DIALOGUES: Waiting to Connect
09 April 2020

In April, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) DIALOGUES are launching a series of online discussions on the new realities and challenges of everyday life.

Now that we have to remain apart for the greater good, we’re more drawn to gather together than ever. Every month for two and a half years, the SNF DIALOGUES have invited the public to come together to tackle a new topic, meeting in different locations but always on a Wednesday at 18:30. In a time when connection feels especially important, the DIALOGUES will be holding discussions more frequently, opening a new online forum for ideas and issues relevant to all of us. 

In April, the DIALOGUES are launching a series of live webcasts on the transformations that have been unfolding in society, the economy, and our personal lives the since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The fisrt SNF DIALOGUES Live Web Castevent will take place on Wednesday, April 15, at 18:30 (GMT+3), focusing on “Waiting to connect”. Nicholas A. Christakis, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale, and film director Vasilis Kekatos will discuss the issue of social isolation, now a universal experience, at a time when human contact remains as vital as ever. 

In recent weeks, the need to maintain physical distance has confronted us all with a new reality, but continuing to engage in robust public discourse remains essential in this new reality too. Wherever each of us is, we can take part in this new round of discussions from SNF DIALOGUES, a new way for us to meet, a new channel of communicatio

Watch the DIALOGUES webcast, open and free to all, and register at:snfdialogues.org 

The DIALOGUES are curated and moderated by Anna-Kynthia Bousdoukou.

The opinions expressed by DIALOGUES participants are solely their own and do not necessarily represent the views of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) or the SNF DIALOGUES team. Speakers’ remarks are made freely, without prior guidance or intervention from the team.