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Jan Wouters

Jean Monnet Chair ad personam EU and Global Governance, KU Leuven
Full Professor of International Law and International Organizations, KU Leuven
Director, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies - Institute for International Law, KU Leuven
Of Counsel, Linklaters, Brussels
President, Flemish Foreign Affairs Council
President, United Nations Association Flanders Belgium
Visiting Professor, Sciences Po (Paris), Luiss University (Rome) and College of Europe (Bruges) 

Jan Wouters (°1964) is Jean Monnet Chair ad personam EU and Global Governance, Full Professor of International Law and International Organizations, and founding Director of the Institute for International Law and of the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, an interdisciplinary centre of excellence, at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven). In Leuven, he teaches public international law, law of international organizations, the law of the World Trade Organization, space law and international humanitarian law. As Visiting Professor at Sciences Po (Paris), Luiss University (Rome) and the College of Europe (Bruges) he teaches EU external relations law. He is a Member of the Royal Academy of Belgium for Sciences and Arts, is President of the Flemish Foreign Affairs Council and the United Nations Association Flanders Belgium, and practises law as Of Counsel at Linklaters, Brussels. He is Editor of the International Encyclopedia of Intergovernmental Organizations, Deputy Director of the Revue belge de droit international and an editorial board member in ten other international journals. He has published widely on international, EU, corporate and financial law (including more than 50 books, 100 international journal articles and 150 chapters in international books). His recent books include The United Nations and the European Union (2006), Multilevel Regulation and the EU (2008), The Europeanisation of International Law (2008), European Constitutionalism Beyond Lisbon (2009), Belgium in the Security Council (2009) Accountability for Human Rights Violations by International Organizations (2010), Upgrading the EU's Role as Global Actor (2011), The European Union and Multilateral Governance (2012), International Prosecutors (2012), Informal International Lawmaking (2012), Private Standards and Global Governance (2012), China, the European Union and Global Governance (2012), The EU's Role in Global Governance (2013), National Human Rights Institutions in Europe (2013) and The Law of EU External Relations (2013). Apart from his participation in many international scientific networks, he advises various international organizations and governments, trains international officials and is often asked to comment international events in the media. He is coordinator of a large-scale FP7 Programme FRAME, "Fostering Human Rights Among European (External and Internal) Policies" and of the InBev-Baillet Latour EU China Chair at KU Leuven.

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Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, KU Leuven
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