Fabio Bertini

PhD in History of the European Society, Research Student at Scuola Storica dell’Istituto Storico per l’Età moderna e contemporanea in Rome. Associated Professor of Contemporary History at the Department of Political Science “Cesare Alfieri”, Florence. Co-director of the book series Il Risorgimento tra Mediterraneo ed Europa, ETS, Pisa; Director of the book series Il lungo Risorgimento delle donne, CET, Florence; Editor-in-chief of «Rassegna Storica Toscana»; Member of the Board of «Rivista di Studi Politici Internazionali» and «Ricerche Storiche». He contributes to numerous historical journals. Visiting Professor in many Italian and foreign Universities. He reorganized and catalogued the Giuseppe Vedovato’s archives for the National Central Library of Florence.


Giorgio Bosco

Minister Plenipotentiary Giorgio Bosco belonged for over forty years to the Italian diplomatic service. He had various assignment in Rome and abroad: among them, Ambassador to Bolivia and to Myanmar. To the diplomatic activity he joined the academic one, teaching International organization in the University of Genoa (1983-86), and International law in the National School of Administration (Rome. 1996-99). He is author of several articles published in specialized quarterlies, and of two essays, one on the settlement of international legal disputes (1989) and one on the jurist Dionisio Anzilotti (2006).


Pietro Calamia

He entered the diplomatic service in 1995, assigned to the Department of Political Affairs, Rome; Press Office Attaché at the Ministry (1959); at the Embassy of Vienna (1961-1966); Counsellor in the Italian Permanent Diplomatic Mission to the EEC in Brussels, Responsible inter alia for the negotiation for the EEC membership of Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom and the parallel negotiation with EFTA countries (1966-1973); Responsible in the economic Department for Community Affairs at Foreign Ministry in Rome (1973-1978); Member of the Italian delegation to the European Councils and to the Summits in Rambouillet (1975), Puerto Rico (1976), London (1977); Deputy Permanent Representative to the EEC in Brussels (1978-1980); appointed Ambassador of Italy to Yugoslavia (1980-1984); Ambassador-Permanent Representative to EEC in Brussels (1984-1990); Director general of the Department of Emigration and Social Affairs, Foreign Ministry in Rome (1990-1993); Head of the Italian Permanent Representative to the OECD, Paris; Personal Representative […]


Sabino Cassese

Justice Emeritus of the Italian Constitutional Court and Emeritus professor at the «Scuola Normale Superiore» of Pisa. Born in October 1935, graduated (October 1956) summa cum laude in law from the University of Pisa. He was assistant professor at the Universities of Pisa and Rome and, since 1961, has served as professor at the Universities of Urbino, Naples and Rome. In 1993-94 he was a member of the Italian Government. Sabino Cassese has received a doctor honoris causa degree from seven Universities: Aix-en-Provence (1987), Cordoba (1995), Paris II (1998), Castilla-La Mancha (2002), Athens (2002) and Macerata (2002), European University Institute (2010). Among his recent publications: Il mondo nuovo del diritto (2008, Laterza); I tribunali di Babele (2009, Donzelli); Il diritto globale. (2009, Einaudi); Massimo Severo Giannini (2010, Laterza); Il diritto amministrativo: storia e prospettive (2010, Giuffrè); Lo Stato fascista (2010, Il Mulino); When legal orders collide: the Role of Courts […]


Fausto de Quadros

Full Professor (“Catedrático”) emeritus at  the University of Lisbon School of Law. He teaches European Law, Public International Law and Administrative Law. Jean Monnet Chair ad personam in European Constitutional Law.He taught as Visiting Professor at the Robert Schuman University, Strasbourg. He was Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Public Comparative Law and International Law, Heidelberg.  Advocate, Counsel and Arbitrator ICSID  (World Bank), ICC and WTO.  Author of more than 180 publications. His main publications: Manual de Direito Internacional Público, co-author: A. Gonçalves Pereira, 3rd.  ed., Coimbra, Almedina, 1993: Droit de l’Union eueopéenne – Droit constitutionnel et administratif de l’Union européenne,  Bruxelles, Bruylant, 2008; Direito da União Europeia – Direito constitucional e administrativo da União europeia, 3rd. ed., Coimbra, Almedina, 2013; Contencioso da União Europeia, co-author: Ana Maria Martins, 2nd. ed., Coimbra, Almedina, 2007; A proteção da propriedade privada pelo Direito Internacional Público (with an english summary), Coimbra, […]


Luigi Vittorio Ferraris

Born in Rome 1928 Diplomatic Service 1952-1987 and since 1981 in the rank of full Ambassador; Vice Consul, Newark, NJ (USA); Embassy Ankara (1957-59), Sofia (1959-62), Caracas (1963-67), Warsaw (1967-69). At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Chief East European and CSCE Desk 1969-1975, Assistant Director General Cultural Affairs 1975-77, General Director of Personnel 1977-80. Ambassador in Bonn 1980-87. In charge of Italian Delegations at the OSCE, 2003-2004 (Warsaw, Berlin, Paris). 1987-2000, Judge in the Council of State, February-May 1996, Undersecretary of State for European Affairs in Italian Foreign Office. Head of Chair of International Studies and Visiting Professor in many Italian and foreign universities. Since 1988, Past President, German-Italian Cultural Centre Villa Vigoni, Menaggio (Como Italy) 1986-2007; since 2000 President, Centro Italiano di Studi per la Conciliazione Internazionale, Rome and Accademia di studi italo-tedeschi, Merano; Member of the Board of many institutions and associations (among them: International Strategic Studies, London). […]


