Study day "Racism tested by science and genetics".

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  • Dates: March 23, 2018
  • Timetable : 09h30 - 15h30
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Within the framework of the National Week for Combating Racism and Anti-Semitism
Friday, March 23, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Faculty of Law and Political Science, Amphi C

Just when we thought the issue of racism was out of the public debate, it reappears without taboo, reactivating ideologies that now seem to belong to the past. In this context, it is necessary to recall the law, the values and the principles of the Declaration of Human Rights, which are the foundation of democratic societies. It is also necessary to call upon recent scientific works, notably those conducted in the field of genetics, in order to discuss the prejudices that we thought we no longer had to fight.
Bringing together jurists, historians, geneticists, and epistemologists, the study day of March 23, 2018 proposes to scientifically question some of the major questions raised by the idea of race at the heart of racist prejudice. The insights of the invited researchers should allow to feed the reflection with a critical argumentation, leading to show, with regard to current research, that racism has no serious scientific basis.


9:30 a.m. - Welcome of participants
10:00 a.m. - Official opening of the day by the dean of the Faculty of Law and Political Science Philippe Pétel, the president of the UM Philippe Augé, and the representative for the fight against racism and anti-Semitism Jean-Paul Udave.
10:30 a.m. - Lecture by Éric de Mari, professor of legal history, director of the UMR 5815 Dynamiques du droit.
11:15 a.m. - Lecture by Michel Raymond, director of research at the CNRS, head of the Human Evolutionary Biology team (ISEM).
1:30 p.m. - Lecture by Luc Berlivet, historian, CNRS research fellow at the Centre de recherche médecine, sciences, santé, santé mentale, société (Cermes3).
2:15 p.m. - Round Table
3:15 p.m. - Closing of the day
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