Dr. Aline Bertolin is a Professor of Law & Development (Spring of 2022, 2023, and 2024) and   Law & Technology (Spring of 2024) at the School of Applied Sciences of the University of Campinas (Unicamp), São Paulo, Brazil. She is a Senior Fellow, and a former Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of International Economic Law (IIEL). 


During her IIEL postdoctoral fellowship, which followed after a position as a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy, Dr. Bertolin worked closely and under the supervision of IIEL Professor Katrin Kuhlmann to contribute to the latter’s longtime scholarship on Trade and Development. She assisted Professor Kuhlmann in her research agenda on Law & Development by deepening the understanding of regulatory designs that entice migration, sustainable trade, integrative development, and economic dignity, and designs that reversely answer for economic privileges and the boxing-in of populations, from a Political Sciences’ perspective.


Her successful fellowship at the IIEL earned Dr. Bertolin an invitation to be a professor at the School of Applied Sciences of Unicamp, alongside a research scholar fellowship and the advance of a book proposal on “Modern Constitutional Powers and Modern Law”.


Dr. Bertolin holds a Ph.D. in Law and Political Sciences from the Université Panthèon-Sorbonne, co-supervised by Professor Katharina Pistor from Columbia Law School in New York, where Dr. Bertolin was a Visiting Research Scholar for two years; she holds too a Master’s in Law degree (IBEL LLM) from Georgetown University. In Georgetown, she debuted her specialism in Law & Development, following in the footsteps of her mentors, which led to her doctoral research in France, being the first graduate in this interdisciplinary field at the Sorbonne.


Her Ph.D. dissertation defined the concept of preventive regulation departing from a comparative approach between the United States and France. She investigated strategic intelligence policies consolidated into regulations and laws able to narrow down the democratic gap in economic governance via government liability over markets, aimed to deter economic crisis and antitrust market dominance abuse; a work achievement rewarded with a nomination for the Prix de thèse de La Chancellerie des Universités de Paris in Law and Political Sciences, and the award of Le Prix Alban from the European Commission. 


Dr. Bertolin has held diverse government positions in Europe and Brazil while being a prolific in-the-field research scholar and a collaborator in nonprofits, which inspired her to co-found the Na’iman Safe Haven Initiative in 2019. During the same year, while working with Catholic nonprofits in Boston and Cambridge, she conducted independent studies as a non-affiliated postdoctoral researcher at the Warren, Ash, Belfast, and Weatherhead centers at Harvard Kennedy School. 


She was a visitor as well at the Université Saint Joseph, in Lebanon, the University of Damascus, in Syria, the University of Berkeley, in California, and the University of São Paulo, in Brazil, where she received a second Ph.D. in Government Law. In addition to L&D and L&T, she has lectured Scientific Methodology, and Economic, Administrative, Tax, and Constitutional Law.