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Han Zhai

Han Zhai

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Wuhan University

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Han Zhai, Ph.D (2017), Tilburg University, is the lecturer of constitutional law at Wuhan University, China. She holds an LL.M of the Chinese University of Political Science and Law and an LL.B of Inner Mongolia University. The edited version of her PhD thesis, Constitutional Identity of Contemporary China: the Unitary System and Its Internal Logic, will be published by BRILL in late 2019. Her proposed research in the 2019-2020 Research Group 'Constitutional Transplantation' is on the constitutional fate of post-war East Asia.

She is also an invited research fellow in the 15-country comparative project Government by Algorithms: A Comparative Analysis of How New Technologies Changes and Influenced the Administration and Judiciary since 2018, initiated by Leiden University and the Société de Législation Comparée. She works as the executive editor of the collected translation series Contemporary China in the overseas studies since 2018, established by the Central Institute of Socialism, China.

In the early career period, her research topics include

·         Comparative constitutional law: socialist constitutional legacies, regional constitutional orders in the post-WWII era, the internal vulnerability and openness of the 'reforming' constitutions

·         Constitutional politics: party law, secession and regional independence

·         Chinese constitutional history of the reform era: the CCP's epistemological understandings on the concepts of constitutional law and legalism, the constitutional implications of the developing fiscal system in contemporary China

·         Research methodologies and professional ethics: defining the post-1978 constitutional law scholarship in China, methodological approaches in studying constitutional issues in a realistic context.

Contact information: hzhai@outlook.com

 

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Francois du Bois

Francois Du Bois

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University of Leicester

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Francois du Bois is Professor of Law at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. He has a long-standing research interest in both legal transplantation and the horizontal application of constitutional/fundamental rights. Most recently, he has explored these themes in journal articles and book chapters which have analysed the impact of the UK Human Rights Act and South Africa’s post-Apartheid Bill of Rights respectively on English and South African contract law and tort law. His books include Dignity, Freedom and the Post-Apartheid Legal Order (2009) with Jaco Barnard and Drucilla Cornell; Justice and Reconciliation in Post-Apartheid South Africa (2008) with Antje du Bois-Pedain; and The Practice of Integrity: Reflections on Ronald Dworkin and South African Law (2005).

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Thomas Horsley

Thomas Horsley

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University of Liverpool

Thomas Horsley is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool. He completed his PhD thesis at the University of Edinburgh (2009-2011), funded by the UK Arts & Humanities Research Council. He was appointed Associated Head of Department in 2019.

 

Thomas specialises in EU and UK constitutional law with a particular focus on theorising the relationships between constitutions and institutions. He has published widely in leading international journals and edited collections. His first monograph, The Court of Justice of the European Union as an Institutional Actor: Judicial Lawmaking and its Limits, appeared with Cambridge University Press in 2018.  It interrogates the function of the EU Treaty framework as a source of normative restraint on the Court of Justice and, more specifically, its interpretative choices as an institutional actor within the Union legal order.

 

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Thomas engages proactively with key stakeholders. In 2017, he was invited by the European People’s Party to speak at the European Parliament on the challenges of managing Brexit. He has previously given evidence to the House of Lords EU Select Committee (2015). His research also been cited in several UK Government reports. In 2014, he was appointed UK rapporteur at the XXVI FIDE Congress hosted by the University of Copenhagen. Thomas also regularly offers expert reaction to national and international media (incl. BBC News and CTV News) on major legal developments in EU and UK constitutional law. 

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Physics- Upcoming School: 2019-2020

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The 37th Advanced School in Theoretical Physics: New Ideas for Old Puzzles in Particle Physics

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Event date: December 29, 2019 - January 9, 2020 

General Director: David Gross (UCSB, KITP)

Organizers:
Nima Arkani-Hamed (The Institute for Advanced Study)
Yonit Hochberg (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Eric Kuflik (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

 

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The field of particle physics is entering an exciting new era. While the need for new physics beyond the Standard Model is still compelling, the lack of observation of such signals challenges our preconceived notions of what the new physics should look like. It is time for fresh approaches to the longstanding puzzles of the field. A wide array of tools from a broad perspective must be used so that new physics is indeed properly searched for and eventually discovered. These new developments will be the focus of the school, whose series of lectures will start from basics and reach the cutting edge of issues and results. Topics will include: new ideas for dark matter theory and experiment, new solutions to the weak scale, precision measurements for fundamental physics, machine learning, advances in cosmology, and future tests of the Standard Model.

 

Speakers:

Nima Arkani-Hamed, The Institute for Advanced Study

Dmitry Budker, University of California Berkeley / Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

Timothy Cohen, University of Oregon

Rouven Essig, Stony Brook University

Yuval Grossman, Cornell University

Jared Kaplan, Johns Hopkins University

Ely Kovetz, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Matthew McCullough, CERN / University of Cambridge

Joshua Ruderman, New York University

 

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Upcoming School Physics

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The 37th Advanced School in Theoretical Physics

Event date: December 28, 2019 - January 8, 2020 

Organizers:

David Gross (UCSB, KITP)
Nima Arkani-Hamed (The Institute for Advanced Study)
Yonit Hochberg (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Eric Kuflik (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

 

The field of particle physics is entering an exciting new era. While the need for new physics beyond the Standard Model is still compelling, the lack of observation of such signals challenges our preconceived notions of what the new physics should look like. It is time for fresh approaches to the longstanding puzzles of the field. A wide array of tools from a broad perspective must be used so that new physics is indeed properly searched for and eventually discovered. These new developments will be the focus of the school, whose series of lectures will start from basics and reach the cutting edge of issues and results. Topics will include: new ideas for dark matter theory and experiment, new solutions to the weak scale, precision measurements for fundamental physics, machine learning, advances in cosmology, and future tests of the Standard Model.

 

Speakers:

Nima Arkani-Hamed, The Institute for Advanced Study

Dmitry Budker, University of California Berkeley / Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

Timothy Cohen, University of Oregon

Rouven Essig, Stony Brook University

Yuval Grossman, Cornell University

Jared Kaplan, Johns Hopkins University

Matthew McCullough, CERN / University of Cambridge

Joshua Ruderman, New York University

 

 

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