Re-Globe Research Team

Elisa Baroncini - Coordinator

Elisa Baroncini, PhD in EU Law, is Full Professor of International Law at the University of Bologna, where she currently teaches International Economic Law and International Law on Sustainable Development. For ten years (2012-2022) Elisa was Co-Chair of the ESIL IG on International Economic Law; in 2019 she co-founded and is now Coordinator of the Interest Group on International Economic Law of the Italian Society of International Law (DIEcon); and in December 2023, she has been elected as Member of the Executive Council of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL). 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 awarded the Jean Monnet Module “Re-Globe - Reforming the Global Economic Governance: The EU for SDGs in International Economic Law” and she has been the Coordinator of two UNA Europa Seeds Research Projects: “WHC@50 - Forever Young: Celebrating 50 Years of the World Heritage Convention”; and “ImprovEUorGlobe - The UN 2030 Agenda in the EU Trade Policy: Improving Global Governance for a Sustainable New World”. Member of the “Centro Interuniversitario sul Diritto delle Organizzazioni Internazionali Economiche” (CIDOIE), Elisa has also been part of the Promoting Committee of the University of Bologna to honour the 1972 UNESCO Convention, and Member of the Scientific Committee of the Institute of Advances Studies (ISA) of the University of Bologna. In June 2022 she has been appointed by the European Commission TSD Expert for the dispute settlement mechanisms of the new generation of EU free trade agreements, and she is member of the editorial board of the review “Journal of of the section of Bologna of the editorial board of the review “Diritto del commercio internazionale”. In May 2023, Elisa Baroncini has been appointed Independent Non-executive Director of the Board of Eni S.p.A. She is also Member of the Editorial Board of “The Journal of World Investment & Trade” and the Editorial Board - Section of Bologna of “Diritto del commercio internazionale”. Elisa publishes extensively mainly in English and Italian, 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 and civil society in international economic law; the new generation of EU FTAs and their enforcement; the participation of the European Parliament and the Commission in the EU treaty-making power; the relation between free trade and investment protection and cultural heritage protection; EU and international energy law.

Attila Massimiliano Tanzi

Attila Massimiliano Tanzi - Member

Attila M. Tanzi, Ph.D., is Chair of International Law at the University of Bologna (2006-ongoing); President, Italian Branch of the International Law Association; Associate Member 3VB Chambers, London (2018-ongoing). He is a 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 India. External 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 ICSID Panels of Arbitrators, 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 international investment law, international environmental law, international procedural law, the law of State responsibility and jurisdictional immunities.

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 Associate Professor of International Law 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 in English and Italian at the Department of Legal Studies of the University of Bologna (2015 – ongoing). He has been a member of the Italian Legal team in the M/V Norstar (ITLOS Case No. 25), the Questions of jurisdictional immunities of the State and measures of constraint against State-owned property (Germany v. Italy) (ICJ) and the Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russian Federation) (ICJ) cases, as well as research assistant in inter-state and investor-state disputes. He has been a member of the Italian delegation during the Fifth Intergovernmental Conference on the negotiation of an Agreement under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction. 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 is Senior Assistant Professor in Public International Law at the University of Bologna, School of Law. Since 2021 she is Lead Trainer of the Course “Human Rights and the Environment” at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. Ludovica is currently Legal Advisor to the Office of the State Attorney of the Republic of Italy before the European Court of Human Rights. She also works as counsel and legal assistant in cases before the International Court of Justice, the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea, and international investment tribunals. Ludovica holds a PhD in International Law from the University of Oslo and Bologna, a MA in International Relations and Human Rights from the Italian Society for International Organization and a BA and a MA in Law from the University of Bologna. She has been a visiting scholar at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law (University of Cambridge) an Associate Fellow of the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (Columbia University) and a Visiting Fellow at Sciences Po Law School, Paris. She has published in English, French and Spanish in various areas of international law, including international human rights law, international environmental law and international investment law.

Isola Clara Macchia - Member

Isola Clara Macchia is a 3rd year PhD Researcher in international trade law at the European University Institute in Fiesole, Italy. Her research project investigates the enforcement of sustainable development clauses in European Free Trade Agreements. In 2018, she obtained her Law Degree cum laude from the Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna with a dissertation on environmental damage in civil and international law. In 2020, she obtained a MSc in European and International Public Policy from the London School of Economics with final applied policy project titled “The European Green Deal and international trade policy: How free trade agreements can ensure a greener international cooperation”. Before her Ph.D., she worked at the European Commission in the Directorate-General for Employment as a trainee on Directives’ implementation and infringement proceedings. She also served as a researcher at the Attorney General’s Office in Bologna working on regional cooperation in law enforcement and as a research assistant in international law at the University of Bologna.

Alessandra Quarta - Member

Alessandra Quarta graduated, cum laude, in Law (master’s degree in single cycle) with a thesis in European Union Law on “Entry and Residence in Europe of Third-Country Nationals Seeking Employment”, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna. She is currently enrolled in the third year of the PhD Course in Cultural and Environmental Heritage at the University of Bologna, with a thesis on cultural heritage in the EU trade policy (Supervisor Prof. Elisa Baroncini) and collaborates as a teaching tutor of the European Union Law course at the Ravenna Campus of the University of Bologna. She was also teaching tutor of the International Law course at the Ravenna Campus of the University of Bologna for the academic years 2019/2020 and 2020/2021, and member of Una Europa the Seed funding Project “ImprovEUorGlobe - UN 2030 agenda in EU trade policy: improving global governance for a new sustainable world" and of the Una Europa Seed funding Project “WHC@50 Forever Young: Celebrating 50 Years of the World Heritage Convention”.

Klarissa Martins Sckayer Abicalam - Member

Klarissa Martins Sckayer Abicalam is a 1st year PhD candidate in European Union Law - International Law (39° cycle 2023/2024) at the University of Bologna with her project on "The EU Trade Policy for Women’s Economic Empowerment”, and teaching tutor in the Course “International Law on Sustainable Development” under the supervision of Prof. Elisa Baroncini. She is also academic collaborator of the Una Europa Seed funding Project ImprovEUorGlobe - "Improving Global Governance for a Sustainable New World”. She has a Master’s degree (Second Cycle/Two Year LLM 2020-2022) in Global and Transnational Legal Culture at the University of Bologna where she was graduated with full marks - 110 e Lode - and was awarded the best international student of Alma Mater in the academic year 2020/2021, having written her thesis on the topic “The New Era of Mega-Regional Trade Agreements and the Relevance of the EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement in the Process of Re-Globalization”. Furthermore, she is a fully qualified lawyer in Brazil, with extensive experience in public and private law, having been graduated in Law at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo.