Bucerius hosts Alexander von Humboldt fellows

Two fellows from Brazil and the US on campus during the 2014-2015 academic year.

Bucerius is proud to host two Alexander von Humboldt fellows on its campus during the 2014-2015 academic year. Kari Foss and Mellany Moreira are recipients of the German Chancellor Fellowship, a program targeted at university graduates from Brazil, China, India, Russia and the US who have demonstrated an international outlook and leadership experience. Under patronage of the Chancellor and financed by the Federal Foreign Office, the fellowship provides for a year-long stay in Germany to facilitate networking and exploration of new solutions to current global issues.

The fellows began their stay with a four-week introductory seminar in Bonn and Berlin that followed intensive German language training; they began individual project work in November.

Foss received her Juris Doctor from the University of South Dakota School of Law in May 2014. Her research treats antitrust and competition laws in Germany and the United States as they impact the agricultural industry. She is supervised by Dr. Horst Satzky of the Frankfurt office of Hengeler Mueller, a longtime visiting lecturer in the area of antitrust law at Bucerius.

Moreira is a qualified Brazilian lawyer and 2014 graduate of the Bucerius/WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management Master of Law and Business Program. Her research explores the legal and economic impacts of the 2013 ratification of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods in Brazil, focusing on implications for the transaction of intellectual property and comparing developments to those of the CISG in Germany. She is supervised by Professor Dr. Dana Beldiman, Director of the Bucerius Center for Transnational IP, Media and Technology Law and Policy.