Christian Pippan is a lecturer at the Institute of International Law and
International Relations at the Karl-Franzens University of Graz.
research focus is on the international and European security system, the
external relations law of the European Union, issues of human rights, democracy
and development, and international law and democratic governance. His
publications in those areas include articles in the Austrian Journal of Public
and International Law and the Heidelberg Journal of International Law. His
Ph.D. on "The promotion of human rights and democracy as an objective of the
European Community's development cooperation policy" was published by Peter
Lang (Frankfurt am Main) in 2002.
visiting NYU Law School, Christian Pippan will be conducting research on the
concept of democratic (governmental) legitimacy in international law. His
research is supported by the Austrian Science Fund.