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Personalia 2017

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.

We express our sorrow at the passing of our External Academic Member Professor Tono Eitel who died on 25 June 2017.

Anne Peters delivered in March 2017 the Sir Hersch Lauterpacht Memorial Lecture "Privatisation Under Public International Law"

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Professor Pedro Cruz Villalón former president of the Constitutional Court of Spain and Advocate General at the European Court of Justice has been awarded the Research Award of the Humboldt-Foundation and will be hosted by the MPIL.

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Further Announcements 2017

Institute Grants

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

The MPIL welcomed applications for the Internship Programme. Deadline 1st June.

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.