Program on International Organizations, Law and Diplomacy - Staff


Fernanda Nicola, Program Director

Fernanda Nicola is Director of the Program on International Organizations, Law and Diplomacy and Professor of Law at the Washington College of Law, American University. Her teaching and research interests range from Tort Law, Comparative Law, European Union Law and Local Government Law. She received her PhD from Trento University and her SJD degree from Harvard Law School where she was the recipient of the Mancini Prize in European Law, and the Justice Welfare and Economics fellowship at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. Professor Nicola is the author of several articles on European integration including Invisible Cities in EU Law (2012) and Transatlanticisms: The Selective Reception of U.S. Law and Economics in the Formation of European Private Law (2008). She recently published Family Law Exceptionalism in Comparative Law (2010) and Intimate Liability: Emotional Harm, Family Law, and Stereotyped Narratives in Interspousal Torts (2013). Professor Nicola is a member of the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL) Executive Board, she supervises PhD candidates at the European University Institute (Florence) and she is a fellow at the CDCT (Turin, Italy).

Marc LeBlanc, Program Coordinator

Marc LeBlanc joined the program in August 2011 after graduating from the American University School of International Service with an MA in International Politics specializing in International Organization and International Development. He had internships with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Creative Learning’s America’s Unofficial Ambassadors program, and the National Council for International Visitors. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco in the youth development sector and taught English in South Korea. He also holds a BA in International Studies and French from Dickinson College.