Dr. Reut Paz is an Israeli scholar who specializes in public international law, European Law, international relations, and international legal history. She holds degrees in law and political science from the University of Helsinki, Finland and a Ph.D. from Bar-Ilan University, Israel. In the course of her studies, she was awarded several fellowships and academic grants by the Finnish Government (CIMO) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), as well as the Presidential Excellency Scholarship of Bar-Ilan University. Dr. Paz spent two years as an Alexander von Humboldt post-doctoral fellow at the Humboldt University in Berlin. She has taught public international law at the College of Management, Israel; international legal history at the Humboldt University, and EU law at the University of Wisconsin Law School. Currently she holds a senior research position at the law faculty of the Franz von Liszt Institut für Internationales Recht und Rechtsvergleichung at the Justus Liebig Universität Gießen, Germany. This so-called Habilitation position is affiliated with the interdisciplinary project “Dynamics of Security – Types of Securitization in Historical Perspective”, sponsored by the German Research Community (DFG). Dr. Paz is the author of A Gateway Between a Distant God & a Cruel World: The Contribution of Jewish German Scholars to International Law (2012) and of articles in several journals, including the European Journal of International Law and the German Law Journal, as well as in the Oxford Handbook of International Legal Theory.