Laura Alberti graduated from the University of Bologna with a B.A. in Communication and a M.A. in Institutional, Social and Political Communication. During her time at the University of Bologna she participated in study abroad programs at UCLA, UCSD and the University of Bremen, Germany. Laura is interested in the rhetoric of war and peace, argumentation in science, politics & the law, and visual rhetoric. Her dissertation explores the renegotiation of the rules of war in the war on terror.