Joseph H. H. Weiler is President of the European University Institute (EUI) in Italy since 2013. Weiler came to the EUI from New York University (NYU). At NYU he was University Professor as well as holder of the European Union Jean Monnet Chair at New York University School of Law, Director of the Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law & Justice, and Co-Director of the Tikvah Center for Law & Jewish Civilization. Weiler was Manley Hudson Professor and Jean Monnet Chair at Harvard Law School (1992-2001).
Weiler served as a member of the Committee of Jurists of the Institutional Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, co-drafting the European Parliament's Declaration of Human Rights and Freedoms and Parliament's input to the Maastricht Inter-intergovernmental Conference. He is also a WTO and NAFTA Panelist, and a founding editor of the European Journal of International Law, the European Law Journal, and the World Trade Review.
Weiler is the author of numerous articles and books in the fields of international, comparative, and European law. Weiler’s research focus is on issues of European integration, globalization and democracy.