Science in Times of Pandemic

Boaventura de Sousa Santos

Charbel N. El-Hani

June 12, 2020, 16h00 (GMT +01:00)

Online Event

Bio notes

Boaventura de Sousa Santos Boaventura de Sousa Santos is Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Coimbra (Portugal), and Distinguished Legal Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is Director Emeritus of the Center for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra. He earned an LL.M and J.S.D. from Yale University and holds the Degree of Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa, by McGill University.

His most recent project - ALICE: Leading Europe to a New Way of Sharing the World Experiences - was funded by an Advanced Grant of the European Research Council (ERC), one of the most prestigious and highly competitive international financial institutes for scientific excellence in Europe.

He has written and published widely on the issues of globalization, sociology of law and the state, epistemology, social movements and the World Social Forum in Portuguese, Spanish, English, Italian, French, German, Chinese, Danish, Romanian and Polish.

Charbel N. El-Hani is Full Professor at the Institute of Biology, Federal University of Bahia (Brazil), where I coordinate the History, Philosophy and Biology Teaching Lab. I obtained my Bachelor degree in Biological Sciences from Federal University of Bahia, in 1992; my Master degree in Education from Federal University of Bahia, in 1996; my Doctoral degree in Education from University of São Paulo, Brazil, in 2000. I coordinate the National institute of Science and Technology in Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Studies in Ecology and Evolution (IN-TREE).

His main research interests are: Science Education Research, Philosophy of Biology, Theoretical Biology (especially linked to Evolutionary Biology, Ecology, Conservation and Animal Behaviour) and History of Biology.

The reserearch being conducted at CES is related to one of his main research projects, which focuses on the search for advances in facing the epistemological, ontological, ethical and political challenges confronted by efforts to integrate academic knowledge and other knowledge systems, which have been increasingly common in field like conservation and education.