Alumni round-up

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Alumni Round-up lists all the news we have received from our alumni in the past month, organised by matriculation year.


Bryant Garth  (LAW 1976-1979) announces that he has stepped down after seven years as dean of Southwestern Law School.  Now on sabbatical, he’ll be joining the University of California-Irvine Faculty of Law and can be reached at [email protected].


Ralf Rogowski (LAW 1982-1986) announces that he has edited a book on employment policy with Robert Salais and Noel Whiteside, entitled Transforming European Employment Policy. Labour Market Transitions and the Promotion of Capability. (Edward Elgar, 2012).


Chiara Zilioli (LAW 1985-1992) has been appointed Deputy Director General of the ECB legal services (Deputy General Counsel) of the European Central Bank, Frankfurt.


Annette Bongardt (ECO 1986-1990) and Francisco Torres (ECO 1986-1989), at present Senior Associate Members at St. Antony’s College, European Studies Centre, in Oxford will be Visiting Fellows at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Research from January 2013.


Simona Talani (SPS 1994-1998) has been promoted to Jean Monnet Chair in European Political Economy at King’s College London. Her monograph Globalization, hegemony and the future of London was published with Palgrave in 2012.


Dr. Michael König LLM (1995) has started a new position as Associate General Counsel Digital Media Europe for Amazon EU Sarl based in Luxembourg. His specialty is the legal issues of the emergence of digital media in the EU.


Carsten Schneider (SPS 2000-2004) and Claudius Wagemann (SPS 2000-2005) have published  Set-Theoretic Methods for the Social Sciences. A Guide to Qualitative Comparative Analysis (Cambridge University Press, 2012)


Stine Andersen (LAW 2003-2007) just published The Enforcement of EU Law: The Role of the European Commission by Oxford Studies in European Law. (Oxford, 2012)


Benjamin Hartmann (LAW 2004) joined the European Commission’s Legal Service. He will be litigating on behalf of the European Union in WTO disputes.

Niklas Olsen (HEC 2004-2009) has been appointed assistant professor at the Center of Modern European Studies, University of Copenhagen from 1  November 2012.


Michael J. Geary (HEC 2005-2009) was recently awarded a residential fellowship (European Studies) at the pre-eminent Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. beginning January 2013.


Ilse Josepha Maria Lazaroms (HEC 2006-2010) has published her first book The Grace of Misery: Joseph Roth and the Politics of Exile, 1919–1939 (Brill, 2012).

Gabriel N. Toggenburg (LAW LL.M. 2006) recently presented his new book, co-authored with Günther Rautz, to a group of European Parliament members in Brussels.  The book is entitled  The Protection of Minorities in Europe –A legal compendium leading from A-Z (Trento, 2012)

Aurélien RACCAH (LAW 2006-2009) announces the publication of Le traité de Lisbonne : de nouvelles compétences pour l’Union européenne ?,  L’Harmattan, Collection « Droit, Société et Risque », Avril 2012. He notes that he now manages a European LL.B. at the Catholic University of Lille.


Tomasz Drabowicz (SPS 2007-2012) was appointed as a tenure-track assistant professor at the Department of General Sociology, University of Lodz, Poland.