September 11th - 15th.2019
New Poverties: Environmental, Socio-Economic and Ethical ChallengesLocation: Hebrew University Campus Ein Kerem Rubin Auditorium & Faculty Club
The term "New Poverties" came out of a conversation after the Chernobyl disaster between Soffritti and Selikoff, the founding fathers of Collegium Ramazzini. New Poverties can result from genocide, war, terror, climate change, urbanization and air pollution, water and food insecurity, mass migrations, economic inequalities and social disruption. Although more people live better and longer than ever before, there are extreme inequalities that challenge our sense of justice.
The conference seeks to examine case studies in the areas of nutrition, environment and socio-economics and to identify positive role models. It will highlight the centrality of ethical core values and human choice in guiding positive responses to these threats. We will bring together a small group of colleagues from the sciences and the humanities ? Israelis and Palestinians. as well as from other regions.
Invitation and Conference program