Prof. Kristian Lauta

Kristian Cedervall Lauta is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of

Law, University of Copenhagen and chairperson of the Copenhagen

Center for Disaster Research (COPE). He is author of Disaster Law 

(Routledge 2015, 170 pp.), analysing how and why the field of

disaster law has emerged. He is a leading expert within disaster law

in general, the intersection of disasters and human rights in

particular, and the main author of numerous international

peer-reviewed articles on law and disaster risk. He is a senior

editor of the European Journal of Risk Regulation and has edited

special issues of the European Journal of Risk Regulation and the 

International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction He is a member of

the steering committee of the University of Copenhagen’s Center for

Sustainability Science and a co-PI of several international research

projects, hereunder the H2020-project ESPREssO. Furthermore, he

was the PI and initiator of the UCPH 2016-project on excellent

interdisciplinary research, Changing Disasters, assembling researchers from all of the University’s six faculties to study how disasters change societies. Kristianhas been a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley and Cambridge and is a member to the Royal Danish Academy for Sciences and Letters’ Young Academy.

Associate Professor, Center for International Law, Conflict and Crisis, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

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