Dr. Francesco Stipo
Francesco Stipo was born in Rome, Italy in 1973. He studied law at the University "La Sapienza" where he won an Erasmus scholarship that allowed him to continue part of his studies in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.
While living in Spain he was the first man crossing the Strait of Gibraltar with a powered paraglider, on July 4, 1995. The event was reported in many Spanish newspapers such as ABC, Diario de Jerez, Europa Sur and Italian magazines like 'No Limits".
In 1996 he won a scholarship from the Italian National Council of Research on the subject "juridical discipline of the outer space"; the thesis, which title was "La Definizione del Concetto Giuridico di Spazio Cosmico", was published in the Italian peer reviewed journal "Giurisprudenza di Merito".
After obtaining a Ph.D. in International Law in 2001 he moved to the United States where he received a Master degree (LLM) in comparative law from the University of Miami. He is the author of the novel Il Mercante di Diamanti published in Italy in 2013 under the pseudonym Frank Stipo. Since 2002 he has been living in Miami, Florida. He has been working as a lawyer for European and American firms specializing in international business transactions. He fluently speaks 5 languages (English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and French) and has traveled extensively around the world.
Francesco Stipo is the President Emeritus of the United States Association of the Club of Rome. He was a member of the Club of Rome and President of the United States Association between 2011 and 2014.
He published two books entitled: World Federalist Manifesto. Guide to Political Globalization, and United Nations Reorganization. The Unification of the U.N. System, and was a co-author of the USA Club of Rome report The Future of the Western Hemisphere.
In March 2008 was invited to speak at the United Nations where he delivered a speech on U.N. Reform. In November 2009 he addressed the National Press Club in Washington D.C. on global governance and in September 2011 he addressed the National Academy of Sciences. He gave several public speeches on global governance to international organizations and think tanks such as the Organization of American States, Harvard University, the East-West Center and the Houston Committee on Foreign Relations, and was interviewed on national
media. Dr. Stipo is an active member of the National Press Club and the Atlantic Council of the United States. Between 2008 and 2012 he was Director of the India-U.S. Chamber of Commerce of Florida. In August 2012 he was elected as a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science for his contribution in the field of social sciences. In June 2014 he was invited to join the Bretton Woods Committee, the network of prominent global citizens that supports the Bretton Woods Institutions (World Bank and International Monetary Fund). In 2016 he founded the Houston Energy Club and in December of the same year he organized the first Latin America Energy Forum.
Additional information with links to his speeches and articles can be found here.