Federica Cristani Senior Researcher

Federica Cristani is a senior researcher and the head of the Centre for International Law. She holds a PhD (with the certificate of Doctor Europaeus) in international law and a degree in law from the University of Verona (IT). She earlier worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Verona at the World Trade Institute of the University of Bern (CH), where she contributed as WP leader to the Horizon 2020 CLISEL project (Climate Security with Local Authorities). She has been a visiting scholar in different universities and research centres in Hungary, Slovakia, Germany, Denmark, the United Kingdom and USA. She has been adjunct professor in Bologna (IT) and a guest lecturer in Budapest (HU), Bratislava (SK) and Kharkiv (Ukraine). Since February 2021, she has been visiting senior researcher at the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland (FI). Her main research interests include international economic law, the policies of sub-regional groups in Europe and international law of cyberspace. She is also currently leading a research team at IIR within the framework of the Horizon Europe HRJust project (States’ Practice of Human Rights Justification: a study in civil society engagement and human rights through the lens of gender and intersectionality). She has been a Co-Chair of the Coordinating Committee of the Interest Group on International Economic Law of the European Society of International Law (ESIL) for the period 2020-2023, and since December 2022 she has been enlisted in the CEI List of Individual External Experts to Assist the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) for the SO2 Strategic Objective 2.1 (Current cybersecurity policy frameworks). She is also a member of the Board and member of the committee of the Trade Union at the Institute of International Relations.




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