Rome Global Gateway hosts first hybrid event after COVID-19

Author: Costanza Montanari

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In September, the Rome Global Gateway, in collaboration with the international doctoral program in Contemporary Humanism of LUMSA University, organized the first hybrid (in-person and online) event of the fall semester. This was the first in-person event organized taking into account recent governmental regulations, as well as social distancing.

The event, entitled Pandemia: una sfida intellettuale/Pandemic: A global challenge, was streamed on Zoom and included the participation of Vittorio G. Hosle from the University of Notre Dame, Ferdinando Menga from Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli and Francesco Valerio Tommasi from La Sapienza Università di Roma. Stefano Biancu from LUMSA Università di Roma - Doctoral Program in Contemporary Humanism moderated the panel.

The speakers embraced a discussion on the pandemic and the intellectual challenge that will derive from it.

“As the current COVID-19 pandemic has touched the whole world, 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,” said Stefano Biancu, associate professor at LUMSA University. “Nothing seems to be the same as before: a new normal, still characterized by many uncertainties, has imposed itself on a global level.”

The multifaceted discussion featured the perspective of philosophers and experts, and included an active in-person and virtual audience.

The Rome Gateway is organizing a series of virtual and in-person conferences, seminars and events. Learn more.