Michael Waibel is a University Lecturer at the University of Cambridge, as well as a Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law and of Jesus College. He holds Mag. iur. and Dr. iur. degrees from the Universität Wien, an MSc (Econ.) from the LSE and an LLM from Harvard Law School. His main research interests are public international law, international economic law with a focus on finance and the settlement of international disputes. At Cambridge he teaches international and EU law. He has also been a visiting professor at East China University of Political Science and Law, St. Gallen and Vanderbilt. His book Sovereign Defaults before International Courts and Tribunals received the biannual ESIL book prize in 2012.

The Public International Law Discussion Group at the University of Oxford is a key focal point for PIL@Oxford. The PIL Discussion Group hosts a weekly speaker event and light lunch at All Souls College, Oxford. Topics involve contemporary and challenging issues in international law. Speakers include distinguished international law practitioners, academics, and legal advisers from around the world. The discussion group's meetings are part of the programme of the British Branch of the International Law Association and are supported by the Law Faculty and Oxford University Press. The group typically meets each Thursday during Oxford terms inThe Old Library in All Souls College, with lunch commencing at 12:30. The speaker will commence at 12:45 and speak for about forty minutes, allowing about twenty five minutes for questions and discussion. The meeting should conclude before 2:00. Practitioners, academics and students from within and outside the University of Oxford are all welcome. No RSVP is necessary. Join the PIL Email List to receive information about the PIL Discussion Group meetings, as well as other PIL@Oxford news. Most of the seminars are available as podcasts.