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Profile

Elisa Orrù leads the Freiburg research contribution to the EU H2020 project TRESSPASS on ethical issues of digital and AI-supported security controls. In January 2020 she received her Habilitation (German qualification for full professorships) for the discipline Philosophy with a work on the legitimacy of digital security measures of the European Union. 

She studied philosophy at the University of Milan (Italy) and completed a PhD in law at the University of Pisa (Italy) under the supervision of Prof. Danilo Zolo. As PhD candidate and, then, as postdoctoral fellow she has conducted research, among others, at the Husserl Archive in Freiburg (Germany), at the Max-Planck Institute for Criminal Law in Freiburg (Germany), and at Princeton University (New Jersey, USA).

Furthermore, Elisa Orrù is a member of the editorial staff of the journal "Jura Gentium" (section "Philosophy and History of International Law") and ethics advisor of the ERC-Project EXTREME ("The Rise and Fall of Populism and Extremism", PI Maria Petrova) and the H2020 Project CIVILnEXT. She regularly serves as expert reviewer for the European Commission for the evaluation of research project proposals.

 

Activity at the Centre for Security and Society

Elisa Orrù leads the Freiburg research contribution to the EU H2020 project TRESSPASS on ethical issues of digital and AI-supported security controls. Since her joining the Centre for Security and Society in 2013, she has contributed to several European interdisciplinary research projects. In the context of the project SERIOR (SEcurity, RIsk, Orientation), she was involved in establishing a tri-national graduate academy between Germany, Switzerland and France. As lead of the work package on societal aspects of railway innovations of the Horizon 2020 Project NeTIRail-INFRA she focused on key issues of ethics of technology. Previously, her contribution to the European FP7-Project SURVEILLE consisted in exploring the societal and ethical implications of emerging surveillance technologies.

 

Research Interests

  • Digitalisation, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence
  • Informational self-determination, privacy and autonomy
  • Ethics of technology and research ethics
  • Security and legitimacy
  • Universalism and particularism of fundamental righst and justice theories
  • Methods of political philosophy
  • Gender in practical philosophy

 

Contact Details

Email: elisa.orru(at)philosophie.uni-freiburg.de

Tel.: 0049 (0)761 203-67710

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

Shortlisting for full professorships   

Professorship in Ethics of Artificial Intelligence, Osnabrück University (2021)

 

Education

01/2020
Habilitation
University of Freiburg, Faculty of Philosophy

Title of the Habilitation Thesis: “On the Legitimacy of Security Measures in the European «Area of Freedom, Security and Justice». A Philosophical Analysis”. 
Reviewers: Prof. Hans-Helmuth Gander (Freiburg), Prof. Oliver Müller (Freiburg), Prof. Miriam Ronzoni (Manchester).
Topic of the Habilitation talk: “Equality and Difference in the Declaration of the Rights of Woman and Citizen by Olympe de Gouges (1791)”.

07/2008
University of Pisa (Italy), Faculty of Law 

PhD 
Thesis title: "Il tribunale del mondo. La giustificazione del diritto internazionale penale in una prospettiva filosofico-politica e filosofico-giuridica" ("The World's Tribunal. The Justification of International Criminal Law from the Perspective of Legal and Political Philosophy") 
Supervisor: Prof. Danilo Zolo 
Distinction: Special mention within the context of the 2009 research prize of the Sicilian College of Philosophy (Syracuse) and the Italian Institute for Philosophical Studies (Naples)

05/2004
University of Milan (Italy), Faculty of Philosophy
Degree in philosophy (equivalent to a Master's degree)  

Distinction: 110/110 cum laude (top mark)

 

Appointments and further Research Experience

Since 2013
Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg in Breisgau, 
Centre for Security and Society/Husserl Archive 
Research and teaching fellow

01/2010 - 01/2012
University of Cagliari (Italy), Faculty of Philosophy, Chair in Political Philosophy

Research and teaching fellow

11/2007 - 10/2009
Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg in Breisgau,
Grant for studies abroad sponsored by the University of Milan
Research fellow

 

Research Stays

11/2011 - 12/2011
Max-Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg in Breisgau

