Jan Wouters is Full Professor of International Law and International Organizations, Jean Monnet Chair ad personam EU and Global Governance, and founding Director of the Institute for International Law and of the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, an interdisciplinary research centre with the status of both a Jean Monnet and KU Leuven Centre of Excellence, at KU Leuven.
As Visiting Professor at Sciences Po, Paris-2 (Panthéon-Assas), LUISS University and the College of Europe (Bruges) he teaches EU external relations law. As Adjunct Professor at Columbia University he teaches on the EU and human rights. Prof. Wouters is a Member of the Royal Academy of Belgium for Sciences and Arts and practises law as Of Counsel at Linklaters, Brussels.
He has published widely on international and EU law, international organizations, global governance, and corporate and financial law, including more than 80 books, 150 journal articles and 300 chapters in international books.
Some of his most recent books include:
- Armed Conflicts and the Law (2016).
- Judicial Decisions on the Law of International Organizations (2016).
- Research Handbook on EU Energy Law and Policy (2017).
- Commercial Uses of Space and Space Tourism (2017).
- The Commons and a New Global Governance (2018).
- EU Human Rights and Democratization Policies (2018).