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Valentina Volpe

Associate Professor, Senior Research Affiliate

volpe.affiliate@mpil.de

Main Fields of Research:

Global and international public law; comparative constitutional law; democracy promotion; human rights; non-state actors; international organizations (with a particular focus on CoE and EU), European human rights law

Academic Career:

Since 2017: Associate Professor (Maître de conférences) of Public International Law, tenure, and Co-Director of the Advanced LL.M. in Human Rights, Security & Development (with Dean Ioannis Panoussis), Lille Catholic University, France.

Since 2016: Associate Lecturer, Master in Management e Politiche delle Pubbliche Amministrazioni (M.A.M.A.), LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome, Italy.

20162017: Associate Lecturer, United Nations-mandated University for Peace (UPEACE), San José, Costa Rica.

20142017: Senior Research Fellow at the MPIL.

20152017: Associate Lecturer, Lille Catholic University, campus of Paris, France.

2014  2016: Associate Lecturer, University of Mannheim, Germany.

2013  2014: Project Manager, human rights area, @uxilia NGO, Udine, Italy.

2008  2012: Ph.D. Candidate in Law and Legal Theory, Italian Institute of Human Sciences (SUM) Naples, (today Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa), Italy.

2008  2010: Assistant Lecturer of Comparative Constitutional Law, Department of Political Science, University of Trieste, Italy.

2007: Project Officer, intern, Italian Embassy of Beijing, China (September – December).

2006: Parliamentary Assistant, intern, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium (January – June).

Education:

2008 - 2012:  Ph.D. summa cum laude in Law and Legal Theory at the Italian Institute of Human Sciences (SUM), (today Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa), with a doctoral dissertation on Global Administrative Law and International Law: Global Dimensions of Democracy (supervisor Professor Sabino Cassese).
Defense: 14th February 2013.

2005 - 2007:  LL.M. (Laurea Specialistica) 110/110 summa cum laude in European, International and Comparative Legal Studies at the University of Trieste with a dissertation on Comparative Constitutional Law: The Role of the Venice Commission in the Eastern Europe’s Constitutional Transition (supervisor Professor Sergio Bartole).

2002 - 2005:  J.D. (Laurea di Primo Livello) 110/110 summa cum laude in Legal Science at the University of Trieste, with a dissertation on Comparative Private Law: The European Models of Civil Unions (supervisor Professor Mauro Bussani).

2005: Erasmus exchange student, Faculté de Droit, de Sciences Politiques et de Gestion, Robert Schuman, University of Strasbourg, France (Spring term).