V. Carraro, PhD
I am a Lecturer in International Relations at the Department of International Relations and International Organization of the University of Groningen. I additionally hold a position as Visiting Researcher at the Amsterdam Center for European Law and Governance (ACELG) and Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL) of the University of Amsterdam.
I have recently concluded a two-year research project funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) by means of a Rubicon grant. The project was titled: “The More the Better? The Complementarity of Human Rights Reviewing Mechanisms in the United Nations”. To conduct this project, I was based at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights in Vienna until March 2020, while being formally employed by Maastricht University as Postdoctoral Researcher.
I have also recently worked as an expert consultant to the United Nations High-Level Panel on International Financial Accountability, Transparency and Integrity for Achieving the 2030 Agenda (FACTI panel), writing a report on the use of peer review in financial integrity matters.
I obtained a PhD in International Relations from Maastricht University (2017). I possess a BA in Foreign Languages and Literatures from the University of Bologna, with a focus on Portuguese, Spanish, and English (2005; with highest honors); a MA in International Relations from Ca’ Foscari University in Venice (2011; with highest honors), and a MA in European Studies from Maastricht University (2011; with highest honors). I also gained professional experience at the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) in Maastricht (2011-2012) and at the European Union Delegation to the United Nations in New York (2012), focusing on UN Security Council affairs.
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