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General Course - Academic Coordinator
Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law
Prof. François Crépeau
François Crépeau is Full Professor and the Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law, at the Faculty of Law of McGill University, as well as the Director of the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism. He is the 2017-2018 International Francqui Professor Chair at Université catholique de Louvain, in collaboration with six other Belgian universities, and has been a guest professor at the Université catholique de Louvain every year since 2010. He was the 2016-2017 Robert F. Drinan, S.J. Visiting Professor of Human Rights Chair at Georgetown University (Washington, DC).
He was the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants between 2011 and 2017. In this capacity, he has conducted official visits to Albania, Tunisia, Turkey, Italy (two times), Greece (two times), Qatar, Sri Lanka, Malta, the European institutions in Brussels and Vienna (several times), Angola, Australia and Nauru. He has also produced several thematic reports: the detention of migrants, the protection of migrants’ rights at the external borders of the European Union (two times), climate change and migration, global migration governance (two times), labour exploitation of migrants, labour recruitment practices, trade agreements and migration. He was the Chair of the Coordination Committee of the United Nations Human Rights Procedures (2014-2015).
He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the International Migration Initiative of the Open Society Foundations (NY). He is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Bureau for Children’s Rights (Montreal). He is a member of several editorial boards: Journal of Refugee Studies, International Journal of Refugee Law, Refuge, Droits fondamentaux, European Journal of Human Rights, Inter Gentes – McGill Journal of International Law & Legal Pluralism. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a Fellow of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, and an Advocatus Emeritus of the Quebec Bar Association. He heads the “Mondialisation et droit international” collection (29 books published to date) at Éditions Bruylant-Larcier (Brussels).
He has given many conferences, published numerous articles, and written, edited or coedited ten books: Research Handbook on Climate Change, Migration and the Law (2017). Human Rights & Diverse Societies (2014), Terrorism, Law and Democracy: 10 Years after 9/11 – Terrorisme, Droit et Démocratie : 10 ans après le 11 septembre 2001 (2012), Recueil de droit des réfugiés: Instruments, Jurisprudences et Documents (The Refugee Law Reader) (1re éd. 2010, 2e éd. 2012), Les migrations internationales contemporaines – Une dynamique complexe au cœur de la globalisation (2009), Penser l'international, Perspectives et contributions des sciences sociales (2007), Forced Migration and Global Processes - A View from Forced Migration Studies (2006), Les juridictions internationales: complémentarité ou concurrence ? (2005), Mondialisation des échanges et fonctions de l'État (1997), Droit d'asile : De l'hospitalité aux contrôles migratoires (1995).
Professor at Science Po Paris and King's College London
Prof. Didier Bigo
Didier Bigo is professor at King’s College London department of War studies and research professor of international relations at Sciences-Po Paris/CERI.
He is also director of the Center for study of conflicts, liberty and security (CCLS) and editor of the quarterly journal "Cultures & Conflits" published by l'Harmattan as well as founder and previous co-editor with Rob Walker of the ISA journal «International Political Sociology». He is currently the responsible of the KCL-WP on the professionals of security of the FP7 Source and he is the coordinator for Science Po of the ANR on surveillance after Snowden - UTIC.
His works focus on critical approaches to security in Europe and the relation between internal and external security, as well as on sociology of terrorism, antiterrorism, practices of surveillance.
Bigo Didier (2017) Michel Foucault and International Relations edited by Didier Bigo, Philippe Bonditti, Frédéric Gros, Palgrave
Bigo, Didier. (2016) International Political Sociology: Rethinking the International through dynamics of Power. In Transversal Lines, edited by Tugba Basaran, Didier Bigo, Emmanuel-Pierre Guittet and R. B. J. Walker: International Political Sociology series. Routledge.
Bigo Didier (2016) Sécurité intérieure, sécurité extérieure: séparation ou continuum ? in Sébastien-Yves Laurent et Bertrand Warusfel (dir.), Transformations et réformes de la sécurité et du renseignement en Europe, Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux - P.U.B., 2016, 316 pages
Bigo Didier. (2016)."Sociology of Transnational Guilds." International Political Sociology 10, no. 4: 398-416.
Bigo, Didier. (2016). Rethinking Security at the crossroad of International Relations and Criminology. British Journal of Criminology, 56 (6): 1068-1086
Bigo Didier. (2016). "La politique européenne de contrôles aux frontières. Resituer les enjeux, changer l’imaginaire politique." Savoir-Agir Accueillir les migrants (36): Le Croquant Paris p.13-19.
Z Bauman, D Bigo, P Esteves, E Guild, V Jabri, D Lyon… Repenser l'impact de la surveillance après l'affaire Snowden: sécurité nationale, droits de l'homme, démocratie, subjectivité et obéissance - Cultures & Conflits, 98- été 2015 p133-166. Translation and update of the collective article co-written by Zygmunt Bauman, Didier Bigo, Paulo Esteves, Elspeth Guild,Vivienne Jabri,David Lyon and R. B. J. Walker : After Snowden: Rethinking the Impact of Surveillance International Political Sociology Volume 8, Issue 2, pages 121–144, June 2014. Translated also as 2015. "Após Snowden: Repensando o Impacto da Vigilância." Revista ECO-Pós 18 (2):8-35.
