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Autumn School Lecturers

ENYIOMA JOSEPH AKONYE       Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Nigeria
Dr. Akonye Enyioma Joseph is a lecturer in the Department of Political Science, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike, Ebonyi State, Nigeria.Dr. Akonye is a PhD holder in Political Science (International Relations ) From University of Nigeria Nsukka. (UNN).MSC. in International  Affairs and Diplomacy, BSC. in Government and public Administration and PGDE from Abia State University Uturu, Akonye is also a charted  Fellow from the Charted Institute of Local government and public Administration of Nigeria. presently a member of Uninetwork20. 

AHMED AUBAIS NEIMA AL-FATLAWI       University of Kufa, Iraq
Prof. Dr. Ahmed Aubais Neima Al-Fatlawi, holds a PhD in Public International Law from the Higher Institute of Legal Studies at the Lebanese University in 2012 and holds a Diploma of Participation from the Geneva Institute of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights in 2017.Currently a lecturer at the University of Kufa ,College of Law, published a number of books on various subjects of International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law, as well as prepared and published many of specialized articles in International Criminal Law, in 2018 the International Committee of the Red Cross nominated me, as an international expert on the revision of the Third Geneva Convention of 1949, as well as nominated me in 2019 as expert on the commentary on the Military Guidelines to the Protection of Natural Environment in Times of Armed Conflict.

ZIYAD ABDULWAHAB AL-NUAIMI       University of Mosul, Iraq
Born in the city of Mosul in1981. He holds a doctorate in public international law since 2011 from the Faculty of Law, University of Mosul. Academic title: Assistant Professor since 2019. Teaching in the Human Rights Law Branch - College of Law – University of Mosul. Member of the Scientific Committee of the Human Rights Law Branch. Professor of international human rights law for master's students for the academic year 2010-2021. He gave lectures on international organizations for the fourth stage at the Faculty of Law - University of Mosul. Member of a number of scientific committees. He participated in more than 90 scientific conferences, symposia and workshops in his field of specialization in the field of public international law. He holds an accredited training certificate in the field of human development. He has more than 12 practical research in the field of public international law. He has published two books on public international law/the book entitled (The Legal Framework for the Use of International Rivers Water) in 2018, and the second book entitled (Protecting the Rights of Displaced Persons and Refugees in Public International Law) 2020.

THIERNO SOULEYMANE BARRY       Général Lansana Conté University, Guinea
Dr Thierno Souleymane BARRY is a professor of law, international consultant and lawyer at the court. Holder of a Doctorate in Law from the University of Sherbrooke and the University of Laval (Canada), he also holds a Master in Human Rights and Democracy from the University of Abomey-Calavi (Benin), the Diploma of the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg (France), the Certificate from the The Hague Academy of International Law (Netherlands) as well as other degrees in law. He teaches international law and public law at the General Lansana Conte University of Sonfonia Conakry (Guinea); wthere he directs the Center for Research on Africa and International Law of Conakry (CRADIC). He practices at the Guinean Bar Association in Conakry (Guinea) as a lawyer and international consultant in business law, children's rights and international criminal law, among others.

KLODIANA BESHKU       University of Tirana, Albania
Klodiana Beshku is Lecturer in the Department of Political Sciences of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tirana. She conducted her post-doc as a Jean Monnet Fellow in the Robert Schuman Centre of Advanced Studies of the European University Institute during 2020-2021. She received her PhD from University of Pisa and her M.A. from University of Siena and University Robert Schuman III of Strasbourg. She held a visiting research position at the School of Transnational Governance of European University Institute. As a lecturer and visiting professor, she has taught academic and policy-oriented audiences in different hubs such as: University of Florence, University of Catania, University of Palermo, University Aleksandër Moisiu of Durrës, Albanian-American Development Foundation, Institute for Women in National and International Policies in Tirana, Institute for Philosophy and Social theory in Belgrade and Centre of Excellence of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs of Albania. She held advisory positions for the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs of Albania on the European Integration and the Western Balkans. Her research centers on European Integration and Enlargement, Security Studies, Geopolitics and Social Movements. Her first book as a co-editor Albania and Europe in a Political Regard appeared with Cambridge University Press (2013). Other research has appeared or is forthcoming in Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, Studia Politica and Journal of Liberty and International Affairs.

