Joris Larik

Senior Advisor and Nonresident Fellow

Global Governance, Justice & Security

Joris Larik is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs of Leiden University in the Netherlands and Senior Advisor and Nonresident Fellow for the Global Governance, Justice & Security Program at Stimson.
Larik’s expertise is in the areas of comparative, EU and international law, regional organizations in world politics, transatlantic relations, and global governance reform. His work has been acknowledged with several awards, including NATO’s Manfred Wörner Essay Award (2008), the Outstanding Paper Award from the Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University (2012), and the Mauro Cappelletti Prize for the Best Doctoral Thesis in Comparative Law (2014) from the European University Institute.
Larik is the co-editor, with Richard Ponzio and William Durch, of Just Security in an Undergoverned World (Oxford University Press 2018), author of Foreign Policy Objectives in European Constitutional Law (Oxford University Press 2016), and co-author of ASEAN’s External Agreements: Law, Practice and the Quest for Collective Action (Cambridge University Press 2015). Moreover, he has published in both law and international relations journals, including Common Market Law Review, European Constitutional Law Review, European Foreign Affairs Review, European Law Review, Global Policy, International & Comparative Law Quarterly, Legal Issues of Economic Integration, Netherlands International Law Review, Survival, University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, and Yearbook of European Law.
From August 2017 to February 2018, Larik was a Fulbright-Schuman Fellow at the Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington D.C. Previously, Larik has completed several policy-oriented research projects for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and the European Commission. In 2014/15, he served on the core project team for the Report of the Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance co-chaired by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former Nigerian Foreign Minister Ibrahim Gambari.


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Building Back Together & Greener

Executive Summary “The COVID-19 pandemic once again reminds us: Global crises require global solutions. We must act together to end the pandemic. And we must not forget those who are affected by extreme poverty and hunger. The UN Sustainable Developmen…

Beyond UN75: A Roadmap for Inclusive, Networked & Effective Global Governance

Beyond UN75 considers the new kinds of tools, networks, and institutions, combined with enlightened global leadership, required to take forward the twelve commitments at the heart of the UN75 Declaration

Coping with New and Old Crises

Revitalizing the global governance system for charting a durable, green, and broad-based recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic

75 Years On: Remaking the Case for the United Nations

Originally published in Just Security.

Issue Brief
Strengthening the Rules-Based Global Order: The Case for an International Rule of Law Package

An international rule of law reform package to reinforce multilateralism and enhance global governance capabilities

Policy Memo
Strengthen Cybersecurity to Safeguard Positive Global Connectivity

Strengthen cybersecurity through international cybercrime centers, international cybercrime expert rosters, and a global campaign to promote end-user cyber hygiene.

UN 2.0: Ten Innovations for Global Governance 75 Years beyond San Francisco

Improving prospects for a global governance architecture that is more inclusive, effective, and just during and beyond UN75

Issue Brief
Multilateralism for Chronic Risks

With human security and planetary boundaries at risk, we must reorient multilateralism to avoid the tragedies that might befall all of humankind

Project Note
Dialogue Summary: UN75 Regional Dialogue for Africa (30 March–10 May 2020)

An open conversation about the future of multilateralism and its impact at the global, regional, and national levels in Africa.

Policy Memo
Boosting the Reach and Resilience of International Justice Institutions

Increase the universal acceptance of international justice institutions, in particular the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Issue Brief
Reinvigorating Global Governance Through “Just Security”

2019 is an opportune moment to reflect on the current “anti-multilateralist turn” in international politics and the growing array of global problems that can only be managed multilaterally

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