The world has been experiencing an extremely serious health crisis for the last six months or so. At some point, half of the world’s population was confined in an attempt to stem the spread of Covid-19, a highly contagious and deadly disease that has so far been fatal to the oldest and most fragile among us. Figures continue to rise globally, even if European countries seem to be doing better at this point (July 2020). Countries have imposed total or partial lockdown policies, but need to reopen their economy in an attempt to stem the global economic crisis that is looming.

The CERI publishes a Dossier on the health crisis and related issues. This includes articles by our researchers on specific countries or regions of the world (China, Italy, Latin America, India, the United States...) but also more cross-cutting texts on the ethical questions or international issues raised by the pandemic..

This Dossier will be updated regularly.

Map of research at CERI

Illustration carte de la rechercheThis map provides quick access to information about CERI faculty members' and doctoral students' research topics, disciplinary areas and affiliation with one of the center's five broad thematic fields of research.

- A region or country to learn more about our area studies specialists

- The "Global Realm" button for scholars in IR and transnational relations

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The educational and informative chronological timeline by the CERI.

On 19 October 2019, the CNRS celebrated its 80th birthday. Throughout the year, the various research centers under its jurisdiction marked this anniversary with initiatives promoting their scientific discoveries and achievements aimed at different audiences.

CERI participated in this tribute by producing a chronological timeline that is both educational and informative.

This retrospective presents major international events that have transformed and shaped our contemporary world since 1939. For each of these major dates selected from among the scientific contributions of the researchers who have made and are still making CERI, the timeline presents books, articles and online resources. These materials analyze the causes, decipher the meaning, and study the scope and consequences of these 80 events.

This timeline is a testimony to the diversity and richness of CERI's contribution to the production and dissemination of scientific knowledge, in the spirit of freedom and high standards so dear to the CNRS.

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What do CERI researchers say about major issues? Access our publications on a selection of key topics. This section is regularly updated with new material and new themes.