Colloques G6

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The next "Colloque du G6" will take place on :

 

  • December 8th, 2022
  • from 11:45 am to 01:45 pm
    (Talk 11:45 am - 12:45 pm / Lunch 12:45 pm -01:45 pm)
  • Meeting Room Institute of Global Health H8-01-D (Behind Auditorium)
  • Registration mandatory by Limesurvey  registration here or by email :                                       contact-igh@unige.ch
  • This presentation validates 1 credit in Prevention and Public Health

 

"Should we still talk about Crises ?"

Prof. Bettina Borisch, University of Geneva

The word crisis as used today may not lead to the way “out” rather it paralyses and has the potential to increase fear and may go as far as petrifying people. The other way round, flexibility and adaptability are the qualities – this holds true for the individual as for the society. The freedom to think different ways, the creativity of each and everyone. There is a need for systems thinking, for plurality. These days the WHO International negotiating board is trying to get a pandemic treaty or equivalent instrument to handle pandemics globally. 194 member states of WHO and important stakeholders are working since the beginning of 2022. A very important part of such a global instrument should be the inbuilt flexibility and continuous possibility to adapt the regulations that will be decided. Only with this kind of flexibility stability is guaranteed. The ancient Greek meaning of crisis should be the guiding principle: decisions have to be taken, there are analyses and their results and every now and then there maybe a separation as the consequence of the analysis. 

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  • January 31th, 2023
  • from 11:45 am to 01:45 pm (Lunch 11:45 am - 12:15 pm / Talk 12:15 pm -01:45 pm)
  • Meeting Room Institute of Global Health G6-02
  • Registration mandatory by Limesurvey  registration here or by email :                                       contact-igh@unige.ch
  • This presentation validates 2 credits in Prevention and Public Health

 

Follow the Science? The Role of Expertise in Current and Recent Crisis

Prof. Dr. Caspar Hirschi, Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of St-Gallen

The relationship between science and politics is organised differently depending on the subject area and the problem context. These differences are particularly noticeable in crises. They raise questions about the democratic legitimacy of expertise. Based on research on the financial crisis, climate crisis and Corona crisis, the presentation develops a model of scientific policy advice in crises, which it concretises with reference to Swiss democracy.