Re-Globe Research Team

Elisa Baroncini - Coordinator

Elisa Baroncini, PhD in EU Law, is Full Professor of International Law at the University of Bologna. Co-Chair of the ESIL IG on International Economic Law, and Coordinator of the IEL Interest Group of the Italian Society (DIEcon), Elisa teaches International Law and International Economic Law at the Bologna School of Law. She has been Visiting Professor at the China-EU School of Law, speaker and organizer of many international conferences, Visiting Researcher at the European University Institute. Elisa manages and participates in international and national research projects. She has been recently awarded the Jean Monnet Module “Re-Globe - Reforming the Global Economic Governance: The EU for SDGs in International Economic Law” and she is the Coordinator of the UNA Europa Seeds Research Project “WHC@50 - Forever Young: Celebrating 50 Years of the World Heritage Convention”. Member of the “Centro Interuniversitario sul Diritto delle Organizzazioni Internazionali Economiche” (CIDOIE), Elisa is also part of the Promoting Committee of the University of Bologna to honour the 1972 UNESCO Convention. She published extensively in Italian, English, and French, and her main fields of research include: the reform process of the WTO dispute settlement mechanism; the relation between free trade and non-trade values; transparency in IEL; the new generation of EU FTAs and their enforcement; the participation of the European Parliament and the Commission in the EU treaty-making power.

Attila Massimiliano Tanzi

Attila Massimiliano Tanzi - Member

Attila M. Tanzi, Ph.D., is Chair of International Law at the University of Bologna; President, Italian Branch of the International Law Association; Associate Member 3VB Chambers, London. He is Member of the Supervisory Board of the Tashkent International Arbitration Centre (TIAC), Uzbekistan (2018-ongoing) and Permanent Arbitrator of the Asociación Europea de Arbitraje (Madrid, Spain) (2019-ongoing). He has been Visiting Professor at Queen Mary University of London (2014-2016), Université Paris II-Panthéon Assas (2018), University of Vienna (2018-2019) and Université Paris Nanterre (2021). Visiting lecturer in Argentina, Chile, Colombia and IndiaExternal Scientific Fellow at Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law (2020).

He is instructed by governments, international organisations and corporations on matters of international law. He has been counsel, advocate or arbitrator in inter-state, investor-state, or commercial disputes. He is currently a Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration and a Conciliator at the OSCE Court of Conciliation and Arbitration. He is Chairman of the Implementation Committee of the of the UNECE 1992 Convention on Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (2013-ongoing). He has been Chairman of the Legal Board of the same Convention (2004-2012) and Chairman of the Compliance Committee of the 1999 UNECE Protocol on Water and Health (2007-2010).

He has published extensively in English, French, Italian and Spanish in various areas of international law, including the law of State responsibility, jurisdictional immunities, international investment law, international environmental law and the law of international watercourses.

Alessandra Castellini - Member

Alessandra Castellini is Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics and Appraisal at the Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences (Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna). She earned a PhD in “Agricultural Economics and Policy” and teaches Strategic Management, Economics of international agro-industrial markets, Principles of Economics. Furthermore, she leads a Laboratory for master students about Business creation and Entrepreneurship. Current research interests include the study of the agrifood markets and marketing surveys on the behaviour of the consumer of food products, with specific topics regarding technical-economic analysis of production systems also linked to circular economic aspects, the value chain mapping and evaluation, the consumers perceptions towards innovative foods. As regards international trade analysis, she is working on GI products export within the ARISE+ - Indonesia Trade Support Facility, funded by the EU. She is currently involved in the H2020 project AgriFoodBoost and working on new proposals addressed to Horizon Europe calls. She authored more than 100 papers, part of them published in international peer-reviewed journals.

Gian Maria Farnelli

Gian Maria Farnelli - Member

Gian Maria Farnelli, Ph.D. (University of Verona, 2014) is Senior assistant professor (fixed term) at the Department of Legal Studies, University of Bologna; visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (2012). He has been entrusted with teaching modules of International Law at the School of Law of the University of Bologna (2015 – ongoing). He has been a member of the Italian Legal team in the M/V Norstar case (ITLOS Case No. 25), and research assistant in inter-state and investor-state disputes. 

He has been Editorial Assistant of the online journal Questions of International Law (2014 – ongoing); editorial secretary of the book series La ricerca del diritto nella comunità internazionale (Editoriale Scientifica) (2019 – in corso) and a member of the Editorial board of the Osservatorio sulle attività delle organizzazioni internazionali e sovranazionali, universali e regionali, sui temi di interesse della politica estera italiana (Study centre on activities of universal and regional international and supranational organizations concerning issues of interest for the Italian foreig policy. 

His publications, in Italian and English, address issues of law of the sea, environmental law, State immunity, investment law and the law of international adjudication.

Ludovica Chiussi Curzi - Member

Ludovica Chiussi Curzi (Phd, University of Oslo, University of Bologna), is Senior Assistant Professor in Public International Law at the University of Bologna, School of Law. She has been Visiting Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge (UK) and at the Columbia Centre for Sustainable Investment, Columbia University (New York). She is also Guest Lecturer at the Geneva Academy for International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. 

Ludovica advises the Office of the State Attorney of the Republic of Italy in cases before the European Court of Human Rights, as well as in investor-State arbitration. She has written extensively on different branches of public international law, including human rights, environment, and foreign investment.

Her book “Corporations and Human Rights Under General Principles of Law” was published with Brill Nijhoff in 2020.

Ludovica Mulas - Re-Globe Research Assistant

Ludovica Mulas is a PhD candidate in International Economic Law at the University of Bologna (Italy) under the supervision of Prof. Elisa Baroncini and at the Universität Göttingen (Germany) under the supervision of Prof. Peter-Tobias Stoll. She is also tutor for the Jessup Moot Court Competition and for the International Law course of the University of Bologna in Ravenna.

She graduated in Law at the University of Bologna with a thesis in International Trade and Investment Law titled “The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and its Problematic Implementation: A Legal Analysis”. 

Ludovica studied at the University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne within the Erasmus Exchange Program, moreover she spent a six-month research period abroad at the University of Göttingen under the supervision of Prof. Peter-Tobias Stoll and a four-month research period abroad at the University of Geneva, where she worked under the supervision of Prof. Gabrielle Marceau, Senior Counsellor in the Legal Affairs Division of the World Trade Organization (WTO). 

She held seminars on Public International Law and International Trade and Investment Law and published several papers and articles on the financial services regime and prudential regulation.

Isola Clara Macchia - Member

Isola Clara Macchia is a first year PhD Researcher in international trade law at the European University Institute in Fiesole, Italy. She holds a Degree in Law from the University of Bologna (2018) and an MSc in European and International Public Policy from The London School of Economics and Political Science (2020).