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Lilian Hanania, Dr

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Interviews on trade, culture and digital technologies in specialized publications on cultural issues.

Language Skills

  • French - fluent
  • English - fluent
  • Portuguese - fluent
  • Spanish - proficient
  • German - intermediate
  • Italian - elementary
  • Arabic - elementary


Attorney (Paris, France and São Paulo, Brazil), PhD in International Law (University Paris 1 - Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2007), Collaborator at the "Centro de Estudos Sociedade e Tecnologia" (CEST - University of São Paulo - USP, Brazil) and Associate Researcher at the IREDIES (University Paris 1, France) and the CUREJ (University of Rouen, France). PhD thesis and recent publications and lectures address International Economic Law (emphasis on international trade agreements), International Cultural Law (mainly UNESCO conventions), sustainable development (climate change, social and labor standards and cultural diversity) and new technologies.Besides working as a consultant since 2003, she worked in law firms in São Paulo, Paris and Houston (TX, USA) and as legal counsel in a global technology firm. She taught International Law and International Relations at the University Paris 1 for four years and worked at the International Economic Affairs Division of the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs for almost three years. She is also one of the first members of the RIJDEC ("Réseau international de juristes pour la diversité des expressions culturelles"), an international network of lawyers founded at the Law School of Laval University in Québec.