Category Archives: Bioethics

EScAPE Research Project – Leading the Italy Team

Expert knowledge and expertise are increasingly important to support of effective decision making. In response to the Covid-19 outbreak, most nations have put in place new institutional mechanisms to secure expert advice in a variety of contexts to inform public health response.

I am leading the Italy case study, with Professor Federica Angeli, Chair in Management at the University of York, as co-lead. We are assisted in this research by Giorgia Dal Fabbro of the University of Trento. Alongside collecting and analysing relevant policy documents, we are now in the process of interviewing key stakeholders, including members of the Italian Technical and Scientific Committee (Comitato Tecnico Scientifico Nazionale, or CTS); members of other expert committees and task force groups, both at national, and at regional level, policy-makers and politicians.

For more information about the ESCaPE Italy project, or if you would like to put yourself forward as a key stakeholder for an interview, email me at:

This is an international research project, led by Prof. Roger A. Pielke Jr at the University of Boulder in Colorado performs a comparative, international evaluation of mechanisms of science and more in general of expert advice in the pandemic emergency. The purpose of the project is to comparatively investigate the ways in which scientific knowledge is being used to inform policy in response to the Covid-19 emergency.

25 Settembre 2020 h 18:00 Webinar e presentazione libro “Diritti che camminano” di Marina Mengarelli Flamigni – partecipazione aperta

Siamo lieti di invitarvi al webinar di presentazione del libro
“DIRITTI CHE CAMMINANO – uno sguardo sui diritti civili in Italia dal 1968 ad oggi attraverso gli occhi di Carlo Flamigni”di Marina Mengarelli Flamigni che si terrà il 25 settembre 2020 dalle ore 18:00 alle 20:00.

Presiederà l’incontro e interverrà Maria Teresa Busca 

Parteciperanno: Piergiorgio Donatelli, Emma Miotto e Silvia Camporesi. 

Con l’intervento di Marina Mengarelli Flamigni.

Il seminario si svolgerà in modalità virtuale sulla piattaforma Webex; la partecipazione è libera, previo segnalazione con una mail a entro le ore 13.00 del 25 settembre.

‘Climate change and covid-19: what have we learnt?’ KCL Alumni Zoom seminar Wednesday 22nd 6:30 pm CET

The pandemic has had a profound impact on our environment. Lockdown measures have resulted in significantly reduced levels of air pollution, and what may be the first time we have begun to see noticeable changes in the world we live in. Despite this, it seems that the climate emergency has been put on hold while attention and resources have focused on fighting the pandemic.

As part of our King’s Experts Series, join us as we ask our panel: What lessons can we learn from the pandemic when it comes to climate change and the environment? Will coming out of lockdown undo the progress already made? What are some of the parallels that can be drawn between the impact of the pandemic and climate change?

The event is organised by and for KCL Alumni but open to all interested parties and you can sign up here:

For those who are unable to join via Zoom, we will also be live-streaming the discussion on our Alumni YouTube channel.

At this event

Frans Berkhout

Frans Berkhout

Executive Dean, Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy

2017_Silvia Camporesi

Silvia Camporesi

Senior Lecturer in Bioethics and Society

Mark Mulligan

Mark Mulligan

Head of the Department of Geography