Samantha Besson (Fribourg, Switzerland):

Professor of Public International Law and European Law at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) and Co-Director of the European Law Institute of the Universities of Bern, Fribourg and Neuchâtel (Switzerland). She holds a degree in Swiss and European Law (University of Fribourg and Vienna), a Magister Juris in European and Comparative Law (University of Oxford), a PhD in Law (University of Fribourg) and a Habilitation in Legal Theory and Swiss, Comparative, European and International Constitutional Law (University of Bern). Her publications and research interests lie in European law and Public International Law and legal and political philosophy, and in particular in human rights law and theory. Besides publications in French, she is the author of the monograph The Morality of Conflict: Reasonable Disagreement and Law (Hart Publishing: Oxford, 2005). She co-edited, with José Luis Martí, the collections of essays Deliberative Democracy and its Discontents (Ashgate: Aldershot, 2006) and Legal Republicanism: National and International Perspectives (Oxford University Press: Oxford 2009) and, with John Tasioulas, The Philosophy of International Law (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2010).