Visiting Researcher Profiles

2014-2015 Visiting Researchers

Bernard_DianeDiane Bernard, PhD, is associate researcher (Belgian National Fund for Research) and visiting professor in legal theory (Université Saint-Louis – Brussels). She has been working for a few years on the structure, goals, and functions of international criminal law, in collaboration with various scholars, practicioners, and NGOs. She published in 2014 two books in the matter (Juger et juger encore les crimes internationaux. Etude du principe ne bis in idem at Larcier, and Trois propositions pour une théorie du droit international pénal at Presses USL). Her current research focuses on the symbolics of law, therefore combining her areas of interest, i.e. legal theory, psychoanalysis, sociology, and international criminal law.


Brabazon_HonorHonor Brabazon is a doctoral candidate at the University of Oxford. She holds a BA (Hons) from Trinity College in the University of Toronto and an MA in Political Science from York University. She has been a visiting student in the School of Law at Birkbeck, University of London and at the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies at the University of Toronto. She has received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security, among other research grants and awards. Her principal research interest is the role of law in the neoliberal project and to what extent this reinforces or reconfigures the potential for effective tactics of social change that engage the law. Her doctoral research draws from the example of the Bolivian Landless Peasants’ Movement to explore the impact of neoliberal juridical change on possibilities for political dissent, as well as the subversive engagements with law by certain social movements in response. Her current projects also include editing a volume on Neoliberal Legality, which theorizes the relationship between law and neoliberalism, and leading an IGLP Collaborative Research Project on Law’s Hegemony, which explores law’s supremacy over alternative systems of authority in the neoliberal period. Research she has conducted in Bolivia, Sweden, India, and Canada has been presented at academic conferences internationally, published in peer-reviewed scholarly and non-scholarly publications, and translated into Spanish. She has also given a number of public talks and lectures and participated in external scholarly research collectives.


Diaz-PulidoJosé Manuel Díaz Pulido was born in 1975 in Gran Canaria, Spain. He received his MSc in Applied Economics & Data Analysis in 2004 at the University of Essex / United Kingdom with a special mention for results placed among the top ranked 5% of all 120 students for MSc degrees in the department of Economics and his LL.M with honors in 2000 at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid / Spain. Currently he is working as a Legal Director & CFO at the Foundation for the International Promotion of Spanish Universities (Ministry of Education) and Director of MA in Economic Journalism in Rey Juan Carlos University. Previously he held several positions as a lecturer and researcher in public universities (Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Rey Juan Carlos ) and government institutions (National Agency for the Evaluation of Public Policies and Quality of Services, Spanish Government and Observatory of employment, Madrid City Council). His research topics are: Comparative Social Law and Policy, Redistribution and Inequality, Fiscal Federalism and Quantitative Analysis of Social & Economic Data. He has more than 20 publications including papers in academic journals and book chapters and has made several contributions to national and international academic and practitioners congresses.


Jiminez-Macias Photo[3]Ignacio Jiménez Macías was born in Madrid in 1974, and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 1997. He then started his post-graduate studies in Administrative Law and obtained his Master´s Degree in 2000. Ignacio was admitted into the bar in Madrid in 2001. Since then, he has worked for law firms and financial entities as a tax lawyer. Ignacio is now a Ph.D. candidate from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. His field of research now is completely different from his administrative law subjects in 2000. Ignacio has decided to take advantage of his tax lawyer experience and his years working for financial institutions. Consequently, the subject of his research is now International Tax Policy.


Hani Sayed Hani Sayed is Assistant Professor of Law and a member at the Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies at the American University in Cairo. Before joining AUC in February of 2005, Professor Sayed taught at Brandeis University and worked as a researcher at the Harvard Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research. Earlier he practiced law in Damascus and New York. He received his Licence en Droit from Damascus University, a D.E.S. in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, and an S.J.D. from Harvard Law School. His research interests include Law and Economic Development, International Economic Law, Legal and Political Theory.


