Cdct Visting Fellows 2014-2015


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Dimitry
Kochenov

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Prof. Dimitry Kochenov teaches EU Constitutional Law in the University of Groningen. Dimitry was Emile Noël Fellow at the Jean Monnet Center, NYU School of Law (2010) Senior Clough Fellow at Boston College Law School (2013) and a guest professor at numerous institutions worldwide, including Osaka Graduate School of Law, York University (Toronto), UNAM Mexico, University of Turin (Italy). Prof. Kochenov's research focuses on the foundations of EU law to go beyond the Treaty text: justice, equality and respect -- and on the broad implications of EU citizenship and principles of law for the evolution of the essence of the European legal space. He is interested in the growing role of the individual in the EU legal order; the development of the application of EU law in the Overseas territories of the EU and EU external relations law most broadly conceived.
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Nelly
Nyia
Engon

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Nelly Nya Engon è al suo ultimo anno di dottorato all'Università di Chambéry dove svolge una tesi sulla vendita internazionale e la sua applicazione in Africa attraverso OHADA. Ha già svolto soggiorni di ricerca presso il Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law e l'Institut de Droit Comparé di Lausanne.
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Gdeon
Sapir

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Prof. Gideon Sapir received his law degree from Bar-Ilan University, an LL.M. and S.J.D. from Northwestern University. His teaching and research areas of interest are constitutional law (with concentration on religion and state) and constitutional theory. He was a Senior Lecturer at Northwestern University Law School, and visiting professor at the Universty of Toronto and Monash University School of Law. He is the author and editor of several books and of many articles in Israel, England and the United States. His book (with Daniel Statman), Religion & State - Legal & philosophic Inquiry published in hebrew will be translated in English for Cambridge University Press.In addition to his academic work, Prof. Sapir is involved in social causes. In this capacity, he is the founder and academic supervisor of two legal clinics, under the auspices of Bar-Ilan Law Faculty: Disability Rights Clinic and Elderly Rights Clinic.He's CDCT visitng professor at DiSEI, Università del Piemonte Orientale in spring term 2015.
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Nina
Y. Belayeva

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Nina Y. Belayeva is a Professor and the head of the Public Policy Department ,that she had created in 2000 in National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, and frequent visiting fellow at University of Bologna, Italy, where she recently started Double Degree Master Program between HSE and UniBo in the field of International Public Policy and Global Governance. Prof. Belyaeva holds her LLM from Moscow State University Law School, Ph.d in Legal and Policy studies from Institute of State and Law and a number of research fellowships: from UNESCO scholarship to University of London School of Law 1987, International Fellowship in Philanthropy Institute for Policy Studies John's Hopkins University in 1991, from CSIS, 1992, and from USIP, Washington- senior research fellow in residence - in1993, EU Scholarship for visiting fellows to University of Bologna in 2009. Prof. Belyaeva had taught courses in comparative politics and comparative Constitutional Development at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore campus) 1992, Georgetown University 1993, Salzburg University Law School, 1993, Colorado College in 1994-95 and 1998, Cape Town University, 2005, and University of Sarajevo at EU-funded European Master Program in Human Rights and Democratic Governance 2009- till now. Prof. Belyaeva's major research interests are within the field of comparative citizen participation in different political regimes, competing actors in creating regulatory regimes, think tanks and knowledge governance and interaction between " knowledge communities" and self-organized publics and their influence on Global Governance. Her most recent publication was on emerging phenomena of " protest public" as a new social actor and current research involves study of " protest publics" in Russia, Ukraine, Brazil and Turkey, as compared to Arab Spring movements. Prof. Belyaeva had founded in 1989 and currently works as President of International Foundation for Political and Legal Research, enjoying participatory status with the Council of Europe since 2006 and works as permanent member of Expert Panel of OSCE " On Freedom of Peaceful Assembly "and co-author the ODIHR Guidelines on Freedom of Assembly endorsed by the Venice Commission on " Democracy through Law".

