Mike Videler

PhD Candidate, European University Institute
Florence, Italy


Mike Videler (1991) is a young scholar and teacher of international law, who specializes in international dispute settlement, human rights law, and legal theory. He is writing his PhD thesis on the construction of facts and truth in international adjudication. Mike also teaches at HEC Paris, a renowned international business school. In 2017, he was a Lantos-Humanity in Action Congressional Fellow at the U.S. Congress, working for Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (NY-5), who sits on the Foreign Affairs and Financial Services Committees. Previously, he worked for the SIM Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (Utrecht University), the Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG) and interned with the Netherlands Permanent Representation to the United Nations at Geneva and the law firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek. As such, his professional and research interests span the challenges of the 21st century: dispute settlement, international conflict and security, inequality and diversity, climate change, social justice, and truth in the social sphere. He holds an LLM in Comparative, European, and International Laws from the European University Institute, an LLM in Public International Law from the University of Amsterdam, a BA in Liberal Arts from University College Utrecht, and an LLB in Dutch Law from Utrecht University. Mike is very interested in (re)connecting with HiA Senior Fellows from all walks of life, who work in diverse sector and on innovative projects.

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