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Vittorio Falsina, a citizen of Italy, came to the United States with a background in philosophical and theological studies. He continued his education at the University of Chicago where he obtained M.A. degrees in the modern study of religion and international relations. He concluded a Ph.D. program there in Ethics and Society, writing his dissertation on the ethical dimension of North-South economic relations. As a member of the Xaverian Missionary Institute, Vittorio has undertaken research on economic development and liberation theology in Brazil, Peru, and Columbia. During the last two years, he has focused on the topic of environmental ethics and sustainable development working in World Environment and Resources program at the MacArthur Foundation in Chicago, and as a Warren Weaver fellow in the Global Environment division of the Rockefeller Foundation in New York.



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