27 Jun 31 Dec
11:00 - 15:30
The Globalization & Law Network

Globalization & Law Network Seminar Series 2023 - 2024

The Globalization & Law Network is composed of a group of researchers of Maastricht University, coming from different backgrounds, who study the role that law plays in a globalizing society from a holistic perspective.Invited experts will give a presentation on a specific topic followed by a Q&A session open to all participants.

The seminars will take place physically and online. We will have the following experts presenting in 2024:   

  • María Victoria Cabrera Ormaza, International Labour Organisation, 'ILO Convention on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples (No. 169) in a contested institutional terrain: The response of ILO supervisory bodies', on Thu. 27 June 2024, 11.00 - 12.30h. CET


  • Ivana Isailović, University of Amsterdam, 'Gender in political economy and EU law - social reproduction under neoliberalism', on Wed. 17 January 2024, 11.00 - 12.30h. CET    
  • Simona Demkova, Leiden University, ‘The EU’s human-centered digital transformation’: what’s behind the name?’, on Tue. 30 January 2024, 14.00 - 15.30h. CET
    This event is co-organized with MCEL
  • Vanessa Mak, Leiden University, 'Who is the Consumer? The Transformation of Consumer Law and Policy in the EU in Light of the Twin Challenges of Digitalisation and Sustainability', on Tue. 6 February 2024, 11.00 - 12.30h. CET    
    This event is co-organized with M-EPLI
  • Virginia Passalacqua, University of Turin, ‘Silent Justice: Exploring the lack of EU litigation for migrant rights in Greece’, on Thu. 22 February 2024, 11.00 - 12.30h. CET  
  • Michael Veale, University College London, 'Governance of and by AI Platform Intermediaries', on Wed. 28 February 2024 (changed from June to Feb.), 14.00 - 15.30h. CET
  • Juan Auz Vaca, Tilburg University, 'The Political Ecology of Climate Remedies in Latin America and the Caribbean', on Thu. 7 March 2024, 11.00 - 12.30h. CET    
  • Jacob Öberg, University of Southern Denmark, ‘Normative Foundations for European Criminal Law’, on Wed. 20 March 2024, 11.00 - 12.30h. CET
  • Cecilia Malmström, Former EU Commissioner for Trade and Home Affairs, 'EU Trade Policy and Geopolitics', on Tue. 26 March 2024, 11.00 - 12.30h. CET
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    This event is co-organized with MCEL 
  • Laura Mai, Tilburg University, 'What are we Talking about when we Talk about ‘Transformation’? Law in Times of (Climate) Change', on Wed. 3 April 2024, 11.00 - 12.30h. CET    
  • Elies van Sliedregt, Tilburg University, ‘The Interplay between International Criminal Law and International Refugee Law’, on Wed. 8 May 2024, 11.00 - 12.30h. CET
  • Ulf Linderfalk, Lund University, ‘The International Legal System as a System of Knowledge’, on Wed. 22 May 2024, 11.00 - 12.30h. CET
    This event is co-organized with Foundations of Law
  • Christina Eckes, University of Amsterdam, ‘EU law as a facilitator and an obstacle to climate policy: the case of climate litigation’, on Thu. 6 June 2024, 11.00 - 12.30h. CET (changed from June 4)
  • Domenico Carolei, University of Stirling, ‘Charting NGO Accountability: Exploring the Evolution of International Law Regulation’, on Wed. 12 June 2024, 14.30 - 16.00h. CET


  • The opening event, PhD and young scholars forum, took place on Wed. 13 September 2023, 15.30 - 19.00h. CET

    The Opening Event brings together the network members as well as other interested faculty members who study the role of law in a globalizing society. During this event, we hear the presentations of compelling PhD projects and welcome new members who will present their research plans. During the informal part of the opening event, we toast to the new academic year!

  • Chiara Armeni, Université libre de Bruxelles, ‘Inequalities and environmental justice in the EU climate transition’, on Wed. 27 September 2023, 11.00 - 12.30h. CET    
    This event was co-organized with MCEL
  • Ane Aranguiz, Tilburg University, 'Combating social exclusion in the EU, what role for EU law?', on Wed. 11 October 2023, 11.00 - 12.30h. CET    
  • Craig Eggett, Maastricht University, 'Future Generations and the Progressive Development of International Law' and Monica Garcia-Salmones Rovira, Maastricht University, 'The Necessity of Nature', on Wed. 8 November 2023 11.00 - 12.30h. CET
  • Elies van Sliedregt, Tilburg University, 'The Interplay between International Criminal Law and International Refugee Law', on Wed. 15 November 2023.
    This event was CANCELLED
  • Luigi Lonardo, University College Cork, 'Russia’s 2022 War against Ukraine and the Foreign Policy Reaction of the EU: Context, Diplomacy, and Law', on Tue. 28 November 2023 11.00 - 12.30h.  CET
  • Jan Klabbers, University of Helsinki, 'The Business of International Organizations', on Thu. 30 November 15.30-17.30h. CET
  • Panu Minkkinen, University of Helsinki, 'Managed openness’? Transparency and communication at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), on Thu. 7 December 17.00 - 18.00h. CET

    This event was co-organized with Foundations of Law

  • Caroline Omari Lichuma, University of Luxembourg, 'Extraterritorializing Control Through the Regulation of Global Value Chains: Ensuring the Resilience of the Internal Market at the Expense of the Global South?', on Wed. 13 December 2023 11.00 - 12.30h. CET
    This event is co-organized with M-EPLI