07/2011
EUIC - European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation, Venice (Italy)
Venice Academy of Human Rights 2011: "Human Rights and the Cosmopolitan Idea(l)"

04/2011
Princeton University (USA), University Center for Human Values

04-05/2009
Max-Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International LawHeidelberg

04/2007 - 04/2008
Max-Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg in Breisgau

09/2006 - 10/2006
Max-Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg in Breisgau

02/2006 - 07/2006
Max-Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg in Breisgau

 

Publications (Selected)

Books:

  • E. Orrù, Legitimität, Sicherheit, Autonomie. Eine philosophische Analyse der EU-Sicherheitspolitik im Zuge der Digitalisierung, Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2021. PDF
  • E. Orrù, Il tribunale del mondo. La giustificazione del diritto internazionale penale: analisi, critica, alternative, preface by Danilo Zolo, Libri di Emil: Bologna 2010. PDF
    Peer-reviewed (selected for publication through a double blind-review process)

Book review: Gabriella Silvestrini, Società internazionale, giustizia internazionale e miopie etnocentriche. PDF

 

Edited Works:

  • E. Orrù, M. G. Porcedda, S. Weydner-Volkmann (Ed.), Rethinking Surveillance and Control. Beyond the 'Security vs. Privacy' Debate, Baden-Baden 2017.

Book reviews:

Jonas Vollmer, Surveillance Studies.org, July 2018. https://www.surveillance-studies.org/2018/07/rezension-rethinking-surveillance-and-control/

Andrea Beccaro, in: Filosofia Politica, forthcoming.

  • E. Orrù (Ed.), Diritti e civiltà, special issue of the journal Jura Gentium, 8 (2011).

 

Articles:  

  • E. Orrù, Ein Gesellschaftsvertrag für alle. Die Universalität der Menschenrechte nach Olympe de Gouges, in: Allgemeine Zeitschrift für Philosophie, 46 (2021) 2, 183-206.
    Peer-reviewed

  • E. Orrù, Relazioni familiari e soggettività politica. Olympe de Gouges e la ridefinizione del canone giusnaturalistico, in: Cosmopolis, 18 (2021), 1. PDF

  • E. Orrù, Verso un nuovo Panottico? La sorveglianza digitale, in T. Casadei, S. Pietropaoli (Ed.), Diritto e tecnologie informatiche. Questioni di informatica giuridica, prospettive istituzionali e sfide sociali, Milano 2021, pp. 203-216, pp. 203-216.

  • E. Orrù, Il realismo critico. Un programma di ricerca a partire da Danilo Zolo, in: Jura Gentium, 18 (2021), 1, 63 - 86. PDF
    Peer-reviewed
  • E. Orrù, Olympe de Gouges on Slavery, in: Diacronìa, 2 (2020), 2, 95-121. PDF
    Peer-reviewed

  • E. Orrù, Tortura, modernità e democrazia, in: Jura Gentium, 16 (2019) 2, 133-139. PDF

