Fellows for the Academic Year
Boris Rotenberg (Belgium), Ph.D candidate,
European University Institute (EUI), Italy; Research Project: "The Legal Status
of European Initiatives in the Field of E-Government: Electronic Identity
Management, Open Source Software and the EU Charter's Right to Good
Rotenberg is a Global Emile Noel Fellow. Research interests include media law,
competition law (antitrust), free speech theory, intellectual property rights,
and e-government; mainly in the European context. For the Jean Monnet Center
and Hauser Global Law School Program, he will further develop his ideas on the
intriguing relation between European software regulation and the right to
freedom of expression.
received his basic legal education at Leuven (Belgium). He then read for the
Magister Juris degree at Oxford (Freshfields & Artal scholarships - Honours
& Clifford Chance Prize (best performance)). Between 2000 and 2004, he
wrote a Ph.D. thesis at the European University Institute (Italy), on "The
Legal Regulation of Communications Bottlenecks in the European Digital
Broadcasting Market." During these doctoral studies, he was a Visiting Scholar
at Columbia University (Spring 2002).
is an editor of the International Journal of Communications Law and Policy (www.ijclp.org), of the European Political
Economy Review, and a contributing editor to the monthly European Current Law.
In addition, he was a 'stagiaire' with the European Commission, DG Information
Society (2004), and a trainee with the BBC (2001), Clifford Chance (1999), and