EIEL Keynote Lectures

The EIEL Module hosts an annual series of keynote lectures which are open to be public and touch on the most relevant issues and challenges in European and international environmental law and policy.

The EIEL Module will host at least two annual keynote lectures which will be open to be public and touch on the most relevant issues and challenges in EU and international environmental law and policy. These 2-hour lectures will build interest on the topic of the course among students but also more generally raise awareness in the general public about the importance of EU environmental law and policy in the solution of environmental problems that require collective action within (and outside) the Union’s borders.

These events will be co-hosted by the Department of Law of the University of Siena together with the relevant partners, including entities like the SDSN, IEEP and ASViS, as well as by the institutions with which the speaker is affiliated, when applicable.

EIEL Keynote and Guest Lectures

6 and 9 May 2022 | 10.45am and 3.45pm CEST
Christine Bakker (Affiliated Researcher, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna; Visiting Research Fellow, BIICL London): International and European Climate Change Law

Christine holds a PhD in public international law from the European University Institute (EUI), Florence, and her main areas of research are human rights law including children’s rights, international environmental law, and climate change. She has published widely in these fields and has recently co-edited, with Ivano Alogna and Jean-Pierre Gauci, the volume Climate Change Litigation: Global Perspectives (Brill Publ., 2021). She previously worked at the European Commission (DG Development), as a Research Fellow at the EUI in Florence, as an Adjunct Professor at LUISS University, Rome, and as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Rome-3, and at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa.

15 September 2021 | 2pm CET
Sabrina Brizioli (Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Perugia): Greening Agri-Food Systems: The Role of Codes of Conduct and Product Declarations

Sabrizina Brizioli is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Law, University of Perugia. She holds a Ph.D (cum laude) in Legal Sciences and a five-year law degree from the Università degli Studi di Perugia where she is cultore della materia (expert in the field) in International Law, Advanced International Law and EU Law. She is also a qualified lawyer and expert in Legal Professions. She is a member of the Scientific Board for Europe of the Review Diritto e Processo, Right & Remedies-Derecho Y Proceso and she coordinates the Focus: Environmental Law and Policy. She has recently been selected for a Visiting Research Fellowship at the Historical Archives of the European Union. Sabrina’s research interests lie in international environmental law, climate change law, environmental justice and food law.

3 May 2021 | 3pm CET
Maria Cristina Carta (Research Fellow, University of Sassari): The European Green Deal

Maria Cristina Carta is a Research Fellow in European Union Law at the Department of Law of the University of Sassari, where she teaches International and EU law and Protection of Human Rights in the European Union. She has been a visiting research fellow at several European institutions and universities, and is a member of a number of international research groups in the areas of international and European law and human rights. In addition to several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, she published her first monograph in 2018 (‘Dalla Libertà di Circolazione alla Coesione Territoriale nell’Unione Europea’, Jovene Ed.)

The EULawSD Keynote Lecture Series

From 2017 to 2020, the Jean Monnet Module in European Union Law and Sustainable Development hosted 13 keynote lectures to discuss the role of the European legal order in ensuring the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Speakers included a wide range of academics, practitioners and representatives of think tanks and civil society organisations.

You can read about previous EULawSD speakers here.

Contact Information

Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza
Università degli Studi di Siena
Via P.A. Mattioli 10
53100 Siena (Italy)
Phone: +39 0577 233194
Office Hours: Tuesdays, hrs 11.00-13.00
Email: pavoni@unisi.it

Who we are

The EIEL module, hosted by the University of Siena, aims to provide students, practitioners and civil society with in-depth knowledge about the state of the art of European and international environmental law and policy, its achievements and challenges, and its interaction with emerging environmental issues and landmark intergovernmental processes.