Emanuele Urania - SLI Participant in 2012

"Imagination has always urged me towards far horizons and far destinations, travelling allows me to give a colour and a shape to my dreams"

Lingua originale italiana - Langue originale française

With this thought, I am seizing the day to describe in some words about the amazing experience I had while in Peking during Summer Law Institute last year, an experience that gave me the opportunity to fulfill a wish. My interest for China, for its culture and for its history began in 2009 in Paris, thanks to the bonds which were born with some Chinese students I had met. Thanks to them, I was able to share and learn about their culture and language which set an interesting chain of actions into motion. First, this bond was the catalyst for me to find myself attending, during my studies in Paris, a very interesting course on Chinese society, politics, internationals relations, economics and the Chinese Soft Power.

This met and extended my interest into discovering and deepening the Intellectual Property in an international context and was then the trigger for me enrolling onto this program at the Peking University – School of Government. Peking is a destination that I would never have thought I would so strongly have considered two or three years earlier. However, it was a decision that made me leave London in 2012, where I was studying English, to go back to Italy, pack my bags and board a flight to China for this once in a life time experience.
 
One of the first things I noticed once there during the first few days when getting acquainted with the attendees was realising I was the only person from, academically speaking, an engineering school whereas the others students came from juridical schools. From this point of view, I undertook this program with the astonishment and the surprise of someone finding myself suddenly having to face a course in which everyone walks differently from you. Well, this different way of walking, once again, has been for me a source of richness that has opened me up new horizons.
 
Confronting myself with this programme, as well as sharing the daily life with many people from different backgrounds to mine, fed me day after day of notions which gave me a first overall view about international affairs and geopolitics relations as well as about means, agreements and treaties that play a strategical role on the behavior and on the evolution of conflicting economies as Europe, the United States of America and China. Every day, disciplines like Engineering, Law and Economics ask for skills and expertise on all sides to deal with broad-spectrum contexts as, for instance, the Transfer Technology between two, or more, countries during an agreement, contract or treaty in the industry, economical, financial and geopolitical world.
 
With that, I want to encourage those who have the ambition or the will to take up an international career, even short, as this Summer School offers. An extraordinary way to shape oneself personally and professionally is by crossing the forbidden gate.
A new place and a new culture, like the Far East, with its people and its beliefs that you will be able to discover will be an asset for your projects, allow you to grow as a person, and will continuously drive you to want to achieve heights in the future.

 

Emanuele Urania
December 2013

Lingua originale italiana
 
"L’immaginazione mi ha sempre spinto verso orizzonti e mete lontane, viaggiare mi ha permesso di dare un colore ed un volto a quello che ho sempre sognato"
 
Con questo pensiero, colgo l’occasione per raccontare in un istante una grande esperienza vissuta a Pechino in occasione di questa Summer Law Institute e che mi ha permesso di compiere quel passo che desideravo fare. Il mio interesse per la Cina, per la sua cultura e la sua storia è iniziata nel 2009 a Parigi, grazie a dei profondi legami che si sono creati con degli studenti cinesi che ebbi modo di conoscere e che mi resero partecipe della loro cultura e della loro lingua per poi trovarmi ad intraprendere, durante i miei studi a Parigi, un corso molto interessante sulla società, la politica, le relazioni internazionali, l’economia e il Soft Power cinese internazionale.
 
Questo, unito al mio interesse nello scoprire e nell’approfondire la Proprietà Intellettuale in ambito internazionale, è stato il punto d’innesco nel presentare candidatura per questo programma alla School of Government della Peking University in Cina. Destinazione che mai avrei pensato di pianificare fino a due, tre anni prima, e che mi portò a lasciare Londra nel 2012, dove studiavo inglese, per rientrare in Italia e imbarcarmi sul volo per Pechino alla volta di questa nuova esperienza.
Une delle prime cose che realizzai i primi giorni, nel fare conoscenza con tutti i partecipanti a questa edizione, fu la presa di coscienza che ero la sola persona di provenienza, in senso accademico, non giuridica ma ingegneristica. Sotto questo punto di vista, intrapresi questo programma con lo stupore e la sorpresa di qualcuno che improvvisamente si trova a dover affrontare un percorso nel quale tutti camminano con un passo diverso dal tuo. Ebbene, questo modo di camminare diverso, ancora una volta, è stata per me una fonte di ricchezza che mi ha aperto altri orizzonti.
 
