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Academic Year 2020-2021



Mentor: Joanne Scott

As a Max Weber Fellow, Giovanni intends to investigate the rise of global cities and the local regulation of climate change. His research will focus on the dysfunctions at the national level to show how cities are becoming a new and hopeful transnational governance level.

BAKÓ, Beáta Csilla

Mentor: Gábor Halmai

As a Max Weber Fellow at the EUI, she will extend her research field to the future aspects of the same problem by analysing how constitutionally established ‘illiberal’ systems could be healed in a new wave of ‘transitional justice’ within the frames of EU law.


Mentor: Sarah Nouwen and Neha Jain

CASEY, Conor

Mentor: Deirdre Curtin

During his time as a Max Weber fellow, Conor intends to convert his doctoral thesis into a monograph. He also intends to complete articles on the ways executive actors deploy legal and political tools to leverage greater control over the administrative state and the normative issues this engages; and an article on the impact of executive branch lawyers on executive authority. 


Mentor: Neha Jain

At the EUI, Orfeas will be working on his new project regarding the theory of customary international law. This research will investigate in more depth the role of interpretation with respect to the identification and application of customary international law. 

CONG, Wanshu 

Mentor: Peter Drahos

At the EUI, Wanshu will start her new project, which looks at transnational data governance from the perspectives of the Marxist and the Third World Approaches to International Law. During the Fellowship, Wanshu will focus on historicizing transnational data protection law in the development of global neoliberal governance and examining its relationship with the digital economy. 




Mentor: Claire Kilpatrick

As a Max Weber Fellow, Paul aims to finish his monograph. He furthermore intends to develop his new research project, which focuses on the evolution of the European Commission, its increasing politicization, and the constitutional challenges this phenomenon raises.



DINUR, Rona  

Mentor: Martijn Hesselink

During her fellowship Rona plans to pursue a project examining one of these implications, pertaining to norms that are aimed at counteracting discrimination stemming from implicit bias.  


DUCCI, Francesco 

Mentor: Nicolas Petit

At the EUI, Francesco intends to build on this recent work and develop a paper that will explore the scope of regulatory access remedies in digital industries. 



Mentor: Giovanni Sartor

During her fellowship Agnieszka plans to explore legal pathways for the governance of hybrid infosphere in collaboration with Professor Giovanni Sartor, focusing on the use of artificial intelligence in online commerce. 



Mentor: Jürgen Kurtz

During the Max Weber Fellowship, he will work on a book project entitled ‘Between Structures and Conjunctures: The Economy, State, and Democracy in International Investment Law’, which analyses the changes in the international regime on foreign investment over the last three decades against the background of broader politico-economic structures and processes. 

PEREIRA, Alvaro Enrique

Mentor: Mathias Siems

As a Max Weber Fellow, Alvaro is working on a two-paper series. Using quantitative methods, the series explores the causes behind the fluctuating role of economic freedom in corporate law worldwide and its impact on firm growth over the last four decades.



TAGIURI, Giacomo

Mentor: Mathias Siems

As a Max Weber Fellow, Giacomo will advance a research project addressing cultural anxieties around economic transformations that are often ascribed to EU integration and digitization.




Mentor: Gábor Halmai

At the EUI, Michał will be working on his new project, focused on the constitutional theories that allow restoring the rule of law in Poland and Hungary after the tribunals and courts had been unconstitutionally captured and composed with a serious violation of constitutional provisions. He will be exploring the prospects of the doctrine of EU-related constitutional unamendability in order to find the answer to the question: who will be the arbiter of the unconstitutional constitutional changes when the constitutional arbiter herself is unconstitutional?


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