Alumni round-up

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EUI Life has recently received the below news from our alumni:


Edward Chaney (HEC 1978) is back at the EUI as a Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow in the Department of History and Civilization.  He’s pleased to announce that his singer-songwriter daughter Olivia has been well-received in New York and will soon have an album out on the Nonesuch label.


Philomena Murray (SPS 1980-1989) has been appointed Research Director on Regional Governance in the newly-established EU Centre on Shared Complex Challenges at the University of Melbourne.


Massimo V. Benedettelli (LAW 1981-1987)  full Professor of International Law of the School Law of the University “Aldo Moro” Bari, has left Freshfields to become a named partner of Arblit – Radicati di Brozolo Sabatini Benedettelli, a law firm specializing in international arbitration and litigation.


Marco Martiniello (SPS 1986-1990) has been appointed Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Graduate Center,  City University of New York (CUNY) for the Spring 2015 semester.  His Fellowship falls within the international Advanced Research Collaborative, which partners with the Graduate Center’s forty research centers, institutes, interdisciplinary committees, and other academic initiatives to promote interdisciplinary research.


Stefano Guzzini (SPS 1988-1994) has been awarded the 2014 International Studies Association Theory Section Book Award for his volume Power, Realism, and Constructivism (Routledge 2013).  The biennial award is given for the best book contributing to the theorization of world politics.  The selection committee expressed its unanimous agreement in awarding the book to Guzzini.


Christoph B. Graber (LAW 1989-1993) reports that, after almost 14 years at the Law Faculty of the University of Luzern, he has moved to the Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich, where he holds the new chair in Legal Sociology and Media Law.  He started his position at the beginning of February 2015.


Mark Bell (LAW 1995-2000) writes to announce he has just taken up a position in the School of Law at Trinity College, Dublin.


Alexander Geppert (HEC 1997-2004), will leave his post as  Emmy Noether Research Group Director at Freie Universität Berlin to join New York University as associate professor of European History in Autumn 2015. The associate professorship is a joint  appointment between NYU Shanghai and the NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies in Manhattan, and he will spend time half of his time at each of the campuses.  Alexander is also currently Alfred V. Verville Fellow at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC.


Maria Koinova (SPS 1999-2005) writes from Warwick University to announce that her article “Why do conflict-generated diasporas pursue sovereignty-based claims through state-based or transnational channels? Armenian, Albanian and Palestinian diasporas in the UK compared,” has been published in the European Journal of International Relations 2014.

Mel Marquis (LAW 1999-2000) has been appointed as Visiting Professor for the summer of 2015 at Renmin University School of Law, Beijing.


Rafael Leal-Arcas (LAW 2002-2008) announces the recent publication of the co-edited volume International Energy Governance: Selected Legal Issues (Edward Elgar, 2014).


Olga Baranova (HEC 2003-2008) was awarded a EURIAS (European Institutes for Advanced Study) fellowship. She has been a EURIAS Junior Fellow at the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (IWM) – Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna Austria since last September, and will remain there until July 2015.

Hannes Peltonen (SPS 2003-2008) is now at the University of Tampere, Finland. He is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the School of Management, and has been there since August 2014.  The University of Tampere has the largest IR faculty in Finland.


Valentina Vadi (Law 2005-2009) announces the publication of her co-edited volume Culture and International Economic Law (London and New York: Routledge 2015). She co-edited the book with Professor Bruno de Witte (LAW 1979-1985).


Ilse Josepha Lazaroms (HEC 2006- 2010) has been awarded the Victor Adler State Prize (Förderpreis) from the Austrian Ministry of Science, Research, and Economy, for her book The Grace of Misery: Joseph Roth and the Politics of Exile, 1919–1939 (Boston: Brill, 2013), to be awarded in Vienna on 24 April 2015.

Pierre Thielbörger (LAW 2006-2010) was appointed as Professor for German Public Law and International Law at Ruhr University Bochum (Germany). He was also appointed as new Director of the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict ( at that university.


Jannis Panagiotidis (HEC 2007-2012) was appointed Junior Professor for Russian German Migration and Integration at the University of Osnabrück Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS), as of September 2014.


Bahar Baser (SPS 2008-2012) writes from the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University to report the publication of her book Diasporas and Homeland Conflicts. A Comparative Perspective (Ashgate, 2015).  The book is based on her EUI PhD thesis.

Federico Fabbrini (LAW 2008-2012) is Associate Professor of European & International Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Copenhagen, and is affiliated with iCourts (Center of Excellence for International Courts).


Shara Monteleone (LAW 2009-2010) has been appointed as senior researcher within the STeP – Security, Technology & e-Privacy Research Group, the Department of European and Economic Law, Faculty of Law, University of Groningen in the Netherlands.