Jean Monnet Center Public Law Workshop Series (not open to public)

convened by

Nathalie A. Smuha, Arturo Villagran & Bernadette Zelger

NYU School of Law


The purpose of this workshop series is to provide scholars working in the broad field of public law the opportunity to discuss their ongoing research and to share recent developments in their respective fields that can be of interest to others. The workshop will take place every Tuesday at the conference room of the Jean Monnet Center (22 Washington Square North) either from 1.15-2.30 pm (preceded by lunch) or from 4.00-5.15 pm (followed by drinks). We start off with a brief presentation, followed by a discussion and exchange of thoughts in an informal setting.

This initiative aims to take advantage of the inspiring academic environment of the center and to get to know scholars inside and outside the Law School, so as to discuss their work. To this end, the workshop can be seen as an opportunity for further academic enrichment and debate.

Here below the calendar of the workshop series. Please note that it is subject to change.

Calendar Spring 2024

Tuesday 16 January – 1.15-2.30 pm

Nicola Hajdin, Stanford University & Stockholm University

  • Cross-Liability Theory for Architects of Political Violence

Tuesday 23 January – 4.00-5.15 pm

Kevin Davis, NYU School of Law

  • Did the Global South Have Their Say on EU Supply Chain Regulation

Tuesday 30 January – 1.15-2.30 pm

Chagai Schlesinger, NYU School of Law

  • Two Concepts of Judicial Deference to Religious Claims

Tuesday 6 February – 1.15-2.30 pm

Eleanor Fox, NYU School of Law

  • Market power in the world: Can we control it?

Tuesday 13 February – 1.15-2.30 pm

Damian Chalmers, National University of Singapore & NYU School of Law

  • Mastering (the) Alphabet: How the Competition Commission of India came to terms with Big Tech

Wednesday 21 February – 1.15-2.30 pm

Anu Bradford, Columbia Law School

  • Digital Empires: The Global Battle to Regulate Technology

Tuesday 27 February – 4.00-5.15 pm

James S. F. Wilson, NYU School of Law

  • A judicial philosophy of justification

Tuesday 5 March – 1.15-2.30 pm

Massimo Fichera, Maastricht University Faculty of Law

  • The EU and Constitutional Time: legitimate authority, representation and political morality

Tuesday 19 March – 1.15-2.30 pm

Talia Gillis, Columbia Law School

  • ‘Price Discrimination’ Discrimination

Tuesday 26 March – 1.15-2.30 pm

Marjorie Lehman, The Jewish Theological Seminary & NYU School of Law

  • Challenges to the Requirement of Reproduction in Talmudic Law: How the Talmud Makes Its Case

Tuesday 2 April – 3.00-4.15 pm

JHH Weiler, NYU School of Law

  • Everything Must Change so that Everything Can Remain the Same (G.T. di Lampedusa): The CJEU and the Temporal Dissonance of Europe ‘Then’ and ‘Now’

Thursday 11 April – 1.15-2.30 pm

Emmanuel Bloch, NYU School of Law

  • Jewish Law: Regulatory Tool or Cultural Project?

Tuesday 16 April – 4.30-5.30 pm

Frank Pasquale, Cornell Law School and Cornell Tech

  • Between Hypergrowth and Degrowth: Toward a Responsible Political Economy of AI Development

Tuesday 23 April – 1.15-2.30 pm

Anja Bossow, NYU School of Law

  • Justifying Fundamental Rights Deprivations

Tuesday 30 April – 1.15-2.30 pm

Kate Wood, NYU School of Law

  • The American Social Contract: The Judicial Duty to Enforce the Concept of Ordered Liberty Against Executive and Legislative Tyranny

Thursday 2 May – 1.15-2.30 pm

Gráinne de Búrca, European University Institute


Calendar – Fall 2023

Tuesday 31 October – 1.15-2.30 pm

Viktoria (Vicky) Robertson, WU Vienna

  • The Transition to a Green and Digital Economy: Is Antitrust Law Fit for Purpose?

Tuesday 7 November – 1.15-2.30 pm

Arturo Villagran, NYU School of Law

  • Global South approaches to Public Law

Tuesday 14 November – 4.30-5.45 pm

Moshe Halbertal, NYU School of Law & Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Tuesday 21 November – 1.15-2.30 pm

Nora Markard, University of Munster

Tuesday 28 November – 4.00-5.15 pm

Joyce De Coninck, NYU School of Law & University of Gent

  • The EU’s human rights responsibility remedy gap: Deconstructing human rights impunity of international organizations

Tuesday 5 December – 1.15-2.30 pm

Gila Stopler, College of Law & Business (Israel)

Tuesday 12 December – 4.00-5.15 pm

Jorge Gaxiola, NYU School of Law

  • Conflicts of rights and moral remainders in legal adjudication: The case of defamation

 Winter break