Short Bio

Ramses A. Wessel is Professor of International and European Law and Governance and Co-Director of the Centre for European Studies at the University of Twente, The Netherlands. He is former Vice Rector (Dean of Educational Innovation) of the University and former Dean of the School of Management and Governance. His additional functions include: Member of the standing Governmental Advisory Committee on Issues of Public International Law (CAVV); Member of the Governing Board of the Centre for the Law of EU External Relations (CLEER) in The Hague; Editor-in-Chief and founder of the International Organizations Law Review and of the Netherlands Yearbook of International Law; Editor of European Papers and of Nijhoff Studies in European Union Law and member of the Editorial Board of the CLEER Papers series and of Europe and the World. Ramses Wessel graduated in 1989 at the University of Groningen in International Law and International Relations and subsequently worked at the Institute for Peace Research at the same university (1989-1991) and at the Department of International and European Institutional Law at Utrecht University (1991-2000). He wrote and co-edited several books, including The European Union’s Foreign and Security Policy: A Legal Institutional Perspective (Kluwer Law International, 1999), Multilevel Regulation and the EU (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2008), International Law as Law of the European Union (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2011), Informal International Lawmaking (Oxford University Press, 2012), Between Autonomy and Dependence: The EU under the Influence of International Organizations (TMC Asser Press/Springer, 2013), EU External Relations Law (Cambridge University Press, 2014), Judicial Decisions of International Organizations (Oxford University Press, 2016) and The European Union and International Dispute Settlement (Hart Publishers, 2017) and numerous other publications in the field of international and European law. His general research interests lie in the field of international and European institutional law, with a focus on the law of international organizations, issues of global governance and regulation, the relationship between international, EU and domestic law, international and European foreign, security and defence policy and EU external relations in general. Website: