Time: Tuesday 6th December 2011
Place: ESIEA (Akadimias str. 20)
The Centre for European Constitutional Law hosted the meeting “The future of Europe post crisis” on the 6th of December 2011. The keynote speaker was Professor JOSEPH H. H. WEILER from the Law School of New York University. The subject of his speech was “The Political and Legal DNA of the Union and the Current European Crisis”.
Joseph H.H. Weiler – CV
J.H.H. Weiler is University Professor at NYU. He serves too as the Joseph Straus Professor of Law and European Union Jean Monnet Chair at NYU School of Law. Professor Weiler is the Chairman of the Hauser Global Law School Program and Director of the Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law & Justice at NYU. He is, too, Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium and Natolin, Poland; Honorary Professor at University College, London; Honorary Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen and Co-Director of the Academy of International Trade Law in Macao, China. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a Reporter of the American Law Institute (International trade: WTO). He holds degrees from Sussex (B.A.); Cambridge (LL.B. and LL.M.) and The Hague Academy of International Law (Diploma of International Law); he earned his Ph.D. in European Law at the EUI, Florence. He is recipient of Doctorates Honoris Causa from London University and from Sussex University and is Honorary Senator of the University of Ljubljana. From 1978 to 1985 he was member of the Department of Law at the European University Institute, Florence, where in 1989 he was co-founder of its Academy of European Law. He later served as Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School (1985-1992) and as Manley Hudson Professor and Jean Monnet Chair at Harvard Law School (1992-2001). He has been Visiting Professor at, among others, the University of Paris, the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Science Po), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Max Planck Institute for International Law at Heidelberg, All Souls College, Oxford, Chicago Law School, Stanford Law School, Yale Law School, the Ortega Y Gasset Institute, Madrid, the University of Toronto, the University of Frankfurt and the University of Ljubljana. He served as a Member of the Committee of Jurists of the Institutional Affairs Committee of the European Parliament co-drafting the European Parliament’s Declaration of Human Rights and Freedoms. He was a member of the Groupe des Sages advising the Commission of the European Union on the 1996/97 Amsterdam Treaty. He is a WTO Panel Member. He is a founding Editor of the European Journal of International Law, of the European Law Journal and of the World Trade Review. He is a Member of the Advisory Boards or Scientific Committees of the Journal of Common Market Studies, Cahiers de Droit Européeen, Common Market Law Review, European Foreign Affairs Review, the Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, the Columbia Journal of European Law, the Harvard International Review, the Harvard Journal of International Law, the (Australian) Federal Law Review, the Journal of European Integration, the European Foreign Policy Bulletin online and ELSA-Selected Papers of European Law. He is a Member of the Board of Management of the European Research Paper Archive. He is also a Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Asia-Pacific Journal of EU Studies. He is a Council Member of the Centre for European Economic and Public Affairs, University College, Dublin, a Member of the Board of the Centre for the Law of the European Union at University College, London, Member of the International Advisory Board, Queen’s University, Belfast, U.K. and at the Ortega Y Gasset Institute, Madrid, Spain. He is Member of the Advisory Council of the Interdisciplinary University Center, Herzelia, Israel. He is Member of the Advisory Board of the Center for International, Comparative Law, The Dickinson School of Law, PennState and Member of the International Council of the Institute for Global Legal Studies, Washington University School of Law, St. Louis and a board member of the Scientific Advisory Board at the Max-Planck-Institute fuer auslaendisches oeffentliches Recht und Voelkerrecht in Heidelberg, Germany. He is a Member of the International Advisory Board of the Contemporary Europe Research Centre of the University of Melbourne, Australia and a Member of the International Board of the Concord Research Center at the College of Management, Israel. He is a Council Member of the Association for Hebraic Studies, AHS Institute, USA. He is author of articles and books in the fields of International, Comparative and European law. His most recent publications include Un’Europa Cristiana: Un saggio esplorativo, (BUR Saggi, Milano, 2003 – translations into Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, German in print or in preparation) European Constitutionalism Beyond the State. Edited with Marlene Wind (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2003) Integration in an Expanding European Union: Reassessing the Fundamentals. Edited with Ian Begg and John Peterson (Blackwell Publishing, 2003) The Constitution of Europe – do the New Clothes have an Emperor? (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1998 – translations into Spanish, Italian, German, Slovenian, Japanese, Chinese, Greek, Serbian and Portuguese in print or in preparation) The EU, the WTO, and the NAFTA: Towards a Common Law of International Trade? (Oxford Univ. Press, 2000) The European Court of Justice. Edited with Grainne de Burca, (Oxford Univ. Press, 2001) and a Novella, Der Fall Steinmann (Piper 2000)