Joris Larik is Assistant Professor (tenured) at Leiden University and Senior Researcher at The Hague Institute for Global Justice. He is a visiting fellow on a Fulbright-Schuman Scholar Grant at the Center for Transatlantic Studies from August 2017 until the end of January 2018. During this time, he will conduct research on “Forms of Foreign Policy Cooperation in the Unraveled Transatlantic Space”.

Joris’ work has been acknowledged with several awards, including NATO’s Manfred Wörner Essay Award (2008), the Outstanding Paper Award from the Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University (2012) and the Mauro Cappelletti Prize for the Best Thesis in Comparative Law (2014) from the European University Institute. Among his publications are Foreign Policy Objectives in European Constitutional Law (Oxford University Press, 2016), ASEAN’s External Agreements: Law, Practice and the Quest for Collective Action (Cambridge University Press, 2015), and peer-reviewed articles in both law and international relations journals. Joris’ media appearances include interviews for Volkskrant and Trouw in the Netherlands and, internationally, to Agence France-Presse, China Central Television (CCTV), European Voice, the Irish Times, the Guardian, Phoenix TV Hong Kong, and Xinhua.

Joris studied law and international relations in Dresden, Germany (B.A. ‘06), Leiden, the Netherlands (LL.M. ‘07), the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium (M.A. ‘08), and the European University Institute in Florence, Italy (Ph.D. ‘13). He was a visiting research scholar at the University of Michigan Law School in 2012. Joris speaks Dutch, German, English, French, and some Italian.

Recent and forthcoming publications (selection):

  • William Durch, Joris Larik, and Richard Ponzio (eds.), Just Security in an Undergoverned World (with a preface by Madeleine Albright and Ibrahim Gambari) (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming early 2018)
  • Joris Larik, ‘EU foreign relations law as a field of scholarship’, American Journal of International Law Unbound (part of online symposium, forthcoming late 2017)
  • Joris Larik, ‘Sincere cooperation in the Common Commercial Policy: Lisbon, a “joined-up” Union, and “Brexit”’, European Yearbook of International Economic Law (forthcoming late 2017)
  • Joris Larik, Foreign Policy Objectives in European Constitutional Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016)
  • Joris Larik, ‘Critiquing TTIP: Systemic Consequences for Global Governance and the Rule of Law’, Legal Issues of Economic Integration, Vol. 43, No. 4 (2016), pp. 423–436
  • Joris Larik, ‘Die Unionstreue in der gemeinsamen Handelspolitik: Harmonielehre in einer sich wandelnden Klanglandschaft’, in: Christoph Herrmann and Marc Bungenberg (eds.), Die gemeinsame Handelspolitik der Europäischen Union fünf Jahre nach Lissabon – Quo Vadis? (Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2016), pp. 45–69
  • William Durch, Joris Larik, and Richard Ponzio, ‘Just Security and the Crisis of Global Governance’, with, Survival: Global Politics and Strategy, Vol. 58, No. 4 (2016), pp. 95–112
  • Tom Buitelaaar, Joris Larik, Aaron Matta and Bart de Vos, The EU’s New Global Strategy: Its Implementation in a Troubled International Environment, The Hague Institute for Global Justice, November 2016 (Report funded by the European Commission)
  • Joris Larik, ‘From Speciality to a Constitutional Sense of Purpose: On the Changing Role of the Objectives of the European Union’, International & Comparative Law Quarterly, Vol. 63, No. 4 (2014), pp. 935–962

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