Attended Events


Tom Sparks (2017), “An Imponderable Future? Post-Brexit Scotland, IndyRef2, and the European Treaties” International Law Discussion Group (Edinburgh, 8/03/2017)


Konrad Lachmayer (2016), Lecture: “Comparative Law in Changing Structures of Multi-Level Federalism”, Panel “Federalism Along and Beyond Borders. A Neo-Federalist Perspective”, 2016 ICON-S Conference “Borders, Otherness and Public Law” Humboldt University, Berlin (Germany, 17-19/06/16)

Konrad Lachmayer (2016), Lecture: “Comparing Constitutional Networks”, Annual Conference of the Irish Society of Comparative Law National University of Ireland, Galway (Ireland, 23/05/16)

Konrad Lachmayer (2016), Lecture: “A Pluralistic Approach to Contextualism in Comparative Law”, Workshop: “Objectives and Methods of a Contextual Analysis in Comparative Law”, Hungarian Academy of Science, Budapest (Hungary, 19/05/16)

Tom Sparks (2016) “Who Owns the State? Secession and Self-Determination after Kosovo”,  SLSA Annual Conference (Lancaster, 7/05/2016)

Konrad Lachmayer (2016), Lecture: “Creating Transnational Accountability by Local Empowerment of Citizens”, IACL Constitutional Responses to Terrorism Conference: “Accountability for Transnational Counter-terrorism Operations“, King’s College London, London (UK, 10/03/16)


Barbara Guastaferro (2015), Guest Seminar: Sincere Cooperation and National Identities. The Unitary and Pluralist Twist of the European Integration Process, London School of Economics and Political Science (March 2015)

Barbara Guastaferro (2015), Guest Seminar: Respect for National Identities in the European Union, STAALS Legal Seminars, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa (Pisa, June 2015)

Barbara Guastaferro (2015), Rappresentanza regionale e controllo di sussidiarieta’ (Regional Representation and Subsidiarity Scrutiny), paper presented at the conference “Parlamenti nazionali e Unione europea nella governance multilivello”, organized by the Italian House of Deputies and by the University of Rome “La Sapienza” (Rome, House of Deputies, May 2015)

Konrad Lachmayer (2015), Lecture: “The Austrian Länder in a ‘glocal’ network”, University of Rouen, (France, 05/11/15)

Konrad Lachmayer (2015), Panel Discussion: “The Relevance of Constitutional Law”, The International Society of Public Law (ICON·S) Conference, New York University School of Law, New York (USA, 02/07/15)

Konrad Lachmayer (2015), Lecture: “The Relevance of Constitutional Law”, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Legal Studies, Budapest (Hungary, 07/05/15)

Lucia Payero (2015), “A Federal Theory for Spain in the 21st Century” [in Spanish], 2nd International Colloquium of Legal Scholars, 6 March, University of Vigo (Ourense).

Lucia Payero (2015), “The «Citizen Participation Process» in Catalonia: Past, Present and Future”, Conference: The State of the Union; the Scottish Referendum and the Future of the UK, 9 April, Liverpool John Moores University.

Lucia Payero (2015) “Secession from an EU Member State: A Brief Analysis”, 22nd International Conference of Europeanists Contradictions: Envisioning European Futures, 8-10 July, Sciences Po (Paris).

Robert Schütze (2015),  Conference Paper: “Allocation of Powers in Federations” at “Thinking Federalism Beyond the United States” Conference (Yale, 29-30/10 2015).

Robert Schütze (2015), Guest Seminar: Oxford Institute of European and Comparative Law Seminar (06/05/2015): Title to be announced.

Robert Schütze (2015): Guest Lecture:  “EU Federalism: the EU as an (Inter)National Phenomenon”, Université de Fribourg (Switzerland, 18/02/15)


Eszter Harsanyi-Belteki (2014), ‘Creating a national market in the United States of America through the dormant commerce clause?’ The Constitutional Implications of Free Movement, University of Oslo, Norway

Eszter Harsanyi-Belteki (2014), ‘The commerce clause of the Constitution of the United States: the purpose of the regulation of interstate commerce’ ICCL Postgraduate Workshop, “The Purpose of Commercial Law”, Durham Law School, Durham, United Kingdom

Eszter Harsanyi-Belteki (2014), ‘The guarantee clause of the Constitution of the United States: The development and importance of the sleeping giant’ IXth World Congress of Constitutional Law, “Constitutional Challenges: Global and Local”, Oslo, Norway

Eszter Harsanyi-Belteki (2014), ‘”Peoples of the several states must sink or swim together” in the national economy of the United States: To what extent?’ Senior Common Room Symposium, College of St Hild and St Bede, Durham, United Kingdom

Konrad Lachmayer (2014), Lecture: “Transnationalising Constitutional Review – The Austrian Example”, Research Seminar, University of Aberdeen, School of Law, Aberdeen (UK, 24/10/14)

Konrad Lachmayer (2014), Lecture: “The European Human Rights System beyond Europe”, ICL Conference, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna (Austria, 12/09/14)

Robert Schütze (2014), Guest Lecture: “Constitutional Federalism and the EU: A Question of Standards” at the Amsterdam Research Institute for Legal Studies (11/11/14). This  lecture in the Dialogue Series within the project “The Architecture of Postnational Rulemaking” in the fall of 2014.

Robert Schütze (2014), : Guest Lecture: Grakov “Verfassung Jenseits des Staates” – Humboldt University (Berlin, 04/06/14): “Amerikanischer Föderalismus als (Inter)nationale Ordnung”.

Robert Schütze (2014), Guest Commentator, LUISS-Rome (Italy, 29.03/14), The Preliminary Reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union By Constitutional Courts, “Overall Conclusions”.

Sparks Tom, “He who trusts to hope builds upon thin ice”: sovereignty and the uncertain foundations of international order, Global Policy Institute seminar series, Durham University,

Tom, An (Un)Necessary Connection to Statehood? Reappraising Sovereignty in its Historical Context, Durham Law School Annual Postgraduate Conference, St. Mary’s College, Durham University.


Eszter Harsanyi-Belteki (2013), ‘The guarantee clause of the Constitution of the United States: The development and importance of the “sleeping giant” today’, ‘Human Rights: In Conflict’, Annual Law Postgraduate Conference, Durham Law School, Durham, United Kingdom

Eszter Belteki (2013), ‘The guarantee clause of the Constitution of the United States’ Senior Common Room Symposium, College of St Hild and St Bede, Durham, United Kingdom

Robert Schütze (2013), Guest Commentator, ERC EUNaCon Closing Conference, Maastricht University (Maastricht, 21-22 February 2013), “EU Federalism”.