Professors

Professors 2017-12-12T12:07:05+00:00

The following list of professors teach in the various modules of the MEIG Programme according to their respective fields of competences. The list is indicative and subject to changes.

Gian Luca Burci was named Adjunct Professor at the Institute in 2012. He has served in the Legal Office of the World Health Organization since 1998 and has been appointed Legal Counsel in 2005. Professor Burci previously served as Legal Officer at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna and in the United Nations Secretariat in New York for nearly a decade. At the Institute he has taught in the joint LLM in Global Health Law and International Institutions programme in partnership with Georgetown University. He holds a post graduate degree in law from the Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy. His areas of expertise are in international law and international organisations as well as governance and law related to international health.

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Vincent Chetail is Director of the Global Migration Centre and Professor of Public International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. He is a Board Member of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and, from 2004 to 2012, was Research Director of the Geneva Academy. He was also Head of the Master in International Affairs from 2009 to 2012.

Professor Chetail is Editor-in-Chief of the Refugee Survey Quarterly, member of the founding editorial board of Oxford Bibliographies in International Law and General Editor of the series Organisation internationale et relations internationales (Bruylant, Brussels). He is also Senior Research Associate at the Refugee Law Initiative (University of London), as well as member of the Academic Network for Legal Studies on Immigration and Asylum in Europe, the Advisory Council of the Global Migration Policy Associates and the General Assembly of the International Institute of Human Rights – Strasbourg.

Vincent Chetail has been Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School (Human Rights Programme, 2013) and Visiting Professor at several universities, such as the European University Institute – Florence (2010), the University of Paris XI (2006-2012) and the Université libre de Bruxelles (2008-2012). He regularly serves as a consultant to governments, NGOs and international organizations (including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Labour Organization and the International Organization for Migration).

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François Crépeau is Full Professor and holds the Hans and Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law, at the Faculty of Law of McGill University. He has been appointed United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants in 2011. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and was a Fellow 2008-2011 of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation.

The focus of his current research includes migration control mechanisms, the rights of foreigners, the interface between security and migration, and the interface between the Rule of Law and globalization.

He has given many conferences, published numerous articles, and written or directed five books: Les migrations internationales contemporaines – Une dynamique complexe au cœur de la globalisation (2009), Penser l’international, Perspectives et contributions des sciences sociales (2007), Forced Migration and Global Processes – A View from Forced Migration Studies (2006), Mondialisation des échanges et fonctions de l’État (1997) and Droit d’asile: De l’hospitalité aux contrôles migratoires (1995).

He heads the “Mondialisation et droit international” collection at Éditions Bruylant-Larcier (Brussels), in which 23 books have been published since 1997, and is a member of several editorial committees: International Journal of Refugee Law, Journal of Refugee Studies, Refugee Law Reader, Refuge, Droits Fondamentaux.

From 2001 to 2008, he was a professor at the Université de Montréal, holder of the Canada Research Chair in International Migration Law, and founding scientific director of the Centre d’études et de recherches internationales de l’Université de Montréal (CÉRIUM). From 1990 to 2001, he was a professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal.

He has been guest professor at the following institutions : Université catholique de Louvain (2010-2015); Institut international des droits de l’homme (Strasbourg) (2001, 2002, 2007, 2008) ; Graduate Institute for International Studies (IUHEI-Genève, 2007), Institut des hautes études internationales, Université de Paris II (2002), Université d’Auvergne-Clermont 1 (1997).

Until 2011, he also sat on the Quebec Law Society’s Committee on Human Rights and Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, was the “Justice, police and Security” domain coordinator for the Quebec Metropolis Center and was a member of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. He served as vice-president of the Canadian Human Rights Foundation (now Equitas) (1992-2004) and director of the Revue québécoise de droit international (1996-2004). He participated in observer missions in the occupied Palestinian territories (2002) and in El Salvador (1991). He was also a fellow of the Institute for Research in Public Policies (IRPP).

François Crépeau holds diplomas from McGill University (BCL and LLB, 1982), Bordeaux University (LLM in private law, 1982), Paris II University (DEA in legal sociology, 1985) and Paris I University (DEA in Business Law, 1984; LLD, 1990).

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Stéphanie Dagron is a Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Geneva, Switzerland. She and her team of three doctoral students mainly work on a large-scale project in the field of global health law entitled “juridification of global health concerns: implications for health prevention, treatment and health systems”. The project analyses two developments: the proliferation of international legal instruments concerned with public health and the increasing role of the judiciary in health-sector issues.

