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– 21 November 2017: All my publications are now available open access, either on SSRN or via links in the publication list.

- 16 November 2017: Reached the top 10% of authors at SSRN (all-time downloads) after having uploaded my first paper a little more than a year ago.

- 13 November 2017: Thank you, Dr. Gebhard Bücheler of 7 Summits Arbitration, for giving a 4-hour guest lecture on Bilcon v. Canada in my "Foundations of International Law" course at HSG.

- 8 November 2017: Today our workshop "LegalTech in der Schweiz: Was, wer, wie?" takes place at University of St. Gallen (room 23-203).

- 2 November 2017: Talk given on "International Law and Artificial Intelligence" at Lauterpacht Center at University of Cambridge. Thanks Dr. Michael Waibel for inviting me!

- 1 November 2017: New paper on SSRN: "An Evaluation Schema for the Ethical Use of Autonomous Robotic Systems in Security Application", co-authored with Markus Christen, Joseph Chapa, Raphael Salvi, Filippo Santoni de Sio, and John Sullins.

- 1 November 2017: Talk given at University of Oxford on "Free Movement of Algorithms". Thanks Prof. Horst Eidenmüller for inviting me.

- 27 October 2017: New paper available on SSRN: "International Law and Artificial Intelligence", to be presented at Lauterpacht Center at Cambridge University on 2 November 2017.

- 27 October 2017: New paper available on SSRN: "International Law and Artificial Intelligence", to be presented at Lauterpacht Center at Cambridge University on 2 November 2017.

- 27 October 2017: In Dresden one last time.

- 26 October 2017: Finished grading 250 written exam in Dresden. As always I myself personally graded all the exams.

- 19 October 2017: Talk given at Technische Universität München on "Free Movement of Algorithms" – Thanks Prof. Tim Büthe for inviting me.

- 10 October 2017: Just given a radio interview with SRF on the popular language initiative in Grisons. 

- 5 October 2017: At the annual meeting of the Association of German Public Law Professors in Saarbrücken.

- 3 October 2017: Just published in Sui Generis: "Verfassungslos: Verfassungs- und staatsrechtliche Bedenken anlässlich des Bundesgerichtsentscheides zur Bündner Spracheninitiative".

- 2 October 2017: Prof. Daniel Hürlimann and I organize a half-day conference on Legal Tech in Switzerland.

- 18 September 2017: Fall term at University of St. Gallen has begun. I teach three courses.

- 11 September 2017: At the yearly gathering of the German Association of Civil Law Professors. Thanks for welcoming me as a visitor!

- 5 September 2017: My book, The Greatest Possible Freedom, has just been reviewed in EJRR.


- 14 July 2017: The term at Technical University of Dresden is done and with it the four courses I taught.

- 26 June 2017: Arrived at Stanford University to give a talk on "Turning Machines into Persons" at IACAP 2017.

- 21 June 2017: New paper on SSRN: International Law, Infinite Jest

- 14 June 2017: My latest paper is on SSRN: The United Nations Charter, the Security Council, and Creativity

- 13 June 2017: Please note that I no longer get e-mails sent to my coleurope-address.

- 11 June 2017: Just got positive covfefe in "Wirtschaft regional" on robotics and ethics.

- 7 June 2017: Just published "Regulating the Risk of Trumpism" in 8 EJRR 1, 64-66.

- 5 June 2017: At CEPE/Ethicomp 2017 on "Values in Emerging Science and Technology" in Torino, giving a talk on "Company Law and Autonomous Systems: a Blueprint".

- 31 May 2017: Matthew Lavy just discussed one of my theses in "Machine Learning and the Law: 5 Theses" on SCL.

- 22 May 2017: Entered the top 10% of authors on SSRN, measured by number of downloads in the last 12 months.

- 22 May 2017: Quoted in Blick re new cyber convention.

- 19 May 2017: At österreichischer Völkerrechtstag in Tutzing. Thanks Prof. Christian Walter and Prof. Daniel Khan for organizing the event.

