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4 March 2021

Keynote Lecture
Professor Kelly Staples (Leicester)

Citizenship and Human Rights

A workshop investigating the relationship between citizenship and human rights and the increasing regulation of citizenship in international human rights law.  Professor Kelly Staples (Leicester) will deliver a lecture followed by a discussion.

Zoom Session
4 March 2021
18.00 – 19.30

Enrolment: Max Planck Law PhD and Postdocs

22 March 2021

Professor Wolfgang Schön

Taxation of the Digitalized Economy

An introduction to the historical background of the current international tax system, the impact of technological change, and the policy issues underlying any reallocation of taxing rights which go far beyond the digitalized economy

Zoom Session / Link Provided to Registrants

22 March 2022
15.00 – 17.30

Enrolment: Max Planck Law PhD and Postdocs

31 May 2021

Professor Stefan Vogenauer
Dr Jan-Henrik Meyer

Law and Policy in European Integration

The course considers the study of the history of the European Union Law, drawing on the extensive research and expertise of the Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory (Frankfurt am Main)

31 May 2021

12.00–13.00: Introduction
14.00–15.30:  Session 1
16.00–18.00:  Session 2
19.00–21.30:  Session 3

Zoom Sessions

9–10 June 2021

Dr Begoña Gonzalez Otero

IP Laws’ Game Changers? The Cases of IoT and AI Technologies

The course will examine in a holistic manner the impact emerging technologies (Internet of Things [IoT] and Artificial Intelligence [AI]) and new hybrid technologies may have on intellectual property systems.

9 June 2021
Context and Challenges

10 June 2021
Two Cases: IoT and AI

In-person if possible or Hybrid format

Enrolment: Maximum 20 Participants

15–16 July 2021

Professor Armin von Bogdandy

Theory, Methods and Identity of European Legal Scholarship: Confronting Carl Schmitt

The course will study Carl Schmitt’s book “The Plight of European Jurisprudence” and will look through it at the current situation of legal scholarship in Europe.

15 July 2021
14.30 – 18:00:  Presentation and Analysis

16 July 2021
9.00 – 12.20: Discussion

In-person if possible or Hybrid format

21–22 July 2021

Professor Christoph Engel
Dr Dr Yoan Hermstrüwer
Dr Dr Pascal Langenbach
Dr Laurence O’Hara
Dr Frederike Zufall

Behavioural Public Law

A two-day online workshop exploring the implications of the behavioural sciences for public law and illustrating empirical methods (experiments, observational studies, machine learning) to analyze and evaluate public law in action.

21 July 2021

14.00 – 15.30:  Administrative Law
16.00 – 17.30: Constitutional Law

22 July 2021 

14.00 – 15.30: Methods I
16.00 – 17.30: Methods II

Zoom or other virtual sessions.

Enrolment: Open to all Max Planck Law researchers

3–4 September 2021

Daria Kim

Intellectual Property Law-Making as Line (Re-)Drawing

A workshop that will stimulate participants to view IP law and policy as a “work in progress,” rather than being “cast in stone,” and to think critically about how IP frameworks might be improved.  

3 September 2021
14:00 – 17:30: Foundations and Critical Perspectives

4 September 2021
10:00 – 13.30: Policy Levers and Social Context

In-person Session at the MPI-Heidelberg

Enrolment: Up to 25 Max Planck Law PhD and Postdocs