Take part in a conference on the dialogue between science and society

Covid, Metaverse, biotechs… The major challenges of science cross the news every day. Are they sufficiently intelligible? How to get the world of knowledge and the public to dialogue? Do experts and citizens understand each other?

These are all questions that will be debated during the conference organized by theEspace Mendes France in partnership with The world. Physicist, paleontologist, geographer, neuroscientist … will combine their knowledge with actors as diverse as a library network manager, a young influencer, or even the founder of a rural scientific culture center. Objective: to overcome hyperspecialization, gain height and question the ethical questions that progress poses.

See you on November 30 in Paris in the auditorium of Le Monde. Free access upon registration.




Opening of the conference by Emmanuel Davidenkoff, deputy editor of the World, in charge of events

Introduction with Didier Moreau, Managing Director of Espace Mendès France, and Pascal Chauchefoin, scientific director of Espace Mendès France and researcher in economics at the University of Poitiers


Round table: “Promoting interdisciplinarity and dialogue”

  • Issues and obstacles: with Delphine Destoumieux-Garzon, research director at the CNRS and in charge of mission at INEE on the One Health issue, deputy director of the IHPE laboratory (Host pathogen environment interactions) at the University of Montpellier and Mohamed Jaber, professor in neurosciences, director of the Inserm unit at the University of Poitiers
  • Solutions: with Julie parpais, librarian and coordinator of the network of Libraries of the Communities of Communes Aunis-Sud and Marie Ferru, PhD in economics, University professor of geography University of Poitiers and researcher in residence at Espace Mendès France




Round table: “Building an offer of scientific culture with the general public”

  • Issues and obstacles: with Julien Picard-Monnet, publication director of Curious! and Jean-Luc Terradillos, editor-in-chief of the review L’Actualité Nouvelle-Aquitaine
  • Solutions: with Véronique Kleiner, producer and director of scientific films, scientific mediator in rural areas and Emilie Decrombecque, teacher, vice-president of the Neurosciences Marennes association, organizer of the Cerv’Odyssée festival

11.50 a.m.

Duet “philosophy”: “How the sciences fabricate humanity” with Michel Brunet, paleontologist, professor emeritus at the Collège de France and Catherine Brechignac, physicist, member of the French Academy of Sciences


End of the conference

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This round table is organized by The world as part of a partnership with l’Espace Mendes France.

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Take part in a conference on the dialogue between science and society