Jan Wouters (BE) is Jean Monnet Chair ad personam "EU and Global Governance", Full Professor of International Law and International Organizations, and founding Director of the Institute for International Law and of the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, an interdisciplinary centre of excellence, at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven). He is also Visiting Professor at Sciences Po Paris and LUISS University Rome. He is a Member of the Royal Academy of Belgium for Sciences and Arts, President of the United Nations Association Flanders Belgium, and practices law as Of Counsel at Linklaters, Brussels. He is Editor of the International Encyclopedia of Intergovernmental Organizations, Deputy Director of the Revue belge de droit international and an editorial board member in ten other international journals. He is coordinator of a large-scale FP7 Programme FRAME "Fostering Human Rights Among European (External and Internal) Policies" and of the InBev-Baillet Latour EU China Chair at KU Leuven. Jan Wouters studied law and philosophy in Antwerp and at Yale University (LLM 1990), was a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School and obtained his PhD at the University of Leuven (1996). He inter alia taught at the Universities of Antwerp and Maastricht and was Référendaire at the European Court of Justice (1991-94).
He has published widely on international, EU, corporate and financial law (including more than 50 books, 100 international journal articles and 150 chapters in international books). His recent books include The United Nations and the European Union (2006), Multilevel Regulation and the EU (2008), The Europeanisation of International Law (2008), European Constitutionalism Beyond Lisbon (2009), Accountability for Human Rights Violations by International Organizations (2010), Upgrading the EU’s Role as Global Actor (2011), The European Union and Multilateral Governance (2012), International Prosecutors (2012), Informal International Lawmaking (2012), Private Standards and Global Governance (2012), China, the European Union and Global Governance (2012), The EU’s Role in Global Governance (2013), National Human Rights Institutions in Europe (2013), The Law of EU External Relations (2013) and China, the EU and the Developing World (2015).
See also www.globalgovernancestudies.eu - www.internationallaw.eu