Speaker: Professor Miguel Maduro, EUI

Miguel Poiares Maduro is Professor and Director of Global Governance Programme at the European University Institute. Until 2009 he was Advocate General at the European Court of Justice. He is also a Visiting Professor at Yale Law School, the College of Europe and Universidades Católica and Nova in Portugal. He has also taught at the London School of Economics, the Centro de Estudios Constitucionales (Madrid) and Chicago Law School. He is a Doctor of Laws by the European University Institute (Florence) and was the first winner of the Rowe and Maw Prize and winner of the Prize Obiettivo Europa (for the best PhD thesis at the EUI). He has been Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar at Harvard Law School. He is Co-Director of the Academy of International Trade Law (Macao). He co-edited with Joseph Weiler the Special Book Review Issue of the European Law Journal. He is co-editor with Francis Snyder of the Hart Publishers Series Studies in European Law and Integration. He belongs to the editorial or advisory board of several law journals, including the European Law Journal and the Common Market Law Review. He is the author of We the Court - The European Court of Justice and the European Economic Constitution (Oxford, Hart Publishing, 1997). He has published articles, in several languages, on issues of EU law, constitutional law, human rights law and international economic law. More recently he published A Constituição Plural – Constitutionalismo e União Europeia (Lisboa, Principia, 2006) and The Past and Future of EU Law (co-edited with Loic Azoulai, Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2009). He has also published a non-legal book (Crónicas de um Peixe Fora de Água, Lisboa, Entrelinhas, 2006). He has been honoured by the President of the Portuguese Republic with the Order of Sant'Iago da Espada for literary, scientific and artistic merit. In 2010 he was awarded the Gulbenkian Science Prize.


Chair: Sir Francis Jacobs KCMG QC

Sir Francis Geoffrey Jacobs, KCMG, QC (born 1939), is a British jurist who served as Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Communities from October 1988 to January 2006. He was educated at the City of London School, Christ Church, Oxford, where he read Mods and Greats, and Nuffield College, Oxford. He practised as a barrister from Fountain Court Chambers in London. Jacobs has served as an official with the Secretariat of the European Commission of Human Rights, Professor of European Law at the University of London and Director of the Centre of European Law for King's College London School of Law.

On 4 December 2007, Jacobs was elected President of Missing Children Europe, the European Federation for Missing and Sexually Exploited Children.


A drinks reception will follow in the main foyer.