Christian Joerges is Professor of Law and Society at the Hertie School of Governance. His research focuses on economic ordering through law at the national level and on European integration and globalisation. His current projects include the European crisis and transnational trade governance. He is also a Co-Director of the Centre of European Law and Politics at the University of Bremen. Until 2007, he held the Chair for European Economic Law at the European University Institute Florence. He was a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Legal Science at the University of Trento, the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, the Hauser Global Law School at New York University, Columbia Law School and the Birkbeck College of Law, University of London. He has been a fellow at the Institutes for Advanced Study in Berlin and Wassenaar, NL. In 2009, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Fribourg.