- 15 May 2017: Just given a talk on "Künstliche Intelligenz im Binnenmarkt – eine Belastungsprobe für die Niederlassungsfreiheit" at University of Salzburg. Thanks for the invitation.

- 11 May 2017: Just given a talk on AI and Personhood at Princeton University. Thanks Bendert Zevenbergen, Joanna Bryson, and Ed Felten for inviting me.


- 11 May 2017: Just published: our article "Company Law and Autonomous Systems: A Blueprint for Lawyers, Regulators, and Entrepreneurs" in Hastings Science and Technology Law Journal.

- 10 May 2017: After having taught the NMUN course at HSG for 6 great years, I pass the baton to Claudia Brühwiler – good luck and bon courage! 

- 7 May 2017: quoted in an article by John Frank Weaver in Slate.

- 14 April 2017: at ASIL's 2017 annual gathering in Washington D.C.

- 8 April 2017: in New York with HSG course at National Model United Nations 2017. This time we represent Italy!

- 3 April 2017: teaching at TU Dresden begins.

- 1 April 2017: at master graduation day at HSG. Congratulations to all students who made it – especially MIL students!  

- 31 March 2017: in Berne at the day organized by the Directorate of International Law (EDA) for international law professors.

- 27 March 2017: at "Tag der Lehre" on AI at HSG.

- 14 March 2017: At the 100th anniversary of the German Society of International Law in Berlin.

- 8 March 2017: Sits as a judge at the German trials of the Jessup Moot Court in Passau.

- 4 March 2017: Just given a brief talk at a conference on AI and ethics at George Washington University in D.C. Thanks Prof. Amitai Etzioni for inviting me. 

- 3 March 2017: For Summer term, I assume a temporary professorship of international law at Technische Universität Dresden, while retaining my position at University of St. Gallen.

- 28 February 2017: Finished grading. As always, I graded all the 160 exams personally, without any assistance, after having anonymized them.

- 22 February 2017: Just published in 2 Aktuelle Juristische Praxis 2017: "Gesellschaftsrecht und autonome System im Rechtsvergleich", together with Bayern, Grant, Häusermann, Möslein, and Williams.

- 20 February 2017: just published "Personenfreizügigkeit und Brexit – Erfahrungen der Schweiz, die sich Grossbritannien zunutze machen kann" in a volume edited by Prof. Christoph Frei and Dr. Claudia Brühwiler.

- 20 February 2017: forthcoming in European Journal of Risk Regulation: "Regulating the Risk of Trumpism", an op-ed on the occasion of the re-launch of the journal with Cambridge University Press.

- 16 February 2017: Interview given on AI/robotics.

- 25 January 2017: My book, The Greatest Possible Freedom, has just been reviewed in 2017 Common Market Law Review 1, pp. 289-293 (free preview).

- 21 January 2017: Forthcoming in Aktuelle Juristische Praxis: "Gesellschaftsrecht und autonome System im Rechtsvergleich", together with Bayern, Grant, Häusermann, Möslein, and Williams. 

- 20 January 2017: Joined the editorial board of the European Journal of Risk Regulation at Cambridge University Press.

- 19 January 2017: Just given a brief talk at a workshop on ethics and autonomous weapons at University of Zurich. Thanks, Dr. Markus Christen, for inviting me. 

- 11 January 2017: Is at the ICRC in Geneva with a HSG project.

- 22 December 2016: Term is done and with it the six courses I taught.

- 14 December 2016: Ethically Aligned Design has just been published, a 'charter' on human-AI relationship; I was one of more than 100 experts involved in the drafting.

- 12 December 2016: Is at a talk with Prof. Martti Koskenniemi in Zurich. Thanks, Foraus, for organizing the event.

- 8 December 2016: Is at the Machine Learning and the Law Symposium at NIBS in Barcelona.

- 21 November 2016: My paper "Machine Learning and the Law: 5 Theses" has just been accepted at the "Machine Learning and the Law Symposium" of 8 December, NIPS, Barcelona.

