Dimitry Kochenov, LAPA Fellow; University of Groningen

Reinvention of Citizenship in the European Union

Mon, 04/18/2016
301 Marx Hall
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Please join us for a LAPA Seminar with Dimitry Kochenov,Chair in EU Constitutional Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Groningen, who will present, "Reinvention of Citizenship."   The commentator is Peter Van Elsuwege, Professor of EU law of Ghent University.

LAPA’s seminar format assumes that seminar participants have familiarized themselves with the paper in advance. The commentator opens the session by summarizing the main themes in the paper and presenting some topics for discussion. The author then has the right of first response before we open to the floor for questions. The seminar will end with a brief reception, giving everyone a chance to mingle and meet.

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 atClick to enlarge 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.

Peter Van Elsuwege is professor of European Union law at Ghent University. His research activities essentially focus on the law of EU external relations and EU citizenship. Peter Van Elsuwege is also the academic coordinator of a Jean Monnet Module on “The Legal Dimension of EU External Relations” and an affiliated member of the Centre for the Law of EU External Relations (CLEER) at the Asser Institute (The Hague) and the Centre for Russian International, Socio-Political and Economic Studies (CERISE) at Ghent University. He has been visiting professor at the University of Tartu (Estonia), the College of Europe (Natolin Campus) and the Moscow State University for International Relations (MGIMO).