Between 2009 and 2013, Stéphanie Dagron worked as a Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Institute of Biomedical Ethics, University of Zurich, Switzerland. Her research project on the regulation of medicines was funded through a scholarship by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Originally from France, she holds doctoral degrees in law from the Universities of Poitiers (France) and Saarbrücken (Germany), in topics related to international public law and European law. She studied law in France (Poitiers), Germany (Marburg and Saarbrücken) and the United Kingdom (Cambridge). While working on her dissertation she was a Max-Planck-Society fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for International Law and Comparative Public Law in Heidelberg (1999-2003) and a lecturer at the Universities of Saarbrücken (1997-2000), Strasbourg in France (2001-2003) and Heidelberg (2003-2009). She worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for administrative law at the University of Heidelberg (2003-2006), the Max-Planck Institute Heidelberg (2006-2007) and the German University of Administrative Sciences in Speyer (2008-2009). She has been teaching French and German public law as well as International and European Law.

Lately, she has focused on teaching in the areas of public health law, pharmaceutical regulation, international health law and human rights. Her main research interests include human rights issues and global health, pharmaceutical laws, global bioethics, international (health) law, comparative administrative law and global administrative law.

Most recently, Stéphanie Dagron was the co-facilitator of a regional WHO workshop on ethics and human rights of MDR-TB in Copenhagen, Denmark (November 2013). She has been recently awarded a grant from the Brocher Foundation to conduct a symposium on the same subject, which took place in December 2015 in Geneva.

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Professor of International Relations/Political Science and Director of Executive Education at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, Cédric Dupont is a Senior Research Fellow of the Berkeley Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Study Center (BASC) at the University of California at Berkeley. He has been a consultant to various international organisations, multinational companies as well as a range of governments. In addition to courses and seminars for graduate students, he has taught a wide array of programmes to government officials and private sector employees.

He is a former Editor of the Swiss Political Science Review and former Associate Editor for Europe of the journal Business and Politics. He has been a visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, Seoul National University and the University of Melbourne.

His recently published works include: Political Risk and Investment Arbitration: An Empirical Study, Toward a New Heuristic Model: Investment Arbitration as Political System, and European Union Meets South Korea: Bureaucratic Interests, Exporter Discrimination and the Negotiations of Trade Agreements.

His research focuses on international political economic issues, both at the global and regional levels, on international cooperation, and international negotiation processes. His current work concentrates on the political economy of international investment arbitration (forthcoming book with Oxford University Press on Arbitration as a Political System), comparative regionalism, the management of jurisdictional boundaries between international organisations and the factors that influence trade negotiations in the European Union.

Elspeth Guild is Associate Senior Research Fellow at CEPS. She is also Jean Monnet Professor ad personam at Queen Mary, University of London as well as at the Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands. She is a partner at the London law firm, Kingsley Napley, Brussels. She is also a visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges. She was special advisor to the House of Lords European Union Committee’s Inquiry into Economic Migration in 2005. Her interests and expertise lies primarily in the area of EU law, in particular EU Justice and Home Affairs (including immigration, asylum, border controls, criminal law and police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters). She also researches EU privacy and data protection law and the nexus with human rights. Professor Guild provides regular advice to the European Parliament, the European Commission, the Council of Europe and other European and international organizations (such as the UNHCR) on free movement of persons, migration and asylum.

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Christine Kaddous is Professor at the University of Geneva since 2002 and visiting Professor at the Montesquieu University in Bordeaux, Nice Sophia Antipolis, Paris II (Panthéon Assas) as well as the College of Europe (since 2015). She is Director of the Centre d’études juridiques européennes (CEJE) and holds a Jean Monnet Chair ad personam « EU Constitutional and Substantive Law ».

Christine Kaddous pursued her legal studies in Switzerland (BA and PhD at the University of Neuchâtel), the United Kingdom (MA in Law, LL.M. (Cantab) at the University of Cambridge) and Belgium (MA in European Studies at the Université Libre de Bruxelles). She was admitted to the Bar and was a practicing lawyer for a number of years in the field of Commercial Law, first in Neuchâtel, then in Geneva.

She pursues her teaching and research activities in EU Law and International Law, Dispute Settlement, External Relations of the EU with an emphasis on the EU-WTO relations, and on the EU-Switzerland Bilateral Agreements.