Teresa Freixes

Professor of Constitutional Law at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) since 1993 and Jean Monnet Chair since 2003, ad personam since 2008. Professional activity at the University and as a legal expert of the European Commission since 1994 (participation in the elaboration of the Amsterdam Treaty, the Charter of Fundamental Rights, the European Constitution and the Lisbon Treaty) and of the Council of Europe since 1997 (Program of Juridical Assistance for the East European Countries to form magistrates and professors and supervise the legislative adaptation process, 1997-99). Member of the Royal Academy of Doctors since 2010. Member (representative for Spain) of the Réseau UE d’experts indépendants en matière de droits fondamentaux (2002-2006) of the European Commission. Senior Expert of FRANET (Fundamental Rights Agency and European Institute for Gender Equality, Legal Experts Group, 2005-2014). Principal Investigator in several projects of R+D+I, European Programs and High Level Working Groups. Reports for […]


Wolf D. Gruner

Professor and Holder of the Chair of European History, Modern and Contemporary History and holder of the Endowed Jean Monnet chair of European Integration History and European Studies at the University of Rostock (since 1996- until r.) 1971-1973 Research Assistant and Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary History. LMU; 1973-1980 Assi­stant Professor in Modern and Contemporary History at the University of the Armed Federal Forces Munich; Reader in Modern History at The Munich Institute of Technology 1976-1982; 1979/80 Habilitation LMU; 1982-1996 Professor of Modern European History, University of Hamburg, since 1991 additionally holder of the Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration History. Honors (selection):1983, 1986/87 Visiting Professor for German and European History, Indiana University Bloomington; 1999 (Spring Semester) Visiting Professor for European History at UGA (University of Georgia, Athens); 2003-2005 Research Visiting Professor Roma La Sapienza; since 2005 Visiting Professor babes-Bolyai University Cluj; 2007 Visiting Research Fellow and Visiting Professor of […]


Christopher Hill

Christopher Hill is Sir Patrick Sheehy Professor of International Relations at the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) of the University of Cambridge, where he is also a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College. From 1974-2004 he taught in the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he was the Montague Burton Professor from 1991, Head of Department 1994-1997, and Vice Chair of the Academic Board, 1999-2002. He has published widely in the areas of foreign policy analysis and general International Relations, his most recent publications being (with Sarah Beadle) The Art of Attraction: Soft Power and the UK’s Role in the World (British Academy, 2014), The National Interest in Question: Foreign Policy in Multicultural Societies (OUP 2013), National and European Foreign Policies, edited with Reuben Wong, (Routledge 2011), and The European Union in International Relations (edited with Michael Smith, 2nd edition 2011). […]


Bichara Khader

Bichara Khader is Professor Emeritus at the Catholic University of Louvain and Founder of the Study and Research Centre on the Contemporary Arab World. He has been member of the Group of High Experts on European Foreign Policy and Common Security (European Commission) and Member of the Group of Wise men on cultural dialogue in the Mediterranean (European Presidency). Currently his is visiting professor in various European and Arab universities. He published some 30 books on the Arab world and on the Euro-Arab, Euro-Mediterranean, EU-GCC and the Euro-Palestinian relations.


Valeria Piacentini Fiorani

Nata a Roma, 1940 Posizione Accademica: Professore di ruolo, a riposo, ancora in servizio a contratto nell’insegnamento di Storia e istituzioni del mondo musulmano nell’Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano; Membro del Comitato direttivo del Centro di Ricerche sul Sistema Sud e il Mediterraneo Allargato (CRiSSMA) nel predetto Ateneo del Sacro Cuore; Membro del Comitato Scientifico del Centro Studi dei Popoli Extra-Europei, Fondazione C. Bonaccossa, Università di Pavia. Membro nazionale dell’Accademia di Scienze Morali e Politiche della Società Nazionale di Scienze, Lettere e Arti di Napoli. Direttore scientifico del Gruppo italiano di ricerca, partner dal 2010 in un Joint Pakistan-Italian-French Historical and Archaeological Reserch-Project a Banbhore (Sindh-Pakistan). L’unità di ricerca italiana fa capo all’Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano, opera sotto il patrocinio del Ministero degli Affari esteri italiano. Membro dell’Istituto italiano di Affari Internazionali; Membro della Società italiana per le Organizzazioni internazionali; Membro dell’Istituto per l’Oriente Carlo […]


Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata

Ambassador Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata has served in the Italian Foreign Service between 1973 and 2013 in different capacities. He was Political Director, Ambassador to Israel, Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador to the United States and then appointed in November 2011 Minister of Foreign Affairs until March 2013. He is currently active on issues of foreign and security policy as senior advisor or board member in relevant institutions and organizations.


Tatiana Zonova

Current position: full Professor of the Department for Diplomacy Studies, Moscow State University of International Relations (Mgimo); Professor of the Department of Theory and History of International Relations, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia. Relevant affiliations/memberships: Member of the Russian International Studies Association (RISA); Member of the Expert Board of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) (NGO); Member of the Direction of the Association for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation (NGO); Member of the International Advisory Board of «The Hague Journal of Diplomacy»; Member of the Scientific Council of «Rivista di Studi Politici Internazionali»; Member of the Editorial Review Board for the History of European Integration (Cologne-Stuttgart). She is author of numerous books and articles on diplomacy, international relations history and theory, Russian foreign policy. Between them: Diplomatia. Modely. Formy. Metody. (in Russian) (Diplomacy Models Forms Methods), Moscow, Aspekt Press, 2014, P.348; Na Perekrestke Sredizemnomoria (ed) (in Russian) (At the Crossroad of Mediterranean), Moscow, […]