Francesco Alicino

Francesco AlicinoFrancesco Alicino is Full Professor in Public Law and Religion and Constitutional Law at the University of LUM (Casamassima, Bari, Italy), where he also teaches Constitutional Law, Law of the Third Sector, and Immigration Law. He is the Director of the School of Law and Vice Rector for teachings activities (LUM University). He is a member at the Italian Council for the relationship with Muslim communities at the Italian Minister of Interior. He is Professor at the MISLAM of the School of Government (LUISS Guido Carli, Rome) and a member of the Institute of S. Pio V. (Rome) where he has been the coordinator of several project related to freedom of religion and belief and the system of State-religions relationship in the Mediterranean area. He is a member of the EUREL (Sociological and Legal Data on Religions in Europe). He has been a consultant for the Tribunal of Bari (Italy) section of preventive measures for the religion-inspired terrorism. He has been member of the Committee for Bioethics, Research Integrity and Sustainable Foood based on the Italian National Research Council (CNR). In 2008 he took the Ph.D in Docteur en DROIT at the École doctorale of the University of Paul Cézanne Aix-Marseille III (Aix-en-Provence, France) with a thesis titled “Constitutionalism and Constitution-Making Process of European Union’s Law”, unanimously commended as “très honorable” (the highest mark) by all members of Commission. In 2010 he took the Ph.D in European Studies in Canon Law and Law of State-Religions Relations at the University of Paris-Sud 11 and Catholic Institute of Paris (France). In 2007 he took the Ph.D in Institutions and Comparative Politics at the University of Bari (Italy). He is a reviewer for international journals and has been involved in several international research projects. He is the author of several books and articles in English, Italian and French.