Pablo Chico has a PhD in Law and is a full Professor of Tax Law at Rey Juan Carlos University (Madrid) where he’s currently the Director of the Department of Public Law and Political Science. Master in Business Administration & Tax Advisory. Member of the Spanish Taxpayer´s Defense Council (Treasury Department). Researcher of the Institute of Fiscal Studies, an organization attached to the Spanish Treasury Department which responds to the need for reform of financial and tax institutions through research, economic and legal study in matters relating to public income and expenditure. A partner of community legal services, Pablo Chico de la Cámara is also the author of more than 200 publications on international taxation, sports taxation, environmental taxation and tax evasion besides monographs, specialized reviews and book chapters.

2013-2014 Visiting Researchers


Mustapha El karouni is a Visiting Fellow at Harvard Law School. He is also a Research Fellow at Ghent University ( Belgium ), where his focus is Legal Theory and Comparative Law. He is affiliated at Ecole des hautes Études en sciences Sociales ( Paris ).

Mr. El Karouni is a member of the Brussels bar ( Belgium ), where he has been a legal advisor to governments in public law. Previously, he was an elected member of the Brussels Parliament.

During his term at the Institute of Global Law and Policy (IGLP) he is focusing on the development of a new theory of law which includes a global epistemological approach and the setting of a new postmodern cognitive paradigm.

His most recent publication is Legal Science Challenged by Cultural Paradigms: ‘Subjective Objectivity’ in Legal Scholarship.



Julio V. González García is Full Professor of Administrative Law at the Department of Administrative Law of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM). His main teaching, searching and consulting orientations include public goods, public procurement, economic globalization, administrative intervention in public services, education, university Law and European Law. Although he took Law courses and got his Bachelor in Law from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, he has developed his entire academic career at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid of which he has been the General Secretary for eight years (2003/11). He has been awarded with the Medal of Honour of this University.

His major publications include: El alcance del control judicial de las Administraciones Públicas en los EE.UU. de América, Ed. McGraw-Hill, (1996). La titularidad de los bienes del dominio público, Ed. Marcial Pons, (1998); La revisión extraordinaria de sentencias contencioso-administrativas, Ed. Tecnos, (2000). Infraestructuras de telecomunicaciones y Corporaciones locales, Ed. Aranzadi, (2003). Financiación de infraestructuras públicas y estabilidad presupuestaria, Ed. Tirant lo Blanch, Valencia (2007). Sociedades estatales de obras públicas, Ed. Tirant lo Blanch, Valencia (2008). Colaboración público privada e infraestructuras de transporte. Entre el contrato de colaboración entre el sector público y el sector privado y la atipicidad de la gestión patrimonial, Ed. Marcial Pons, Madrid (2010). [This book was awarded with the III Premio Ruralcaja-CEDIT (best book on transport Law)]. Globalización económica y Estado (forthcoming). Editor of: Comentario a la Ley Orgánica de Universidades, Thompson-Reuters, Madrid (2009). Comercio exterior, Ed. Iustel, Madrid (2009). Derecho de los bienes públicos, Ed. Tirant lo Blanch, Valencia (2005). 2ª Edición Valencia (2009) -3º Edition forthcomming). Diccionario de bienes públicos y obra pública, Ed. Iustel, Madrid (2007). Also he is the author of “Classic Procurement Procedures” en R. Caranta, E. Guldestam y M. Tyrbus EU Public Contract Law. Public Procurement and Beyond, Bruylant, Bruselas (2014), pp. 59-80.“Cuestiones prospectivas del profesorado universitario”, with Carlos Andradas Heranz, Revista Catalana de Dret Public, nº 44(2012), páginas 191-224.; Autorizaciones, comunicaciones previas y declaraciones responsables en la transposición de la Directiva de servicios; Revista d’Estudis Autonòmics i Federals, nº 11(2010); páginas 255-293; “Globalización económica, entes públicos y Derecho administrativo: presupuestos de una relación”, en la Revista de Administración Pública, nº 164 (enero-abril 2004), pp. 7 – 39.