  • E. Orrù, Minimum Harm by Design. Reworking Privacy by Design to Mitigate the Risks of Surveillance, in: Leenes R., Van Brakel, R., Gutwirth, S., De Hert, P. (Ed.), Data Protection and Privacy: (In)visibilities and Infrastructures, Dordrecht 2017, 107-137.
    Peer-reviewed
  • E. Orrù, The Schengen Information System and Data Retention. On Surveillance, Security and Legitimacy in the European Union, in: E. Orrù, M. G. Porcedda, S. Weydner-Volkmann (Ed.), Rethinking Surveillance and Control. Beyond the 'Security vs. Privacy' Debate, Baden-Baden 2017, 115-136. PDF
  • E. Orrù, M. G. Porcedda, S. Volkmann, Introduction, in: E. Orrù, M. G. Porcedda, S. Weydner-Volkmann (Ed.), Rethinking Surveillance and Control. Beyond the 'Security vs. Privacy' Debate, Baden-Baden 2017, 11-20. PDF
  • E. Orrù, Effects and Effectiveness of Surveillance Technologies: Mapping Perceptions, Reducing Harm, European University Institute Department of Law Research Paper No. 2015/39. PDF
  • E. Orrù, Sorveglianza e potere nella Unione Europea, in: Filosofia Politica, 29 (2015) 3, 459-474. PDF
    Peer-reviewed
  • E. Orrù, The Transcivilisational Perspective and the Universalism of the International Criminal Court, in: Storia del pensiero politico, 3 (2014) 2, 285-310. PDF
    Peer-reviewed
  • E. Orrù, Crimini internazionali: punizione, perdono?, in: La società degli individui, 48 (2013) 3, 46-56.
    Peer-reviewed
  • E. Orrù, Fuori dall’«occidente»: prospettive «asiatiche» sulla legittimità internazionale, in: A. Colombo (Ed.), Crisi della legittimità e ordine internazionale. Lo scontro sui principi costitutivi della giustizia internazionale, Milano 2012, 155-168.
  •  E. Orrù, Istituzione e funzionamento della Corte penale internazionale, in: L. Tedoldi (Ed.), La giustizia internazionale. Un profilo storico-politico dall'arbitrato alla Corte penale, Roma 2012, 233-257.
  • E. Orrù, International Relations, Hegemony and the ICC, in: IUSE (Istituto Universitario di Studi Europei) Working Papers, 2012-1/4-DSE, 1-12. PDF
  • E. Orrù, M. Ronzoni, Die Internationalisierung des Strafrechts und der sozialen Gerechtigkeit. Parallele Entwicklungen oder unterschiedliche Problemfelder?, in: Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie, 59 (2011) 6, 853-874.
  • E. Orrù, Zivilisationen statt Staaten. Für ein inklusiveres Völkerrecht, in: Forum Recht, 29 (2011) 3, 92-93.
  • E. Orrù, M. Ronzoni, Which Supranational Sovereignty? Criminal and Socioeconomic Justice Compared, in: Review of International Studies, 35 (2011) 5, 2089-2106. 
    Peer-reviewed
  • E. Orrù, Justiz der Sieger oder Sieg der Justiz? Die Rechtfertigung des Völkerstrafrechts im Kontext der internationalen Machtverhältnisse, in: Forum Recht, 28 (2010) 3, 81-83.
  • E. Orrù, La società internazionale e il problema della legittimazione del diritto internazionale penale, in: S. M. Pizzetti (Ed.), La storia e la teoria della vita internazionale. Interpretazioni e discussioni, Milano 2009, 153-166.
  • E. Orrù, I Tribunali penali internazionali: strumenti di pace? L’ambiguo orientamento del Consiglio di Sicurezza dagli anni Novanta a oggi, in: A. Canavero, G. Formigoni, G. Vecchio (Ed.), Le sfide della pace. Istituzioni, movimenti, intellettuali e politici tra Otto e Novecento, Milano 2008, 87-109.
  • E. Orrù, La Corte penale internazionale tra etica, politica e diritto, in: Ragion Pratica, 27 (2006) 2, 515-532.
    Peer-reviewed
  • E. Orrù, Sovranità e giustizia internazionale: il rapporto tra Unione Europea e Corte Penale Internazionale, in: Teoria Politica, 21 (2005) 3, 59-72.

 

EU Project Papers (FP7 and Horizon 2020):

  • E. Orrù, Periodic Ethical Report 2, TRESSPASS Deliverable 9.4 (November 2020).

  • E. Orrù, M. Markellou, D. Kyriazanos, Ethics Requirement Nr. 1: Research with Humans, TRESSPASS Deliverable 12.1 (August 2019).

  • E. Orrù, M. Markellou, D. Kyriazanos, Ethics Requirement Nr. 2: Protection of Personal Data, TRESSPASS Deliverable 12.2 (August 2019).

  • E. Orrù, M. Markellou, D. Kyriazanos, Ethics Requirement Nr. 3: Environmental Protection and Safety, TRESSPASS Deliverable 12.3 (August 2019). 

  • E. Orrù, M. Markellou, D. Kyriazanos, Ethics Requirement Nr. 4.: Privacy Impact Assessment, TRESSPASS Deliverable 12.4 (August 2019).

  • E. Orrù, Periodic Ethical Report 1, TRESSPASS Deliverable 9.3 (August 2019).

  • E. Orrù, Project Baseline for Research Ethics, TRESSPASS Deliverable 9.2 (Februar 2019).
  • E. Orrù, Report on the set-up of the Ethical Advisory Board, TRESSPASS Deliverable 9.1, October 2018.

  • E. Orrù, O. Boudou, A. Magnien, M. Ojeda Cabral, Cost-benefit and societal analysis report illustrated by case study line data, NeTIRail-INFRA Deliverable 6.6, netirail.eu/Documents-and-Downloads, July 2018.
  • E. Orrù, O. Boudou, A. Magnien, Case study line data scenarios playable in the web application, NeTIRail-INFRA Deliverable 6.5, netirail.eu/Documents-and-Downloads, June 2018.
  • E. Orrù, M. Ojeda Cabral, Balancing societal effects and cost-benefit of different infrastructure decisions, NeTIRail-INFRA Deliverable 5.3, netirail.eu/Documents-and-Downloads, February 2018.

  • E. Orrù, S. Blum, Perception of different service options: User study and data analysis, NeTIRail-INFRA Deliverable 5.2, netirail.eu/Documents-and-Downloads, May 2017.
  • E. Orrù, Review of European level studies on perceptions of surveillance. Negative perception, effects, side effects and perceived effectiveness, SURVEILLE Deliverable 3.2, https://surveille.eui.eu/research/publications/, September 2013.

 

Conference Papers:

  • E. Orrù, Privacy by Design and Surveillance: Shortcomings and Alternatives, Conference CPDP (Computers, Privacy and Data Protection) 2016 "[In]visibilities and Infrastructures", 27-28-29 January 2016, Brussels (Belgium).

 

Book Reviews:

  • E. Orrù, Review of P.P. Portinaro, I conti con il passato. Vendetta, amnistia, giustizia, in "Storia del pensiero politico", 2014/1.
  • E. Orrù, Review of M. Di Giovanni et al. (Ed.), Le regole della Battaglia, in „Filosofia Politica“, 2014/1.
  • E. Orrù, Review of Gozzi, Diritti e civiltà. Storia e filosofia del diritto internazionale, in „Storia del pensiero politico”, 2012/1.
  • E. Orrù, Review of D. Zolo, Tramonto globale. La fame, il patibolo, la guerra, in „WARning”, 2012/1.
  • E. Orrù, Review of G. Del Grande, Il mare di mezzo, in „Jura Gentium“, 2011/1.
  • E. Orrù, Review of P. Costa (Ed.), Il diritto di uccidere. L'enigma della pena di morte, in „Jura Gentium“, 2010/1.
  • E. Orrù, Review of C. Bottici, Men and States. Rethinking the Domestic Analogy in a Global Age, in „Jura Gentium”, 2010/1.
  • E. Orrù, Review of G. Gozzi, P. Manzini (Ed.), L'Occidente e l'ordine internazionale, in Jura Gentium”, 2009/1.
  • E. Orrù, Review of F. Hartmann, Paix et chatiment, in Jura Gentium”, 2008/1.
  • E. Orrù, Review of G. Gozzi, G. Bongiovanni (Ed.), Popoli e civiltà. Per una storia e filosofia del diritto internazionale, in Jura Gentium”, 2008/1.
  • E. Orrù, Mediterraneo. Un dialogo complesso, Review of F. Horchani, D. Zolo (Ed.), Mediterraneo. Un dialogo fra le due sponde, in Jura Gentium”, 2006/1.
  • E. Orrù, Review of A. Cassese, Lineamenti di diritto internazionale penale. I. Diritto sostanziale, in Jura Gentium”, 2006/1.
  • E. Orrù, Review of M. Telò, Dallo Stato all’Europa. Idee politiche e istituzioni, in Il Pensiero Politico”, 2005/3.
  • E. Orrù, Review of M. Telò, L’Europa potenza civile, in Il Pensiero Politico”, 2005/2.
  • E. Orrù, Review of A. Cassese, M. Chiavario, G. De Francesco (Ed.), Problemi attuali della giustizia penale internazionale, in „Jura Gentium”, 2005/1.

 

Contributions to philosophical and legal blogs:

 

Manuscripts:

  • E. Orrù, Risiken der Überwachung: das Dilemma der Privatheit und die Auswirkungen auf soziale Gerechtigkeit und Demokratie.
  • E.Orrù, Surveillance, Perceptions, and the Social Value of Privacy.

 

Public Outreach:

 

Scholarships and Awards

19/2021
Maria Gräfin von Linden-Prize

Shortlisting for the Maria-Grafin-von-Linden Prize 2021.

1/2020
Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft Freiburg

Grant for the publication of my Habilitation thesis „Zur Legitimität der Sicherheitsmaßnahmen im europäischen »Raum der Freiheit, der Sicherheit und des Rechts«. Eine philosophische Analyse“.

11/2020
Ministry for Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg

Grant for the publication of my Habilitation thesis „Zur Legitimität der Sicherheitsmaßnahmen im europäischen »Raum der Freiheit, der Sicherheit und des Rechts«. Eine philosophische Analyse“ in Open-Access modality.

05/2015
Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies (FRIAS) 
Grant "Junior Researcher Conference" to organise the conference "New Philosophical Perspectives on Surveillance and Control: Beyond the Privacy vs. Security Debate", Freiburg, November 5-6, 2015.

09/2012
Inter-University Centre for Research on Peace (CISP), Turin (Italy) 
Prize "Best scientific article" for the essay "Onuma's Transcivilisational Perspective and the Universalism of the International Criminal Court"

01/2010 - 01/2012
European Union/Region of Sardinia (Italy) 
Two-year scholarship for junior researchers

11/2009
Sicilian College for Philosophy (Syracuse) and Italian Institute for Philosophical Studies (Naples)
Special mention within the context of the philosophical prize "Viaggio a Siracusa", 10th edition, for the dissertation "Il tribunale del mondo. La giustificazione del diritto internazionale penale in una prospettiva filosofico-politica e filosofico-giuridica" ("The World's Tribunal. The Justification of International Criminal Law from the Perspective of Legal and Political Philosophy")

11/2007 - 10/2009
University of Milan (Italy) 
Two-year scholarship for research abroad

01/2005 - 12/2007
University of Pisa (Italy) 
Three-year doctoral scholarship. Distinction: best performance of the year for the entrance exam

01/2004 - 12/2004
Center for Studies on Foreign Policy and Public Opinion, University of Milan (Italy) 
Head Office of the Commission of History of International Relations. Scholarship to take part in the Center's continuing education seminars

 

 

Research Collaborations and Projects

 

Ongoing

Since 10/2020
Upper Rhine Network for Science Reflection

Member

Since 02/2020
Connecticut / Baden-Württemberg Human Rights Research Consortium (HRRC)  

Member of the working group "Human Rights, Science and Technology"

Since 07/2019
European Union -
Framework Programme Horizon 2020 

Member of the Ethical Advisory Board of the project CIVILnEXt (Next generation of information systems to support EU external policies)

Since 06/2018
European Union -
Framework Programme Horizon 2020 
Participation in the research project TRESSPASS, first as leader on the Task on research ethics and as Chair of the Ethical Advisory Board of the Project, since 2020 also as lead of the ethical work package and of the Freiburg research unit     

Since 08/2018
PennState University/ Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS)
Participation in the research project "Philosophy in the Age of New Wars"

Since 01/2019
European Union - European Research Council Starting Grants 2018
Ethical Advisor of the ERC-Project EXTREME: The Rise and Fall of Populism and Extremism (PI Dr Maria Petrova)

 

Completed

 

09/2013 - 06/2019
Habilitation (qualification for full professorships) 

“On the Legitimacy of Security Measures in the European «Area of Freedom, Security and Justice». A Philosophical Analysis”

03/2019 - 12/2020
University of Freiburg
  
Contribution to the strategic consolidation of the University Profile Field Civil Security Research 

02/2019 - 06/2019 European Union - Interreg Programme 
Participation in the Project SERIOR (SEcurity-RIsk-ORientation), aiming to establish a trinational Graduate Academy between Switzerland, Germany and France

