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Jacopo Roberti di Sarsina

Dr Jacopo Roberti di Sarsina is a dual-qualified lawyer (New York and Italy), who was recently awarded a PhD in Public International Law, label Doctor Europaeus. His supervisor is Prof. Giuseppe Nesi, Chair of International Law, and former legal advisor to the Mission of Italy to the United Nations in New York. His external examiners were Prof. William Schabas (University of Leiden and Middlesex University London) and Prof. Marko Milanovic (University of Nottingham). Jacopo has been a visiting fellow at: Humboldt University Berlin (Prof. Georg Nolte), University of Amsterdam (Prof. André Nollkaemper), Complutense University Madrid (Prof. Ana Gemma Lopez Martìn and Prof. Javier Chinchòn Alvarez) and University of Copenhagen (Prof. Iryna Marchuk). Jacopo's research focuses on the interplay between public international law, international human rights law, and transitional justice. He is also conducting research on state immunity, and the rule of law (vetting) especially in Ukraine and the Balkans. He is especially interested in the role of international law in a changing global order. Prior to that he was a member of the international arbitration and litigation practice of two major law firms. Jacopo interned at the Mission of Italy to the United Nations in New York, working on disarmament, non-proliferation, and Security Council reform. Jacopo holds an LLM in International Legal Studies from NYU School of Law, and a Certificate in Transnational Law from both Duke University and the University of Geneva School of Law. He read Law summa cum laude at the University of Bologna, graduating in Constitutional Law with Prof. Augusto Barbera, Judge to the Italian Constitutional Court, as supervisor. He also studied as an exchange student at the University of California Los Angeles. Jacopo is fluent in English and Spanish. Jacopo can be reached at jacopo_roberti [at]