Of dual nationality heritage, French and Irish, Sara Dezalay has an academic background in both law and political science. She obtained her B.A. in European and International law at Trinity College Dublin, in Ireland, in 2001, through an ERASMUS exchange and a Master in Public law at the Universite Pantheon Assas (Paris II), in Paris, France, in 2002. She was then awarded a Master in Political Science, with a Major in International Organizations at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques of Paris, France, in 2004, and a Research Master in International Relations from the same school in 2005. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Law department of the European University Institute, in Florence, Italy, where she obtained a Research Master in 2006. During her fall semester residency, she will be working on research entitled "The Social Construction of International Norms Through the 'Naming' and 'Shaping' of '‘Internal' Armed Conflicts by Competing Non-Governmental International Actors." Her sponsor is Joseph Weiler.
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