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Davide Grasso

Davide Grasso | IUC of Turin | International University College of Turin

Davide Grasso holds a Ph.D. in Moral, Theoretical Philosophy and Philosophical Hermeneutics at the University of Turin. He teaches Law and Ethics in Time of War at the International University College and holds a postdoctoral research fellowship in General Sociology at the University of Turin. He is a fellow of the UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Development and Land Management. He spent semesters at the Humboldt Universität in Berlin and, as a Visiting Scholar, at the Columbia University of New York and the Institut Jean Nicod in Paris (École des hautes études en sciences sociales-École normale supérieure). In Paris he also worked for the Centre National del la Recherche Scientifique. His current work concerns participatory theory of change creation to sustain environmental policy analysis (case studies in Italy, Norway, Finland, Belgium and The Netherlands) and the theoretical investigation of social and institutional conflicts (case-studies in Syria and Iraq). He has published on social ontology; truth and history; the dissemination of border barriers during and after the cold war; artifacts theory, ostensive functions and the selection of Cultural Heritage (case-studies in Germany, Spain and the UK); social insurrection, war and legal change (case studies in Kurdistan). He conducted archive research in Germany and France and field research involving participant observation in Syria, Turkey and Iraq. He is a member of the Italian Society of Political Philosophy, the Italian Society for Middle Eastern Studies and a founding member of the Italian Network for Kurdish Studies.

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