Giuditta Fontana

Giuditta Fontana

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Giuditta gained a BSc in International Relations and History from the London School of Economics in 2007. In 2008, she achieved a distinction in her MA Mediterranean Studies at king's College London.

After her Masters, she gained experience in policy-making, research, and advocacy in a number of organisations. As an intern with the European Commission Delegation in Amman, Jordan, she evaluated progress in European-Jordanian cooperation in fields as diverse as human rights and business promotion. For Minority Groups International in London, she worked on an advocacy campaign for the promotion of the rights of religious minorities through education in South Asia. As an intern for the Kurdish Human Rights Project, she drafted and edited the organistions' position papers, fact-finding mission reports and periodical newsletters. 

 

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Giuditta's PhD thesis is titled "Separate to Unite: the Paradox of Education in Deeply Divided Societies". It examines education policy in Lebanon, Northern Ireland and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia since the Taef, Belfast and Ohrid peace agreements. By drawing differences and similarities in curricular policy and structural reform, it highlights the scope for employing education for reconciliation in deeply divided societies.

Giuditta is interested in theories and practices of conflict regulation in plural societies, in particular in the Middle East. She also follows debates on education reform and its contribution to peace and reconciliation after violent conflicts. Her research interests include the history and contemporary politics of Europe (including the Balkans) and of the Middle East.

Giuditta is a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the History Department, where she teaches "4AAH1006 Europe from 1793 to 1991".

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PhD Thesis: "Separate to Unite: the Paradox of Education in Deeply Divided Societies"

Giuditta is interested in theories and practices of conflict regulation in plural societies, in particular in the Middle East. She also follows debates on education reform and its contribution to peace and reconciliation after violent conflicts. Her research interests include the history and contemporary politics of Europe (including the Balkans) and of the Middle East.

She teaches in the History Department.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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