Maison franco-japonaise Open Online Workshop

The COVID-19 Outbreak and Public Health Issues: an Interdisciplinary Approach


The COVID-19 Outbreak has been an immense challenge for life sciences for almost a year. But it also puts societies around the world to the test and obliges states and international organizations to take measures of a biopolitical nature. Because this crisis questions us about the relationship of our societies to the living and to "nature", about the scientific and social character of our modernity, understanding its stakes in all their magnitude requires an interdisciplinary approach. This workshop will cover various national fields. It will present the issues at stake in current research conducted by the organizers of this workshop in fields as diverse as genetics, epidemiology, economics, geography, and political science, but all of which are aimed at understanding the deep-seated forces behind the pandemic and its consequences and exploring ways to emerge from it.