JANET SERWAH BOATENG       University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Janet Serwah Boateng is an experienced Research Fellow in gender studies and political science at the Department of Environment, Governance and Sustainable, School for Development Studies, University of Cape Coast, Ghana. She specialises in local governance, peace and development studies, and women in politics. Janet is skilled in qualitative research and has published several papers. She puts her research and experiences into practical use and supports humanity and any affiliated communities. Janet's passion for childcare, well-being, and human rights against domestic abuse reflect her write-ups. Also, sustaining the environment and peacebuilding reflects in her writing and advocacy. Her career is beyond research as she employs practicals with theoretical write-ups and has been actively involved in advocacy and practical support for women's groups. Janet represents the new wave of Ghanaian feminist scholars who combine academic activism with the practical, supportive engagement on interventions for women and girls at the grassroots level.

DEBORA CAPALBO       Researcher and expert in International Law
Actual position:
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in International Law, Sapienza University of Rome
Subject expert in International Law, International Environmental Law, International and EU Diplomatic and Consular Law – Academic Tutor, Sapienza University of Rome
Member of the Organizing Committee of the Universities Network for Children in Armed Conflict
2019: PhD in Public, Comparative and International Law, Sapienza University of Rome, thesis on “Legal Aspects of Nuclear Weapons: from Article VI of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons”.
2018: PhD Visiting Researcher at Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden University.
2015: 2nd level post-laurea master’s in International Protection of Human Rights “Maria Rita Saulle”, final dissertation on "The Reparations in the System of the International Criminal Court”, with full marks.
2014: Master’s degree in Cooperation and Development at Sapienza University of Rome, dissertation in International Law titled “Falkland/Malvinas: between self-determination and controversial sovereignty”
FRANCESCA CAPONE       S. Anna School of Advanced Studies Centre, Pisa, Italy
Dr Francesca Capone holds a Law Degree from the University of Naples Federico II and a Joint Ph.D. Degree from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and Tilburg University, in the Netherlands, earned in October 2013. In 2012-2013 she worked as a research fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London, focusing on a project on reparations for education-related violations of international law. Currently she is Assistant Professor (tenure track position) of International Law at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, where she also serves as lecturer, both at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. She undertakes researches and publishes in the fields of women’s and children’s rights, counter terrorism, regional human rights courts and international disaster law. In 2018, her book Reparations for Child Victims of Armed Conflict: State of the Field and Current Challenges (Intersentia, 2017) won the prestigious Ciardi Prize for the best book in the field of international humanitarian law.

GIUSEPPE CATALDI       University of Naples L’Orientale, Italy
Giuseppe Cataldi is full Professor of International Law and Director of the Department of Social and Human Sciences in the University of Napoli “L’Orientale”. Coordinator of the European Network Jean Monnet “MAPS” (Migration and Asylum Policy Systems. Weaknessess, Shortcomings and Reform Proposals). Former Director of the “Centre of Excellence Jean Monnet on the Protection of Migrants’ Rights in the Mediterranean Sea” and former holder of a “Jean Monnet” ad personam Chair on the “Protection of Human Rights in the European Union”. He is the President of the International Association for the Law of the Sea (AssIDMer), author and editor of many articles and books on International Law and European Union Law issues. EMUNI (Euro-Mediterranean University) Management Board Member (former Senate Member). Visiting Professor in many Universities abroad. Former Director of the “International Institute for Juridical Studies”, CNR (Italian National Research Council). Sometimes Consultant for many International as well as National Institutions (also Italian Parliament, 2019 on Migration issues) and private firms, pleading beyond numerous international courts. Member of the Italian delegation to the 21st session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee (1997). He was legal advisor to the European Union Commission - Directorate General for Fisheries, on the legal issues of fisheries management in the Mediterranean, and in this capacity member of the official delegation of the European Commission to the Diplomatic Conference in Crete (December 1994). Cofounder and co-director of “Diritti umani e diritto internazionale”, co-director of “The Italian Yearbook of International Law”. Member of the Italian Society of International Law (Vice-President, 2012 - 2013) and of the Société française de droit international. 

DRAGOȘ CHILEA       University of Târgu Mureş, Romania
Dragoș Chilea is professor at the University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences and Technology “George Emil Palade” of Târgu Mureș, President of the International Criminal Bar, lawyer in Constanța Bar Association.His career began after graduating from the Faculty of Law within the University of Bucharest, where he also attended a Master’s degree. He was awarded the PhD title for the elaboration of the doctoral thesis entitled The Right to Establish Economic Agents in EU Member States.His legal studies were enriched by courses in Lyon, France and Athens Greece, in the European Academy of Public Law.His competencies to teach courses in this professional master's are materialized through his experience gained in the legal field for over 40 years, during which time he worked as a prosecutor, Secretary General of the Institution of the Prefect of Constanta County and Prefect of Constanța County, lawyer, vice dean and member of Council of the Constanța Bar Association, president of the International Criminal Bar Council, as well as a university professor.He is the author of numerous works published in Romania and abroad and the subjects addressed in his scientific research are: public international law, European law and human rights. 

