Francesca Ragno is Researcher (tenure position) and Adjunct Professor of International Law at the School of Law of Verona University. She graduated in Law (J.D.) with honors at the University of Bologna and obtained her PhD degree from the University of Verona. Throughout her career she spent several research stays abroad, including at the University of Hamburg, University of Heidelberg and NYU. Her teaching and scholarship span Private International Law, European Law International Commercial Law and International Arbitration.
In her capacity as a Visiting Distinguished Fulbright Chair, Professor Ragno will leave her home University (Verona) to spend a four-month period at the University of Pittsburgh spring 2018, where she will teach EU from an International Law Perspective. The overarching aim of her teaching project is to increase understanding in the US of EU law at a critical time for the very existence of the European Union and its role as a global actor. At the same time, she cherishes the opportunity to reflect with students on the raison d'être of the EU from an American perspective and on the benefits and the opportunities that the EU provides for the USA.