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Dr Valentina Vadi

Reader

Valentina Vadi

Bowland North

Lancaster University

Bailrigg

Lancaster LA1 4YN

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1524 592877

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Research overview

Dr. Valentina Vadi’s main areas of research are in international law, including international investment law and world trade law, as  well as international cultural law.

PhD supervision

Dr. Vadi welcomes potential doctoral students in selected areas of public international law.

Profile

Dr.  Valentina Vadi is a Reader  (Associate Professor) in international economic law at Lancaster University,  United Kingdom. Dr. Valentina Vadi also  lectured at Hasselt University (Belgium), the University of Rome III (Italy),  the China EU School of Law (P.R. China) and Maastricht University (The  Netherlands). She has published more than seventy articles  in various areas of public international law in top journals, including the Vanderbilt Journal of  Transnational Law, the Stanford Journal of International Law, the Columbia  Human Rights Review, the European Journal of International Law, the Journal of  International Economic Law and others. She is the co-editor (with Hildegard Schneider) of Art, Cultural Heritage and the Market: Legal and Ethical Issues (Springer: Heidelberg 2014), and (with Bruno De Witte) of Culture and International Economic Law (Routledge: forthcoming 2014). Valentina Vadi is the author of Public  Health in International Investment Law and Arbitration (Routledge, Abingdon  2012) and Cultural Heritage in International Investment law and Arbitration (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2014).

Career Details

Valentina Vadi is a Reader in international business law at Lancaster University. She formerly was an Emile Noël Fellow at the Jean Monnet Centre for International and Regional Economic Law, at New York University, and a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at Maastricht University (NL). Dr. Valentina Vadi lectured at Hasselt University (Belgium), the University of Rome III (Italy), the China-EU School of Law (Beijing, P.R. China) and Maastricht University.

Dr. Vadi has carried out significant research in the field of international law, publishing extensively in this area in academic journals such as the Journal of International Economic Law, the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, and the Stanford Journal of International Law, among others. She has presented her research at international conferences worldwide in Asia, Europe and North and Latin America. In particular, she has been invited to present at the following universities: Bedfordshire; Bern; Birkbeck College, University of London; Buckingham; Cambridge; Catania; Charles University, Prague; Edinburgh; European University Institute, Florence; Florence; Geneva; Georgetown; Glasgow; Groningen; Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (BE); Keele; King’s College, University of London; La Rochelle; Leiden; London School of Economics; Minnesota; National University Singapore; New York University; Rome III; School of Advanced Study, University of London; Sevilla; Siena; Southampton; Sussex; Turin; University College London; University of the West of England; Verona.

She has been invited to present at events organized by the following organizations: American Society of International Law; Association for Law, Property and Society; British Association for Canadian Studies; British Institute of International and Comparative Law; Canadian Political Science Association; Global Ecological Integrity Group; Institute for Globalization and International Regulation; International Institute for the Sociology of Law; Italian Society of International Law; Latin-American Council of Scholars on International and Comparative Law; Society of International Economic Law; Society of Legal Scholars; Socio-Legal Studies Association; Law & Society Association; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

She holds degrees in international law and political science form the University of Siena, a Master of Research and a PhD from the European University Institute, and an MJur from the University of Oxford. She is a qualified lawyer (Florence Bar). She completed further non-degree studies at the Universite' de Fribourg (CH), Queen Mary University of London and the London School of Economics.  

Research Grants

Valentina Vadi was awarded a prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship from the European Commission to fund research focusing on the interplay between the protection of cultural heritage and the promotion of foreign direct investment in international investment law and arbitration. The main outcome of this research is being published by Cambridge University Press. See Valentina Vadi, Cultural Heritage in International Investment Law and Arbitration (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2014). A parallel outcome of this grant is the co-edited volume Culture in International Economic Law (with Bruno De Witte) (Routledge forthcoming 2014)

Valentina Vadi was awarded a doctoral scholarship from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for conducting research on the interplay between the protection of public health and the promotion of foreign direct investment in international investment law and arbitration. A deeply revised version of the doctoral thesis was published by Routledge in 2012. See Valentina Vadi, Public Health in International Investment Law and Arbitration (Routledge, London 2012) (Hardcopy) now also available in paperback.  

Current Teaching

Dr. Vadi convenes and contributes lectures to international investment law. She also contributes lectures to EU law and international trade law.

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