KATHERINE COCCO       Child Protection Specialist - Children and Armed Conflict (MRM), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Katherine Cocco has over 20 years of experience in the area of protection, including child protection and has worked with a number of agencies including DPO, UNHCR, and OHCHR, in Kosovo, East Timor and Guinea (Conakry). She currently works with UNICEF as Child Protection Specialist on children and armed conflict, as part of the Global Child Protection in Humanitarian Action Team in NYHQ.In her UNICEF deployments, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sri Lanka and the State of Palestine, she worked as Child Protection Specialist on the children and armed conflict programme, establishing and implementing the monitoring and reporting mechanisms, supporting the emergency response including by coordinating partners in the Child Protection as well as the Mental Health and Psychosocial Working Groups and leading the children access to justice programme. She holds a BA in political Science and a LLM in Human Rights from the University of Carlos III of Madrid (Spain).

STEFANO DOMINELLI       University of Genoa, Italy
Stefano Dominelli holds a Phd in international and European Union law from the University of Genoa, where he currently is Senior researcher and teaches, amongst others, International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law.

SARAH DWIDAR       Data Protection Legal Adviser - International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC
Sarah Dwidar is a legal adviser in the Data Protection Office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) based in Geneva. Her area of focus is the protection of personal data in the context of the ICRC’s Protection mandate, namely its operational activities concerning missing and separated persons, persons deprived of liberty, and civilians affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence. In her role, she also serves as co-chair of the Restoring Family Links (RFL) Application Group on Data Protection, aimed at increasing data protection literacy within the greater Red Cross / Red Crescent Movement for activities concerning the missing and separated persons. Prior to joining the ICRC, Sarah was based in The Hague where she served as a Legal Officer at the International Commission on Missing Persons, an Associate Legal Officer in the Appeals Chamber of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and Visiting Professional in the Trial Division of the International Criminal Court.

MASSIMO FRAGOLA       Permanent Seminar of International Studies, Italy

JAN MARIE FRITZ       University of Cincinnati, USA
Jan Marie Fritz, Ph.D., C.C.S., a certified clinical sociologist, is a full professor in the School of Planning at the University of Cincinnati (USA) and is affiliated with the Department of Women’s, Sexuality and Gender Studies and the Department of Sociology.  She also is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg and a Visiting Professor at Taylor's University (Malaysia).  She was a vice president of the International Sociological Association and is the organization's lead representative to the United Nations (New York City). She is a member of the steering committee of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Environmental Justice Advisory Council, is a member of the Cincinnati Mayor's Task Force on Gender Equality and has been a mediator and facilitator for more than 25 years. She is the editor of Springer's Clinical Sociology Book Series.  She also is the author, editor or co-editor of more than 120 publications including two award-winning books: International Clinical Sociology (2021) and, with co-editor Jacques Rhéaume, Community Intervention: Clinical Sociology Perspectives. Her email address is 

BAHTIJE GERBESHI ZYLFIU       University of Pristina, Kosovo
Prof. assoc. Dr. Bahtije Gerbeshi Zylfiu is a professor at the University of Prishtina, and she is also a visiting professor at OTH-Regensburg, Germany. She teaches about history, culture, civic education, gender equality issues, religion, intercultural education, interculturalism, etc. She has published books and scientific articles in the field of education, civic education, gender issues, culture, etc.She is interested in collaborating with various universities around the world in order to exchange experiences in various academic fields.

GIOVANNA GNERRE LANDINI       PhD, Researcher in International Law and Human Rights
Giovanna Gnerre Landini is an Italian researcher; PhD in International Order and Human Rights.Her current research and activities focus on the international human rights law in particular on multi-level protection (national, regional and international) of vulnerable groups such as children, women and migrants. She has lived in Brazil and Romania conducting field studies on cultural and environmental rights of minorities and indigenous peoples.She cooperates regularly as teacher, consultant, speaker and analyst with several universities, NGOs and national and international institutions.

