Pandemia: una sfida intellettuale


Location: Rome Global Gateway

*NB: this event will be held at the Rome Global Gateway at 9 am EDT and is accessible via Zoom to registered participants.*

At least at our latitudes, the Covid-19 pandemic represented an absolute and radical novelty. Not even the most elderly among us, who have witnessed immense tragedies such as war, have ever experienced anything like this. In a short period of time everything changed under the threat of a terrible and invisible enemy: lifestyles, educational systems, the labor market, public policies, and international relations. Nothing seems to be the same as before: a new normal, still characterized by many uncertainties, has imposed itself on a global level. The whole world has been touched by it. In this sense, the pandemic represents a testing ground for intellectuals, who have posited novel interpretations of a radically new phenomenon based on pre-existing paradigms which have not always proven adequate. The round table - resulting from the collaboration between the University of Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway and the international PhD program "Contemporary Humanism" at LUMSA University - aims at drawing an early assessment of those intellectual attempts. In the awareness that the pandemic represents, in all respects, a challenge also for thought.


Vittorio G. Hosle - University of Notre Dame

Ferdinando Menga - Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli

Francesco Valerio Tommasi - La Sapienza Università di Roma


Stefano Biancu - LUMSA Università di Roma - Doctoral Program in Contemporary Humanism 

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