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Gabriele D'amico

Gabriele D'amico

Freie Universität Berlin

Human Rights Under Pressure - Ethics, Law and Politics

Departments of Law, Sociology and Philosophy

PhD Candidate

Field of Research: Cultural diversity between nature and culture: the eschatology of empathy and UNESCO’s role in it

Boltzmannstraße 3
—14195 Berlin

Gabriele D’amico graduated cum laude from the Faculty of Law of University of Torino (final thesis on The notion of cultural goods and its definitions) while simultaneously attending a Master in Comparative Law, Economics and Finance (final thesis on Culture as a participatory commons)  at the International University College of Turin. While completing a two years period of legal practice in a firm specialized in  criminal labour law, he attended the UNESCO Master in World Heritage at Work and has been an intern at the UNESCO Centre of Turin and at the International Training Centre of the United Nations. He is a member of the Bar Association of Turin.

His academic interest focuses on UNESCO Civil Society (and its worldwide potentials) and on common pool resources' theorists (i.e. Nobel Price Graduates Amartya Sen and Elinor Ostrom), stressing the juridical need to understand State’s cultural interest through the lens of the management of the commons. 

His most recent conference papers address the role of UNESCO in global governance and understanding of the meaning of the 2005 UNESCO Convention on Cultural Diversity within the framework of jus naturalism and human rights.

Field of Research: Cultural diversity between nature and culture: the eschatology of empathy and UNESCO’s role in it

His PhD research aims to ground the universal validity of human rights on  neuroscience’s most recent discoveries (as envisioned by Prof. Rita Levi Montalcini), in so doing providing an onthological definition of the notion of community. The latter will serve as a trait d'union between law (and UNESCO's role in promoting the right to cultural diversity) and economics (and the role of culture in sustainable development), along with the industrial philosophy of Adriano Olivetti.

Freie Universität Berlin
The Minerva Center for Human Rights
Menschenrechtszentrum Uni Potsdam
DFG - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Einstein Foundation Berlin
Dahlem Research School