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Brexit Institute Director Prof Fabbrini awarded knighthood from President of Italy

Congratulations to Professor Federico Fabbrini, Professor of EU Law in DCU’s School of Law and Government and Founding Director of the DCU Brexit Institute, who has been honoured by H.E. President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella

The ‘Order of the Star of Italy’ is a knighthood given by the President to those who have honoured their country overseas, preserved and promoted national prestige abroad, promoted friendly relations and co-operation with other countries and ties with Italy. Professor Fabbrini was knighted in recognition of his scholarly achievement.

The award was formally conferred in June 2021, but the ceremony had to be postponed due to Covid-19, and took place earlier today at the Italian Embassy in Dublin. The award was conferred by the Italian Ambassador Paolo Serpi and Professor Daire Keogh, DCU President, was the guest of honour at the ceremony.

In congratulating Federico, Professor Daire Keogh said:

“Federico is a truly deserving recipient of the ‘Order of the Star of Italy’ award. He has been tireless in his efforts to promote European understanding and cooperation through his leadership of the DCU Brexit Institute and his exceptional scholarship. On behalf of the DCU community, I want to congratulate him on receiving this honour which is also a reflection of the important collaboration between DCU and Italy.”