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Valentina Volpe

Associate Professor, Senior Research Affiliate

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).

 

Honours

2016: Fritz Thyssen Foundation Grant, Promotion of science and research events, State, Economy and Society, for the conference Remedies against Immunity? Reconciling International and domestic law after the Italian Constitutional Court's Sentenza 238/2014, (co-organized with Anne Peters and Stefano Battini) at Villa Vigoni, Lake Como, May 2017 (Grant 25.000 euro).

2008 - 2011: Doctoral fellowship grant, Italian Institute of Human Sciences (SUM), Naples.

Since 2008: Cultore della Materia (honorary title) in Italian and Comparative Constitutional Law, Political Science Department, University of Trieste.

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