Dr. Ingo Venzke is a Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Amsterdam Center for International Law, University of Amsterdam. His research focuses on the functions, authority and legitimacy of international courts and tribunals as well as on a communicative theory of international lawmaking. His teaching includes courses on International Trade Law and International Dispute Settlement. Ingo was a Hauser Research Scholar at New York University and a Visiting Scholar at Tel Aviv University. He wrote his doctorate at the University of Frankfurt while working at Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg. He recently published How the Practice of Interpretation Makes International Law: On Semantic Change and Normative Twists (OUP 2012). For the fall of 2013 Ingo has been appointed Senior Visiting Fellow at the National University of Singapore, where he will teach ‘the law and politics of international courts and tribunals’.
Ingo wrote his PhD at the University of Frankfurt while working as a Research Fellow at the (MPIL). He received his LL.M. from the University of London and his B.A. in International Relations from the University of Dresden (spending one semester at the American University in Cairo).
His work at the moment focuses on the many roles that international courts play in global governance. More specifically, he examines how they contest and accommodate authority in a normative pluriverse. Ingo also contributes to the research cluster on International Public Authority (anchored at the MPIL) and the research project on ASEAN Integration Trough Law (based at the National University of Singapore, NUS).