Pasquale Annicchino is a Research Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. He has been adjunct professor of law at Brigham Young University Law School and a visiting professor at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium).
He received his Ph.D., summa cum laude, in Law from the University of Siena and studied in several other universities in Europe and the United States: Charles University in Prague, the European Academy of Legal Theory, Emory Law School, University College London where he also served as Editor in Chief of the UCL Human Rights Review. He serves as book review editor for Religion and Human Rights: an International Journal and is a member of the editorial board of Quaderni di Diritto e Politica Ecclesiastica published by Il Mulino. He has published in many journals, including First Amendment Law Review, European Public Law, The George Washington Journal of International Law, The Ecclesiastical Law Journal. He is the author of Esportare la Libertà Religiosa. Il Modello Americano nell’Arena Globale, published in 2015 by Il Mulino.
News & Events
24th Apr 2018
CIRIS Graduate Research Associate Leor Zmigrod has published a paper on the psychological processes that give rise to nationalistic ideologies in the context of the United Kingdom’s 2016 EU Referendum. The research identified cognitive information processing styles that contribute towards support for Brexit and opposition to immigration and free movement of labour. Specifically, the findings […]
21st Feb 2018
In January 2018 CIRIS released a fascinating new report by Prof Chris Douglas on religion and fake news. The report explores the religious dimension of fake news in both Europe and the United States and offers recommendations for how policymakers and other leaders can fight back against faith-based fake news. Christopher Douglas teaches American literature and […]
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