06/2015 - 05/2018
European Union – Framework Programme Horizon 2020 

Participation in the research project NeTIRail-INFRA – "Needs Tailored Interoperable Railways" as leader of the Work Package 5 "Societal Perspective"

02/2013 - 05/2015
European Union – 7th Framework Programme
Participation in the research project SURVEILLE – "Surveillance: Ethical Issues, Legal Limitations, and Efficiency"

01/2010 – 01/2012
Universität Freiburg

Research Project "Justice beyond States"

01/2010 - 12/2011
Italian Ministry of Education and Research – "PRIN"-Project
Participation in the research project "Le trasformazioni del sistema internazionale dopo la fine della Guerra fredda" ("The Transformations of the International System after the End of the Cold War")

11/2007 - 10/2009
Research Project 
"»Criminal Guilt« and Political Liability for International Crimes: Karl Jaspers and Current Developments"

01/2006 - 12/2007
Italian Ministry of Education and Research – "PRIN"-Project 
Participation in the research project "Pensieri e azioni di pace. Prospettive internazionali, azioni degli Stati e dibatti italiani dalla fine dell'Ottocento al secondo dopoguerra" ("Peaceful Thoughts and Actions. International Perspectives, State Interventions, and Italian Debates from the End of the 19thCentury to the Aftermath of the Second World War")

01/2005 - 07/2008
Doctoral Thesis 
The Legitimacy of International Criminal Law from a Legal-Philosophical and Political-Philosophical Perspective

 

Teaching

10/2021
Baden-Württemberg certificate for university didactics
Advanced training for teaching at university level (200 working hours)

 

Winter Semester 2021/22
University of Freiburg
 Introductory Seminar "Conceptions of the Political according to Hannah Arendt and Judith Shklar" (German)  

Summer Semester 2021
University of Freiburg
Advanced Seminar "Ethics of Artificial Intelligence“ (German)

Winter Semester 2020/21
University College Freiburg 
Course "Politics of Privacy and Surveillance" (English)  

Summer Semester 2020
University of Freiburg
Advanced Seminar "Contractualism: A Critical Introduction“ (German)

Winter Semester 2019/20
University of Freiburg
Introductory Seminar " Michael Foucault’s Discipline and Punish" (German)

Summer Semester 2019
University College Freiburg 
Course "Privacy and Surveillance as critical challenges for contemporary governance. A participatory course" (English)  

Winter Semester 2018/19
University of Freiburg
Advanced Seminar "Peace, War, International Order. Introduction to the Philosophy of International Politics" (German)

Summer Semester 2018
University of Freiburg
Introductory Seminar "Introduction to Modern Political Philosophy" (German)

Summer Semester 2016
Harvard University and University College Freiburg
Harvard Extension School
Course "Privacy" (English)

Since 03/2013
University of Freiburg
Oversight of the doctoral seminars of the Husserl Archive (twice a year, German)

Winter Semester 2014/15
University of Freiburg
Advanced Seminar "Freedom and Security" (German)

Winter Semester 2011/12
University of Cagliari (Italy)
Introductory Seminar "Norberto Bobbio’s Pacifism and its Critics" (Italian)

Winter Semester 2010/11
University of Cagliari (Italy)
Introductory Seminar "Immanuel Kant and International Relations" (Italian)

Summer Semester 2010 
University of Cagliari (Italy)
Advanced Seminar "Immanuel Kant's Toward Perpetual Peace" (Italian)

Winter Semester 2005/06
University of Milan (Italy)
Introductory and Advanced Seminar "Human Rights in the Western World and in the Islamic World" (Italian)

 

Organised Conferences

08.02.2018
Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg in Breisgau (Germany)

International meeting of the NeTIRail-INFRA (Needs Tailored Interoperable Railways) consortium.

10.11.2016
Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg in Breisgau (Germany)
Workshop “Surveillance as a mode of Governance“, organised in cooperation with the University of Adelaide (Australia).

5. - 6.11.2015
Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), Freiburg in Breisgau (Germany)
Junior Researcher Conference "New Philosophical Perpectives on Surveillance and Control: Beyond the Privacy versus Security Debate", organised in cooperation with the European University Institute, Florence (Italy).

