Visiting stay: August 2023 - September 2023
Elena Cima is a Lecturer in Public International Law at the University of Geneva, where she teaches courses on international environmental law, energy law, and investment law. She is the co-director of the University of Geneva’s Summer School in International Law and International Humanitarian Law. She also serves as external faculty at the LLM Program in International Law of the Geneva Graduate Institute, where she supervises legal clinics, and at the World Trade Institute (WTI) in Berne where she co-teaches a course on International law and policy options for climate change mitigation.
Elena holds a PhD in International Law from the Geneva Graduate Institute, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Milan and an LL.M degree from Yale Law School, where she was editor of the Yale Journal of International Law.
She is the author of the monograph From Exception to Promotion: Re-Thinking the Relationship between International Trade and Environmental Law (Brill, 2021). She has co-edited several books and has published articles in peer-reviewed journals on international trade law, environmental law, water law, as well as investment law. In addition to her academic commitments, Elena is often involved in investment arbitrations, international water and climate negotiations, as well as advisory proceedings before international courts and tribunals.