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Saskia Stucki was awarded with the Felix Wankel Animal Welfare Research Junior Award 2017 of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich for her Dissertation Fundamental Rights for Animals.

Julie Maupin has been appointed to the newly created FinTech Advisory Council of the German Ministry of Finance. The FinTech Council will meet twice yearly in Berlin to advise the Ministry of Finance on matters of digital financial technologies. In particular, the Council will help the Ministry keep abreast of new technological developments and understand their inherent potential, opportunities and risks. It will advise the Ministry, via a practice-informed dialogue, on appropriate regulatory frameworks to support digital finance innovation in Germany.

Paulina Starski has been awarded the interdisciplinary postdoctoral scholarship by the Daimler and Benz Foundation as one of 12 recipients for her externally funded research project "The Unwilling or Unable State as a Challenge to International Law", which comprises her "Habilitation" for the years 2017/2018 in the amount of 40.000 Euro.

Further Announcements

The MPIL cordially congratulates the Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Team of the University of Heidelberg to its success at the German National Rounds in Passau. The Team was ranked in third place and qualified itself for the International Rounds in Washington, D.C.. Traditionally, the Heidelberg Jessup Team is hosted at the MPIL in an effort to support the most promising next generation of public international lawyers in their educational and professional development.

Institute Grants

The online application portal will be activated in June 2017 (Application deadline 1 June-31 July 2017).

The twelfth Franco-German Ph.D. seminar organised within the framework of the Deutsch-Französischen Doktorandenkollegs in partnership with the Franco-German program HeiParisMax, will take place at the MPIL from the 7th to the 9th of June 2017.