Javier Couso is Professor of Constitutional Law at Universidad Diego Portales (Chile), and Chair in Global Trends in Constitutionalism at Utrecht University (The Netherlands). A specialist in Comparative Constitutional Law, with an emphasis in Latin American Constitutionalism, he is currently an Associate Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law, after having served in the Executive Committee of the International Association of Constitutional Law and at the Board of Trustees of the Law and Society Association. After holding visiting professorships at the University of California-Berkeley; Melbourne University; the University of Leiden; and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he currently serves in the editorial boards of the Constitutional Court Review; the Journal of Law and Courts; the Law and Society Review; the International Journal of Law in Context, and the journal Law and Policy. In the period 2014-2015 he served as a consultant to the United Nations in Yemen’s constituent process, followed by his role as constitutional adviser to Michelle Bachelet’s government in Chile (2015-2018). A regular contributor International IDEA’s Constitution Building Program, he was a consultant on constitution-making processes for the Chilean Office of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in the period 2013-2014. Javier participated in the Melbourne Forum in 2017 and 2019.