SNF DIALOGUES – Waiting to Restart: What Has COVID-19 Taught Us?

An SNF DIALOGUES webcast looks ahead to the post- pandemic landscape for science and society.

As COVID-19 vaccines begin to reach people around the world, SNF DIALOGUES will hold a live webcast discussion on what comes next: Waiting to Restart: What has COVID-19 taught us? This latest installment in the DIALOGUES series, held through journalism nonprofit iMEdD, will take place on Wednesday, January 27 at 18:30 (EET).

Will the story we will end up telling about this time be a celebration of an extraordinary scientific accomplishment, or one of doubt and negativity? Will our outlook about the future be optimistic, or colored by pent-up anger over how events have unfolded? Are we in for a return to the pre-COVID modus vivendi, or for a rethink of old habits and old policies?

Guided by your questions and comments, renowned experts will discuss the critical question of what COVID-19 has taught us—and how this experience will determine the future of society and science, as well as of their relationship.

The discussion will feature Spyros Artavanis-Tsakonas, Professor Emeritus of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School, Professeur honoraire of Genetic and Developmental Biology at the Collège de France, and President of Fondation Santé; Stavroula Tsinorema, Professor of Philosophy and Bioethics, Director of the Joint Postgraduate Programme in Bioethics, and Director of the Centre for Bioethics at the University of Crete; and Anthony Haztimoysis, Director of the sector of Philosophy and Associate Professor of Contemporary Philosophy at the University of Athens, Department of Philosophy and History of Science.

Watch the SNF DIALOGUES Webcast and register at snfdialogues.org

Send us your questions and join the discussion at snfdialogues.org/questions

The DIALOGUES are curated and moderated by Anna-Kynthia Bousdoukou, iMEdD Managing Director, SNF DIALOGUES Executive Director and journalist. 

*The opinions expressed by DIALOGUES participants are solely their own and do not necessarily represent the views of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) or iMEdD. Speakers’ remarks are made freely, without prior guidance or intervention from the team.


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