Prof. Dr. Youri Devuyst

Fields of specialization:

  • EU institutional law and politics
  • EU international trade law and policy
  • EU external relations
  • EU history

Short bio:

Prof. Youri Devuyst (PhD Political Science VUB; MA International Relations Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies; LL.M. PILC VUB; postgraduate ‘Licence’ in International and European Law VUB) is Principal Administrator at the European Commission.

Previously, he was a member of the Cabinet of the Commissioner in charge of competition policy and also served in the Cabinet of three successive Belgian Ministers of Foreign Affairs. He is a part-time PILC Professor. Between 2002 and 2011, he was also on the faculty of the Master’s Programme in International Law and Economics (MILE) at the World Trade Institute Switzerland (a joint institute of the Universities of Berne, Neuch√Ętel and Fribourg). He has been a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Pittsburgh and Georgia (USA) and has provided guest lectures at numerous universities in and outside Europe, including Columbia University, New York University, American University, McGill University, the University of Toronto, and Turku University.

His publications include The European Union Transformed: Community Method and Institutional Evolution from the Schuman Plan to the Constitution for Europe (2006) and numerous book chapters and articles in journals such as the Berkeley Journal of International Law, Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law, Georgetown Journal of International Law, European Foreign Affairs Review, Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Public Policy, Journal of European Integration, Journal of World Trade, World Competition, and Global Governance, among others.

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