LAURA GUERCIO       Lawyer, Professor at the University of Perugia
Lawyer in Rome and Genoa, with experience in other jurisdictions (Great Britain/Republic of Ireland). Professor at the University of Perugia of Sociology of Human Rights and of International cooperation to development. Member of the Council of the European Law Institute in Vienna; Italian Agent of the Management Board of the European Agency for Fundamental Rights( 2015-2020); Secretary General of the Inter-ministerial Committee for Human Rights at the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs (2016-2020); Expert for the Human Dimension Mechanism OSCE. Assistant to Counsel (for victims) before the International Criminal Court, The Hague.  Since 2010, Legal Consultant/Expert in international Projects developed in Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Afghanistan, Swaziland, Kosovo, Jourdan, Palestine.
Degree of Law, degree of Political Science and international PHD in Social Science (Trinity College Dublin- Genoa University)

SIMONA LANZELLOTTO       Lawyer and expert on legal protection of vulnerable people, Italy
Practising lawyer of criminal and juvenile law and expert on legal protection of vulnerable people. She worked as junior researcher in many international projects in the MENA area (Iraq, Yemen and Libya) and in Africa on the status of women and their rights. Since 2017 she worked (and is currently working) as project manager in projects co-funded by the Italian Foreign Ministry on the implementation of the UNSC Resolution 1325/2000 and the Italian NAP.
AMINA MANEGGIA       University of Perugia, Italy
Researcher and Lecturer in International Law at the University of Perugia, Department of Political Science, in possession of the national scientific qualification as Associate Professor in International Law. She is the author of several International Law articles and of a book on the jurisdiction in maritime spaces beyond territorial sovereignty (Wolters Kluwer/CEDAM, 2018). She is member of the editorial committee of the Review ‘Diritti umani e diritto internazionale’, and of ‘Trattato di Diritto internazionale’ (UTET Giuridica, 2015). She’s Member of the Italian Society of International Law and of the Academy of Law and Migration (ADiM). Her main fields of research are International Human Rights Law, International and European Migration Law, International Law of the Sea. 

SERGIO MARCHISIO       Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Sergio Marchisio is Professor of International Law at Sapienza University of Rome and Scientific Responsible of the project “Habitability and Social Tipping Points: Scenarios for Climate Migration” funded under the Horizon 2020 EU programme. Director the Master Course in International Protection of Human Rights (2005-2020) and Founder of the High Level Training Course on “Women, Peace and Mediation”. More than 200 publications, full list on Italian Delegate to many international conferences, such as the UN Conference on Environment and Development (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), the Conference on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court (Rome, 1998), the 2001 Cape Town Convention on International Interests in High Value Mobile Equipment. Elected Chair of the multilateral negotiations on an ICoC held at the United Nations in New York, in July 2015.  Member of the UN Group of Governmental Experts on Outer Space Transparency and Confidence-Building Measures (UNGA Resolution 65/68). In 2018-19, Member of the UN Group of Governmental Experts on Practical Measures for the Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space (UNGA Resolution 72/250).
GIANLUIGI MASTANDREA BONAVIRI       First Secretary at the Embassy of Italy in Il Cairo
Gianluigi Mastandrea Bonaviri, Italian Diplomat, First Secretary at the Embassy of Italy in Il Cairo, Egypt. Deputy Head of the Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Office in the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (2016-2020). Italian delegate to the 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent (2019). PhD in Public, Comparative and International Law, Sapienza University of Rome. Current collaborator of the Chair of International and European Diplomatic and Consular Law, Sapienza University of Rome. Expert in International Humanitarian Law. Winner of the First Award in the 14th edition of the annual McGill Graduate Law Conference, Canada, with the research paper: “Urban Warfare and Cultural Heritage: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives” (2021). Selected as speaker in the Critical Legal Conference 2021, University of Dundee, Scotland, September 2021, with the speech: “Bringing International Humanitarian Law Home in Central and Eastern Europe: The Case Studies of Poland, Bulgaria and Romania”. Recent publications on Covid-19 and International Humanitarian Law.

ANDREAS MÜLLER       University of Innsbruck, Austria
Dr. Andreas Müller holds a Chair at the Department of European Law and Public International Law of the University of Innsbruck. He received a Master of Philosophy and a PhD in Law from the University of Innsbruck and a Master of Law from Yale Law School. A visiting professor and research fellow at various universities in Europe and the Americas, his research focuses on European and international human rights law, European and international asylum and migration law, European constitutional law and the relationship of domestic law, EU law and international law. Forthcoming: The European Union and Customary International Law (ed. together with Fernando Lusa Bordin and Francisco Pascual Vives), Cambridge University Press 2022. 

