The Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law of Heidelberg and the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge are delighted to announce that the inaugural Max Planck-Cambridge Prize for International Law (MaxCamPIL) has been awarded to
Professor at the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in Geneva.
Nico Krisch received the Prize at a ceremony in Heidelberg on 15 November 2019.
Dr Nico Krisch is a professor of international law and co-director of the Global Governance Centre at the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies. His main research interests concern the legal structure of international organizations and global governance, the politics of international law, and the postnational legal order emerging at the intersection of domestic, transnational and international law.
Prior to joining the Institute, he held faculty positions at the Catalan Institution for Advanced Studies and the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals, the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, and the Law Department of the London School of Economics. He was also a research fellow at Oxford University’s Merton College, at New York University School of Law and at the MPIL in Heidelberg, as well as a visiting professor at Harvard Law School. Originally from Germany, he holds a PhD in law from the University of Heidelberg. His 2010 book, Beyond Constitutionalism: The Pluralist Structure of Postnational Law (OUP), received the Certificate of Merit of the American Society of International Law. His most recent work focuses on the ‘interface law’ that governs the relation between norms from different spheres of authority in the global realm, and on processes of change in the international legal order. For the latter project, he was awarded a European Research Council Advanced Grant in 2017. Professor Krisch is a member of the Council of the International Society of Public Law, and of the editorial or advisory boards of the European Journal of International Law, the Journal of International Dispute Settlement, and the London Review of International Law.