Project Members 2014-5

Aravind Ganesh | Visiting Fellow
aravind.ganesh@graduateinstitute.ch
Aravind Ganesh : Visiting Fellow Aravind Ganesh is a PhD Student at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva. He holds an LLB from King's College, London, a JD from Columbia Law School, and a BCL from Lincoln College, Oxford. Prior to beginning his PhD, he worked as an attorney in New York, volunteered with the Legal Resources Centre in South Africa, and served as a research associate to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food in Brussels. As a visiting fellow on the GlobalTrust project, Aravind will focus on certain EU Treaty provisions relating to the EU's role as a global human rights actor in order to examine their implications upon the advancement and protection of economic, social, and cultural rights extraterritorially.

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Ayelet Banai | Visiting Fellow
ayelet.banai@gmail.com
Ayelet Banai : Visiting Fellow Ayelet Banai is Lecturer in Politics at the School of Political Sciences and the Center for European Studies, The University of Haifa, Israel. Before joining the School she was research fellow in political theory at the University of Frankfurt. She holds a D.Phil. from the Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford University. Her research interests are in international political theory, the right of self-determination, theories of freedom, identity politics and minority rights, democracy and democratization. Recent publications include: “The Territorial Rights of Legitimate States: A Pluralist Interpretation”, International Theory 6(1), 2014: 140-157; “Political Self-Determination and Global Egalitarianism”, Social Theory and Practice 39(1), 2013: 45-69; “Language Recognition and Fair Terms of Inclusion”, in Liberal Multiculturalism and Fair Terms of Integration, edited by Peter Balint and Sophie Geurard de Latour (Palgrave, 2013).

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Benoit Mayer | Visiting Fellow
bnt.mayer@gmail.com
Benoit Mayer : Visiting Fellow Mr. Benoit Mayer is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, where his research focuses on the alternative justifications for an international legal protection of climate migrants. He has authored a book and a dozen journal articles on migration, climate change, development, and international law, including in the European Journal of International Law, the Leiden Journal of International Law and the Asian Journal of International Law. Under the Globaltrust project, he will conduct a research on "Climate migration in a complex, interdependent world."

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Dr. Lorenzo Zucca | Visiting Fellow
lorenzo.zucca@kcl.ac.uk
Dr. Lorenzo Zucca : Visiting  Fellow Lorenzo is Reader in Jurisprudence at King's College London. His interests include jurisprudence, constitutional theory, European and International human rights. He is the author of Constitutional Dilemmas- Conflicts of Fundamental Legal Rights in Europe and the USA(OUP, 2007) and articles on European human rights law and theory.  His second monograph is a book on the relation between law and religion in the European public sphere, entitled A Secular Europe: Law and Religion in the European Constitutional Landscape, OUP 2012. This is a study of one of the most pressing legal social and political problems in Europe and includes issues such as the ECHR protection of religious freedom, EU policies against islamic terrorism, EU enlargement to Turkey and a wider debate on European identity. His present interest focuses on the legal and moral requirements of global justice on the sovereign state.

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Mikko Rajavuori | Visiting Fellow
mijora@utu.fi
Mikko Rajavuori : Visiting Fellow Mikko is a PhD candidate at the University of Turku, Faculty of Law and a member of the Academy of Finland’s national Law in a Changing World Doctoral Programme. He holds an LL.M and B.A (Finnish and Scandinavian History). Mikko’s research interests include international law, corporate law, corporate social responsibility and political economy. His research project investigates state ownership through a business & human rights lens.

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Mirjam Streng | Doctoral Fellow
mirjamstreng@yahoo.com
Mirjam Streng : Doctoral Fellow Mirjam is a PhD candidate at the Zvi Meitar Center for Advanced Legal Studies at Tel Aviv University, where she conducts her research under the supervision of Professor Eyal Benvenisti. She obtained an LL.M. at Columbia Law School (with honors) and an LL.M. as well as an LL.B. (with honors) from the University of Amsterdam, spending a semester abroad at New York University Law School during her bachelor. She is a member of the Israeli and New York State bar association and practiced as an Israeli immigration lawyer before joining the GlobalTrust Project as a PhD Fellow in 2014. Mirjam’s research topic is “Education and asylum seekers: A legal and normative examination of access, integration and educational content”.

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Dr. Myriam Feinberg | Post-Doctoral Fellow
myriam.ap@gmail.com
Dr. Myriam Feinberg : Post-Doctoral Fellow Myriam studied law at the Université Panthéon-Assas in Paris (Licence de droit) and obtained an LL.M. in international law from Trinity College Dublin. Her PhD is from the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London, and her research focused on international counterterrorism and issues of sovereignty. She has also conducted research on extraordinary renditions. She was Visiting Lecturer in French law at King’s College London and has been teaching French for the past ten years. Her research will concentrate on questions of attribution of responsibility in the context of counterterrorism. In particular, she will examine terrorist sanctions regimes, created by States and various international organisations. The coexistence of these regimes creates a fragmentation in the law of international security and raises issues of responsibility and accountability.

