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GlobalTrust Project: Call for applications 2015-16

 

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GlobalTrust Research Project-Call for Applications

The GlobalTrust Project at Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, directed by Professor Eyal Benvenisti, invites candidates interested in exploring themes related to this project, to apply for:

  • One post-doctoral fellowship ($25,000 per one year)
  • Two doctoral fellowships ($20,000 per year, up to three years)
  • Two visiting fellowships ($1,500 per month, between 3-6 months).

 

Application deadline (for the academic year of 2015-2016): 1 February, 2015.

 

Project Description:

Do states, when they exercise their domestic regulatory functions, have an obligation to take into account the interests of foreign individuals and communities who could be adversely affected? Should national legislators and government agencies integrate foreign stakeholders into their decision-making processes? Must states share with strangers their scarce national resources and in general contribute to global welfare? These are some of the key questions that the project “Sovereigns as Trustees of Humanity: The Obligations of Nations in an Era of Global interdependence” (GlobalTrust) sets out to explore. This project is informed by the observation that when setting national policies, states routinely affect foreigners in faraway countries often without providing them with adequate opportunities to participate in shaping those policies.

 

The project, funded by a European Research Council Advanced Grant, approaches these questions from several angles and disciplines (including history, political philosophy and political science in addition to constitutional and international law), and explores questions such as:

  • The possible moral and legal grounds for requiring states to take into account and accommodate the interests of individuals and communities in other countries.
  • The genealogy of the concept of sovereignty as entailing obligations toward others (derived from notions such as common humanity, society of states, international community, etc.).
  • The possible institutional mechanisms (such as international and national courts) that could legitimize the external monitoring and review of states’ compliance with such other-regarding obligations.
  • Specific assessment of the obligations that states owe to foreigners abroad in different areas of international and constitutional law (e.g., human rights law, international humanitarian law, investments and trade law, environment law, etc.).

 

 

Fellows in the program will form a community of scholars and will be expected to participate actively in the weekly meetings and other academic activities of the project, for example by presenting their research and preparing working papers. The fellows will be able to participate during their stay in the academic activities at the TAU Faculty of Law, audit courses and workshops and attend faculty conferences and symposiums. They will have comfortable working conditions (in private or shared offices) and will enjoy full access to the law library services.

The fellowship period will commence on October 2015. Visiting fellowships can extend for one semester (October 2015 – January 2016; March 2016 – June 2016) or for both semesters.

 

Required Documents:

For a post-doctoral fellowship:

1. Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications.

2. An approval of the doctoral degree (or an approval that the dissertation has been submitted + an estimate for the time it will take to approve the degree). Receipt of doctoral degree later than 1 October 2011.

3. Research proposal (max. 5 pages).

4. At least two reference letters (no particular form or format; may be sent by post, fax or Email).

For a doctoral fellowship:

1. Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications.

2. An approval of the LL.M. (or equivalent) degree (which includes a thesis) (or an approval that the thesis has been submitted + an estimate for the time it will take to approve the degree). Receipt of the previous degree later than 1 January 2013.

3. Research proposal (max. 5 pages).

4. At least two reference letters (no particular form or format; may be sent by post, fax or Email).

 

For a visiting fellowship:

Note: Applications for visiting fellowships can be made by doctoral researchers, post docs and senior scholars.

1. Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications.

2. Research proposal (max. 5 pages).

3. Two reference letters (no particular form or format; may be sent by post, fax or Email).

4. Preferred periods of visit.

 

Excellent English is required for all positions (knowledge of Hebrew is not required).

Additional information may be requested by the selection committee.

 

For more information about this project see here

All documents should be submitted by email to:

Ms. Seffi Weintraub

globaltrust@post.tau.ac.il

Tel: 972-3-6408018

Fax: 972-3-6405849