MARCO PEDRAZZI       University of Milan, Italy
Born in Milan on 28 October 1963.Law degree, University of Milan, 110/110 cum laude, 1990.PhD (“Dottore di ricerca”) in International Law, 1994.Full Professor (“professore ordinario”) of International Law, Department of International, Legal, Historical and Political Studies, University of Milan, since 2001.Head of Study Programme, Bachelor’s Degree in International Politics, Law and Economics, University of Milan, since 2019.Chairman, Ethics Committee, University of Milan, 2015-2021.Member of the International Institute of Humanitarian Law (IIHL), the Italian Society of International Law (SIDI), the International Law Association (ILA), Space Law Committee, the European Centre for Space Law (ECSL).Author of various publications in international human rights law, international law of armed conflict, international space law, arms control law and other areas of international law and EU law.Lecturer in various Italian and foreign universities.

MARCO PERTILE       University of Trento, Italy
Marco Pertile is Associate Professor of International Law at the Faculty of Law and the School of International Studies of the University of Trento. He teaches a course on Human Rights at the Paris School of International Affairs of Sciences Po, and has previously taught and worked in Geneva, at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and at the Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. He is co-director of the journal Questions of International Law and member of the Editorial Committee of the Italian Yearbook of International Law. His research interests include the law of armed conflicts, human rights law and the international law of natural resources.

FAUSTO POCAR       International Institute of Humanitarian Law – Sanremo, Italy
Professor Emeritus of International Law, University of Milan. Ad hoc Judge ICJ (2017-). Member UN Human Rights Committee under the ICCPR (1984-2000, President 1991-92). Judge ICTY (2000-2017, President 2005-2008). Appeals Judge ICTR (2000-2015).  International Institute Humanitarian Law (P 2012-2019, Hon. P 2019-). Institut de droit international (1997-, Treasurer and Bureau Member 2001-). President Italian Society International Law (2018-2021). ELI Council Member (2019-).

IVANA ROAGNA       United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, UNICRI
Ivana Roagna is a practising criminal defence attorney and immigration lawyer and a Human Rights/Rule of Law Expert from Italy, with 25 years of professional experience. She worked at the European Court of Human Rights and served as officer for the Council of Europe in Strasbourg and Kosovo and for the OSCE in Bosnia Herzegovina. As an independent consultant, Ivana has advised the CoE, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODHIR), the Embassy of Italy to Afghanistan on a range of human-rights related issues such as independence of the judiciary, trafficking in persons, witness protection and International Criminal Law. Currently working as Senior Training Specialist at the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), Ivana has provided extensive human rights training for lawyers, judges, prosecutors, police officers and NGO activists and has been actively engaged in on-line education, contributing to a variety of online courses, and is responsible for the implementation of the UNICRI-UPEACE LLM in Transnational Crime and Justice.

DOMENICO ROSANI       University of Innsbruck, Austria
Domenico Rosani is a research and teaching associate in the Department of Italian Law at the University of Innsbruck (Austria), Sector of Comparative Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure. 
He previously worked for the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency, the EU’s centre of expertise providing human rights advice to EU institutions and national governments. Domenico was part of the Sector for the Rights of the Child. 
Domenico currently works on the criminal relevance of children’s online activities from a comparative, international, and European law perspective. He has previously worked and published comparative juvenile law, privacy and data protection, digital technologies, biolaw, and human rights more generally.
He has presented his research results at several international conferences and published over twenty articles and book chapters, mostly on children’s rights in Europe. He has repeatedly provided advice to European and international institutional bodies, as well as to different national ministries in Europe.
Currently, Domenico is a member of the Universities Network for Children in Armed Conflict’s Working Group in charge of updating the EU’s Guidelines on promoting compliance with international humanitarian law, in cooperation with the Italian Foreign Ministry (chair: Prof. Fausto Pocar).
In addition, Domenico is a journalist and regularly writes commentaries on legal and social topics for various news outlets.

