Armin von Bogdandy is Director of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg. He is currently a partner investigator in the excellence cluster “Normative Orders” at Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main and a senior research fellow at the PluriCourts Centre for Excellence, University of Oslo. He was a member of the German Science Council (Wissenschaftsrat) appointed by the President of the Federal Republic and a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights. He has held visiting positions at numerous international academic institutions, including the European University Institute (Jean Monnet Fellow), New York University (Global Law Professor and Senior Emile Noël Fellow of the Global Law School), the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and the Xiamen Academy of International Law, China. In 2008, he received the prize for outstanding scientific achievements in the field of foundations of law and economics from the Berlin-Brandenburgian Academy of Sciences, sponsored by the Commerzbank Foundation and, in 2014, he was awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, the highest endowed research prize in Germany, by the German Research Foundation.