Helen Hartnell is Professor of Law (Emerita) at Golden Gate University School of Law, where she teaches European Union Law, International Business Transactions, International Commercial Arbitration, International Trade Regulation, and Transnational Litigation (Private International Law). She was Associate Professor of Law at Tulane Law School and at the Central European University (Budapest) before joining the GGU faculty in 1997. She was Fulbright Scholar at the University of Helsinki Faculty of Law (2012); held the DAAD Visiting Chair in Anglo-American Law at the Free University of Berlin (2007), where she continues to teach “Law, Politics and Society in Comparative Perspective” each summer; and has taught at the University of Cologne (Germany) and at ELTE University (Hungary). Professor Hartnell writes and lectures extensively on international and comparative law. Her major publications include “Living La Vida Lex Mercatoria” (Uniform Law Review, 2007); “Belonging: Citizenship and Migration in the European Union and in Germany” (Berkeley Journal of International Law, 2006); “EUstitia: Institutionalizing Justice in the European Union” (Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business, 2002); “Subregional Coalescence in European Regional Integration” (Wisconsin International Law Journal, 1997); and “Rousing the Sleeping Dog: The Validity Exception to the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods” (Yale Journal of International Law, 1993). She is currently completing an interdisciplinary Ph.D. dissertation in Jurisprudence and Social Policy at the University of California, Berkeley on “Institutionalizing Civil Justice in the European Union: Legal Elites and Ideologies in Transnational Governance”.


Zachary-D.-KaufmanZachary D. Kaufman is a Visiting Fellow at Yale Law School, the Yale School of Management’s Program on Social Enterprise, and Yale’s Genocide Studies Program as well as a Lecturer in Yale’s Department of Political Science. Previously, Dr. Kaufman practiced law at O’Melveny & Myers LLP—where he served as pro bono counsel to Ashoka, the global association of leading social entrepreneurs—while teaching as an Adjunct Professor at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. Earlier in his career, he focused on the investigation and prosecution of suspected perpetrators of atrocities (e.g., genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity) while serving at the U.S. Departments of State and Justice, the UN International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and for the Former Yugoslavia, and the International Criminal Court.

In addition to his other writing, Dr. Kaufman has published two books: he is the editor of Social Entrepreneurship in the Age of Atrocities: Changing Our World and the co-editor (with Dr. Phil Clark) of After Genocide: Transitional Justice, Post-Conflict Reconstruction, and Reconciliation in Rwanda and Beyond. He received his B.A. in Political Science from Yale University, where he was the student body president; his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law & Policy Review; and his Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar.



Marcelo D. Torelly (Brazil) holds a J.D. from Catholic University-Porto Alegre (PUCRS) and a M.Sc. from Brasilia University Law School (UnB) where he’s currently a PhD candidate. Prior to joining the IGLP, Mr. Torelly has served as advisor for the Brazilian Ministry of Justice on Transitional Justice issues, as head of the Historical Memory Department from Amnesty Commission (a Brazilian State agency in charge of reparations and memory programs for dictatorship victims), as manager of the Transitional Justice Exchange and Development Program jointly sponsored by the Brazil’s Federal Government and the United Nations Program for Development (UNDP), and has taught theory and philosophy of law at Brasilia Catholic University (UCB).

In his term as visiting researcher at the IGLP, Mr. Torelly is focusing on how institutional interactions between the Inter-American System of Human Rights and domestic legal regimes are reshaping constitutional law along Latin America and creating global governance standards. Mr. Torelly’s previous academic works are available in English, German, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Recent publications include:

“Financial Complicity: The Brazilian Dictatorship Under the Macroscope” (with Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, in Sharp, Justice and Economic Violence in Transition, Springer 2013);

“Historische Deutungen und Transitionale Gerechtigkeit” (in Neumann et alli, Transitional Justice, Peter Lang GmbH 2013);

“Transformaciones del concepto de amnistía en la justicia de transición brasileña” (with Paulo Abrão, in Revista Jueces para la Democracia, vo. 77, 2013 – Spain);

“Resistance do Change: Brazil’s persistent amnesty and its alternatives for Truth and Justice” (with Paulo Abrão, in Payne/Lessa, Amnesty in the Age of Human Rights Accountability, CUP 2012).

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