Learning Laboratory: Dr. Kerstin Carlson on Covid-19 and the European Union

In the third episode of the Learning Laboratory series, AUP’s Professor Kerstin Carlson discusses the challenges and opportunities the European Union faces in the time of Covid-19. Historically, the EU intervenes on behalf of its member states in times of crisis, but this time, it is the individual member states that have stepped into the forefront in managing the Covid-19 crisis.  In her video, Carlson explains why this could be a potential problem for the EU moving forward.  

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About Professor Kerstin Carlson

Kerstin Bree Carlson researches and teaches international law and security topics at the University of Southern Denmark and The American University of Paris. She has published three books and several articles and book chapters on topics in international criminal law, transitional justice, and criminal justice in Africa. She writes frequently for The Conversation blog. Her current research explores judicial treatment of terrorism as a transitional justice topic.

Before completing her PhD, Carlson worked as a lawyer at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in Paris, where she practiced public and private international law. She also clerked in a Federal District Court in Texarkana, Texas for the Honorable David Folsom.

Carlson received her BA from The Johns Hopkins University, and her JD and PhD from University of California, Berkeley. She is the recipient of two Fulbright Fellowships, the first to Croatia and the second to UNESCO, in Paris. She speaks passable French, Spanish, Danish, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, and German.