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Joris Larik

Assistant Professor

Dr. J.E. Larik
+31 70 800 9949

Extension number: 8649


Joris Larik is Assistant Professor of Comparative, EU and International Law. Dr. Larik studied law and international relations in Dresden (B.A.), Leiden (LL.M.), the College of Europe (M.A.), and the European University Institute (Ph.D.). His work has been acknowledged with several awards, including NATO’s Manfred Wörner Essay Award (2008), the Outstanding Paper Award from the Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University (2012), and the Mauro Cappelletti Prize for the Best Doctoral Thesis in Comparative Law (2014) from the European University Institute.

Dr. Larik is the author of Foreign Policy Objectives in European Constitutional Law (Oxford University Press, 2016) and co-author of ASEAN’s External Agreements: Law, Practice and the Quest for Collective Action (Cambridge University Press, 2015). Moreover, Dr. Larik has published in peer-reviewed academic journals including Common Market Law ReviewEuropean Foreign Affairs ReviewEuropean Law ReviewGlobal PolicyInternational & Comparative Law QuarterlyLegal Issues of Economic IntegrationNetherlands International Law ReviewSurvival, and Yearbook of European Law. Dr. Larik’s media appearances include interviews for Volkskrant and Trouw in the Netherlands and, internationally, to Agence France-PresseChina Central Television (CCTV)European Voice, the Guardian, Phoenix TV Hong Kong, Russian News Agency TASS and Xinhua.

Dr. Larik has worked on several policy-oriented research projects, including for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and the European Commission. In 2014/15, Dr. Larik served on the core project team for the Report of the Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance, co-chaired by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former Nigerian Foreign Minister Ibrahim Gambari, and convened in 2013/14 a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on The EU in Global Governance, which attracted approximately 20,000 students from all over the world.

Academic Expertise:

  • Comparative, European, and International Law
  • EU Foreign Policy
  • Regional Organizations in the International (Legal) Order
  • Global Governance Reform


  • Constitutions and Constitutionalism in a Globalizing World
  • Foreign Relations Law
  • Legal Methods Lab
  • Global Challenges: Peace & Justice
  • Introduction to Socio-Legal Studies
  • Research Clinic: Global Governance Reform Initiative

Assistant Professor

  • Faculty Governance and Global Affairs
  • Leiden University College

Work address

Anna van Buerenplein
Anna van Buerenplein 301
2595 DG Den Haag
Room number 4.22



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