Past events

BIAP Lecture Series: The Science and Politics of Lockdowns

Lecture 01

Prof. Eric Winsberg (University of South Florida)

Epidemics, science and lockdowns: why the models failed us
Date:  Monday 30 November, 6 – 8pm.
Venue:  Zoom. 

Since the beginning of the pandemic, models have played a larger role in guiding human affairs than perhaps ever in history.  Simple models have been used to predict the “herd immunity threshold” for Covid-19.  More complex models have been used to predict the natural course of the disease and project the impact of various candidate interventions.   Causal modeling has been used to infer the (counterfactual) effects of past interventions.   Some of the decisions that have been guided by these models have been disastrous.  The brazen character of some of the inferences that have been drawn and widely publicized will likely diminish the future credibility of science in an increasingly politically fractured world.   Why has this happened?  How can we do better in the future?

BIAP workshop on Evidence

Universitat de Girona, 20-21 February 2020

Venue: Sala de Grados de la Facultad de Derecho, Universitat de Girona
Edgar Aguilera (Universitat de Girona)
Diego Dei Vecchi (Universitat de Girona)
José Antonio Díez (Universitat de Barcelona)
Paolo Garbolino (Università Iuav di Venezia)
Barbara Osimani (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
Federico Picinali (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Albert Solé (Universitat de Barcelona)
Further information is available here

BIAP workshop on Gender
Venue: Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona)
Date: December 17-18, 2019

Further information is available here

BIAP Colloquium: Inaugural Lecture by Jason Stanley (Yale)
Hustle: The Politics of Language
Date: 26 November 2019
Venue: Aula Magna, Faculty of Philosophy. Universitat de Barcelona
Time: 11:00 – 13:00

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Collaboration with the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB)

Lecture by Jason Stanley
How Fascim Works. The Politics of Us and Them

Date: November 25, 2019.
Time: 18:30 – 20:00
Venue: CCCB, C/Montalegre, 5 – 08001 Barcelona
The event is organised by CCCB (Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona), in collaboration with BIAPand Blackiebooks.

1st BIAP Workshop: Disagreements

Barcelona, 24 – 25 January 2019
Venue:  Sala Gran, Faculty of Philosophy (4th floor), University of Barcelona, Montalegre 6 (08001, Barcelona)

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