Christine Kaddous is President of the Swiss Society of International Law (Société Suisse de droit international, SSDI-SVIR) since 2008,  Vice-President of the Association suisse pour le droit européen (ASDE), a member of the Executive Committee of the Association suisse d’étude de l’intégration européenne (ECSA-Suisse) and a member of the Steering Committee of the Centre européen de la culture. She is also member of many national and international associations or societies related to her areas of expertise such as the Société française de droit international (SFDI), the International Law Association (ILA), the European Society of International Law (ESIL), the Commission pour l’Etude des Communautés européennes (CEDECE) and the Swiss Association Arbitration (ASA).

Since 2001, she is editor of the Collection ‘Dossiers de droit européen’ (DDE), published today by Schulthess/LGDJ (Zürich/Paris) and member of a number of scientific review committees, namely of the Swiss Review of International and European Law (SRIEL, Revue suisse de droit international et européen – RSDIE), the Journal du droit européen (JDE) and the Austrian Journal of Public and International Law (Zeitschrift für öffentliches Recht).

She is currently taking part in research projects in the fields of EU-Switzerland Bilateral Relations, the free movement of persons and services, as well as in the field of consumer protection and multilingualism.

Areas of expertise

EU Law, International Law, European and International Dispute Settlement, International Economic Law (including Investment Law), International Agreements concluded by the EU, EU-WTO Relations, EU-Switzerland Relations, Law and Politics in the areas of Free Movement of Goods, Persons, Services and Capital, Air and Land Transport, Public Procurement, Technical Obstacles to trade, Environment and Health Protection.

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Jaya Krishnakumar, Ph.D. in Econometrics and Statistics, from the University of Geneva, is Professor of Econometrics at the Department of Economics, University of Geneva. Her research interests include panel data econometrics, time series econometrics, simultaneous equations models, structural models for human development and well-being, and statistical analysis of multidimensional indicators of well-being and poverty. She has various publications in the form of articles in international econometrics/economics journals such as Econometric Theory, Journal of Econometrics, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, Journal of Public Economics, Health Economics, World Development, European Economic Review, Journal of Human Development, Social Indicators Research, books (both as author and editor) in collections such as Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems (Springer), Contributions to Economic Analysis (Elsevier) and chapters in textbooks/handbooks published in the series Advanced Studies in Theoretical and Applied Econometrics (Kluwer Academic, Springer). She is a referee for several top journals, has led various research projects with external funding in particular grants from the Swiss National Science Foundation, regularly serves as an external expert for evaluating research proposals and projects, and  advises researchers at international organizations such as WTO, ILO, WHO, UNRISD.

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Sandra Lavenex is Professor of European and International Politics at the University of Geneva and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe. Her research focuses on European and international migration policy, EU external relations, and international institutions more broadly. She obtained her PhD from the European University Institute in Florence in 2009 and has since held positions at the Universities of Zurich, Bern, Lucerne and now Geneva. She joined the College of Europe in 2007 and has acted as external advisor for the European Parliament, the European Commission, the Swiss Government and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Sandra Lavenex has published widely on EU asylum/immigration policies and justice and home affairs more generally; on the projection of EU rules and norms to third countries and international institutions; and on democratic governance in the international realm. Her more recent research projects have focused on comparative regional migration governance (worldwide), the nexus of trade and migration policy, international cooperation on migration, as well as the question how far and under which conditions emerging countries evolve from rule-takers to rule-makers, sharing the EU’s and US status as global regulators in different policy fields.

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PhD in public international law

Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva since 2001.

Director of the Institut européen (IEUG, 2007-2013)

Director of the Global Studies Institute (GSI, since 2013)

Teaching and research activities:

Teaching activities: European law, local and regional authorities and European integration, federalism and democracy in Europe, law of international organisations.

Research activities: European institutions, judicial remedies in the European Union, the status of public authorities in Europe, law of minority groups, cross-border cooperation, the governance of complex institutional systems, Swiss- Europe relations.

Member of the Centre de droit international and the Centre de droit public at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, co-founder of the Réseau d’études des normes transfrontalières et inter-territoriales (RENTI), member of the academic council of the doctoral school “Globalisation Europe and Multilateralism” (GEM), co-director of the Ecole doctorale Suisse sur les fondements du droit européen et international, member of the editorial board of the Revue belge de droit international, member of the steering committee of the journal EU-Topias, member of the steering committee of the Centre européen de la culture and Vice-president of the Rencontres internationals de Genève.

