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About the speaker

Laura Santi Amantini is a PhD Student in Philosophy at the University of Genoa (Italy), which is part of the North West Italian Philosophy Consortium. Laura earned her Master Degree in 2017 from the University of Turin and her Bachelor’s Degree in 2014 from the University of Genoa. She is also alumna of the Scuola di Studi Superiori of the University of Turin. In 2016 she was Erasmus Student at the University of Picardy (France), where she studied French and Philosophy. Her research interests lie in the field of normative political philosophy, particularly in the ethics of migration. Laura’s doctoral thesis concerns the concept of forced migration and the normative obligations towards forced migrants. Her research aims at contributing to the philosophical debate on how to define forced migration and what is morally relevant about forced migrants condition and needs. As a second research line, she is also interested in the challenges populist anti-immigrant sentiments pose to liberal ethics of migration. Laura has already presented her work during conferences at the universities of Parma, Birmingham and Pavia.


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