March 16-18, 2021

Although globalization is generally considered to have started in the last third of the twentieth century, it is a much longer trend dynamic that began when human beings made the Earth their ecumene. A transversal and systemic approach is therefore necessary to analyze this dynamic, with methodologies and innovative tools such as, for example, those provided by artificial intelligence or the mathematical tools of quantum mechanics. This is the objective of the partners that initiated this first step in a series of reflections, research and future communications, bringing together researchers and practitioners on this essential question of globalization and, even more, globality. The March conference will focus on taking stock of globalization in the context and experience of the COVID-19 pandemic. It will shed particular light on economic, security, migration and governance issues.

Steve Killelea, founder and executive chairman of the Institute for Economics and Peace, will speak on March 18th (3rd day of the conference).

Other participants include:

  • Mireille Delmas-Martyjurist, honorary professor at the Collège de France and member of the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences
  • Chen Bo, Dean of the Institute of Defense Economics and Management, Central University of Finance and Economics (Beijing)
  • Marc Finaud, Head of Arms Proliferation and Diplomatic Tradecraft, GCSP
  • Dominique Foray, economist, Dean, College of Management of Technology, Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne
  • Jacques Lévy, geographer, Laureate of the 2018 Vautrin Lud prize (considered as the Nobel Prize in Geography)
  • Mohan Munasinghe, econophysicist, 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (as Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change)
  • Bettina Schaller, Director of the Public Affairs Department, Adecco, Vice-President of World Employment Confederation Europe
  • Frank Snowden, historian, Professor Emeritus, Yale University, author of Epidemics and the Society, From Black Death to the Present
  • Didier Sornette, econophysicist, designer of the Dragon King theory and the quantum decision theory.


And an impressive array of participants from academia and the private sector speaking from Asia, Africa as well as America and Europe.