The Institute of Advanced Studies Nantes, a centre of excellence which provides a place for humanities and social sciences researchers from diverse backgrounds to rethink the world together, is branching out into the city. In 2016-2017, it is co-organising a series of public conferences with well-known speakers on the second Tuesday of each month, in partnership with the Lieu Unique. The conferences will be held in French and will each deal with a major issue in today’s society with a strong international dimension. A wide range of subjects will be addressed such as the future of labour, economic and financial crises, the crisis of political representation, the future of Europe, the situations in China and the Middle East, the technologisation of society or climate change. Each conference will be organised as follows: the guest speaker gives a talk on a subject before one of the fellows from the IAS takes the floor to give an additional point of view. Subsequently, the discussion is continued with the audience.
There can be no lasting peace without social justice
A dialogue between Bernard Thibault, member of the Governing Body of the International Labour Organisation and former General Secretary of the CGT, and Alain Supiot, professor at the Collège de France and emeritus fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies in Nantes
Tuesday, 11th October 2016 at 6pm, Lieu Unique,free entry
Conference with Philippe Askenazy, economist, research director at CNRS, researcher at l’École d’économie in Paris.
Tuesday 8th Novembrer 2016 at 6pm, Lieu Unique,free entry
The affective dimension of politics
Conference with Frédéric Lordon, sociologist and economist, research director at CNRS, researcher at the European Centre for Sociology
Tuesday 13th December 2016 at 6pm, Lieu Unique, free entry