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Kanad Bagchi

Research Fellow

bagchi@mpil.de
Tel. +49 (6221) 482-705

Main Fields of Research:

Public International Law; Monetary Coordination; Central Banking Law; Sovereign Debts

Education:

MPIL, Doctoral Research Fellow in Law (since 2016) Disseration project: Law of International Monetary Policy Coordination

Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, England MSc in Law and Finance (2015-2016)

Europa-Institut, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany
Masters of European & International Law (2013-2014)

KIIT Law School, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar (Odisha) India
B.B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) (2008-2013)

Academic Career:

Research Fellow, MPIL (since October 2016)

Visiting Researcher, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary (August 2015 - September 2015)

Research Assistant, Jean-Monnet-Chair for European Law and European Integration at Saarland University (November 2014 - June 2015)

Recent Publications

  • Of Constitutional Subterfuge and the ‘Integration’ of Kashmir. In: Verfassungsblog, 08.08.2019.
  • Reflections on the International Court of Justice Decision in the Jadhav Case (India v. Pakistan). In: OpinioJuris, 25.07.2019.
  • Imperialism, International Law and the Chagos Islands: Reflections on Legal Consequences of the Separation of the Chagos Archipelago. In: voelkerrechtsblog, 01.03.2019.
  • A BIT of Resistance: A Critique of manstream approaches to International Law. In: Völkerrechtsblog, 26.01.2019.
  • Transformative Constitutionalism, Constitutional Morality and Equality: The Indian Supreme Court on Section 377. In: Verfassung und Recht in Übersee VRÜ 51 (2018).
  • Decriminalising Homosexuality in India as a Matter of Transformative Constitutionalism. In: Verfassungsblog, 09.09.2018.
  • Forex manipulation: Setting the record straight after US Treasury adds India to its currency watch list. In: Firstpost, 18.04.2018.
  • Taming the Monetary Beast: Federal Reserve’s Unwinding and Global Monetary Governance. In: Economic and Political Weekly (2018).
  • The winds in New York have not changed after the recent ICJ elections - A Response. In: Der Völkerrechtsblog, 13.12.2017.
  • In Defence of the FRDI Bill: The Many Misconceptions and Facts. In: The Wire, 05.01.2018.
  • Revisiting the Taper Tantrum: A Case for International Monetary Policy Coordination. In: Oxford Journal of Financial Regulation, 1-10 (2017).
  • Sixty Years of European Integration. Economic and Political Weekly, 2017.

Presentations

30 Sep 2019

ICJ Decision on Jadhav Case (India v. Pakistan)

Referentenbesprechung Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (With Raphael Schäfer)

16 Sep 2019

Constitutional Crisis in Kashmir

Referentenbesprechung Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

22 Oct 2018

Decriminalizing Homosexuality in India: Colonial Vestiges and Transformative Constitutionalism - The case of Navtej Johar v Union of India (6th September 2018)

Referentenbesprechung Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

06 Feb 2017

Salient Features of the Indian Constitution

Referentenbesprechung

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

05 Feb 2018

The Supreme Court Decision on the Right to Privacy Under the Indian Constitution

Referentenbesprechung

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

18 May 2017

Jadhav Case (India v. Pakistan)

Referentenbesprechung

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (With Raphael Schäfer)

Participation in Conferences at Home and Abroad

Participated and Organized the symposium on "Critical Approaches to International Law" at Griffith College, Dublin. https://www.griffith.ie/about-griffith/events/critical-approaches-international-law-symposium, 01.08.2019 - 04.08.2019

Presented a Comment on "John Locke, Making Property Rights and International Law" at the Workshop on "Sovereignty and Property in (Post)Colonial Contexts" at Normative Orders, Goethe University Frankfurt.  , 15.07.2019 - 15.07.2019

Delivered Theory Talk on "Challenging the Narrative of European International Law: A Glimpse into the Life and Work of Professor Charles Henry Alexandrowicz (1902–75)" at Max Planck Institute for International Law and Comparative Public Law.
, 27.06.2019 - 27.07.2019

Paper titled "Monetary sovereignty and Monetary Coordination: Shall the Twain Never Meet?", Workshop on Economic Aspects of Sovereignty, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg.   , 10.10.2018

Presented on "Transformative Constitutionalism in India", Max Planck Masterclass on 'Transformative Constitutionalism: The Example of Colombia' with Professor Manuel Jose Cepeda Espinosa. , 10.09.2018 - 13.09.2018

Paper Titled "The Chinese Belt and road Initiative: Strengthening or Challenging the Universality of International Law?" European Society of International Law (ESIL), University of Manchester. , 13.09.2018 - 15.09.2018

Participated and Presented a paper titled "Envisioning Contestation in the International Law of the XXIst Century through the Belt and Road Initiative" Third World Approaches to International law Conference, National University of Singapore.  , 19.07.2018 - 21.07.2018

Participated and Organized the "Fourth Annual Max Planck Young Legal Scholars Forum" (Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg) http://www.mpil.de/en/pub/employment-opportunities/doctoral-training/fourth-max-planck-young-legal.cfm, 28.06.2018 - 29.07.2018

Presented Paper Titled "The Chinese Belt and Road Initiative: Strengthening or challenging the Universality of International law?" KFG Lunch Talk, Humboldt University (http://kfg-intlaw.de/News%20and%20Events/Events/Lunch.php) , 07.06.2018

Invited panelist and Speaker, "International Conference on Banking and Finance" Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, (17th and 18th March 2018).  , 17.03.2018 - 18.03.2018

Presented a Paper Titled "Historical Capitalism and Capital Controls under International Law" at the Young Scholars' Conference, Sciences Po Law School, (Paris 18th and 19th January 2018). 

Keynote Speaker, "2nd International Conference on International Economic Law" College of Legal Studies, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun , 19.05.2017 - 20.05.2017

Lecture, "European Union's Response to the Sovereign Debt Crisis - Taking Law Seriously?" DAAD Scholarship Holders Meeting, Bayreuth , 28.04.2017 - 30.04.2017

Participated and presented a paper titled “The Way Forward – Proposals for a Future State Bankruptcy Law under European Union Law” in a seminar organized by Europa-Institut, Universität Des Saarlandes (Frauenchiemsee, Bavaria – 9-13th June, 2014)

Participated and presented a paper titled “Financial Damages in Non-National Laws - A comparative Analysis” in a seminar (Europa-Institut, Universität Des Saarlandes & ICC, Paris – 1-2nd May, 2014)

Honours

DAAD Scholarship, awarded for pursuing Doctoral studies in Law at a German Institution (2016-2019)

Financial Aid Award, for pursuing the MSc in Law and Finance (MLF) course at the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford (2015-2016)

Awardee, Deutschland Stipendium, awarded under the program of support of the Federal Ministry for Education and Research, Europe and Europa-Institut Universität Des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany (2014-2015)

Secured Rank 1 (Gold) out of class of 75 during Masters of European & International Law at Europa-Institut Universität Des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany (2013-2014)

Awardee, DAAD Scholarship or “Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding – Dr. Angela Merkel Scholarship for Masters in European Law” (German Academic Exchange Service [DAAD] – 2013-2014)

Awardee, Founder’s Gold Medal Award at the “9th Annual Convocation” for outstanding all round performance in the whole University across all streams, (KIIT– November 16, 2013)

Awardee, Student Achiever Award for raising the “issue of right of self-identification for the transgenders and eunuchs” during the interactive session with Mr. Navin B. Chawla, Chief Election Commissioner of India, which resulted in the official decision of assigning distinct identity to the transgender community (January 26, 2010)

Miscellaneous

PhD Representative, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (2018-2019)