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Tuesday, January 16

Italian Fulbright Welcome Reception
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Alcoa Room, Barco Law Building
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Center for International Legal Education and University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Free and open to the public
Jae-Jae Spoon
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Please join the European Studies Center and Center for International Legal Education in welcoming Francesca Ragno, this year’s Italian Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer, to the University of Pittsburgh for a welcoming reception in the Alcoa Room at 4:00 – 5:30 pm.

Francesca Ragno is Researcher (tenure position) and Adjunct Professor of International Law at the School of Law of Verona University. She graduated in Law (J.D.) with honors at the University of Bologna, and obtained her PhD degree from the University of Verona. Throughout her career she spent several research stays abroad, including at the University of Hamburg, University of Heidelberg, and NYU. Her teaching and scholarship span Private International Law, European Law, International Commercial Law, and International Arbitration.

In her capacity as our 2018 Italian Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer, Professor Ragno has left her home University (Verona) to spend a four-month period at the University of Pittsburgh for spring 2018, where she is teaching “EU from an International Law Perspective.” The overarching aim of her teaching project is to increase understanding in the US of EU law at a critical time for the very existence of the European Union and its role as a global actor. At the same time, she cherishes the opportunity to reflect with students on the raison d'être of the EU from an American perspective and on the benefits and the opportunities that the EU provides for the USA.

The University of Pittsburgh is proud to host one of only five Italian Fulbright Distinguished Chairs in the U.S., in partnership with the U.S. – Italy Fulbright Commission in Italy. The University of Pittsburgh Italian Fulbright Chair is administered by the European Studies Center in cooperation with the Departments of French & Italian, History, and History of Art and Architecture.