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A graduate in Political Science, a Doctor in Contemporary Asian Studies, a student in Philosophy and a peer reviewer for research projects and high-ranking Western academic journals, Dr. Sapio has produced knowledge through teaching, publishing, public speaking, technical assistance, interviews related to research projects, and media interviews for the think tanks, academic institutions, government organs, academic publishers, newspapers and magazines listed below.
Dr. Sapio is currently a board member of the Foundation for Law and International Affairs, and an adjunct at the Centre on China in the World, the Australian National University. 
Think tanks
Stiftung Mercator (Germany)
Academic Institutions
The Faculty of LawThe Chinese University of Hong Kong (The People’s Republic of China)
The Centre on China in The World, The Australian National University (Australia)
The Centre on China in the World, Australian National University
The U.S.-Asia Law Institute, New York University School of Law
The Penn State Research and Career Development Network for Law & International Affairs, The Center for Global Studies, The Penn State International Arbitration Group, and The Foundation for Law and International Affairs
The University of Cologne
The University of Duisburg-Essen
The South West China University of Political Science and Law
The Centre for East and South East Asian Studies, Lund University
The Renmin University of China
The Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy, SUNY Buffalo Law School
The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca
The Centre for East and South East Asian Studies, Lund University (Sweden)
The TOChina System (Italy)
The Julius-Maximilians Universitaet Wuerzburg (Germany)
The Torino World Affairs Institute (Italy)
The Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester
Academic Publishers (Peer reviewed journals not listed)
Blogs and Websites
 Newspapers and Magazines


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