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Natalie Davidson | PhD. Fellow
davidson@post.tau.ac.il
Natalie Davidson : PhD. Fellow Natalie is a Ph.D. candidate at the Zvi Meitar Center for Advanced Legal Studies at Tel-Aviv University. She is a graduate of the joint LLB-Maîtrise between King's College London and Université Paris I, and holds an LLM from the London School of Economics. She worked for over five years as a corporate and commercial lawyer in a law firm in Tel Aviv and in-house in a large Israeli bank. Natalie's dissertation examines the political repercussions of transnational human rights litigation in the countries in which the human rights violations occurred. While a GlobalTrust fellow, she will analyse and write up the results of her research in the Philippines, one of the case studies in her dissertation.

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Natalie Oman | Visiting Fellow
natalie.oman@uoit.ca
Natalie Oman : Visiting Fellow Natalie is Assistant Professor of Legal Studies at the University of Ontario. She is the author of the forthcoming book, The Responsibility to Protect in International Law, which examines the impact of the responsibility to protect principle on global governance. Natalie has published articles in the areas of international law and human rights, philosophy of law, Indigenous rights, and ethics. Her recent projects include a monograph on the philosophical and legal foundations of the modern Indigenous treaty process in Canada, entitled Sharing Horizons? The BC Treaty Model & the Limits of Negotiation. Natalie’s current interests focus on developing a more inclusive vision of the rule of law, both domestically and internationally. One aspect of this work involves reinterpreting the traditional sources of international law to ensure more effective participation in global governance by non-state entities and states of the global South. This research involves a re-thinking of the basic elements of a global rule of law. A complementary line of research examines the use by Canadian courts of the rule of law concept to de-legitimize traditional forms of Indigenous legal ordering.

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Qingxiu Bu | Visiting Fellow
Q.Bu@sussex.ac.uk
Qingxiu Bu : Visiting Fellow Qingxiu is a senior lecturer in Sussex Law School in 2013, having previously been a lecturer in law at Cardiff Law School, Cardiff University (2007-08) and School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast (2008-13), during which he taught Transnational Business Law at Centre of Transactional Legal Studies (CTLS), Georgetown University as Adjunct Professor. He has held visiting posts at various institutions, including Lund University, Sweden, University College Dublin, Ireland and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Germany.

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Rebecca Schmidt | Visiting Fellow
Rebecca.Schmidt@EUI.eu
Rebecca Schmidt : Visiting Fellow Rebecca holds a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence (Italy). Before starting her doctoral dissertation she studied law at the University of Heidelberg (Germany) and obtained a Master degree in International and Legal Studies from New York University. Her main areas of expertise are international law, transnational law and international organization law. In her research she examines a key feature of globalization, the rise of regulation beyond the state. She particularly focuses on the emergence of transnational regulatory cooperation between public and private actors, and pursues an inquiry that is at once legal, empirical and theoretical. She asks, why would a private actor and an international organization enter into a cooperation agreement in order to regulate particular issues, and what does this tell us about the material meaning of concepts such as, “expertise,” “authority” and “legitimacy” in specific domains of global governance?

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Dr. Sergio Dellavalle | Visiting Fellow
sergio.dellavalle@unito.it
Dr. Sergio Dellavalle : Visiting Fellow Sergio Dellavalle is Associate Professor of Public Law and State Theory at the Department of Law of the University of Turin (Italy). He is also Associate Member of the Cluster of Excellence "Normative Orders" at the University of Frankfurt/M (Germany) and Co-director of the Research Project "Paradigms of Order" at Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg (Germany). His research concentrates on the moral justifications of the states' obligations towards non-national citizens. Looking at the question from a mainly philosophical perspective, the different justification for solidarity are analysed both in their conceptual consistency as well as in their capacity to be implemented.

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Dr. Sivan Shlomo Agon | Post-Doctoral Fellow
sivanshlomo@gmail.com
Dr. Sivan Shlomo Agon : Post-Doctoral Fellow Sivan has recently completed her PhD in law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. During her doctoral studies, she was a member of the European Research Council Project on the Effectiveness of International Courts and a Visiting Scholar at the World Trade Organization. In the 2013-2014 academic year, Sivan was a Fulbright Scholar and Emile Noël Fellow at the Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law and Justice, New York University School of Law. Sivan holds an LLM from Northwestern University, and an LLM and LLB from Tel Aviv University. Her main research interests include international economic law, international courts and dispute settlement, empirical legal studies, international relations, organization theory, and political theory. Sivan’s research under the GlobalTrust project will explore questions related to the mounting global energy challenge from a global justice perspective.

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Surabhi Ranganathan | Visiting Fellow
surabhi.ranganathan@gmail.com
Surabhi Ranganathan : Visiting Fellow Surabhi will join Warwick University as an Assistant Professor in Law in September 2014. She is currently a Research Fellow in International Law at King’s College, Cambridge and the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, an Affiliate Lecturer at the Cambridge Faculty of Law, and Assistant Editor of the British Yearbook of International Law. She is assistant editor of the Cambridge Companion to International Law. She holds a PhD in law from Cambridge and law degrees from New York University and the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. Her first monograph, Strategically Created Treaty Conflicts and the Politics of International Law (CUP 2014, forthcoming) explores international legal thought and practices of treaty conflict and implementation, with a focus on conflicts pertaining to nuclear governance, the International Criminal Court, and the seabed. At Tel Aviv, she will continue developing her new research project on the law and politics of the ‘global commons’; her focus will be on tracing a critical genealogy of the common heritage principle as applied to the seabed from the mid-20th century to the present.

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