Public lectures on vulnerabilities at the University of Geneva

During the Spring semester 2013, twelve public lectures - some in English - on the topic of vulnerabilities in the life course will be held at Uni Mail, with national and international experts from several disciplines. Starting February 21 with Dario Spini, director of NCCR LIVES.

The NCCR LIVES and the Institute for Demographic and Life Course Studies at the University of Geneva (I-Démo) organize a series of conferences on the theme of vulnerabilities in the life course. National and international experts from different disciplines will present their approach to vulnerability in the life course. The lectures are open to the general public and all interested persons are cordially invited.

After each presentation, exchanges will follow between experts and the audience on the following topics: How to identify vulnerabilities in the life course? What causes social and economic vulnerabilities? Vulnerabilities, a question of age, stage or life transition? The influence of the home environment, a fate? What resources, capabilities and resilience of individuals faced with adversity? Social policy, always brake on vulnerabilities? This series of lectures aims to explore these questions.


Dario SPINI, Jean François BICKEL, Marianne MODAK, Serge PAUGAM, Alice DEBAUCHE, Jonathan GERSHUNY*, Glen ELDER*, Johannes HUININK*, Philippe WANNER, Bernard LAHIRE, Carol SMART*, Danilo MARTUCCELLI

* Some lectures are in English.

This lecture series is organized by Professors Eric Widmer and Michel Oris , in collaboration with the NCCR LIVES PhD students Manuela Schicka and Jana Veselá.