Christine Kaufmann, Professor of International, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Christine Kaufmann has been Full Professor of International, Constitutional and Administrative Law at the University of Zurich since 2002. She earned her MA (1987) and Ph.D. on the Right to Food (1990) with honours at the University of Zurich and then served first in the legal department and then as Director of Human Resources at the Swiss Central Bank. Prior to her appointment at the University of Zurich, she was a visiting scholar at the University of Michigan law school where she undertook extensive research on the relationship between core labour rights and international financial institutions and Director of Legal Research at the World Trade Institute (WTI) in Berne, where she is now a member of the board. She is also a member of the advisory board of the Zurich section of the European Law Students' Association (ELSA) and participates as judge in the ELSA moot court on WTO law. Since 2004, Christine Kaufmann has been a member of the Bar Association Examination Panel of the Canton (State) of Zurich. Her main research interests include the linkages between international trade law and human rights, the relationship between the international trade and the international financial system and the implications of globalisation on constitutional law.

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