Confrontarmi con questo programma per imparare, nonché condividere la vita di tutti i giorni con molte persone di formazione diversa dalla mia mi nutriva giorno dopo giorno di nozioni che mi davano una visione ancora più larga delle relazioni internazionali e geopolitiche nonché degli strumenti, accordi e trattati che entrano in gioco nel comportamento e nell’evoluzione di economie contrastanti come l’Europa, gli Stati Uniti d’America e la Cina. Quotidianamente, discipline come l’Ingegneria, la Giurisprudenza e l’Economia si trovano a richiedere competenze di una e dell’altra per far fronte a contesti ad ampio spettro come ad esempio il Transfer Technology tra due o più paesi praticato in ogni accordo, contratto siglato a livello internazionale nel mondo dell’industria, dell’economia, della finanza e della geopolitica.
 
Con questo incoraggio chiunque abbia l’ambizione e il desiderio di intraprendere un percorso internazionale, anche breve, come questa Summer Law Institute offre. Un modo straordinario per formarsi personalmente e professionalmente varcando la porta proibita.
Una nuova terra e una nuova cultura, come l’estremo Oriente, con il suo popolo e i suoi credo saranno un asso in più per i vostri progetti e vi guideranno, sicuramente con una visione diversa, verso il futuro
 
Emanuele Urania
Dicembre 2013
 
Langue originale française

"L’imagination m’a toujours poussé vers des horizons et des destinations lointaines, voyager m’a permis de donner une couleur et un visage à ce dont j’ai toujours rêvé"

L’expérience que j’ai vécue à Pékin dans le cadre de cette Summer Law Institute qui m’a permis d’accomplir ce que je souhaitais, et que je vais résumer ici, en est l’illustration.
Mon intérêt pour la Chine, pour sa culture et son histoire a commencé en 2009 à Paris, grâce à des liens qui s’étaient créés avec des étudiants chinois que j’ai rencontrés et avec qui j’ai pu partager leur culture et leur langue pour finalement me trouver à entreprendre, pendant mes études à Paris, un cours très intéressant sur le système social, la politique, les relations internationales, l’économie et le « pouvoir souple » chinois mis en place à l’international.
 
Aussi cet aperçu, réuni à mon intérêt à découvrir et à approfondir la Propriété Intellectuelle dans un cadre international a été l’élément déclencheur qui m’a fait présenter ma candidature pour ce programme à l’Ecole d’Administration de l’Université de Pékin en Chine. Destination à laquelle je n’aurais jamais songé trois ans plus tôt et qui m’a amené à quitter Londres en 2012, où j’étudiais l’anglais, pour rentrer en Italie et à m’embarquer sur le vol pour Pékin pour cette nouvelle expérience.
L’une des premières choses que j’ai réalisées dans les premiers jours, en faisant connaissance avec les participants à cette édition, fut que j’étais la seule personne qui provenait d’une école d’ingénieur tandis que les autres participants provenaient en ligne générale d’écoles de droit. J’entrepris alors ce programme avec l’étonnement et la surprise de quelqu’un qui soudainement se trouve à devoir rejoindre une marche où tout le monde avance avec une cadence qui est différente de la vôtre. Cette diversité, encore une fois, a été pour moi une source de richesse qui m’a ouvert de nouveaux horizons.
 
M’engager dans ce programme pour apprendre, mais aussi pour partager la vie quotidienne de beaucoup de personnes de formation différente que la mienne me nourrissait jour après jour de notions qui me fournissaient une vision plus large des relations internationales et géopolitiques ainsi que des outils, des accords et traités qui entrent en jeu dans le comportement et dans l’évolution d’économies et de réalités opposées comme la Chine, les États-Unis d’Amérique et l’Europe. Quotidiennement, des disciplines comme le Droit, l’Économie et l’Ingénierie se trouvent à faire appel aux compétences des unes et des autres afin de faire face à des challenges complexes comme le transfert de compétences et de technologies, par exemple, entre différents pays lors d’un accord, d’un contrat dans le monde de l’industrie, de l’économie, de la finance et de la géopolitique.
 
Sur ce, je tiens à encourager ceux qui ont l’ambition et le souhait d’entreprendre un parcours à l’international, même court, comme cette Summer Law Institute l’offre. Une extraordinaire façon pour se former personnellement et professionnellement en franchissant la porte interdite.
Une nouvelle terre et une nouvelle culture, comme celle de l’extrême Orient, avec ses gens et ses fois, seront un atout pour vos projets et vous guideront, surement avec une vision différente, et vous accompagneront tout au long de votre vie.
 
Emanuele Urania
Décembre 2013

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