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Debora Tonelli

Research Fellow

Georgetown Representative in Rome

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September 14, 2022

Berkley Center Fellows to Speak at International Reconciliation Conference

Research Fellow Debora Tonelli and Senior Fellow Katherine Marshall will each participate in an international conference on the comparative perspectives of reconciliation, hosted by Reset Dialogues and the Faculty of Islamic Studies at the University of Sarajevo from September 15 to 16. Tonelli will speak in a session on framing reconciliation while Marshall will deliver the keynote address.


Debora Tonelli is a permanent researcher at the Center for Religious Studies (Centro per le Scienze Religiose) at the Fondazione Bruno Kessler. She is the Georgetown representative in Rome and a research fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University. Tonelli is also a lecturer in religion and violence at Gregorian University and lecturer in political philosophy and philosophy and religion at Pontifical Atheneum S. Anselmo. Her research and teaching focus on the interaction between politics and religion, particularly in the context of interreligious dialogue and religious violence. Since 2013, Tonelli has coordinated an interdisciplinary project on "Religions and Violence." She holds a Ph.D. in political philosophy and in theology.

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