- 21 November 2016: My book, "The Greatest Possible Freedom" is now fully available online, open access.

- 17 November 2016: teaches a three-day seminar with Prof. Peter Hettich for PhD students at HSG and University of Lucerne in Kandersteg.

- 9 November 2016: Blog post published: "How to Bestow Legal Personality on Your Artificial Intelligence".

- 8 November 2016: Our paper, the "Blueprint" has been accepted at CEPE/Ethicomp 2017.

- 28 October 2016: Presented our "Blueprint" paper at a Conference at University of St. Gallen on Robot Law, organized by Profs Melinda Lohmann and Isabelle Wildhaber. Prof. Florian Möslein presented the Blueprint today at Bocconi, Milano.

- 26 October 2016: Radio interview given on Brexit and Democracy (in Italian and English).

- 24 October 2016: Presents a paper on the question of the Swiss model at a conference on "The end of the 'ever closer union'?" at University of Bolzano. My thanks to Hannes Hofmeister for inviting me!

- 15 October 2016: Our latest paper is available on SSRN: "Company Law and Autonomous Systems: A Blueprint for Lawyers, Regulators, and Entrepreneurs".

- 8 October 2016: At the ETH Zurich Cybathlon, a unique wearable robotics competition.

- 4 October 2016: At the annual gathering of the Association of German Public Law Professors in Linz, to be admitted to the Association.

- 26 September 2016: My public lecture on "What is International Law?" begins on 29 September 2016 (in German). Anyone is welcome! More here

- 22 September 2016: Attends a conference on intelligent transport at University of Basel, organized by Profs. Sabine Gless and Wolfgang Wohlers – thanks!

- 19 September 2016: Term has begun.

- 28 August 2016: Is at a two-day conference in The Hague on Standardization of Ethics in AI, organized by IEEE.

- 10 August 2016: My latest paper "Free Movement of Persons and Brexit – some Swiss experience from which the United Kingdom could benefit" is available on SSRN.

- 10 August 2016: My article "The Politics of Robot Autonomy" in EJRR is now available in full on SSRN, together with the introduction to the special issue in EJRR.

- 3 August 2016: The legal opinion I collaborated on with Prof. em. Daniel Thürer is now available in English on my SSRN page: "Opinion on Ways to Implement and Apply the Bilateral Agreements". It might be interesting for the UK and the way forward after Brexit.

- 21 July 2016: Malcolm MacLaren and I organize a two hour expert discussion on "Like-Mindedness and International Trade Law" in Geneva today. Thanks to all expert participants and the WTO.

- 14 July 2016: Involved as an expert in an IEEE global soft law standardization initiative on ethics and A.I./robots. 

- 10 July 2016: Our special issue on "The Man and the Machine" in the European Journal of Risk Regulation has just been published. It includes 5 articles on artificial intelligence/robotics and the law, including my own "The Politics of Robot Autonomy".

- 10 July 2016: Arrived in New York for 4 days of research for a legal opinion on international law.

- 5 July 2016: I organize a two day workshop on "The Man and the Machine 2: In the Company of Robots" in Munich on 7-8 July. 

- 30 June 2016: Lecture given at University of Konstanz on "The relationship between the EU and Switzerland" in Dr. PD Helmut Aust's course. Thanks for inviting me.

- 25 June 2016: Lecture given at EURAC summer school in Santa Maria on "Modern Self-Determination".

- 20 June 2016: Just given an introduction to the EURAC summer school in Bolzano on behalf of Convivenza.

- 18 June 2016: Just published an opinion piece on "Why leaving the EU would be complicated for the UK".

- 9 June 2016: Arrived at the österreichischer Völkerrechtstag in Mattsee/Salzburg. Thanks to Prof. Kirsten Schmalenbach, University of Salzburg, for the warm welcome!

- 3 June 2016: Just published in Swiss Review of International and European Law: "The Greatest Possible Freedom", a presentation of my book on three pages.

- 2 June 2016: Just given a legal opinion assessing web TV under international law.

