Anne Peters, a William W. Cook Global Law Professor at Michigan Law, is director of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg (Germany), and a professor at the universities of Heidelberg, Free University of Berlin, and Basel (Switzerland). She was a member (substitute) of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) from 2011 to 2014, and was a legal expert for the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Conflict in Georgia in 2009.
Professor Peters was president of the European Society of International Law (2010–2012), and has served on the governance board of various learned societies such as the German Association of International Law, the German Association of Constitutional Law, and the Society of International Constitutional Law. She is currently vice president of the Basel Institute of Governance.
Professor Peters was a fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin (2012–2013), and held visiting professorships at the universities of Beijing (Beida), Paris I, Paris II, Sciences Po, and Michigan. She studied at the universities of Würzburg, Lausanne, Freiburg, and Harvard, and held the chair of public international law at the University of Basel from 2001 to 2013. She obtained the Habilitation qualification at the Walther-Schücking-Institute of Public International Law at the Christian Albrechts University Kiel on the basis of her Habilitation thesis, "Elements of a Theory of the Constitution of Europe," in 2000. Her current research interests relate to public international law including its history, global animal law, global governance, global constitutionalism, and the status of humans in international law. Professor Peters has taught international law, human rights law, international humanitarian law, the law of international organizations, European Union law, comparative constitutional law and constitutional theory, and Swiss constitutional law.
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