Dimitry Kochenov holds a Chair in EU Constitutional Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Groningen (The Netherlands). He is also a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Natolin (Poland). His research focuses on European citizenship and the principles of European Union law, with emphasis on justice, democracy and the rule of law. His recent books include EU Citizenship and Federalism: The Role of Rights (ed., Cambridge University Press (in press)); Reinforcing the Rule of Law Oversight in the European Union (ed. with Carlos Closa, Cambridge University Press (2015)); Europe's Justice Deficit? (ed. with Gráinne de Búrca and Andrew Williams, Hart Publishing, Oxford (2015)) and European Union's Shaping of the International Legal Order (ed. with Fabian Amtenbrink, Cambridge University Press (2013)). Kochenov served as a consultant to several governments and international organizations, including the government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands on the application of EU law in the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom in preparation for the constitutional reform which led to the restructuring of the Netherlands Antilles. He has also been a consultant to the government of the Maltese Republic, on the recent citizenship law reform. Kochenov has held several fellowships and visiting faculty positions in law programs in the United States and around the world. He holds an LL.D. from the Netherlands; an LL.M. from the Central European University (Budapest); and degrees in Law and in Arts from the Russian Federation. At LAPA he will be working on a monograph on the place of EU citizenship in European constitutionalism.