- 2 June 2016: Our conference on "Like-Mindedness and Trade" tomorrow has to be postponed unexpectedly.

- 25 May 2016: Read Robin Schwarzenbach's excellent NZZ article about our experience at NMUN in New York in April 2016.

- 24 May 2016: Check out our conference on "Like-Mindedness and Trade", 3 June, WTO Geneva. Some spots are still available.

- 24 May 2016: Chairs a panel at a conference in Ascona organized by Prof. Bardo Fassbender. Topic: Inclusiveness of the Security Council. Thanks for inviting me! 

- 4 May 2016: Check out our NMUN delegates' video – amazing!

- 29 April 2016: Just presented a paper on robot autonomy at University of Turin. Thanks Profs Ugo Pagallo and Massimo Durante for inviting me.

- 8 April 2016: Off to Japan until 22 April. Please note that my e-mail does not work for technical reasons of IT transition at our university. It should be fixed by the time I return.

- 3 April 2016: Arrived in Cambridge, Mass., for a few days. 

- 1 April 2016: Is at the ASIL 2016 annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

- 26 March 2016: Arrived in New York for NMUN 2016. Our delegation of University of St. Gallen represents Afghanistan.

- 23 March 2016: Just been appointed director of the program "Master of International Law" at University of St. Gallen.

- 29 February 2016: You are welcome to attend my Antrittsvorlesung tomorrow, 1 March, place: HSG 09-011, 18.15h, title:
Homunculus (in der Phiole zu Wagner):
[6879] Nun Väterchen! Wie steht’s? Es war kein Scherz! / Komm, drücke mich recht zärtlich an dein Herz!
[Ein Bericht von der Front der Robotik – im Dienste der Juristerei]

- 24 February 2016: Sits as a judge at the German national rounds of the Jessup international law moot court for four days.

- 22 February 2016: Just published an op-ed on "Why leaving the EU would be complicated for the UK".

- 19 February 2016: Finished grading 114 exams from 3 different courses. As always, I corrected all the exams personally, without any assistance; whenever possible, I anonymized the exams for correction. 

- 14 February 2016: Our special issue for the European Journal of Risk Regulation on "The Man and the Machine: When Systems Take Decisions Autonomously" has just been accepted for publication. Forthcoming in issue 2/2016.

- 15 January 2016: Co-sponsored the common call of professors in Switzerland "Die Schweiz ist ein Rechtsstaat – Nein zur Durchsetzungsinitiative".

- 15 January 2016: Just participated in a conference on "Intelligente Agenten und das Recht" organized by Prof. Sabine Gless and Prof. Kurt Seelmann. Thanks for the excellent experience!

- 11 January 2016: Just appointed as a review editor of Frontiers in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, part Ethics in Robotics and AI.

- 7 January 2016: Just posted a book review of Protecting Vulnerable Groups (Francesca Ippolito and Sara Iglesias Sánchez, eds): "What about Hector Salamanca and Donald Gately?" on European Law Blog.

- 8 December 2015: Just presented a paper on "The Community of Democracies – A case study in 'like-mindedness' internationally' at a workshop at University of Duisburg. Thanks Rainer Baumann, Andrew Cooper, and Katja Freistein for inviting us!

- 7 December 2015: Check out this interesting call for papers on the UN Security Council issued by Prof. Bardo Fassbender.

- 1 December 2015: Reading Infinite Jest is done. Congratulations to all who made it through! It was a memorable experience!

- 19 November 2015: Prof. Dieter Grimm just published "The Power of Restraint in the European Union" in van Middelaar/van Parjis (eds), After the Storm. (I translated the article originally published in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung from German to English.)

- 10 November 2015: My new book "The Greatest Possible Freedom" is out now. See here …

- 19 October 2015: Just completed the Habilitationsverfahren at University of St. Gallen (appointment as Privatdozent by the Senate).

