NTGent presented School of Resistance, Episode Twelve: Politics of Interdependence livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 14 January 2021 at 9 a.m. PST (Los Angeles, UTC -8) / 12 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 17:00 GMT (London, UTC +0) / 18:00 CET (Brussels, UTC+1) / 20:00 TRT (Istanbul, UTC +3).
What would a truly caring world look like?
Our world is ruled by carelessness. Even if the migration crisis and the climate crisis had already tried to bring the truth to light, it is the corona pandemic who made us face that reality. To end the corona crisis and thus save lives, it would require a global solidarity. But with nations fighting over patents and vaccines, the access to health care is a privilege in a world shaped by economic inequality. The dignity of human life is at the centre of our democracy, but are we truly taking care to protect it?
In the twelfth episode of School of Resistance we bring together the historian with an interest in the history of epidemics Edna Bonhomme and the political scientist calling for a global health care Anne Jung to discuss a politics of interdependence. What would a truly caring world look like?
Edna Bonhomme is a writer, historian of science, and interdisciplinary artist. She holds a PhD in the History of Science from Princeton University and a Master’s in Public Health from Columbia University. As a researcher, Edna’s work interrogates the archaeology of (post)colonial science, embodiment, and surveillance. A central question of her work asks: What makes people sick?
Anne Jung is a political scientist, head of the communications department and has worked for many years as a global health officer at the socio-medical development and human rights organisation medico international. medico promotes the human right to access best possible access to health.