Emanuel van Dongen appointed as holder of the TPR Exchange Chair 2021-2022 at Ghent University

Emanuel van Dongen

Dr. Emanuel van Dongen has been appointed as Titularis of the prestigious Alternating Chair of the Tijdschrift voor Privaatrecht (TPR) 2021-2022. Dr. Van Dongen will give an inaugural speech at Ghent University upon acceptance of the rotating chair. As part of this rotating chair, he will also conduct research and provide education there for several periods.

About Emanuel van Dongen

Emanuel van Dongen works as an assistant professor in private law at Utrecht University at the Molengraaff Institute for Private Law. He is a researcher at the Utrecht Centre for Accountability and Liability Law, the Montaigne Centre for Rule of Law and Administration of Justice, and the research cluster Empirical Research into Institutions for Conflict Resolution. He conducts research in the field of civil liability law, administration of justice and (private) legal history. He is also chairman of the Examination Board for the Bachelors programme of Law and programme coordinator of the Master's programme in Private Law.

He has previously been a visiting professor at LUISS Università di Guido Carli and the Università degli Studi Roma Tre, both in Rome, and at the Università degli Studi di Torino, in Turin. He is currently conducting a comparative empirical study into abuse of law. As an extension of this, he will investigate abuse of rights in Belgian law at Ghent University.

Emanuel van Dongen's research is closely related to the strategic research theme Institutions for Open Societies at Utrecht University, in particular Longterminism and Institutional Change.

About Tijdschrift voor Privaatrecht

According to TPR.be , the Tijdschrift voor Private Law is "the most reputed private law magazine in the Low Countries. It has a tradition of more than fifty years, which has largely helped shape private law." TPR promotes cross-border contacts between Belgium, the Netherlands and South Africa. Every year, two Belgian-Dutch and one South African Chair are awarded. In addition to staying in residence, the rotating chair holder also gives a number of lectures for the students and an inaugural lecture in acceptance of the rotating chair.