Bigo, Didier, and Laurent Bonelli. (2015) Critique De La Raison Criminologique. Cultures & Conflits 94-95-96 (triple issue): p 7-26.
Senior Migration Specialist in the ILO’s Regional Office for Arab States in Beirut
Ryszard Cholewinski is the Senior Migration Specialist in the International Labour Organization (ILO)’s Regional Office for Arab States in Beirut. Previously, he was the Migration Policy Specialist in the Labour Migration Branch in the Conditions of Work and Equality Department at ILO Headquarters in Geneva. His current responsibilities include work on policy, research, training and technical cooperation activities in the Arab States region, in collaboration with other units in ILO Headquarters, field offices and ILO’s tripartite constituents, with a view to advancing ILO’s fair migration agenda.
He holds a doctoral degree from the University of Ottawa, a Master in Laws degree from the University of Saskatchewan, and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Leicester.
Ireland's Permanent Representative to the United Nations
Ambassador David Donoghue
Ambassador David Donoghue was involved for many years in the Northern Ireland peace process, and was one of the Irish Government’s negotiators for the ground-breaking Good Friday Agreement.
He has served as Irish Ambassador in Russia, Germany and Austria. From 2001-2004 he was the Director General of Ireland’s development co-operation programme, today known as Irish Aid, which grew considerably under this leadership. He also served as Political Director from 2009-2013, a post which gave him responsibility for Ireland’s overall foreign policy.
Ambassador Donoghue was then appointed Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations in New York. In this role he helped to facilitate the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants.
Ambassador Donoghue retired from the Irish foreign service in September 2017 but remains actively involved in pushing forward these issues, and contributes to the work of a number of think tanks and academic institutions.
Professor at Queen Mary University and Radboud University
Prof. Elspeth Guild
Elspeth Guild is a Jean Monnet Professor ad personam in law at Queen Mary University of London and Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands. She is also a partner at the London law firm Kingsley Napley. She regularly advises EU institutions on migration and asylum related matters and has written studies for the European Parliament on the European dimension of the refugee crisis 2016.
She also advises the Council of Europe and has written two Issue Papers for the Commissioner for Human Rights, one on the right to leave a country the other on criminalization of migration.
In 2009 she wrote her monograph Security and Migration in the 21st Century Polity, Cambridge, 2009. In 2017 she co-edited with Stefanie Grant and Kees Groenendijk The Human Rights of Migrants in the 21st Century published with Routledge in the Focus series directed at the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.
Adviser on Migration and Demography at EPSC
Rainer Münz is Adviser on Migration and Demography at EPSC, the in-house think tank of the President of the European Commission. He is one of the chairs of KNOMAD, the World Bank’s Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development and chair of IOM's Migration Advisory Board.
Prior to this, he was Head of Research at Erste Group, a retail bank. There his focus was on demographic and macroeconomic research. He also worked as Senior Fellow at the European think tank Bruegel in Brussels, at the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) in Washington DC/Brussels and at the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI).
Until 2005 Rainer Münz had an academic career as researcher (Austrian Academy of Sciences, 1980-1986, 1990-1992 and Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Mathematics of Finance, 2002-2004) as well as university professor (Humboldt University; visiting professor at the Universities of Bamberg, UC Berkeley, Frankfurt, HU Jerusalem, Klagenfurt, Vienna and Zurich; 1986-2013). He currently teaches at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and the Central European University (CEU, Budapest).
Rainer Münz has worked as a consultant for the European Council, the OECD and the World Bank. He served as an advisor to the Greek (2003), Dutch (2004) and Slovene (2008) EU presidencies. In 2000-01 he was a member of the German commission on immigration reform (Süssmuth commission). Between 2008 and 2010 he was Member of the high level “Reflection Group Horizon 2020-2030” of the European Union (so-called “EU Group of the Wise”).
EIUC Secretary General
Prof. Manfred Nowak
Manfred Nowak has been Secretary General of the European Inter-University Center for Human Rights and Democratisation in Venice since January 2016. In addition, he is Professor for International Human Rights at the University of Vienna, where he is the scientific director of the Vienna Master of Arts in Human Rights and head of the Research Center Human Rights and co-director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights. In October 2016, he was appointed as independent expert leading the UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty.
Aside from Vienna University, Manfred Nowak was Professor of International Law and Human Rights at various prestigious universities, such as Utrecht, Lund, Stanford and the Graduate Institute in Geneva, and has published more than 600 books and articles in this field, including various language editions of the CCPR-Commentary, a CAT-Commentary and an introduction to the International Human Rights Regime.
He has carried out various expert functions for the UN, the Council of Europe, the EU and other inter-governmental organizations. Most importantly, he served for many years in various functions as UN Expert on Enforced Disappearances (1993 to 2006), as one of eight international judges in the Human Rights Chamber for Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo (1996 to 2003), and as UN Special Rapporteur on Torture (2004 to 2010).