Cdct Visiting Fellows 2012-2013


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Jorge
Luis
Esquirol

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Jorge Luis Esquirol is a professor of law at Florida International University in Miami, Florida since 2002. He was a founding faculty member and founding Director of International Programs at that institution. He was formerly an Associate Professor at Northeastern University School of Law from 1997-2002; Director of Academic Affairs at Harvard Law School’s Graduate Program from 1992-1997; Associate at the law firm of Shearman & Sterling in New York City from 1990-1992; and law clerk to the Honorable Stanley Marcus in Federal District Court in Miami from 1989-1990. He has a J.D. (’89) and an S.J.D. (’01) from Harvard Law School and a B.S.B.A. (’86) in Finance from Georgetown University.Professor Esquirol writes in the areas of comparative law, legal theory, internationally-sponsored law reform, and law in Latin America. He is the author of The Failed Law of Latin America in the American Journal of Comparative Law (January 2008) and has published widely in various law journals. He has developed a series of works on legal theory and law reform in Latin America under the theme of “Fictions of Latin American Law,” with publications in Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. His most recent work includes an article in the American University International Law Review (2011); a chapter in the Oxford Manual on the History of International Law, Oxford University Press (2012); and a forthcoming book in Spanish with the University of Los Andes Press in Colombia.
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Rodrigo
Xavier
Leonardo

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Rodrigo Xavier Leonardo, è Professore di Diritto Civile presso l’Università Federale del Paraná - Brasile (nei corsi di laurea e post laurea – master, dottorato e post dottorato), dove è coordinatore del Nucleo di Ricerche in Diritto Comparato del Programma di Post Laurea. Dottore (2007) in Diritto Civile, presso l’ Universidade de São Paulo, Brasile. Ha poi intrapreso studi di diritto comparato in tema di contratto.È autore delle monografie "Redes contratuais no mercado habitacional" (Casa Editrice Revista dos Tribunais, 2003), "Imposição e inversão do ônus da prova", (Casa Editrice Renovar, 2004) e “As associações sem fins econômicos” (Casa Editrice Revista dos Tribunais, 2013), oltre ai diversi articoli nei periodici scientifici. Nel 2012, ha fatto l’aggiornamento di due volumi della collezione di sessanta volumi del Tratado de Direito Privado, scritto da Pontes de Miranda (volumi 36 e 37, Casa Editrice Revista dos Tribunais).È inoltre direttore generale dell’ ARBITAC (Camera di Mediazione e Arbitrati dell’ Associazione Commerciale del Paraná) e avvocato, socio dello Studio LOSSO, TOMASETTI & LEONARDO – società di avvocati.
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Fernanda
Nicola

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Fernanda Nicola is Professor of Law at the Washington College of Law, American University and she is the Chair of the AALS section on Comparative Law. Her teaching and research interests range from Tort Law, Comparative Law, European Union Law and Local Government Law. She received her PhD from Trento University and her SJD degree from Harvard Law School where she was the recipient of the Mancini Prize in European Law, and the Justice Welfare and Economics fellowship at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. She recently published Family Law Exceptionalism in Comparative Law (2010) and Intimate Liability: Emotional Harm, Family Law, and Stereotyped Narratives in Interspousal Torts (2013). Professor Nicola is the author of several articles on European integration including Transatlanticisms: Constitutional Asymmetry and Selective Reception of U.S. Law and Economics in the Formation of European Private Law (2008); and Invisible Cities in EU Law (2012).
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Nir
Kedar

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Nir Kedar, is a Professor of law and legal history at Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law in Israel. From October 2013, he will be the dean of Sapir College School of Law. Prof. Kedar has an LL.B. and a BA in history from Tel-Aviv University and an S.J.D. from Harvard Law School. He clerked for the Honorable President
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Ben
Lichtman

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completing a law degree at American University Washington College of Law in Washington D.C
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Nadav
Orian
Peer

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Nadav Orian Peer is doctoral candidate at Harvard Law School. Prior to beginning graduate studies, he practiced commercial litigation, and studied law at the University of Tel Aviv, Faculty of Law. Nadav's foremost interest is in the legal construction of the monetary and financial systems, their history, and politics. Ongoing research includes shadow banking, the international monetary system, and more recently, the European Monetary Union.