Alumni round-up

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Alumni Round-up lists all the news we have received from our alumni in the past month, organised by matriculation year.


Edward Chaney (HEC 1978-1982), Professor of Fine and Decorative Arts at Southampton Solent University, is a contributing author to the catalogue produced by the Jewish Museum Berlin for its retrospective ‘R.B. Kitaj (1932–2007): Obsessions’.  Chaney’s essay deals with R.B. Kitaj as a Warburgian Artist. After the Berlin show, the exhibit will travel first to London in the spring and then Hamburg this autumn.  


Richard Bellamy (SPS 1980-1983; Jean Monnet Fellow), University College London, has been awarded the Serena Medal by the British Academy. The medal was endowed by Arthur Serena in 1919 to mark Great Britain’s alliance with Italy in the First World War and is awarded annually for ‘eminent services towards the furtherance of the study of Italian history, literature, art or economics’.


Annette Bongardt (ECO 1986-1990) and Francisco Torres (ECO 1986-1989), at present Senior Associate Members at St. Antony’s College, European Studies Centre, in Oxford are both at the RSCAS as Visiting Fellows this spring.


Christoph-Beat Graber (LAW 1989-1993) and co-editors recently have published the volume  International Trade in Indigenous Cultural Heritage: Legal and Policy Issues with Edward Elgar.

Sergey Voitovich (LAW 1989-1993) has published the co-edited volume International Investment Arbitration: Some Trends and Experience of Ukraine. The book, in Russian, was released in honour of the 20th anniversary of Grischenko & Partners law firm in Kiev, Ukraine, where Voitovich has been partner since 1993.


Aliocha Maldavsky (HEC 1993) announces the publication of her book Vocaciones inciertas. Misión y misioneros en la provincia jesuita del Perú en los siglos XVI y XVII, Madrid-Lima, CSIC-IFEA-Universidad Ruiz de Montoya, 2012.

In February Rory O’Connell (Law 1993-97) will move from the Queen’s University of Belfast to take up the post of Professor of Human Rights and Constitutional Law at the Transitional Justice Institute / School of Law, University of Ulster.


Serena Giusti (SPS 1996-2005) announces the publication of her book La proiezione esterna della Federazione Russa, Pisa, ETS, 2012.


Anselmo Paolone (HEC 1998-2005) has been elected in the Executive Committee of CESE (Comparative Education Society in Europe).


Michael J. Geary (HEC 2005-2009) has been appointed to a tenure-track Assistant Professorship at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Maastricht University in The Netherlands.


Michal Bobek (LAW 2006 – 2011) has been appointed as from January 2013 Professor of European Law at the College of Europe, Bruges.

Frederick Whitling (HEC 2006-2010) reports that his 2010 EUI doctoral thesis The Western Way. Academic Diplomacy: Foreign Academies and the Swedish Institute in Rome, 1935–1953 was recently shortlisted for and given a special jury award (‘mention spéciale’) in the  3e prix Etienne Baluze d’histoire locale européenne.


Wilhelm Lehmann (RSCAS EU Fellow, 2010/2011) was appointed Acting Head of Unit, Policy Department Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs, European Parliament. This research department provides internal and external expertise to five EP committees in legal and constitutional domains such as European private law, gender equality, home and justice affairs, and treaty reform.