Advisory Group

Prof Deirdre Curtin, Professor of EU Law, European University Institute

Professor Deirdre Curtin is Director of the Centre for Judicial Cooperation at the Robert Schuman Centre. Prior to joining the EUI, Prof. Curtin held the Chair in European Law and Governance at the University of Amsterdam where she was also the founding Director of the Amsterdam Centre of European Law and Governance (2008-2016). Earlier, she held the Chair in European and International Governance at the Utrecht School of Governance of the University of Utrecht (2003-2013) and the Chair in the Law of International Organizations at the Faculty of Law of the University of Utrecht (1992-2002). Prof. Curtin is also an elected member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW, 2003) and a laureate of the Spinoza prize by the Dutch Scientific Organization (NWO, 2007) for research in the field of European law and governance. She holds Honorary Doctorates in law awarded by the University College in Dublin (2008) and University of Copenhagen (2018). She is an honorary Bencher of the King’s Inn, Dublin (2013).

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Dr Julien Jeandesboz, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Julien Jeandesboz teaches international relations and European studies at the Department of Political Science of the ULB and is a member of REPI and of the Institut d’études européennes. He received his PhD in political science and international relations from SciencesPo, Paris. He previously worked as assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam, was a research associate in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, as well as a teaching fellow at SciencesPo, Paris.

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Dr Sara Kendall, Reader in International Law, Kent Law School

Sara Kendall studies the discursive forms and material practices of international law and global governance. At Kent Law School she co-directs the Centre for Critical International Law and teaches at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level. Beyond KLS, she is a research affiliate with University of California’s Promise Institute of Human Rights (US) and with the Centre for the Politics of Transnational Law at Vrije University Amsterdam (NL). Sara’s research addresses legal responses to – and complicity with – forms of violence, from international crimes to the conditions of possibility of armed conflict. During the academic year of 2020-2021, Sara is on research leave supported by the Leverhulme Trust to work on her manuscript tentatively entitled ‘Humanitarian Complicity in the Global Legal Order’. She is also collaborating on a three year research project funded by the National Sciences Foundation (NSF, US) on the use of geospatial technologies in human rights and international criminal law investigations. Sara earned her interdisciplinary doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley, where she specialised in international law and human rights, jurisprudence and social thought, and political theory.

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Prof Alain Pottage, Sciences Po Law School

Before joining the Law School at Sciences Po, Alain Pottage was Professor of Law at the London School of Economics. He has held visiting positions at Cornell Law School, EHESS, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Griffith Law School, Harvard, and the University of Sydney. His research focuses on questions in the history and theory of intellectual property, and on the question of law in the Anthropocene.

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Prof Michael Rovatsos, Professor of Artificial Intelligence, University of Edinburgh School of Informatics

Michael Rovatsos is Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the School of Informatics and Director of the Bayes Centre, the University’s innovation hub for Data Science and AI. He is also Turing University Lead for the University of Edinburgh at the Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s National Institute for Data Science and AI. In his research, he develops AI algorithms and architectures to support collaboration between humans. Making AI safe and ensuring it behaves in responsible ways is an important part of this vision. Previously, he was Director of CISA, which has now become the Artificial Intelligence and its Applications Institute.

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Prof Evelyn Ruppert, Goldsmiths University of London

Evelyn Ruppert is Professor of Sociology and Academic Lead for Research at Goldsmiths, University of London. She studies how digital technologies and the data they generate can powerfully shape and have consequences for how people are known and governed and how they understand themselves as political subjects, that is, citizens with rights to data. Evelyn was PI of an ERC funded project, Peopling Europe: How data make a people (ARITHMUS; 2014-20). She is Founding and Editor-in-Chief of the SAGE open access journal, Big Data & Society. Recent books are Data Practices: Making up a European People (forthcoming 2021; co-edited with Stephan Scheel); Being Digital Citizens, 2nd Edition (co-authored with Engin Isin) (2020); and Data Politics (co-edited with Didier Bigo and Engin Isin) (2019).

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