The International Society of Public Law (ICON-S) Committee on Community and Engagement is organizing a virtual workshop on ‘Towards an International Academic Career: Doing a Ph.D. in Public Law’ on June 2.
About ICON Society
ICON•S is an international learned society with members from all around the globe. Members include scholars in all fields of law and beyond to the humanities and social sciences, and at all levels of seniority, from students to emeritus faculty.
ICON•S provides its members with the best avenues for building meaningful relationships and exchanging ideas internationally to advance its mission.
The Society was officially launched at an Inaugural Conference that took place in Florence, Italy, on June 26-28, 2014. The European University Institute and New York University School of Law sponsored this important event.
About the Workshop
The International Society of Public Law (ICON-S) Committee on Community and Engagement is organizing a virtual workshop on ‘Towards an International Academic Career: Doing a Ph.D. in Public Law’.
This workshop aims to help prospective applicants to Ph.D. programs in Public International and Comparative Law understand the Ph.D. landscape.
Speakers of the Workshop
Adrianne Stone (University of Melbourne)
Adrienne Stone is Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and Director of the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies at Melbourne Law School. She researches in the areas of constitutional law and constitutional theory with particular attention to freedom of expression.
She is a Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellow and her Laureate Program on Comparative Constitutional Law assembles a research team to investigate challenges to liberal democratic constitutionalism.
Berihun Gebeye (University College London)
Dr Berihun Gebeye joined the UCL Faculty of Laws in 2022 as a Lecturer in Law. Prior to joining UCL Laws, he was a Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, a Visiting Professor at the Central European University in Vienna, and a postdoctoral research fellow under the Alexander von Humboldt Chair of Comparative Constitutionalism at the University of Göttingen.
Cynthia Farid (Hong Kong University)
Cynthia Farid is an incoming Global Academy fellow at the University of HongKong Law Faculty. Her research interests include legal history, constitutional and administrative law.
Dinesha Samaratne (University of Colombo)
Dinesha Samararatne is a law academic with a focus on public law. She studies public law issues in Sri Lanka including administrative law, public participation in constitution-making, constitutional resilience, women, constitutional law, fourth branch institutions and Sri Lanka’s fundamental rights jurisprudence.
At the Colombo University, she serves as the Director of the Career Guidance Unit at the Faculty of Law. She serves in a voluntary capacity as a member of the Editorial Board of the Indian Law Review, is a Senior Research Associate of the Laureate Program in Comparative Constitutional Law and Co-Convenor of Constitution Transformation Network (CTN) of the Melbourne Law School, Australia.
Freya Baetens (University of Oslo)
Freya Baetens (Cand./Lic.Jur. (Ghent); LL.M. (Columbia); Ph.D. (Cambridge)) is Professor of Public International Law at the PluriCourts Centre (Faculty of Law, Oslo University), working on an interdisciplinary research project evaluating the legitimacy of international courts and tribunals. She is also affiliated with the Europa Institute (Faculty of Law, Leiden University).
As a Member of the Brussels Bar, she acts as counsel or expert in international and European disputes. She is listed on the Panel of Arbitrators and Conciliators of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration) and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC).
Mariana Velasco Rivera (Maynooth University)
Mariana Velasco-Rivera joined the School of Law and Criminology in October 2021. She received her doctoral degree (Doctor of Juridical Science—JSD) and her master’s degree (LLM) from Yale Law School. She also holds a law degree (Licenciatura en Derecho) from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).
Nikolas Rajkovic (Tilburg University)
Nikolas M. Rajkovic is Professor and Chair of International Law at Tilburg University (The Netherlands), and is the former Head of the Department of Public Law and Governance (PLG). He is currently Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow (2021-22) at the Law Department of the European University Institute (Italy). Nikolas is senior faculty, and an Academic Council member of the Harvard Law School’s Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP).
Thilo Marauhn (Justus Liebig University Giessen)
Member of the Giessen Graduate Centre for Social Sciences, Business, Economics and Law (GGS) steering group, Chair of the professorship for public law, international law and European law at the department 01 and member of the GGS section ‘International Security and Statehood’
The Event will be chaired by
Amal Sethi (University of Hamburg)
Amal Sethi is a Senior Fellow at the Faculty of Law, University of Hamburg, where he researches and teaches on comparative constitutional studies. He is currently undertaking a multi-year and multi-jurisdictional project funded under the German Excellence Scheme on ‘The Design of Constitutional Courts: How It Matters.’
Sofia Ranchordas (University of Groningen)
Sofia is a Full Professor of EU and Comparative Public Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and a Professor of Law, Innovation, and Sustainability at LUISS Guido Carli in Rome.
For any inquiries you can reach ICON Society at icons[at]icon-society.org