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Gabrielle Marceau, Ph.D., is Counselor in the Legal Affairs Division of the WTO, which she joined in September 1994. Her main function is to advise panelists in WTO disputes, the Director-General Office and the Secretariat on WTO related matters. From September 2005 to January 2010, Gabrielle Marceau was a member of the Cabinet of the WTO Director General Pascal Lamy. Dr. Marceau is also Associate Professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva and Visiting Professor at the Graduate Institute of International Affairs and Development (HEID) where she teaches WTO law and WTO dispute settlement. Before joining the GATT/WTO, Gabrielle Marceau worked in private practice in Quebec, Canada, mainly in the sectors of labour law and insurance law. Professor Marceau has published extensively, namely in WTO related matters.

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Makane Moïse Mbengue is Associate Professor of International Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva. Prof. Mbengue is also a Visiting Professor at Sciences Po Paris (School of Law). He holds a Ph.D. in Public International Law from the University. He acts as a professor for courses in international law organized by the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) and by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). Prof. Mbengue acts as counsel in disputes before international courts and tribunals.

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Charles Wyplosz is Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva where he is Director of the International Centre of Money and Banking Studies (ICMB).

Previously, he has served as Associate Dean for Reserach and Development at INSEAD and Director of the PhD program in Economics at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociales in Paris. He has also been Director of the International Macroeconomics Programme of CEPR, the leading European network of economists.

His main research areas include European monetary integration, monetary policy, fiscal policy discipline and regional integration in various parts of the world. He is the co-author, jointly with Michael Burda, of a popular textbook on Macroeconomics and, jointly with Richard Baldwin, of the leading textbook on European economic integration. He was a founding Managing Editor of the review Economic Policy. He serves on several boards of professional reviews and European research centres. He is a regular columnist in such newspapers as the Financial Times, Le Monde, Libération, Le Temps, Finanz und Wirtschaft, and Handelsblatt.

Currently a member of the Panel of Experts of the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee and of the “Bellagio Group”, Charles Wyplosz is an occasional consultant to the European Commission, the IMF, the World Bank, the United Nations, the Asian Development Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank. He has been a member of the “Conseil d’Analyse Economique” which reports to the Prime Minister of France, of the French Finance Minister’s “Commission des Comptes de la Nation” and of the Group of Independent Economic Advisors to the President of the European Commission. He has also advised the President of France and the governments of Cyprus and of the Russian Federation. He also consults with private financial institutions and is regularly invited to give lectures to public and private conferences.

Charles Wyplosz holds degrees in Engineering and Statistics from Paris and a PhD in Economics from Harvard University. He has been awarded the Legion d’Honneur by the President of France.

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Jan Wouters is Jean Monnet Chair ad personam EU and Global Governance, Full Professor of International Law and International Organizations, and founding Director of the Institute for International Law and of the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, an interdisciplinary centre of excellence, at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven). In Leuven, he teaches public international law, law of international organizations, the law of the World Trade Organization, space law and international humanitarian law. As Visiting Professor at Sciences Po (Paris), Luiss University (Rome) and the College of Europe (Bruges) he teaches EU external relations law. As Adjunct Professor at Columbia University he teaches comparative EU-US perspectives on international human rights law. He is a Member of the Royal Academy of Belgium for Sciences and Arts, is President of the United Nations Association Flanders Belgium, and practises law as Of Counsel at Linklaters, Brussels. He is Editor of the International Encyclopedia of Intergovernmental Organizations, Deputy Director of the Revue belge de droit international, and an editorial board member in ten other international journals. He has published widely on international and EU law, international organizations and global governance. His recent books include The European Union and Multilateral Governance (2012), International Prosecutors (2012), Informal International Lawmaking (2012), Private Standards and Global Governance  (2012), China, the European Union and Global Governance  (2012), The EU’s Role in Global Governance (2013), National Human Rights Institutions in Europe (2013), The Law of EU External Relations (2nd ed. 2015), China, the EU and the Developing World (2015), Global Governance of Labour Rights (2015), Global Governance Through Trade: EU Policies and Approaches (2015), The Contribution of International and Supranational Courts to the Rule of Law (2015), Global Governance and Democracy: A Multidisciplinary Analysis (2015) and Armed Conflicts and the Law (2016). Apart from his participation in international scientific panels and networks, he advises various international organizations and governments, trains international officials and is often asked to comment international events in the media. He is coordinator of a large-scale FP7 Programme FRAME, “Fostering Human Rights Among European (External and Internal) Policies”, and of the InBev-Baillet Latour EU China Chair at KU Leuven.

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