Full Professor, Director of the Copernicus Center for Interdisciplinary Studies and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University. He holds PhDs both in law (2003) and philosophy (2007). He has authored or co-authored several book monographs, co-edited over twenty collections of essays and published almost 100 peer-reviewed articles or contributed chapters. His research interests include legal philosophy, philosophy of mind, theories of reasoning, moral and mathematical cognition, as well as history of ideas. He has recently co-edited, with Jaap Hage and Nicole Vincent, Law and Mind: The Handbook of Law and the Cognitive Sciences (Cambridge University Press, 2021).
Federica Coppola (Chair)
Federica Coppola is a Senior Researcher in the Department of Criminal Law at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law. From 2017 to 2020, she was Robert A. Burt Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience at the Center for Science and Society at Columbia University, and a Lecturer in Criminal Law & Neuroscience at Columbia Law School. She also joined the Social Relations Lab and the Center for Justice at Columbia University as a postdoctoral scholar, and she was involved in prison education in New York City. Her areas of expertise involve criminal law theory, theory of punishment, criminal justice, restorative justice, incarceration, solitary confinement. In addition to articles in law reviews, interdisciplinary journals and edited volumes, she is the author of The Emotional Brain and the Guilty Mind: Novel Paradigms of Culpability and Punishment (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2021) and the co-editor of the volume Social Rehabilitation and Criminal Justice (Oxford: Routledge, forthcoming).
She earned a JD summa cum laude from University of Bologna (2010), an LL.M in Comparative, European and International Laws (2014) and a PhD in Law (2017) from the European University Institute.
Pim Haselager is Associate Professor of Theoretical Cognitive Science at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour at the Radboud University Nijmegen. His research focuses on the implications of Cognitive neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence for human self-understanding. He investigates the ethical and societal implications of research in, and the ensuing technologies of, CNS and AI, such as Robotics, Brain-Computer Interfacing, and Deep Brain Stimulation. He is particularly interested in the integration of empirical work (i.e., experimentation, computational modeling, and robotics) with philosophical issues regarding knowledge, identity, agency, responsibility and intelligent behavior. He has published in journals such as American Journal of Bioethics, Neuroethics, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience and Journal of Social Robotics.
He teaches in bachelor and master programs of Artificial Intelligence Cognitive Neuroscience, and Psychology (e.g., Introduction to Robotics, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Neurophilosophy, Conscious and Unconscious Processes). I have often given courses abroad (e.g., University of the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and University of Trento, Italy). Regularly he gives presentations to general, non-scientific, audiences on a variety of topics within Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Neuroscience (e.g., on free will, neuroscience and law, consciousness, implications of robotics, ethics, neurotechnology, etc.). He obtained Master’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology, and received his PhD in 1995 at the Free University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
David Roef is associate professor in criminal law and extraordinary professor criminal law and neuroscience at Maastricht University. He has been frequently involved in legal research related to comparative criminal law, environmental criminal law, criminal liability of legal entities and neurolaw. He currently lectures in courses on substantive criminal Law, law and neurosciences, and criminal policy. Most recently he published with co-author and co-editor Dr. Johannes Keiler the handbook Comparative Concepts of Criminal Law (Intersentia, 3rd revised edition, 2019, ISBN 978-1-78068-685-1).
Corrado Roversi is associate professor at the University of Bologna, where he teaches Philosophy of Law. He holds a Ph.D. in analytic philosophy and the general theory of law (awarded by the Università Statale in Milan). He is assistant editor of Ratio Juris: An International Journal of Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law (John Wiley and Sons, Ltd.) and has worked on the project A Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence (Berlin, Springer), of which he has edited the second tome of the last volume (along with Enrico Pattaro), titled Legal Philosophy in the Twentieth Century: The Civil Law World (2016). He is also among the editors of the recent collection Law as an Artifact (Oxford University Press, 2018). His research is focused on legal ontology, the pragmatics of legal acts, and the phenomenology of institutional concepts.
Antonia Waltermann (Managing Director)
Antonia M. Waltermann is assistant professor of legal theory and philosophy at Maastricht University with a background in legal theory and comparative, public and international law. Her research focuses on explicating foundational concepts of (public) law and, more recently, on non-human agency. For the latter research in particular, she draws also from the cognitive sciences. Her recent scientific publications include the monograph Reconstructing Sovereignty (Springer, 2019) and the edited volume Law, Science, Rationality (Eleven International Publishing, 2019).