- 14 October 2015: Just published: 'Völkerrecht, Unendlicher Spass' in Giovanni Biaggini, Oliver Diggelmann, and Christine Kaufmann (Hrsg.), Polis und Kosmopolis – Festschrift für Daniel Thürer. Details here

- 8 October 2015: Back from Aktobe, Kazakhstan, OSCE/Convivenza workshop on 'Policing in Multi-Ethnic Communities' – thanks to the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities and the Ministry of the Interior of Kazakhstan for inviting Stephan Reinhardt and me!

- 6 October 2015: SNIS just awarded Malcolm MacLaren, John Hancock, and me a grant for an incubator workshop at the WTO.

- 2 October 2015: Off to Kazakhstan with Stephan Reinhardt to teach at a 3-day workshop of OSCE and Convivenza on 'Policing in Ethnic Communities'.

- 29 September 2015: My new book The Greatest Possible Freedom is in print, scheduled to be available in a few weeks from Nomos. More to follow here soon.

- 16 September 2015: Our legal opinion on the future institutional structure of the bilateral agreements with the EU has been republished in Daniel Thürer, Europa als Erfahrung und Experiment. Details here

- 16 September 2015: term has begun; Reading Infinite Jest kicked off yesterday.

- 11 September 2015, 16.08h: Having learnt a few minutes ago of the incident that apparently took place at HSG yesterday, I condemn the acts in the strongest terms. Sexism has no place at our university. The behaviour violates human dignity and undermines the efforts of those who have worked tirelessly over the years to make equality and respect real at our university. I expect the university administration and the public authorities to apply the full force of the law in order to punish the association and the members responsible.

- 21 August 2015: Just bought Raoul Haspel's song "Schweigeminute (Traiskirchen)" on iTunes.

- Let us read David Foster Wallace's INFINITE JEST together this fall! More info here

- 25 June 2015: Our conference "The Man and the Machine: When Systems Take Decisions Autonomously" begins today. See the program here.

- 17 June 2015: Fred von Bothmer, our doctoral student, will give a talk at NYU Center for Human Rights and Global Justice on 1 July about"Building Robots for a Better Future? The Cutting Edge of Increasingly Autonomous Weapon Systems and Legal Accountability".

- 12 June 2015: Just given a lecture on "Das Freizügigkeitsabkommen und Zugang zu Sozialleistungen" at CAS Migration in Berne.

- 4 June 2015: Off to DARPA Robotics Challenge in Los Angeles!

- 15 May 2015: Hosted a brainstorming workshop at HSG.

- 6 May 2015: Hosted Michael Waibel (Cambridge) at GDG research seminar in St. Gallen.

- 11 April 2015: Visited Dumbarton Oaks, the origin of the UN. (Thank you Bardo Fassbender for the idea!)

- 8 April 2015: Arrived in Washington DC for the ASIL annual meeting (and Jessup).

- 28 March 2015: Arrived in New York with 18 HSG students for National Model United Nations. This year, we represent Peru.

- 5 March 2015: Sits as a judge in Heidelberg at the German national rounds of the Jessup Moot Court.

- 24 February 2015: Just published: "Der Romanenstaat - Versuch einer verfassungsrechtlichen Lösung der Rätoromanenfrage", in Corsin Bisaz, Andreas Glaser, Rätoromanische Sprache und direkte Demokratie. More details here.

- 19 February 2015: Finished grading 166 written exams from the 6 courses I taught during fall term; as always, I have personally done all the grading, without any help whatsoever.

- 14 January 2015: Attended a conference at University of Innsbruck on "Autonomy and Self-determination in Europe and in a global perspective".

- 11 December 2014: Fall term is almost done; so are the 6 courses I offered this term.

- 9 December 2014: Elected to the senate of the University of St. Gallen as a representative of the lecturers (Mittelbau) at HSG.

- 5 December 2014: Christmas lecture given at LMU Munich alumni association of international law on the topic "Das Personale ist das neue Territoriale".

- 25 November 2014: Check out our CALL FOR PAPERS: The Man and the Machine. (Short version here.) Please circulate as widely as possible!

- 29 September 2014: Article published in Schweizerisches Jahrbuch für Europarecht '13/'14: "Das Fallrecht des EuGH zur Koordinierung der Sozialversicherungen".

