Ingolf Pernice is a Professor and holds the Chair for Public Law, International and European Law at the Humboldt-Universität of Berlin, where for the past two years (until March 2008) he was the Dean of the Faculty of Law. He is spending the year 2008-2009 as a LAPA fellow. Formerly, he was a member of the Legal Service of the European Commission and served as the legal advisor to the European delegation in their negotiations in preparation for the Rio Summit 1992, including the Framework Convention of Climate Change. From 1997 to 2001 he served as a member of the European Forum for Environment and Sustainable Development. Pernice founded and directed the Walter Hallstein-Institut for European Constitutional Law of the Humboldt University Berlin and advised the German government in the preparation of the Treaty Establishing a Constitution for Europe. After specializing in European antitrust and environmental law in practice, Pernice devoted his academic research to more general questions of legal philosophy, constitutional law and, in particular, European constitutional law. His publications include a book (in French), commentaries (in German) and numerous articles in German, French and English on how to conceptualize the relationship of national and European law. In October 2006 Pernice was awarded a doctor honoris causa by the New Bulgarian University, Sofia.