Federico Fabbrini

Federico Fabbrini is Full Professor of European Law at the School of Law & Government of DCU, the Founding Director of the Brexit Institute and the Director of the Law Research Centre. He holds a PhD in Law from the European University Institute and previously held academic positions in the Netherlands and Denmark. In academic year 2022-23 he is on sabbatical at Princeton University as a Fellow in Law, Ethics and Public Affairs and at the European University Institute as a Fernand Braudel Fellow.

He is the author of 4 monographs in English: “Fundamental Rights in Europe” (Oxford University Press 2014), “Economic Governance in Europe” (Oxford University Press 2016) “Brexit & the Future of the European Union” (Oxford University Press 2020) and “The Euro after Covid-19 and the War in Ukraine” (Oxford University Press 2022). Moreover, he is the editor or co-editor of a dozen books, including “The Law & Politics of Brexit” (Oxford University Press 2017), “The Law & Politics of Brexit. Volume 2: the Withdrawal Agreement” (Oxford University Press 2020), “The Law & Politics of Brexit. Volume 3: The Framework of New EU-UK Relations” (Oxford University Press 2021) and “The Law & Politics of Brexit. Volume 4. The Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland” (Oxford University Press 2022). He has also authored several studies and reports for the European Parliament and the Department of Finance of Ireland.

Federico Fabbrini has won over €1.5m of external funding. He is the PI of the Jean Monnet Network BRIDGE, the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence REBUILD, and the Jean Monnet Module PostBrexitLaw. He teaches EU institutional law, and the law & politics of Brexit, and has been supervising 7 PhD students to date.

He regularly features on the media and engages with EU institutions and national governments. He has presented his work to among others, the European Parliament, the European Central Bank, the European Commission, the European Court of Justice, the EU Fundamental Rights Agency, the European Securities and Markets Authority, the EFTA Court, and the UK Financial Conduct Authority. In 2019-20 he was awarded the Charlemagne Prize fellowship for research, in recognition of his work on the Future of Europe. He in 2020-21 he was awarded the President’s Research Award — the first legal scholar to receive this prize at DCU. And in 2022 he was listed Young European Leader of the Year.

Karl Kaiser

Karl Kaiser is a fellow at the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship at Harvard Kennedy School, where he is an adjunct professor for public policy emeritus. At CES, he is co-chair of the European Union Seminar. He was the Otto-Wolf-Director of the German Council on Foreign Relations, Bonn/Berlin, and is professor emeritus at the University of Bonn. He was also a Kennedy Fellow at CES. He has published numerous books and articles on German, British, French, and American foreign policies, transatlantic and East-West relations, European integration, and Asian-European relations.

Vivien Schmidt

Vivien Schmidt is Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and professor of international relations and political science at Boston University. At CES, Schmidt is co-chair of the European Union seminar. She has written widely on European political economy, institutions, and democracy and the role of ideas and discourse in political analysis. She is the author or editor of twelve books, including Europe’s Crisis of Legitimacy: Governing by Rules and Ruling by Numbers in the Eurozone (OUP 2019), Resilient Liberalism in Europe’s Political Economy (with M. Thatcher, 2013), and Democracy in Europe (OUP 2006), named by the European Parliament as one of the ‘100 Books on Europe to Remember.’ Recent awards include decoration as Chevalier in the French Legion of Honor, the European Union Studies Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship for her current project on the “Rhetoric of Discontent: A transatlantic comparison of the rise of populism."