Kristian Cedervall Lauta
Associate dean for education
Faculty Management - allocation
Karen Blixens Plads 16, 2300 København S, Søndre Campus, Building: 6A.2.18
Copenhagen Center for Disaster Research
CURRICULUM VITAE for Kristian Cedervall Lauta
Born 1982 in Holbæk, married to Birgitte Søgaard Lauta, father to Ella (10), Agnes (8) and Theodor (2).
Work Address: Karen Blixens Plads 16, DK-2300 Kbh. S.
Phone: +45 35324381
2012 PhD, University of Copenhagen
2008 Ll.M., University of Copenhagen
2005 Ll.B., University of Copenhagen
Scientific focus areas
Main research topic: Law and Disasters, State of Emergency
Secondary research topics: Human Rights Law, Torts, Disaster Research
2019- Associate Dean for Education, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen
2016- Associate Professor, Center for International Law, Conflict and Crisis, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen
2013-2016 Assistant Professor, Center for International Law and Justice, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen
2012-2014 Post-doc, Center for Enterprise Liability, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen
2012 Research Assistant, iCourts, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen
2008-2011 PhD Fellow, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen (including three month of paternity leave in 2009 and in 2011).
2013- Deputy PI, Changing Disasters.
2016- Scientific Coordination Committee member and WP-leader, ESPREssO,
2016- Steering Committee Member, UCPH Sustainability Science Center www.sustainability.ku.dk
2015- Chairman of the board for the exhibition space, X and Beyond www.xandbeyond.dk
2012- Founding member of COPE and chairman – Copenhagen Center for Disaster Research, www.cope.ku.dk.
Selected external funding awarded
2016 H2020-CSA grant, Enhancing Synergies for Disaster Prevention in the European Union
(ESPREssO), WP leader and co-PI, 295.000 euro (3 million euro)
2014 NordForsk, Nordic Centre of Excellence for Resilience and Societal Security (NORDRESS),
Co-writer and participant, 23 million NKr.
2012 UCPH Excellence Programme for Interdisciplinary Research, ”Changing Disasters”, Deputy
principal investigator and drafter of the application, 17,9 million Dkr.
Selected research events organized
2015-2017 The “NEEDS”-conference, 9-11 December and 17-19 May
2015 “Critical Infrastructure Resilience”, in cooperation with READ, DTU and IDA, 13 April.
2014 “Disaster Justice”, International Workshop, Copenhagen, 27-28 February.
2011 “Imaging Chaos: States of Emergency in Law and Fiction”, organized with Henrik Palmer
Olsen and Isak Winkel Holm, Copenhagen, 7-9 December.
2008 “Disaster and Sustainability: The Cultural Perspective”, organized with Henrik Palmer Olsen
and Isak Winkel Holm, Copenhagen, 6-7 November.
2016- Senior Editor for Disaster Law, European Journal of Risk Regulation
2014- Reviewer for Cambridge University Press, Disasters, International Journal of Disaster Risk
Reduction, Journal for Applied Volcanology, European Journal of Risk Regulation, Journal of
International Humanitarian Legal Studies and more.
2013- Danish Editor, Retfærd, “Nordic Journal of Law and Justice”.
2012-2013 Special Editor on European Journal of Risk Regulation.
2016 “Is the Disaster made in Japan making Europe?”, “Fukushima Five Years on – Legal
Fallout in Japan, Lessons for the EU”, Darwin College, Cambridge University.
2015 “Fredagstaler” organized by Studenterforeningen at Carlsberg Academy
2015 Panel chair and speaker on CPH:DOX and REALITY:CHECK.
2012 “International Disaster Law”, European Council’s Working Party on Civil Protection
Membership of professional organizations and networks
2017-2022 Member of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Letters' Young Academy 2012-2016 MC for COST action for Disaster Bioethics, IS1201.
2015- Chairman of the Board for the Exhibition Space, X and Beyond.
2016- Member of the American Society of International Law
Academic awards and honorary positions:
2009 Visiting Scholar, Center for Law, Energy & the Environment, UC Berkeley
2017 Visiting Scholar, Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, Cambridge