Debate with Gaël Giraud on 5 October

7 September 2022

Technology, the economy, science, God… where can we find our hope in the face of the ecological crisis we are experiencing? In this next Veritas Forum organised by the Groupes Bibliques Universitaires (GBU) and A Rocha, Gaël Giraud, economist, professor at Georgetown University and Jesuit priest, and Jean-François Mouhot, doctor of history, lecturer and director of A Rocha, will discuss the salvation of our planet from both Catholic and Protestant perspectives.

Follow the event directly on 5 October at 19h30

The speakers

Gaël Giraud has a doctorate in mathematics applied to economics from the École Polytechnique and the Panthéon-Sorbonne University. A Jesuit priest, he defended a doctoral thesis in theology at the Centre Sèvres in Paris on the theme of the political theology of the people in the anthropocene era. After having been an economist at the CNRS and the French Development Agency, Gaël Giraud now teaches at the Ecole Polytechnique and at the University of Geogetown in the United States. He is a member of the scientific council of Finance Watch, the Shift Project and the Transition Campus. In 2020, Gaël Giraud became honorary president of the Rousseau Institute, a think tank that defines itself as an “apartisan, non-party” laboratory. He is the author of several books, including Produire plus, polluer moins : l’impossible découplage? (Produce more, pollute less: the impossible decoupling?) and L’Économie à venir (The economy to come).

Jean-François Mouhot has a doctorate in history, is a lecturer and director of A Rocha. He has taught at Georgetown University in Washington and at the University of Birmingham. He is the author of several books, including Energy Slaves: Reflections on Climate Change, in which he draws a parallel between our current difficulty in decarbonising society and the difficulty of 18th and 19th century slave societies in abolishing slavery.

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