Aline Bertolin is an academic in Public Administration and Law & Development, having been the first graduate in this multidisciplinary field from the Université Panthèon-Sorbonne. Supervised by Professor Gérard Marcou, director of the Prep-ENA, and Professor Katharina Pistor, from Columbia University, her Ph.D. dissertation defined the concept of preventive regulation in opposition to punitive regulation, in a dialogue with the LSE and the contribution of Cambridge. Departing from the approach of History of Economic Thought to regulation and strategic intelligence, it delved into a comparative analysis of government responsibility over market integration, aiming to carve a means to narrow down the democratic gap in economic governance and to innovate in legal designs to deter crisis and economic abuse. For this achievement, her thesis was nominated for the Prix de thèse de La Chancellerie des Universités de Paris, in Law and Political Sciences, and was awarded the Alban Prize from the European Commission.
Aline holds an M.A. in International Business and Economic Law from Georgetown University, and has been a prolific visiting scholar in different centers abroad. Her postdoctoral research on regulatory marks of migration and transatlantic protodevelopmentalism benefited greatly from her participation in group studies by La Societé de Legislation Comparé and her visits to the Université Saint Joseph, in Lebanon, and the University of Damascus, in Syria, as well as from her association with the FCA-Unicamp and the USP in Brazil. She is a passionate volunteer, having served in diverse Catholic non-profits, which inspired her to co-found the Na’iman Safe Haven Initiative.