- 17 September 2014: Check out my column on the vote in Scotland, which I had written right before the vote took place. (If you can please read the German version; the English version was translated by the editors, not me.)

- 3 September 2014: I will offer a new intensive course in fall term: The Bilateral Relationship Between Switzerland and Europe (master level, HSG). Kick-off: 15 September, 18.15, 01-U123. Looking forward to seeing you there, students!

- 15 August 2014: Radio Grischa dedicated a whole day to to the Rumantschia – among the ideas discussed was a canton for the Rumantschia ('Romanenstaat'). Listen to some excerpts here.

- 8 August 2014: Prof. Andreas Auer just replied to "Der Romanenstaat" in the NZZ, see here.

- 6 August 2014: The NZZ just published my article "Der Romanenstaat". See the version on nzz.ch here or download the print article here.

- 21 June 2014: The newspaper La Quotidiana published "Il Stadi da Rumantschs", a Romansh translation of a my talk "Der Romanenstaat" of 11 April 2014. See the article here. (My thanks to Claudia Cadruvi for the translation.) On 28 May 2014 the newspaper Bündner Tagblatt published a brief article about the same talk. See the article here. Dr. Giusep Nay reacted to the article, see here.

- 27 July 2014: 90 minute-lecture given about "Political Participation and Minorities: Dawn of a Common Constitutional Order?" in St. Moritz as part of the summer school 2014 organized by Eurac Bolzano and Convivenza.

- 18 June 2014: just published an article about "Secession in the Community of Independent States: Causes, Consequences, and Emerging Principles" in an OUP volume edited by Prof. Christian Walter, Dr. Antje von Unger-Sternberg, and others – obviously of interest for the situations in Ukraine, Catalonia, Scotland…

- June 2014: just published a legal opinion given by Prof. Daniel Thürer together with Thomas Burri to the Swiss Federal Government on institutional options for the bilateral agreements with the European Union, in an online volume edited by Jens Drolshammer and Thomas Cottier - full text including a summary in English available here

- 23 May 2014: participated in the 39th "Österreichischer Völkerrechtstag" in Vienna, organized by Prof. August Reinisch.

- 22 May 2014: took part in a conference at University of Bayreuth: "Catalonia in Spain and Europe - Is There a Way to Independence?, organized by Prof. Stephan Rixen (Bayreuth) and Prof. Klaus-Jürgen Nagel (Barcelona). 

- 10 May 2014: had the privilege to team up with Prof. Mark Schelker, an economics Professor at University of Fribourg, to serve as moderators for a week in a new initiative by the St. Gallen Symposium which brought together 9 young creative minds.

- 11 April 2014: talk given about "Der Romanenstaat - eine verfassungsrechtliche Antwort auf die Rätoromanenfrage" at a conference in Chur organized by Zentrum für Demokratie, Aarau, Prof. Andreas Glaser and Dr. Corsin Bisaz. The topic of the conference was "Rätoromanische Sprache und direkte Demokratie".

- 9 April 2014: Back from the joint conference of the American Society of International Law and the International Law Association in Washington DC.

- 5 April 2014: In NY where our delegation of University of Saint Gallen represents Angola in the National Model United Nations Conference.

- March 2014: Article published in Convivenza series, vol. 3: "The Rigidity of Structures to Protect Minorities - Hidden Facets of the Strasbourg Court's judgment in Sejdic and the Banjul Commission's decision in Endorois".

- 14 February 2014: Participated in a public panel on "Democracy in the EU, Switzerland, and Belgium", with former Federal Council Micheline Calmy-Rey and Prof. Phillippe Van Parijs, at University of Saint Gallen. The panel was part of a workshop organized by Prof. Andrew Walton and Dr. Lisa Herzog, within HSG's Global Democratic Governance profile area. See the details here.