23.10.2011
University of Cagliari (Italy)
Workshop "Identità e visioni del mondo nella sfera nazionale e internazionale" (Identity and Worldview within the National and International Areas).

 

Selected Talks

26.11.2021
"Pre-emptive security. How AI transforms EU approaches to security", Upper Rhine Network for Science Reflection Workshop 2021, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg im Breisgau (online).

05.11.2021
"Artificial Intelligence: naturally fair?" (German), talk in the context of the award ceremony of the Maria Gräfin von Linden-Prize, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT.

25.06.2021
"The civic function of theater: Olympe de Gouges and the issue of slavery" (Italian), Conference “Dialoghi su Olympe de Gouges (1748-1793)“, Pisa University (Italy).

09.11.2020
Privacy in Philosophical Perspective", Human Rights in Times of Crisis, inaugural Conference of the Connecticut/Baden-Württemberg Human Rights Research Consortium (online).

09.01.2020
“Equality and Difference in the Declaration of the Rights of Woman and Citizen by Olympe de Gouges (1791)” (German), Habilitation Talk, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg in Breisgau.

01.02.2019
"Algorithmic Regulation: The Case of the EU Directive on Passenger Name Record (PNR)" (German), Workshop for Philosophy of Technology, ETH Zürich (Switzerland).

14.12.2018
"The Legitimacy of the EU Security Policies in the «Area of Freedom, Security and Justice»" (German), 3rd Workshop for political Philosophy, Freie Universität Berlin.

02.11.2018
"The War Crimes Tribunals: Traditional and New Philosophical Challenges", Workshop "New Wars and Philosophy", Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, USA.

02.04.2017
Participation in the debate „La politica della paura“ ("The Politics of Fear"), Conference "Biennale della Democrazia", Turin (Italy).
Invited Talk

10.03.2017
"Surveillance and Discrimination. Why Privacy Protection Is Not a Private Matter" (German), joint event of the regional groups of the Deutschen Juristinnenbundes/djb, Deutschen Akademikerinnenbundes /DAB and Deutschen Ärztinnenbundes/DÄB, Freiburg im Breisgau.

15.02.2016
„Surveillance and Power. A Philosophical Analysis Based on Three Surveillance Initiatives in the European Union (German), Colloquium of the Husserl Archive, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg in Breisgau.

11.02.2016
"Surveillance: social and political effects“ (German), Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg in Breisgau, Talk Series "Tacheles" co-organized by the Humanistischen Union Baden-Württemberg, the University Institute for Criminology and Business Law and the Working Group Critical Legal Scholars "AKJ". 
Invited Talk

28.01.2016
"Privacy by Design. A critical discussion based on examples from public transport and surveillance technologies", Conference CPDP (Computers, Privacy and Data Protection) 2016, “[In]Visibilities and Infrastructures”, Brussels (Belgium).

28.11.2015
"Surveillance: Effects on individuals and society and contemporary developments“ (German), Symposium Die Gläserne Gesellschaft, Vienna (Austria).
Invited Talk 

26.10.2015
"Privacy, Perceptions, and the Social Consequences of Surveillance", Amsterdam Privacy Conference 2015, Amsterdam (Netherlands).

29.07.2015
Poster Presentation "Security and the Legitimation of Surveillance in Europe", Conference The Value of [In-]Security,  International Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities, University of Tübingen.

07.05.2015
“Alternatives to Privacy by Design“, The State of the Union, European University Institute, Florence (Italy).
Invited Talk 

02.03.2015
“Privacy-Protective Surveillance: Can we really have it all?“, TU Delft (Netherlands).
Invited Talk

19.11.2014
"Surveillance in the EU. A Philosophical Analysis" (German), Colloquium of the Husserl Archive, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg in Breisgau. 

14.11.2014
"Digital Surveillance as a Challenge to Political Philosophy and Legal Philosophy" (German), Tagung für praktische Philosophie, University of Salzburg (Austria). 

