The Georgetown University Representative Office in Rome, in partnership with the Center for Religious Studies at the Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK-ISR) and Filosofia in Movimento, is organizing a book launch for Fra kósmos e pólis: identità e cittadinanza da una prospettiva mediterranea (2023), a new volume edited by Debora Tonelli.
The volume is a collection of seven essays written by scholars in the philosophical, literary, and theological fields that discuss the challenges of identity and citizenship from a Mediterranean perspective. In between the romantic vision joyfully portrayed by Marcel Braudel and the disenchanted cynicism of contemporary political science, there is a very large gray area in which it is possible to rediscover what unites the people of the Mediterranean without denying the tensions and interests that divide them. The recognition of tensions along with the rediscovery of commonalities serves as inspiration to develop a lexicon capable of overcoming not only geopolitical borders that divide human beings, but also cultural, religious, political, and economic barriers. Mediterranean citizenship is still possible if we accept the challenge of refocusing the gaze and engaging in dialogue to acquire an overall vision. The volume is the first of the “Lessico Mediterraneo” series directed by Antonio Cecere, vice president of Filosofia in Movimento.
The essays are written by Andrea De Santis, Debora Tonelli, Nicola Panichi, Angela Taraborrelli, Paolo Costa, Maurizio Maione, and Giovanna Summerfield.
The event was organized by the Georgetown University Representative Office in Rome in partnership with the Center for Religious Studies at the Bruno Kessler Foundation and Filosofia in Movimento.
- Introduction by Debora Tonelli, Georgetown University Representative in Rome, and Massimo Leone, Director of FBK-ISR, Trento
- Presentation of "Lessico Mediterraneo" by Antonio Cecere, Vice President of Filosofia in Movimento, and Roberto Revello, Editorial Director of Mimesis Publisher
- Panel Discussion with Massimo Leone, Director of FBK-ISR, Trento, and Angela Taraborrelli, University of Cagliari
- Question & Answer Session