Anne Peters is director and scientific member at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law Heidelberg (Germany) since 2013 and a professor of international law at the University of Basel (Switzerland) since 2001. In the academic year 2004/05 she was Dean of the Faculty of Law. Prior to taking up the tenured post she was Assistant Professor at the Walther-Schücking-Institute of Public International Law at the Christian Albrechts University Kiel, where she obtained the Habilitation-qualification on the basis of her Habilitation-Thesis “Elemente einer Theorie der Verfassung Europas” (Elements of a Theory of the Constitution of Europe).
Born in Berlin in 1964, Anne Peters studied Law, Modern Greek and Spanish at the Universities of Würzburg, Lausanne, and Freiburg im Breisgau and pursued post-graduate studies at Harvard Law School.
She was a fellow of the National Scholarship Foundation of the German People (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes) and was awarded the prize from the Scientific Society at Freiburg im Breisgau for her doctoral dissertation on territorial referendums in international law in 1995.
Her research activities cover the field of general public international law, especially its constitutionalization, European constitutional law, constitutional theory and constitutional comparison and national and international human rights. She has published extensively on questions of supranational global governance and global constitutionalism.
Since 2004, Anne Peters has been a member of the executive board of the European Society of International Law and since 2007 a member of the scientific advisory board of the European Journal of International Law. Since 2008, she is a member of the Swiss National Research Council.