Cervantes Institute of Rabat: Cycle of online conferences on Covid, from October 20 to December 10

The Cervantes Institute of Rabat is organizing, from October 20 to December 10, a cycle of online conferences under the sign “In the time of Covid-19: medicine, economy and culture“.

These conferences, which revolve around six main axes, will be animated by a pleiad of academics, scientists and researchers, as well as by eminent writers, philosophers and psychiatrists from Spain, Morocco and Mexico, indicates the Institute in a press release.

The series of conferences will start on October 20 with a conference by Professor Luis Enjuanes, head of the Coronavirus laboratory at the National Biotechnology Center of the Superior Council of Scientific Investigations of Spain, on the theme: “emerging viruses: coronavirus , pathogenesis and protection ”.

The professor of economics at Complutense University and former Spanish minister of industry and former director of the Moncloa economic office, Miguel Sebastián, will give a lecture on the 27th instant on the economic consequences of Covid-19.

As for the Spanish philosopher, writer and educator, José Antonio Marina, on November 10, he will address the theme of the consequences of the virus in education.

The question of the psychological impact of the Covid 19 pandemic will be addressed, on the 24th of the same month, by Dr. Mehdi Paes, Moroccan professor and psychiatrist, former director of the Arrazi university psychiatric hospital in Rabat-Salé, and mental health and addiction advisor to many national and international institutions.

For her part, Ana María Carrillo Farga, professor in the public health department of the faculty of medicine of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), will host a conference, on December 1, on the history of pandemics and Covid -19.

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“Other strategies to paint the picture” is the theme of the last conference of this cycle, which will be presented on December 10 by Marina Garcés, Spanish philosopher and professor of philosophy at the University of Zaragoza, during which she will discuss the possible post-Coronavirus strategies.

These conferences, which will take place at 6.30 p.m. through the ZOOM platform and which will be broadcast via Facebook with simultaneous translation into Arabic, will also be presented by the other eight Centers of the Cervantes Institute in the Arab Maghreb, namely, Casablanca, Marrakech, Tangier, Tetouan, Fez, as well as Algiers, Oran and Tunis.

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