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Barbara Henry (Lucca, 1959) is full Professor of Political Philosophy at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (SSSUP), Pisa/Italy. She did research work at the University of Bochum, Saarland, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Lucern, at the Humboldt University of Berlin and at the Peking University; she lectured at the University of Frankfurt am Main, of Munich, of Chongqing, of Peking. She collaborates with the Istituto Italiano di Studi Storici in Neaples.The main issues of her inquires are: German classical philosophy, neokantianism, political judgement and hermeneutics, German philosophy of technique and modern political myths, political and cultural identity, tolerance and interculturality, jewish studies on the artificial anthopoids, political and cultural globalisation, gender issues, qualitative empirical research, philosophy of technology, posthuman studies. She published books and articles on E. Cassirer, H. Arendt, M. Heidegger, E. Jünger. She translated the Eduard Gans’ Zusaetze to Hegels’ Philosophy of Right. Since 1994/95 she is taking the course in political philosophy at SSSUP. She lectured on Cassirer’s interpretations of Kant and Hegel by G. Marini at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Pisa. Among other research activities she was also responsible of several local research units of national projects and of Jean Monnet projects. She partecipated to relevant European research programmes. She has been member of the scientific Board of “European Journal of Social Theory” and she is now member of the Scientific Committee of the A ranked reviews "Politica e società" and Iride, and of Rivista Italiana di Filosofia Politica. She has been the first italian Director of the Confucio Institute in Pisa. At the present moment she coordinates the PhD in Human Rights and Global Politics at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna; she has also been in charge of the Laboratory in Global Security and Human Rights. She collaborates with the national channels Rai1 and Rai3.