ANNAMARIA RUFINO       University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Italy
Sociologist of law and social change, she has taught in various Italian and foreign universities (Sorbonne, Complutense, UNED, Granada, Extremadura, Las Palmas). She has held numerous institutional positions, as Director of the Department of European and Mediterranean Studies and President of Degree Courses, as Head of Projects and training activities for the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and the Department of PPOO, as Councilor for the University and culture, as PhD Coordinator in Legal Institutions and Social Change, as Director of the Master in Conflict Mediation. She collaborates with numerous international project networks and with numerous magazines. She is on the Scientific Committee of numerous Associations, such as Asvis and Rete per la Parità. The publications are translated into various languages, among the main ones: Choose Decide Change. Why the World Forgets To Do Things, Mimesis, International 2020, In-security. The Communication of Fear in the Mid-Global Era, Mimesis International 2020, Future Humanism: Now Thyself, Mimesis International, 2020, Territorial intelligence as Engine for the History of Future, Lambert 2012, Right, True, Reasonable. The perception of justice in the global era, Scriptaweb, 2011.
SILVIA SCARPA       John Cabot University, Italy
Dr Silvia Scarpa is Associate Professor of International Relations at John Cabot University of Rome (Italy). Between 2013 and 2019 she also taught International Law at LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome. She has delivered lessons at the undergraduate, graduate and professional level at various institutions, including, inter alia: the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa, the University La Sapienza of Rome, the American University of Rome, the Scuola Ufficiali Carabinieri of Rome, and the Centre of Excellence for Stability Police Units (CoESPU) of Vicenza. 
Dr Scarpa also worked as a consultant at the Italian Office against Racial Discrimination (UNAR) of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, the Directorate General Justice and Consumers (JUST), the Research Executive Agency (REA) and the Directorate General Migration and Internal Affairs (HOME) of the European Commission, and the International Development Law Organization (IDLO). Finally, she is the author of the monograph Trafficking in Human Beings: Modern Slavery (Oxford University Press, 2008), of the manual An Introduction to International Human Rights Standards for Law Enforcement Authorities (UniversItalia, 2012), of the European Parliament’s Study on Contemporary Forms of Slavery (European Union, 2018) and of scholarly articles published in relevant journals and edited collections. 
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ANNE SCHINTGEN       Head of the Europe Liaison Office of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General
                                     for Children and Armed Conflict

Anne Schintgen is currently the Head of the Brussels based Europe Liaison Office of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict. The Liaison Office covers the Special Representative’s relations with the EU, NATO and Geneva based UN human rights mechanisms and partners.She previously served as a Political Affairs Officer with the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict in New York covering amongst others Somalia, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Prior to this Anne worked for the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign Affairs including in New York as a Counsellor during Luxembourg's membership in the UN Security Council and in Ouagadougou as the Deputy Head of Luxembourg's Embassy to Burkina Faso and Niger. She was also in charge of Luxembourg's development cooperation with Mali and Senegal at the Ministry for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs.Anne holds an LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and an LLM in United Nations Law from the University of Glasgow.

ANNE SISSON RUNYAN       University of Cincinnati, USA
Anne Sisson Runyan, PhD in International Relations from the American University and Professor of Political Science and former Head of Women’s Studies at the University of Cincinnati, is among the progenitors of and has been recognized as an eminent scholar in field of feminist international relations. Her most recent books include Global Gender Politics (Routledge 2019), Gender and Global Restructuring: Sightings, Sites and Resistances, Second Edition (Routledge 2011; third edition forthcoming 2022), and Feminist (Im)Mobilities in Fortress(ing) North America: Rights, Citizenships, and Identities in Transnational Perspective (Ashgate/Routledge 2013) and she has published widely in a host of journals and edited volumes, such as the International Feminist Journal of Politics (for which she served as an associate editor), Review of International Studies, Critical Studies on Security, and Critical Studies on Terrorism as well as the Routledge Handbook on Gender and Security and Companion to Feminist Studies most recently. She is a former Vice President of the International Studies Association and a current member of its Committee on the Status of Women. She has a book in progress on gendered nuclear colonialism and is a part of a working group on feminist interventions into global nuclear politics.

SETTIMIO STALLONE       University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Settimio Stallone teaches International History and Relations at the Department of Political Science of the University of Naples Federico II, where he’s professor. 
He also holds courses at the Academy of the Italian Air Force. PhD in History of International Relations at University of Rome La Sapienza, during his academic career he had worked at University of Lecce and University of Naples SOB. 
Coordinator of many international academic and research agreements, mainly with high educational and institutional subjects in the Balkans and former Soviet Republics, his main fields of research are the Cold War, East-West relations, security and defense affairs, Italian foreign policy. 
Among his recent publications, he has published several essays about the history of Italo-Albanian relations with a particular focus on the last thirty years.
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