Visiting Professors

January

 

Geoffrey A. Manne is an expert in the economic analysis of law, focusing particularly on antitrust and the regulation of technology more broadly. After teaching law & economics (and other courses) at Lewis & Clark Law School for several years, he decamped to work in Microsoft’s legal & corporate affairs department. In 2009 he founded the International Center for Law and Economics (ICLE), a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center based in Portland, Oregon. He is also a distinguished fellow at Northwestern Law School’s Searle Center on Law, Regulation, & Economic Growth and a member of the FCC’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee. You can find the abstract here.

Date & Location

 

 


24th January 2019

DZ 2 Tilburg University

Drinks in Grand Café Esplanade

Program


15.45-16.00 - Coffee/tea

16.00-16.05 - Opening/Introduction

16.05-17.00 - Keynote

17.00-17.30 - Q&A

17.30-18.30 - Drinks

February

 

Maria Helen Murphy joined the faculty at Maynooth University in 2014. Dr Murphy researches in the areas of privacy law, surveillance, information technology law, and human rights. Dr Murphy has published in a variety of national and international journals and co-authored the book, Information and Communications Technology Law in Ireland in 2017. Dr Murphy lectures Information Privacy Law, and Information Technology Law at the postgraduate level, and lectures Media Law and Civil Liberties at the undergraduate level. You can find the abstract here.

Date & Location


 

 

12th February 2019

 

Aula Tilburg University

Drinks in the foyer

Program


15.45-16.00 - Coffee/tea

16.00-16.05 - Opening/Introduction

16.05-17.00 - Keynote

17.00-17.30 - Q&A

17.30-18.30 - Drinks

March

 

Teresa Scassa is the Canada Research Chair in Information Law at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law. She is the author or co-author of several books, including Canadian Trademark Law (2d edition, LexisNexis 2015), and Electronic Commerce and Internet Law in Canada, (CCH Canadian Ltd. 2012) (winner of the 2013 Walter Owen Book Prize). You can find the abstract here.

Program


15.45-16.00 - Coffee/tea

16.00-16.05 - Opening/Introduction

16.05-17.00 - Keynote

17.00-17.30 - Q&A

17.30-18.30 - Drinks

April

 

Sapna Kumar is a Law Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center and is a co-director of the Institute for Intellectual Property and Information Law. She teaches and writes in the areas of patent law, administrative law, and international intellectual property. Professor Kumar is a 2018-2019 recipient of the Fulbright-Schuman Innovation Grant, allowing her to spend Spring 2019 researching at the University of Strasbourg's Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) and the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition. You can find the abstract here.

Date & Location




30th April 2019


Blackbox, Tilburg University

Drinks in Grand Café Esplanade


Program




17.15-17.20 - Opening/Introduction

17.20-18.15 - Keynote

18.15-18.45 - Q&A

18.45-19.15 - Drinks (Esplanade)

May

 

William G. Staples is Professor of Sociology, Chair of the Department of Sociology, and Founding Director of the Surveillance Studies Research Center at the University of Kansas. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at UCLA. Staples is well-known internationally for his work in the areas of social control and surveillance. He is the author of five books and dozens of articles and chapters. His most recent work is the second edition of Everyday Surveillance: Vigilance and Visibility in Postmodern Life, considered a foundational work in the interdisciplinary field of Surveillance Studies. Staples is past Co-Editor of Sociological Inquiry, The Sociological Quarterly, and is currently Associate Editor of Surveillance & Society, the international journal of the Surveillance Studies Network. You can find the abstract here.

Date & Location




28th May 2019


Blackbox, Tilburg University

Drinks in Grand Café Esplanade

Program


15.45-16.00 - Coffee/tea

16.00-16.05 - Opening/Introduction

16.05-17.00 - Keynote

17.00-17.30 - Q&A

17.30-18.30 - Drinks

June

 

Carlo Botrugno graduated in Legal Sciences (2005) and in Social Work (2012) at the University of Bologna; he holds a Master in Law (2008), and a PhD in Law and New Technologies (2016) from University of Bologna. Currently, he is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Legal Sciences of Florence University. He is founder and co-coordinator of the Research Unit on Everyday Bioethics and Ethics of Science (RUEBES), which is part of the L’Altro Diritto Interuniversity Research Centre. He has been postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Health Care Ethics of Slovak Medical University (SZU); and visiting PhD student at: Centre for Social Studies (CES) of Coimbra University; Porto Alegre Clinicas Hospital (HCPA); Porto Alegre Uniritter dos Reis University. His main research interests are related to: biolaw, bioethics and medical ethics; ITs and technological innovation in healthcare; public policy and health law; human rights, discrimination and citizenship; migration, vulnerability and social determinants of health. You can find the abstract here.

