Appointment Prof. Dr. B. Fassbender Prof. Dr. Bardo Fassbender has been Full Professor of International Law and Public Law at the Law School of the HSG since 1 April. Bardo Fassbender was born in Königswinter am Rhein in Germany in 1963. On his mother’s side, his family originated from the Canton of Zurich. Studies and awards From 1982 to 1989, Bardo Fassbender read law, as well history and political science, at the University of Bonn. This was followed by postgraduate studies and a research stay at the Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut. In 1991, he received the Prize for the Promotion of Young Academics in the field of political journalism of the Hanns Seidel Foundation. Three years later, he was awarded the Yale Law School’s Ambrose Gherini Prize for the best paper in the field of international law and the conflict of laws. At the Institute of International and European Law at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, he worked as a member of the research staff. He obtained his doctor’s degree at the Legal Faculty of that university in 1997 and subsequently worked as a research assistant. He wrote his doctoral thesis on “UN Security Council Reform and the Right of Veto: A Constitutional Perspective,” which earned him the Thesis Award of the Legal Faculty of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. In the academic year of 2000/2001, he was Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. In 2004, he submitted his habilitation thesis on “Der offene Bundesstaat. Studien zur auswärtigen Gewalt und zur Völkerrechtssubjektivität bundesstaatlicher Teilstaaten in Europa” and was awarded the teaching qualification in public law, international and European law, and constitutional history. After substituting at a variety of chairs, including a post at LMU Munich, he has been working as Full Professor of International Law at the Universität der Bundeswehr in Munich since 2008. Research foci and international reputation Prof. Dr. Bardo Fassbender’s research focuses on international basic and human rights protection, the international legal system, the law of international organisations, and comparative federalism. His research activities are characterised by their diversity and their particular analytical depth. He has written many well-regarded monographs and commentaries, as well as articles in leading journals. Prof. Dr. Bardo Fassbender regularly presents his research activities at academic conferences. As a speaker at and organiser of conferences and seminars, he also participates actively in the scientific discourse. Prof. Dr. Bardo Fassbender cooperates with numerous reputable researchers from the fields of both law and political science and history. His extensive international network also underlines the interdisciplinary nature of his research. Courses at the HSG Prof. Dr. Bardo Fassbender already has substantial teaching experience. Succeeding Prof. Dr. Kerstin Odendahl, he will teach international law in the introductory public law course of the English-language Assessment Year. At the Bachelor’s Level, his courses will include the lecture on international and European law. In addition, he will teach various courses at the Master’s Level, particularly in the newly launched English-language Master in International Law.