Joseph HH Weiler

Invited Professor

Professor Joseph H. H. Weiler, is the President of the European University Institute (EUI) since September the 1st 2013. Weiler came to the EUI from New York University (NYU). At NYU he was University Professor as well as holder of the European Union Jean Monnet Chair at New York University School of Law, Director of the Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law & Justice, and Co-Director of the Tikvah Center for Law & Jewish Civilization. Weiler serves as Editor in Chief of EJIL – the European Journal of International Law and ICON – the International Journal of Constitutional Law. Weiler is also Professor at the National University of Singapore; Honorary Professor at University College, London; Honorary Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen; and Co-Director of the Academy of International Trade Law in Macao, China. Weiler is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He holds degrees from Sussex (B.A.); Cambridge (LL.B. and LL.M.); and The Hague Academy of International Law (Diploma of International Law). He earned his Ph.D. in European Law at the EUI, Florence. He is recipient of Doctorates Honoris Causa from numerous European universities. From 1978 to 1985, Weiler was a member and Head of the Department of Law at the EUI and co-founded its Academy of European Law and the European Policy Unit, the precursor of the Robert Schuman Centre. He later served as Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School (1985-1992) and as Manley Hudson Professor and Jean Monnet Chair at Harvard Law School (1992-2001). Weiler served for many years as a member of the Committee of Jurists of the Institutional Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, inter alia co-drafting the European Parliament's Declaration of Human Rights and Freedoms. He is a WTO and NAFTA Panelist. Weiler is author of articles and books in the fields of international, comparative, and European law. His publications include: The Constitution of Europe - do the New Clothes have an Emperor? (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1998 - translations into Spanish, Italian, Slovenian, Japanese, Chinese, Serbian, Portuguese, Romanian); The EU, the WTO, and the NAFTA: Towards a Common Law of International Trade? (Academy of European Law, EUI, Florence/Oxford Univ. Press, 2000); Un’Europa Cristiana (Rizzoli, 2003 - translations into German, Polish, Spanish, Portuguese, Slovenian, French, Hungarian, Dutch), The Worlds of European Constitutionalism, (with Gráinne De Búrca) (Cambridge University Press, New York and Cambridge, 2012) and a novella, Der Fall Steinmann (Piper 2000). He is currently completing a monograph The ASEAN Way – A Prolegomena to a Theory of Asian Legal Integration (Cambridge University Press) and a book on The Trial of Jesus. Weiler's research focus is on issues of European integration, trade and globalization, Transnational governance and democracy and the interface of law and religion.