Alexia Tizzano is a lawyer and human rights researcher on gender-based violence and sexual violence during conflict.
She previously worked at the Legal Service of the European Commission in the EU external relations and international law team. In that role, she provided legal advice on sanctions, counterterrorism, and on the respect for fundamental rights. She also advised on EU relations with Asia and Middle East countries, participated in the negotiation of international agreements, notably ensuring commitment to human rights, and represented the European Commission in court cases. She also worked at the Court of Justice of the European Union, including on age and gender-based discrimination cases. In addition to her appointment at the Carr Center, she is involved in different human rights, international criminal law, and international development projects at Harvard.
Alexia Tizzano holds Masters of Laws from New York University, with a focus on human rights and public international law, King's College London, and Humboldt University in Berlin, and a Bachelor of Laws from Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas. She is a member of the New York State bar.