Date & Location




27th June 2019


Blackbox, Tilburg University

Drinks in Grand Café Esplanade


Program


15.45-16.00 - Coffee/tea

16.00-16.05 - Opening/Introduction

16.05-17.00 - Keynote

17.00-17.30 - Q&A

17.30-18.30 - Drinks

July


No Program

August


No program

September


The first part of September, Joanna Bryson will be our visiting professor, she will give the Keynote on the 10th of September

 

Joanna J. Bryson is a transdisciplinary researcher on the structure and dynamics of human- and animal-like intelligence. Her research covering  topics from artificial intelligence, through autonomy and robot ethics, and on to human cooperation has appeared in venues ranging from a reddit to Science.  She holds degrees in Psychology from Chicago and Edinburgh, and Artificial Intelligence from Edinburgh and MIT. She has additional professional research experience from Princeton, Oxford, Harvard, and LEGO, and technical experience in Chicago's financial industry, and international management consultancy. Bryson is presently a Reader (associate professor) at the University of Bath. You can find the abstract here.

Date & Location

 

 


10th September 2019


Blackbox, Tilburg University

Drinks in Grand Café Esplanade

Program


15.45-16.00 - Coffee/tea

16.00-16.05 - Opening/Introduction

16.05-17.00 - Keynote

17.00-17.30 - Q&A

17.30-18.30 - Drinks

For the second part of September, John Danaher will be our visiting professor. John Danaher is a lecturer in the Law School at the National University of Ireland, Galway. His research deals with the legal, social and ethical implications of emerging technologies, with a particular focus on robotics and artificial intelligence. He has published many articles on human enhancement, brain-based lie detection, the philosophy of punishment, technological unemployment, artificial intelligence and social robots. He is the co-editor (with Neil McArthur) of Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications (MIT Press, 2017), and the author of Automation and Utopia (Harvard University Press, forthcoming 2019).


He will give the Public Lecture on the 24th of September. More information about the Public Lecture can be found here

October


The visiting professor of October will be Francesco Sindico. He will give the Public Lecture on the 22nd of October. Francesco Sindico is the Co-Director of the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance, and the Programme Director of the Strathclyde LLM in Climate and Energy Law. Over fifteen years of research, Francesco’s work has focused on climate change law and its relationship with security, sustainable development and trade. Francesco is co-ordinating a global project on climate change litigation and has extensive experience advising international organisations and governments on several areas of International Law, including climate change law and water law. He has also led the organisation of the 2018 IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium on “The Transformation of Environmental Law and Governance: Innovation, Risk and Resilience”. More information about the Public Lecture can be found here

Program


19.15-19.30    - Doors open


19.30-20.00  - Introduction by Reins


20.00-20.30 - Lecture by Sindico


20.30-21.30  - Debate led by Berti Suman

The keynote lecture of October will be given by Jonathan Verschuuren. Verschuuren's research mainly focuses on the role of international and EU environmental law in legal practice. Current research focuses on climate change, particularly adaptation. As of 2015, Verschuuren primarily researches the impact of climate change on agriculture and vice versa, particularly with a view to developing a regulatory framework for climate smart agriculture. In 2015, he was awarded a two year Marie Sklodowska Curie Global Fellowship on this topic. You can find the abstract here.

Date & Location




29th October 2019


Blackbox, Tilburg University

Drinks in Grand Café Esplanade

Program


15.45-16.00 - Coffee/tea

16.00-16.05 - Opening/Introduction

16.05-17.00 - Keynote

17.00-17.30 - Q&A

17.30-18.30 - Drinks

November

 

Robert Rosenberger is an associate professor of philosophy in the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a key developer of “postphenomenology,” a philosophical perspective that provides deep descriptions of users’ experiences with technology. His work addresses topics such as Mars satellite imaging, computer-simulated educational frog dissection, and smartphone driver distraction. His recent book, Callous Objects: Designs Against the Homeless (Minnesota, 2017), explores how the things of our world are sometimes designed to push the homeless population out of shared public spaces. His co-edited books include Postphenomenological Investigations (Lexington, 2015) and the forthcoming Postphenomenology and Imaging. You can find the abstract here.

Date & Location

 


 

26th November 2019


Blackbox, Tilburg University

Drinks in Grand Café Esplanade

Program


15.45-16.00 - Coffee/tea

16.00-16.05 - Opening/Introduction

16.05-17.00 - Keynote

17.00-17.30 - Q&A

17.30-18.30 - Drinks

December

 

Professor Svantesson is a Co-Director of the Centre for Commercial Law at the Faculty of Law and a Researcher at the Swedish Law & Informatics Research Institute, Stockholm University. He specialises in international aspects of the IT society, a field within which he has published a range of books and articles, and given presentations in Australia, Asia, North America and Europe. You can find the abstract here.

Date & Location

 

 


3th December 2019


Blackbox, Tilburg University

Drinks in Grand Café Esplanade

 
 

Sign up for our Keynote Program here

Program


15.45-16.00 - Coffee/tea

16.00-16.05 - Opening/Introduction

16.05-17.00 - Keynote

17.00-17.30 - Q&A

17.30-18.30 - Drinks