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Debora Tonelli


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Debora Tonelli is a permanent researcher at the Center for Religious Studies (Centro per le Scienze Religiose) at the Fondazione Bruno Kessler. The Georgetown representative in Rome since September 2019, she 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. She was a Berkley Center visiting researcher in spring 2017.