This international online seminar, coordinated by Geoffrey Pleyers & Breno Bringel, gathers scholars from different continents to analyse the way social movements and popular actors have faced the pandemic in a range of countries. It aims at elaborating and discussing a global perspective on the current crisis and the way actors may shape the societies that will emerge out of it.
The coronavirus pandemic has shaken our world. Beyond the sanitary crisis, it affect lives and societies in all their dimensions, from social relations to the climate crisis. It has exacerbated inequalities and amplified problems of political governance. The CoVid-19 outbreak is a battlefield for alternative futures. Shaping the meaning of the current crisis and opening new horizons for powerful visions for alternative futures is a major stake and will have a dramatic impact on society, the economic system, the daily life of billions of people as well as on the environmental crisis.
- October 8 | A global sociology in times of COVID-19
- October 22 | Social movements in a global pandemic
- November 5 | América Latina: Solidaridad y resistencias durante y más allá de la pandemia
- November 26 | Anti-racism and struggle for social justice in the United States
- December 3 | Resistances and democratic struggles in Lebanon and South Africa
- December 17 | One year after the beginning of the pandemic, where do democracy and social movements stand?
- Karla Henriquez Ojeda, Universidad Bernardo O’Higgings, Chile
- Bandana Purkayastha, University of Connecticut
- John Krinsky, City University of New York
- Alexandra Kassir, American University of Beirut
- Kate Alexander, University of Johannesburg
- Geoffrey Pleyers, FNRS-UCLouvain & Collège d’Etudes Mondiales
- Breno Bringel, IESP/State University of Rio de Janeiro
sessions in English.