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Florian Hoffmann is the Franz Haniel Chair of Public Policy and the Director of the Willy Brandt School. Prior to joining the School in 2010, Prof. Hoffmann taught at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). He holds a doctoral degree in law from the European University Institute (Florence, Italy), an LL.M. from the PUC-Rio and a BSc in Law and Government from the LSE. His work has generally focused on the interface between law and politics, with his main research interest having been in international law and human rights. He was a co-founder of the European Society of International Law and is a member of the editorial team of the German Law Journal. He has, amongst others, been a consultant with the World Bank and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
On May 22 the Friedrich Ebert Foundation brought together financial and economic experts to discuss new concepts for a sustainable economic policy in Germany. The discussion with leading...
Prof. Hoffmann acted as an expert consultant to the Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Ms. Magdalena Sepulveda Carmona, in the last stage of the drafting process of...
Prof. Hoffmann participated in a one-day workshop organized by the Mercator Foundation on the role of Professional Schools in Public Universities.
The Troubled Legacy of Kantorowicz’s Kampf and the Perpetual Struggle to ‘Free’ Law from Formalism
From 9-10 April 2012 Prof. Florian Hoffmann participated in a two-day conference Radical Politics and Law at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.
On the invitation of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Prof. Hoffmann participated in a workshop on ‘Digital Democracy? How the Internet Changes Politics’ at the University of Jena,...
„Dignity: A Framework for Vulnerable Groups“
Swiss Initiative to Commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 2009
"In Quite a State: trials and tribulations of an old concept in new times"
In: Progress in International Law. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishing, 2007
"Shooting in the Dark: reflections towards a pragmatic theory of human rights (activism)"
In: Texas International Law Journal, 2006
"Human Rights, the Self, and the Other – reflections on a pragmatic theory of human rights"
In: International Law and Its Others. Cambridge: University Press, 2006