Niels Kirst is an Assistant Professor of European Law at Dublin City University (DCU). His research interests lie in the area of European rule of law, EU-US comparative law, technology regulation, trade law, geopolitics & foreign policy. He holds two master's degrees in European and international law from the University of Paris II and the University of Toulouse I. Earlier on, he graduated with a Bachelor of Philosophy & Economics from the University of Heidelberg. He previously worked in the German Parliament, researched at the European Court of Justice, and was a trainee at the German Foreign Office. Since September 2019, he pursues a doctoral degree in European law with Professor Federico Fabbrini. In 2021, he won a YERUN Visiting Fellowship at Essex Law School with Professor Theodore Kostandinides. In 2022, he was awarded a KAS Visiting Fellowship at Cardozo Law School with Professor Michel Rosenfeld.