Paolo Davide Farah Picture Vice Coordinator – WP leader
Istituto Universitario di Studi Europei (IT)

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 Prof. Paolo Davide Farah (PhD, PhD, LL.M, J.D.) works at West Virginia University (WV, USA) where he teaches climate change, trade, energy and environmental law and policy. Prof. Farah has also previously taught classes on public international law, international economic law and WTO law, European Law, Comparative law & Chinese law, international business law, company law in Liverpool, United Kingdom (2012-2014), at University of Milan, Bologne and Turin in Italy (2003-2011). He is Director of Research (Honorary Position) of gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom). .

He is Scientific Director and Program coordinator of the Summer School held at Peking University School of Government with two parallel curricula: “Summer Institute on Climate Change and Environmental Protection” (SICCEP) and “Summer Institute on Intellectual Property Rights and China” (IP-China).  International consultant and legal advisor for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), for the European Commission (2007 to now) and TAIEX-Technical Assistance Information Exchange of the European Commission.

He acts as an Editor-in-Chief and Director of the Book Series “Transnational Law and Globalization”; for Routledge Publishing (UK); as Editor-in-Chief and Director of the Book Series of “International Economic Law, Globalization and Development”; (in English) of Ashgate Publishing (UK) and a similar Book Series for Wolters Kluwer (CEDAM) for Books in Italian, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and other non-English languages.
He was an International Consultant and Legal Advisor for a project by United Nations Development Program (UNDP), for the Italian Ministry of the Economic Development and Commerce and for the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development). He worked at the Legal Affairs Division of the World Trade Organization in Geneva, and was an Associate Lawyer of Baker & McKenzie Law Firm, Milan Branch (2003-2005)

To follow the scientific activities of Prof. Paolo Farah please visit the blogs, websites and social networks at:

SSRN Author’s Page:
Personal Blog:
Twitter: @PaoloDFarah
gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development:
Twitter: @gLAWcal
Summer Law Institute in China held at Peking University:
Twitter: @SLI_China!

Other information He has studied for his J.D. (Italian Laurea and French Maitrise) in International and European Law at University Paris Ouest La Defense – Nanterre, Faculty of Law and at Catholic University of Milan, Faculty of Law. He holds a Master of Laws (LL.M) in European Legal Studies from the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium and a joint doctoral degree (Double PhD) in International Law at the Centre d’Etudes et de Recherche Internationales et Communautaires (CERIC), University Paul Cézanne Aix Marseilles III (Aix-en-Provence) and at the Department of Public, Civil procedure, International and European law, University of Milan, Faculty of Law.
He was a Visiting Scholar for one year at Harvard Law School, East Asian Legal Studies.
Since the beginning of his academic and professional career, Paolo Farah has already worked in 9 projects of the EU commission and he had the responsibility to monitor the results of the research units and combine them in view of favouring interconnections and more interdisciplinary results of the projects. He has already been working with experts in economics, social sciences, philosophy, politics, international relations, environmental sciences and engineering.
He has presented his papers to several international conferences (Honk Kong, Granada, Glasgow, Lisbon, Vienna, Tallinn, Amsterdam, Athens, Vermont, Oxford, Guizhou, Wuhan, York, Prague, Cambridge MA-USA, Boston, Morgantown, Maastricht, Metz, Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’An, Chengdu, Suzhou, Paris, Essex, Geneva, Lugano, Bologne, Milan, Rome, Trento, Bratislava, Nicosia, Brussels, Aix-en-Provence, Washington DC). He is Italian mother tongue, he is fluent in English and French and he has a working knowledge of Chinese.

Research focus His main research and teaching areas of interest are public international law, international economic law, international trade law, WTO law, intellectual property law, energy and environmental law, Chinese law and European law. He specializes in the interaction among trade, economic globalization and human rights with a special focus on China and other Asian countries.