PhD Candidate International Law, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Master's Degree in Law, University of Pavia; Advanced Diploma in Social Sciences, IUSS Pavia
Francesco Romani is a doctoral candidate in international law and a researcher on the GCC project “To Save and to Defend: Global Normative Ambiguity and Regional Order”. Adopting a multidisciplinary lens, this project funded by FNS aims at explaining how the global institutional level relates to regional visions of international security order; within this framework, Mr. Romani focuses on the experiences that characterize the American hemisphere. Prior to joining the GGC, he worked as a researcher both in academia (Harvard Program on International Law and Armed Conflict) and in policy-oriented institutions (Interpeace). Drawing from his experiences in European and American universities, his PhD dissertation investigates the scope and traits of reprisals and reciprocity in contemporary conflicts and international law. Generally, Mr. Romani is interested in the international laws regulating the initiation, conduct and consequences of hostilities, enriched by a constant attention to the insights provided by strategic and security studies.