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The "Understanding & Acting" conferences

The "Understanding & Acting" conferences shed light on societal issues in order to act on our world. They are addressed to all, citizens and researchers, and aim to highlight, in an accessible language, cutting-edge scientific knowledge and ethical issues in order to participate in decision-making and to act together on a shared world.

Format: 30 to 60 minutes of presentation followed by a discussion with the audience. The presentations are available on our Youtube channel.

Location: Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes - Grand Amphi; TAG C1 bus line


Upcoming Conferences

  • Johann Chapoutot

    31 December 2023

    Gabrielle Bouleau

    17 January 2023

    More info
  • Can ecological accounting enable the emergence of an economy that respects the biosphere boundaries?

    Clément Feger

    Clément Féger

    3 May 2022

    Christophe Bouillaud

    7 April 2022

    Bernard Friot

    30 November 2021

    Valérie d'Acremont

    27 September 2021

    More info
  • New Powers in the Age of Artificial Intelligence: Who will rule the world in the 21st century?

    Asma Mhalla

    Asma Mhalla

    23 October 2020

    Thought and practice of action

    Cécile Renouard

    Cécile Renouard

    8 October 2020

    Collapses and Finance: Where to put your money?

    Denis Dupré

    Denis Dupré

    23 January 2020

    Finance and Collapses : Finance: arsonist of collapses?

    Denis Dupré

    5 December 2019

    The imaginary of sovereignty: from the king to the people

    Sophie Wahnich

    24 September 2019

    "Environmental" issues and blockages to action

    Peter Sturm

    4 July 2019

    When the whites wanted to preserve the planet. A History of Geopower, 1865-1914

    Christophe Bonneuil

    13 June 2019

    Is the risk of blackout real?

    Grégoire Chambaz

    Grégoire Chambaz

    16 May 2019

    Raw materials / energy and energy transition

    Olivier Vidal

    Olivier Vidal

    11 April 2019

    Digital technology: threat or hope for the environment?

    Françoise Berthoud

    15 November 2018

    Rethinking Nuclear Choices: Security and Democracy

    Benoît Pelopidas

    9 October 2018

    Seeds and plant varieties: what new challenges for global governance?

    Frédéric Thomas

    12 June 2018

    Can finance save the climate?

    Alain Grandjean

    26 March 2018

    Undo the world? A program for the Anthropocene

    Alexandre Monnin

    Alexandre Monnin et Diego Landivar

    15 February 2018

    Can the "commons" movement reactivate democracy?

    Christian Laval

    Christian Laval

    30 November 2017

    The contemporary democratic question: how to get out of the dead end?

    Loïc Blondiaux

    Loïc Blondiaux

    16 October 2017

    What alternative to the "crisis of representation"?

    Jean-Paul Jouary

    Jean-Paul Jouary

    8 June 2017

    Why and how to recognize the currency as a common?

    Jean-michel Servet

    Jean-Michel Servet

    4 May 2017

    Environment, economy, collapse: squaring the circle?

    Pierre-Yves Longaretti

    Pierre-Yves Longaretti

    9 March 2017

    Understanding society collapses. What future for ours?

    Emmanuel Prados

    Emmanuel Prados

    9 February 2017

    Reinventing Agriculture and Food of the 21st Century

    Gilles Bilen

    Gilles Billen

    28 June 2016

    The permanent crisis

    Marc Chesney

    Marc Chesney

    8 April 2016

    Act fast and better: What needs to change?


    Denis Dupré

    11 February 2016

    Feeding 9 billion people healthily: possible or impossible?

    Denis Dupré

    14 January 2016

    Limiting climate change ... Why can't we do it?

    Denis Dupré

    Denis Dupré

    17 December 2015