Watch live the first Arqus academic debate on "Post-Pandemic Citizens"

On The June 18, 2020

From 7 p.m.

Watch live the academic dialog that will explore how the Covid-19 has affected and will continue to affect scientific knowledge and citizenship as key components in western democratic societies.

How to follow the debate?

Mark on your calendar! The debate will be streamed live on Arqus YouTube channel on June 18, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

Click here to follow the debate

Detailed presentation of the topics

Through this dialog, Arqus partners aim to benefit from different experiences and research perspectives, to address global and local challenges and stimulate new perspectives related to the societal impacts of the pandemic. Questions about possible changes can be asked along axes both political and scientific:

  • With the radical lockdown and closing of borders, are we still citizens of Europe?
  • Will the Schengen area go back to normal, or will there be 'a new normal' with less travel, more control and more surveillance?
  • Are we back to being citizens of single national states, as claimed by some?
  • Many places have also seen re-emergence of boundaries within single countries themselves. When regions and municipalities close their borders, however temporarily, is this a threat to the nation states as ultimate guarantees of citizenship?

The dialog is open to anyone with an interest in the topic of citizen engagement, and the target audience of the event includes students, researchers, civil society, policy makers and teachers.

Panelists and moderator

The moderator will be Kjetil Rommetveit (Associate Professor at the University of Bergen).