Simona Forti

Professor of History of Political Philosophy

Università del Piemonte Orientale

Simona Forti is Professor of History of Political Philosophy at the Università del Piemonte Orientale, Italy. She graduated with a degree in Philosophy from the University of Bologna, and she received her PhD in the History of Political Thought from Turin University. She is a founding member of  “FINO”, a PhD Program in Philosophy coordinated by the Northwestern Italian University Consortium. She served as the Italian member of the Coordinating International Committee of the European Science Foundation Network Activity on "The Politics and History of European Democratisation"  (PHED) for the European Science Foundation. From 2003-2011 she was member of the jury for “Der Hannah-Arendt Preis für politischen Denken”, Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Bremen and Berlin. She is standing President of the International Centre BIOS, research on biopolitics and bioethics, based at the Università del Piemonte Orientale.
She is known for her works on Hannah Arendt’s thought and on the philosophical idea of Totalitarianism and for her more recent work on Biopolitics and on the contemporary reshaping of the notion of Evil.