutorial)

University of Heidelberg

summer semester 2015

Realism and Institutionalism as Theories of Conflict and Cooperation: New Research and Case Studies (Graduate Teaching Assistant to Prof. Peter Schlotter)

University of Heidelberg

9. October 2017

The Rise and Fall of International Courts and Tribunals: On Authority, Proliferation, and Backlash

University of Mannheim

Participation in Conferences at Home and Abroad

Max Planck Masterclass in International Law, Professor Martti Koskenniemi, "Critical Studies in International Law", Heidelberg - Chair of the Panel "International Law as a German Discipline, 29.04.2014 - 02.05.2014

"Democracy and Financial Order: Legal Perspectives", Frankfurt - Chair of the Panel "Money, Taxes, and Liberal Theories of Justice", 02.09.2015 - 03.09.2015

"Inclusion and Exclusion in the European Union", Annual Conference of the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance, University of Amsterdam, 20.11.2015

 Max Planck Masterclass in International Law, Professor Michael Zürn, "Global Governance in Hard Times", Heidelberg, 02.05.2016 - 04.05.2016

 "Reason, Rhetoric, and Violence in International Legal Argument", Amsterdam Centre for International Law, University of Amsterdam, 10.06.2016

"Austerity and Law in Europe", Amsterdam Centre for International Law, University of Amsterdam, 16.06.2016 - 17.06.2016

"The Global Reach of EU Law", Academy of European Law Summer Course 2016, European University Institute, 04.07.2016 - 15.07.2016

"Authority in International Dispute Settlement", Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge (Paper Presentation), 20.03.2017

Max Planck Masterclass in International Law, Professor Joseph H. H. Weiler, "How to Read Decisions of the European Court of Justice", Heidelberg, 15.05.2017 - 18.05.2017

PhD Summer School on International Law: Courts and Contexts, Joint Summerschool iCourts/PluriCourts, Copenhagen, 26.06.2017 - 30.06.2017

ECPR General Conference 2017, Oslo (Paper Presentation), 06.09.2017 - 10.09.2017

"Internationale öffentliche Gewalt", Heidelberg (Paper Presentation), 20.09.2017 - 21.09.2017

 "Backlash Politics", Berlin/Steinhöfel, 27.10.2017 - 28.10.2017

Honours

10/2011-08/2017 - Study scholarship by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in a program for highly gifted students from a non-academic background

Memberships

European Society of International Law (ESIL)

Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) 

Amnesty International Deutschland (since 02/2017: regional spokesperson for Rhein-Neckar)

Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research (HIIK) e.V.: 2014-2016: regional head of working group Central Asia, 2015-2016: regional head of working group Southeastern Europe and Western Balkan, 2016: member of the editorial team

Miscellaneous

Organisation of the Max Planck Masterclass 2014 (together with Dana Schmalz), Professor Martti Koskenniemi, "Critical Studies in International Law", Heidelberg, 29.04.-02.05.2014

Organisation of the workshop "Democracy and Financial Order: Legal Perspective (together with Matthias Goldmann), Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders", Frankfurt, 02.-03.09.2015