- 24 September 2013: talk given at a conference in Lucerne on "Der Gerichtshof der Union, die Grundfreiheiten und die soziale Sicherheit". The conference on the topic "Grundrechte im Sozialrecht" was organized by Prof. Ueli Kieser and Prof. Kurt Pärli.

- 9 September 2013: Check out the essay competition for students organized by the international legal service of the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs, topic: "L'enfer c'est le droit des autres – das internationale Recht in einer globalisierten Welt" (deadline: 20 October 2013).

- 8 August 2013: statement in Luzerner Zeitung as to numerus clausus at University of Lucerne. See the article here.

- 1 June 2013: Panel chaired on "Compliance and Human Rights" at the Global Democratic Governance conference "Compliance and Beyond" organized by Prof. Andreas von Staden and Dr. Hilde Engelen. 

- Deadline for application for NMUN at HSG approaching: 30 June 2013. Basically any student at HSG assessment or bachelor level can – and should – apply! 

- 2 April 2013: Back again from NY, National Model United Nations conference, where our delegation of University of Saint Gallen participated as the Sultanate of Oman.

- 6 March 2013: Article published together with Dr. Benedikt Pirker in Yearbook of European Law: "Constitutionalization by Association: The Doubtful Case of the European Economic Area" (2013 Yearbook of European Law, full access to pdf-file here).

- 12 November 2012: Prisma, the magazine of the students of University of St. Gallen, has just published my column: "Im Weissen Haus, am Tegernsee und in New York". It is an abbreviated version of what I wrote. Read the full column here.

- 25 October 2012: Paper presented at University of Basel (Schweizerisch-deutsch-französisches Treffen junger Völkerrechtler, organized by Prof. Anne Peters) on multi–dimensional digital visualization of law ("The House of Law"). 

- 12 October 2012: Talk given at University of Zurich (public international law lunch talks, organized by Prof. Oliver Diggelmann) on "Der EuGH und die Freizügigkeit der Personen".

- 13 September 2012: Discussed a paper by Leif Wenar ("The Concert of Laws") at the workshop "Justice and Legitimacy in Global Governance" organized by Prof. Andrew Walton at University of St. Gallen (Global Democratic Governance Profile Area).

- 8 September 2012: Back in St. Gallen from Harvard Law School.

- 9 May 2012: Arrived at Harvard Law School for research during summer.


- 8 April 2012: Participated in National Model United Nations in New York with the delegation of University of St. Gallen (as faculty advisor).

- My book, Models of Autonomy?, is now available in full online. Click here to have a look at it or download it.

- 17 Februar 2012: Paper presented on "Secession in the CIS" at a conference on "After Kosovo" at LMU Munich, organized by Prof. Christian Walter.

- Please note that I am not a professor at the College of Europe in Bruges as the NZZ of 24 December 2011 reported, but an assistant professor at University of Saint Gallen.

- November 2011: Interview with Dr. Jakob Kellenberger (President of the ICRC) published in HSG Blatt.

- September 2011: Teaching has begun: "European Law", "Völkerrecht", "Model United Nations", and "Tutorials in International Law" taught at University of Saint Gallen; "Prozessrecht der Europäischen Union" at University of Fribourg.

- 9 June 2011: Panel headed on "Governance, Democracy, and International Law" at University of St. Gallen (Kick-off workshop of the Global Democratic Governance Programme)

- 31 March 2011: Article published in Studia diplomatica: "Workers and Caselaw as Vehicles of the European Hegemon".

- March 2011: Paper available on SSRN: "The Rigidity of Structures to Protect Minorities".

- 1 February 2011: Article published in EJRR"Do Lawyers Knead the Dough? - How Law, Chaos, and Uncertainty Interact".

- 14 January 2011: Panel on "Ethnic Minorities and Integration" headed at Basel conference.

- Christmas 2010: Paper presented at Institute of International Law, LMU Munich on the Swiss initiative to deport aliens.

- 1 December 2010: Article published with Benedikt Pirker in SZIER: "Stromschnellen im Freizügigkeitsfluss".

- 1 October 2010: Article published in GLJ: "The Kosovo Opinion and Secession".