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Holly Flora

Holly Flora

Assistant Professor of Art History,
Tulane University

B.A., William Jewell College, M.A., Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, Ph.D., Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

Professor Flora’s research explores the intersections of narrative, performativity, imagination, and gender in the devotional art of late medieval and early Renaissance Italy. She has received research fellowships from the American Association of University Women, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Italy, and the Andrew Mellon Foundation. Her articles have appeared in Gesta, Bolletino Storico Pisano, and Studies in Iconography, as well as several edited volumes of essays. Dr. Flora is currently at work on a book on gender and illustrated manuscripts of the Meditationes Vitae Christi.

Before coming to Tulane, Dr. Flora worked in the museum world in New York, organizing exhibitions such as Cimabue and Early Italian Devotional Painting at The Frick Collection, where she spent two years as a curatorial fellow, and exhibitions on Ethiopian art, Georges Rouault, illuminated Bibles, and images of the Prodigal Son for the Museum of Biblical Art in Manhattan, where she is now a guest curator. Dr. Flora also spent eleven years on the paid lecturing staff of the The Cloisters and enjoys guest lecturing there when she is in New York

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Francesco Francioni, Juris Dr. (Florence), LL.M (Harvard)

Professor of International Law
European University Institute, Florence
and LUISS University, Rome

Professor Francioni’s current research deals with a variety of topics related to the impact of globalisation on international law. His main fields of interest are the protection of human rights, cultural property and cultural heritage law, and international law and the environment. Professor Francioni is currently Professor Emeritus of International Law at the European University Institute in Florence, and Professor of law at LUISS University, Rome. Prior to moving to the European University Institute, he was the Director of the International Peace Studies and Jean Monnet Chair in European Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Siena. He is legal consultant to UNESCO in matters of cultural property and has represented Italy in many international negotiations on cultural property. In 1997-1998 was the President of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee.

He is General Editor of the Italian Yearbook of International Law, member of the Board of Editors of the European Journal of International Law and of the International Spectator. He has been visiting professor at the Columbia Law School (2013), Oxford (1998-2002), Texas (1988-2008), Tulane (1987) and Cornell (1983-1986).

Recent publications include Enforcing International Cultural Heritage Law (co-author and co-editor with J. Gordley), Oxford, OUP, 2013), War by Contract (with N. Ronzitti), Oxford, OUP, 2011; Au-delà des traités: l’émergence d’un nouveau droit coutumier pour la protection du patrimoine culturel, Revue Générale de droit international public” (2007), “From Cultural Property to Cultural Heritage: the Dynamic Evolution of a Concept and Scope,” in L’action normative de l’UNESCO (2007), and “Enforcing the international Responsibility for Human Rights Violations by Multinational Enterprises,” in La Dimension Pluridisciplinaire de la responsabilité sociale de l’entreprise (2007), and The EU the US and Global Climate Governance (with C, Bakker), 2014 (forthcoming).

Patty Gerstenblith

Patty Gerstenblith

Distinguished Research Professor of Law
Director, Center for Art, Museum and Cultural Heritage Law
DePaul University College of Law
A.B., Bryn Mawr College, J.D., Northwestern University, Ph.D. (Art History and Anthropology), Harvard University

Patty Gerstenblith is Distinguished Research Professor of Law at DePaul University and director of its Center for Art, Museum and Cultural Heritage Law. She is founding President of the Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation (2005-2011), a Director of the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield and Co-Chair of the ABA’s Art and Cultural Heritage Law Committee. In 2011, she was appointed by President Obama to serve as the Chair of the President’s Cultural Property Advisory Committee in the U.S. Department of State, on which she had previously served as a public representative in the Clinton administration. From 1995 to 2002, she was editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Cultural Property. Her publications include the casebook, Art, Cultural Heritage and the Law (now in its second edition), and her articles “Controlling the International Market in Antiquities: Reducing the Harm, Preserving the Past”, published in the Chicago Journal of International Law, “Schultz and Barakat: Universal Recognition of National Ownership of Antiquities”, published in Art Antiquity and Law, and “Protecting Cultural Heritage in Armed Conflict: Looking Back, Looking Forward”, published in the Cardozo Public Law, Policy & Ethics Journal. Before joining the DePaul faculty, Gerstenblith clerked for the Honorable Richard D. Cudahy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Federico Lenzerini

Federico Lenzerini

Adjunct Professor,
University of Siena, Department of Law
J.D., University of Siena, Ph.D., Dottore di ricerca, in International Law, University of Bari

In 2003, Professor Lenzerini earned his Ph.D. in International Law, from the University of Bari, with a doctoral thesis on “Asylum and human rights: The evolution of the right to asylum in the contemporary international legal system.” Since 1999, he has been a research and teaching assistant in International and European Union Law for the Department of Law of the University of Siena. He is now a researcher and Adjunct Professor of public international law, private international law, and European Union law for the Faculty of Law of the University of Siena. He is a consultant of UNESCO for the Department for the Protection of Cultural Heritage and the Legal Counsel of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for international negotiations relative to the protection of cultural property. He is a member of the “Italian International Law Society” and the “Biotechnology Committee” of the International Law Association. His relevant areas of research are human rights protection, the right to asylum (under the double profile of general international law and of community law), rights of indigenous populations (according to comparative and international law), International Business and Trade Law, the International protection of Cultural Heritage, and cultural diversity.


Glynn S. Lunney, Jr.

McGlinchey Stafford Professor of Law,
Tulane University Law School
BS, 1984, Texas A&M University; JD, 1990, Stanford University; MA, 2002, PhD (Economics), 2006, Tulane University

Professor Lunney joined the Law School faculty in 1991 after clerking for Judge John Minor Wisdom on the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. His undergraduate degree was in petroleum engineering, and he worked as an engineer prior to attending law school. While in law school, he was articles editor of the Stanford Law Review. Professor Lunney has published articles on the just compensation requirement of the Fifth Amendment and on a variety of intellectual property issues. He was named a recipient of the Sumter Marks Award in 2000 and again in 2002, in recognition of his strong research record. Professor Lunney's productivity as a scholar also resulted in his being named C. J. Morrow Research Professor of Law for the 2001-02 academic year. Professor Lunney teaches courses in contracts and intellectual property.

Riccardo Pavoni

Riccardo Pavoni

Associate Professor of International Law
Department of Law
University of Siena
J.D., University of Siena, LL.M. in European and Comparative Law, Oxford University

Riccardo Pavoni is associate professor of international law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Siena. He is the associate editor of the Italian Yearbook of International Law and a member of the editorial board of the Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts. He has been a Visiting Professor at Tulane University School of Law (2010), Charles University in Prague (2008) and the University of Amsterdam (2006). Professor Pavoni has been teaching in the Tulane University School of Law summer programs in Siena since 2002. The current areas of his publications and research interests include the law of international immunities, international and European environmental law, the relationship between international and domestic law, and international cultural heritage law.

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