The Role of Research, Educational and Healthcare Institutions in Peacebuilding Community at COVID-19 Times

The Role of Research, Educational and Healthcare Institutions in Peacebuilding Community at COVID-19 Times

Mon, 02 Nov 2020 - Fri, 06 Nov 2020

Geneva, Switzerland

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Organized by: Hellenic Association of Political Scientists

The role of research, educational and healthcare institutions in peacebuilding community in COVID-19 by the Hellenic Association of Political Scientists (HAPSc), the Laboratory of Health Economics and Management (LabHEM), the Health Policy Institute (HPI), the Public Policy and Administration Research Laboratory (LABDIPOL).

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented fast and tight international research cooperation, not only in the fight against the virus itself but also in policy-making, with healthcare and education being heavily threatened. This event aims to discuss this new era where scientists, as well as international organizations (such as the W.H.O.), are on the forefront of this battle against a common global enemy, and the ways this advanced international cooperation can strengthen international peacebuilding, both now and in the post-pandemic world.


  • Dr. Stylianos E. Antonarakis, Professor Emeritus of Genetic Medicine at the University of Geneva Medical School, former and founding Chairman of the Department of Genetic Medicine and Development at the University of Geneva, former and founding Diractor of the iGE3 Institute of Genetics and Genomics of Geneva, Member of the Swiss Academy for Medical Sciences
  • Dr. Pari Rapti, Endocrinologist, Scientific Associate of the Laboratory of Health Economics and Management (University of Piraeus), Vice – President of the Interdisciplinary Council of HAPSc
  • Dr. Christos Dimas, Deputy Minister for Research and Technology, Ministry of Development & Investments of the Hellenic Republic
  • Dr. George Patoulis, Regional Governor of Attika and President of the Athens Medical Association
  • Dr. John Chrysoulakis, Secretary General for Public Diplomacy and Greeks Abroad, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic
  • Dr. Vasiliki Artinopoulou, Professor of Criminology and Head of the Department of Sociology at the Panteion University
  • Dr. Achilleas Gravanis, Professor of Pharmacology at the School of Medicine of the University of Crete, Affiliated Research Professor at the Center of Drug Discovery at the Northeastern University (Boston)
  • Dr. Athanassios Vozikis, Associate Professor of Health Economics at the University of Piraeus, Director of the Laboratory of Health Economics and Management (LabHEM)
  • Ms. Sofia Neta, Journalist

What is Geneva Peace Week?

Geneva Peace Week (GPW) is a leading annual forum in the international peacebuilding calendar, and the flagship event of the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform. This year, the thematic focus of the week is "Rebuilding trust after disruption: Pathways to reset international cooperation". Geneva Peace Week 2020 (GPW20) aims to galvanise leadership, build trust and contribute to transforming international cooperation in the wake of COVID-19. Geneva Peace Week 2020 will be held totally online from 2-6 November 2020. Institutions and individuals in Geneva and around the world have come together to organise an interactive GPW20 experience. Attendees are welcome to participate in GPW ‘Live Sessions’ and to also engage with the new GPW ‘Digital Series’. The forum is free and open to the public, and details on how to participate can be found below.Geneva Peace Week is a flagship initiative of the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform in collaboration with the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), and the Platform’s five partners – the Graduate Institute’s Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP); the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF); the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP); Interpeace; and the Quaker United Nations Office, Geneva (QUNO). Geneva Peace Week is also supported by Switzerland.Geneva Solutions is the official media partner of Geneva Peace Week 2020.