30.10.2014
"Citizens' Perceptions on the Relationship between Surveillance and Security", Conference DEMOSEC: Democracy and Security, Joint final event of the Projects IRISS, RESPECT, SURVEILLE, Brussels (Belgium).
Invited Talk 

12.06.2014
"Ethical Issues on Perceptions in the Design of Surveillance Technologies", Third Dutch/German Workshop in the Philosophy of Technology, TU Darmstadt.

23.09.2013
"Perceptions of Surveillance in the European Union", SURVEILLE Second Annual Forum for Decision Makers, West Midlands European Centre, Brussels (Belgium)
Invited Talk 

23.10.2011
"The Intercivilisational Perspective on International Law" (Italian), Workshop Identità e visioni del mondo nella sfera nazionale e internazionale (Identity and Worldview within the National and International Areas), University of Cagliari (Italy). 

11.07.2011
“Western Hegemony in Contemporary International Law. A Case Study", European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation, Venice (Italy). 

23.05.2011
Presentation of my book "Il tribunale del mondo" (The World's Tribunal) (Italian), Foundation Luigi Einaudi, Turin (Italy).
Invited Talk

04.02.2010
"The Legitimacy of International Criminal Norms between Universalism and Particularism", Second Graduate Students' Conference of the Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders", Goethe University, Frankfurt on The Main.

02.09.2010
"The Justification of International Criminal Tribunals", Workshops in Political Theory, Manchester Metropolitan University (Great Britain). 

10.06.2010
"International Criminal Law and Hegemony", Conference Critical Appraisals of Global Governance, University of Lucerne (Switzerland).

01.07.2009
“The Victor's Justice or Justice's Victory? International Criminal Courts from Nuremberg to today” (German), Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg in Breisgau, Talk Series of the Working Group Critical Legal Scholars "AKJ". 

21.05.2009
"Which Supranational Sovereignty? The Cases of International Criminal Law and Global Socio-Economic Justice Compared", Conference International Law and Global Justice, Oxford University, Oxford (Great Britain). 

19.12.2008
"Which Supranationality? A Comparison between International Criminal Law and Transnational Socioeconomic Justice" (Italian), University of Milan (Italy).
Invited Talk

20.07.2008
"«Criminal Guilt» and Political Liability for International Crimes: Karl Jaspers and Current Developments" (German), Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg in Breisgau. 

23.04.2008
"The Analogy with National Criminal Law as Legitimating Ground for International Criminal Law: A Legal Philosophical Analysis" (German), Max-Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg in Breisgau.
Invited Talk

24.01.2008
"International Criminal Courts: Instruments of Peace?" (Italian), Conference Le sfide della pace (The Challenges of Peace), University of Parma (Italy).
Invited Talk

 

Memberships

Seit 11/2021
SIFP - Società Italiana di Filosofia Politica
("Italian Society for Political Philosophy")
Member

Since 06/2020
CRID - Centro di Ricerca Interdipartimentale su Discriminazioni e vulnerabilità
("Interdipartmental Centre on Discriminations and Vulnerability"), University of Modena und Reggio Emilia
Member

Since 02/2019
SWIP Germany e.V. and SWIP Italy
Member

Since 01/2019
Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft Freiburg
Member

Seit 08/2015
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Philosophie
Member

Since 10/2011
CISP – Centro interateneo di studi per la pace, Turin (Italy) 
("Inter-University Center for Research on Peace") 
Member

 

Reviewing and Evaluation Activities

2021 - Present, DFG - German Research Foundation
Reviewer

2020 - Present, European Commission – Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe Research Programmes
Expert Evaluator of the Proposals for the Call ‘Secure Societies’

07/2021 - Present, Book series COMP•LEX (Law, Computation, Complexity), Wolters Kluwer
Member of the International Advisory Board

10/2011-12/2018, Journal "Storia del pensiero politico" ("History of Political Thought") 
Member of the editorial staff

11/2005 – Present, Jura Gentium. Rivista di filosofia del diritto internazionale e della politica globale 
(Journal of Philosophy of International Law and Global Politics) 
Philosophy and History of International Law Editorial Board Member and Reviewer

 

Language Skills (selected)

Italian   native speaker  
German   close to a native speaker's level  
English   fluent oral and written  
French   proficient oral and written