Susanna Cafaro is a full professor of European Union Law in the Law Faculty of the University of Salento (Lecce, Italy) – where she has also taught international law and law of international organizations – but she is interested in European integration since she was a teenager, as an activist in the Young European federalists.
She authored and edited numerous books and more than 70 scholarly journal articles and book chapters about the EU, European economic and monetary union, EU external relations, IMF & World Bank governance and functioning, Euro-Mediterranean relations.
In 2019 she has been awarded a Jean Monnet Chair from the European Union, which is a recognition of her prestigious profile in research, teaching and dissemination activities on the European Union.
She is a fervent supporter of multilateralism and of supranational democracy, whose formula has yet to be invented…well, she is working on it and would love to involve in this mission all the global citizens aware of this lack and willing to contribute.
She is the organizer of the Supranational Democracy Dialogue, a dialogue among scholars, civil society and creative thinkers on democratic solutions to global challenges. The first edition of the Dialogue is fully recorded and available on a dedicated YouTube Channel, as well as a Documentary film summarizing it all. It was also the occasion for the adoption of a final Manifesto for Supranational Democracy.
The second edition was organized as a webinar series because of the lockdown in spring 2020. The recording of the five webinars is on the YouTube Channel of Università del Salento, here.
To know her a bit more, you can read her post “A Very Personal Journey“.