Visiting Researchers

Visiting Researchers are a valuable part of the Georgetown Law community.  Our current visitors include:

Daniel Almeida is visiting from Brazil where he is Director of International Relations, Full Professor of Law and International Relations and Post-Doctoral Researcher at Universidade do Sagrado Coracao, Sao Paulo.  His research focuses on the diplomatic relations between Brazil and the U.S. in the Digital Age - Juridical Challenges and Opportunities. His visit continues through July 1, 2017.

Marie Joseph Ayissi is visiting from Cameroon where he is Human Rights Officer, Office of the United Nations of High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva.  His research aims to understand how Western and Central African countries participate in the system of individual complaints for human rights violations and how the UN can enhance the rule of law domestically.  His visit continues through September 1, 2017.

Giovanni Bandi is visiting from Doha, Qatar where he is Head of Investment Management with the Qatar Financial Center Regulatory Authority.  His research will be based on the analysis of regulations of collective investment schemes (CIS) across global financial centers. His visit continues through June 30, 2017.

Luis Bergolla, originally from Venezuela, is currently a public arbitrator at FINRA.  His research focuses on international arbitration related to damage valuation and the assessment of country risk and expropriation risk.  His visit continues through April 30, 2017.

Seokbae Bhang is visiting from Korea by invitation of the O'Neill Institute whereby he will be engaged in independent research focusing on the protection and exchange of health information. His visit continues through December 27, 2017.

Thalia Gonzalez is a visitor from California where she is Associate Professor and Department Chair of the Politics Department at Occidental College.  Her research will focus on two works-in-progress; The Art of Justice: Human Rights Advocacy in Practice and Restorative Justice from the Margins to the Center: The Emergence of a New Norm in School Discipline, as well as a review of the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth & Reconciliation Commission documents for a future manuscript.  Her visit continues through May 31, 2017.

Amina Hassani is visiting from France where she is a PhD Candidate at Sciences Po Law School.  Her research will explore discourse surrounding international arbitration and identify two mythical dimensions.  Her visit continues through August 15, 2017.

Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui, originally from Venezuela, is visiting from Norway where he teaches at the University of Bergen, Faculty of Law.  His research will focus on a comparative analysis of electricity and natural gas sectors in US Antitrust vis-a-vis its counterpart in EU Competition Law. His visit continues through June 30, 2017.

Lars Hornuf is visiting from Germany where he is Associate Professor of Law and Economics, University of Trier, Germany.  His research focuses on Internet based financial innovations with particular focus on crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending, social trading, robo advice and private wealth management.  His visit continues through April 15, 2017.

Atsuko Kanehara is visiting from Tokyo where she is Professor of Public International Law at Sophia University.  She aims to research building a new theoretical framework of the law of State responsibility to effectively cope with internationally harmful acts of non-State actors.  Her visit continues through May 15, 2017.

Judge Ken Kaiami is a Visiting Judicial Researcher from Japan where he is a Judge of Sapporo District and Family Courts.  His main interest is in researching the civil trial system of the U.S. and establishing new practices in his court under the newly revised Japanese Code of Civil Procedure.  His visit continues through July of 2017. 

Kyunghee Kim is a visitor from South Korea where she is Vice President, Secretariat of Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative, Ministry of Finance.  Her research focuses on the legal frame for start-ups and venture incubation policy.  Her visit continues through June 30, 2017.

Najeong Kim is a visitor from South Korea where she is an Associate Attorney with Shin & Kim.  She will conduct comparative research between the constitutional restructuring system of South Korea and the United States.  Her visit continues through August 31, 2017.

Hakjin Lee is a visitor from Korea where he is a Senior Associate at Kim & Chang.  His research will focus on a comparative study of US and Korean laws on baking, securities and capital market participation.  His visit continues through July 31, 2017.

Kyung Eun Lee is a visitor from Korea where she is a practicing attorney.  Her research focuses on the multiple trade union system that was recently enacted in Korea and the role of the U.S. trade union.  Her visit continues through June 30, 2017.

Claudio Lucena Neto is a visitor from Brazil where he is a law professor at Paraiba State University.  His research focuses on algorithmic governance and accountability, privacy, human rights, democracy and law enforcement in the digital environment.  His visit continues through July 20, 2017.

Nicolas Luco is a visitor from Chile where he is a professor of Civil Procedure and Legal Ethics at Universidad Catolica de Chile.  His research focuses on the different strategies and techniques for teaching legal ethics and professional responsibility and their relative effectiveness at a theoretical and practical level.  His visit continues through July 12, 2017.

Lan Ma is visiting from China where she is pursuing her PhD in law at the University of International Business and Economics. Her research is focused on investment cooperation and regulatory coherence between China and the U.S.  Her visit continues through July 1, 2017. 

Jorge Marcos Ramos is visiting from Belgium where he is a PhD candidate at the University of Leige.  His research is focused on a comparative study (US-EU) of unilateral anti-competitive acquisitions of dominance/monopoly power. His visit continues through May 31, 2017.

Seong Min Park is visiting from South Korea where he is a Public Prosecutor with the Ministry of Justice, Republic of Korea.  His research will involve a comparative analysis of the criminal justice system between the U.S. and Korea as well as practice and theory of evidence law in the U.S.  His visit continues through December 18, 2017.

Paulo Saguato is Italian and visiting from London where he is currently an LSE Fellow in Financial Regulation at the London School of Economics and Political Science.  His research will offer a broad theory of what distinguishes systemically important financial market utilities, with a focus on clearinghouses (CCPs), from ordinary companies, and an analysis on the ramifications of how these firms are understood and regulated.  His visit continues through July 31, 2017.

Mi Kyeong Song is a visitor from Korea where she is a Judge in the Civil Division of Seoul's Central District Court. Her area of study is Corporate and Fair Trade Law and her research will focus on the econometric methods of damage appraisal and the establishment of corresponding legal standards in U.S. case law.  Her visit continues through June 30, 2017.

John Vella is a visitor from the U.K. where he is an Associate Professor at the University of Oxford. His research will focus on international tax reform.  His visit continues through May 31, 2017.

Diane Webber, an S.J.D. Georgetown Law alumna, is visiting from the U.K. where she is a Non-Resident Associate Fellow, Henry Jackson Society.  Her research will focus on a comparative analysis of civil liberty aspects of countering violent extremism and terror financing.  Her visit continues through August 31, 2017.

Ose Brave Ehimare Widmer is a dual national, Swiss/Nigerian, visiting from the University of Bern, Switzerland, where she is a PhD candidate in Criminal Law and Criminology. Her research involves the legal implications of creative accounting under Swiss and American criminal law.  Her visit continues through March 18, 2017.  

Matthew Zagor is a a visitor from Australia where he is an Associate Professor of Law at Australian National University.  His research includes two projects.  One is mapping the sacro-legal border and the other is comparative approaches to international law; specifically the global judiciary from exceptionalism to dialogue.  His visit continues through April 6, 2017.

Qing Zhang is a visitor from China where he is a Professor of Law, Center of Law and Economics, for China University of Political Science and Law. His research focuses on the use of the regulatory licensing regime in the U.S Health System and its implications for China's law.  His visit continues through June 30, 2017.