Faculty

Adrien Schifano

Department of International Relations

Associate Professor

Email: aschifan@tiu.ac.jp
Last updated: August 7, 2023 3:46 pm

⬛ Education

2013 (April) ‒2016 (September) Doctoral Program, Graduate School of Law, Hitotsubashi University
2007 (October) ‒2009 (June) Master 2 in Law and Politics International and European Public and Private Law, Institut du Droit de la Paix et du Développement, University of Nice (France)
2004 (October) ‒2007 (June) Licence in Law and Politics Public Law, Faculty of Law and Political Science, University of Nice (France)

⬛ Teaching and Research Interests

Teaching Interests: Legal Theory, International Law, Regional Governance in Asia / Research Interests: International Institutional Law, Regional Governance in Asia, Pluralistic Approaches to Law, Issues related to Legal Personality

⬛ Academic Appointments

(2023 April - Current) Associate Professor, E-track Program, Tokyo International University
(2021 March - 2023 February) Lecturer (tenured), School of Law, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (Guangzhou, China)
(2018 April - 2019 March) Adjunct Assistant Professor (Junior Fellow, full-time), Graduate School of Law, Hitotsubashi University

⬛ Fellowships & Grants

(2015) Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research KAKENHI (科研費) in relation with research project No. 14J06268: "Situation of Legal Orders of International Organizations Amid International Society at the Dawn of the 21st Century" (JPY 500000)
(2014) Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research KAKENHI (科研費) in relation with research project No. 14J06268: "Situation of Legal Orders of International Organizations Amid International Society at the Dawn of the 21st Century" (JPY 600000)
(2014 April - 2016 March) Research fellow (Japan Society for Promotion of Science, DC2), Graduate School of Law, Hitotsubashi University Research Project No. 14J06268: "Situation of Legal Orders of International Organizations Amid International Society at the Dawn of the 21st Century"
(2010 October - 2013 September) Research fellow ('Doctorant contractuel'), Institut du Droit de la Paix et du Développement, Université de Nice (France) Research project: "Growth of Regional Cooperation in East Asia: Research on an Asian Approach to International Law"

⬛ Selected Publications/Conference Papers

ARTICLES:
1. “Organizationhood in the Light of Asian Minimalism” (December 2022) Chinese Journal of International Law 21-4 (Oxford University Press), pp. 701–775 (refereed, in English)
2. "Three Paradigms for the International Organization: Dual Framework in the ICJ Case Law over Issue of Attribution of Conduct" (September 2019) Working Papers of the Edinburgh Center for International and Global Law (refereed, in English)
3. 「国際法秩序の特性に基づく国際法人格の要素」["Characters of the International Personality, Considered in the Light of Distinct Features of the International Legal Order"] (November 2018)『一橋法学』第17巻第3号 [17-3 Hitotsubashi Journal of Law and International Studies, Special Number: Studies in Honor of Pr. Tetsuo Sato], pp. 169–183 (refereed, in Japanese)
4. "Distribution of Power Within International Organizations" (December 2017) International Organizations Law Review 14-2 (Brill, Leiden), pp. 346–401 (refereed, in English)
PRESENTATIONS AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES:
5. “Marine Plastic Debris: A New Challenge for Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Region”, ICON・S Annual Conference ‘Global Problems and Prospects in Public Law’, The International Society of Public Law, Victoria University of Wellington Te Herenga Waka (Wellington, New Zealand), July 3-5 2023
6. “Civil Society Participation in Asian International Organizations and the Strengthening of Elites”, ESIL Interest Group on International Organizations ‘International organizations, elites, and masses: perspectives on in/exclusion’ held on the sidelines of the European Society of International Law Annual Conference 2022, held in Utrecht University (Utrecht, the Netherlands), 1 September 2022
7. “Proliferation of Regional Organizations and the Issue of their Coordination: Towards a Network Shaped Regional Governance in Asia?”, Panel 3D “International Regimes and Regional Organisation”, Asian Society of International Law Regional Conference ‘Power and the Development of International Law: Asian Perspectives’, Nepal Administrative Staff College (Lalitpur, Nepal), July 30, 2022
8. "The Institutionalization Process in Asia, and What It Tells Us About 'Asian Values'", 7th AsianSIL Biennial Conference (Rethinking International Law: Finding Common Solutions to Contemporary Civilizational Issues from an Asian Perspective) Junior Scholars Conference (Manila, the Philippines), 21-23 August 2019
9. "The Contribution of Asian Institutional Practice to the General Theory of International Organizations: Challenging the Criteria for Organizationhood", The AsianSIL Regional Conference (International Law in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities) Renmin University of China (Beijing, China), 13‒14 October, 2018
10. "The Concept of Hierarchy Within International Organizations: An Inquiry into the Principle of Legality", IVR-Japan, First International Conference (Topic: Rule of Law and Democracy), Doshisha University (Kyoto), 6‒8 July 2018
THESES:
11. "How Legal Personality of International Organizations Affects the Unity of International Law: On Mutual Relations Amongst their Respective Legal Orders", dissertation for the obtention of the Ph.D., Graduate School of Law, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo (in English; 330 pages)
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