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Mariangela Laviano

Mariangela Laviano is adjunct professor at the Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies (PISAI, Rome) and adjunct professor at the Pontifical Lateran University (PUL, Rome). She is also a visiting professor at the “Leoniano” Theological Institute (Anagni).

Her teaching and research interests include Arabic language, modern and contemporary Arab-Islamic exegesis, contemporary Arab-Islamic thought, Muslim-Christian relations, and inter-religious relations in the Mediterranean area.

She is a member of the seminar “Maison de la Sagesse” of the Institut Catholique de la Méditerranée in Marseille. She also holds a PhD in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the Pontifical Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies defended in 2021 at the PISAI on the theme “Muḥammad ʻĀbid al-Ǧābirī: from the critique of Arabic reason to Qur’anic exegesis. Inclusivity and exclusivity’.

She holds a Master’s degree in Inter-Mediterranean Mediation: Economic, Investment and Intercultural Integration from Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, and a Bachelor’s degree in Oriental Languages and Civilizations from the University of Naples “L’Orientale”.

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Pontificia Università Gregoriana - Italy

Pontificio Istituto di Studi Arabi e d’Islamistica - Italy

For a new Mediterranean. Space for dialogue and prophecies of peace

Following the research work on the Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Common Coexistence signed by Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of al-Azhar Ahmad al-Tayyeb in Abu Dhabi on 4 February 2019, the Roman group of Pluriel Pontifical Gregorian University – PISAI wishes to continue the reflection with an interdisciplinary approach to […]

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