The time is conducive to reflection so Greycells has started a project named “GREY TALKS” to facilitate and promote intergenerational dialogue while respecting social distancing.
At these “GRAY Talks” invited speakers present their take on conjunctural and developmental issues and engage a virtual dialogue with the participants.
GREY Talks are open to the public who is cordially invited to join the following link. Ideally, participants should connect 5 minutes before the start of the session but can join and leave at any time :
To join, participants must have installed “ZOOM” in their computer or smartphone before the session. “Zoom can be downloaded from the following address: https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting
Reference documents submitted by speakers available at:
Speakers' short Bios at:
Film of the GREY Talk in collaboration with IO-Talent
October 9th 2020 / 14 :00 Hrs Geneva time
Chinese college students sharing their views on:
THE ACCESS TO THE FUTURE COVID-19 VACCINE
PARTICULARLY IN POOR COUNTRIES:
The multilateral approach as advocated by the WHO (Covax initiative)
Unilateral production and distribution as announced by the US, Russia, and China?
Sherry Yuan, Junior of Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
Sirui Chen, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
Rong Pu, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
Comments by Dr. Daniel López Acuña former director of the Health Action in Crisis of the World Health Organization (WHO) and Lecturer at the Andalusian School of Public Health, Granada, Spain
Film of the GREY Talk in collaboration with IO-Talent
October 2nd 2020 / 14 :00 Hrs Geneva time
Chinese students sharing their views on:
What will be the future of Sino-European relations?
Focus on politics, Economy & Trade, Climate Change.
FILM DU GREY TALK PAR M. RENÉ LONGET LE 15 SEPTEMBRE 2020
LES OBJECTIFS DE DÉVELOPPEMENT DURABLE PLUS NÉCESSAIRES QUE JAMAIS
À L'EXEMPLE DE LA COOPÉRATION POUR LE DÉVELOPPEMENT
FILM OF THE GREY TALK ON 1st APRIL 2020
HOW DISCIPLINE AND MONITORING ARE APPLIED IN SINGAPORE TO AVOID CONTAGION OF THE VIRUS AND HOW "DEMOCRATIC" AND “RESPECTFUL OF HUMAN RIGHTS "ARE THESE MEASURES?
Ms. Carolina Rodriguez. CEO Delucidar (Singapore) Former Head of the Perception Change Program at the United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG).
Mr. Mohan Panicker. Independent consultant and Lecturer. Former staff member at the The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
FILM OF THE GREY TALK ON 3rd APRIL 2020
BACK TO THE FUTURE: WILL THE POST-PANDEMIC ERA
Mr. Michael Møller Former Director General of the United Nations Office in Geneva(UNOG). Member of the Kofi Annan Foundation Board. Honorary President of Greycells.
FILM OF THE GREY TALK ON 8th APRIL 2020
NGOs ROLE AND INFLUENCE IN DECISION MAKING
BEFORE AND AFTER THE PANDEMIC.
Ms. Lidiya Grigoreva. Director of the NGO Liaison Unit in the Office of the Director General of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG).
FILM OF THE GREY TALK ON 14th APRIL 2020
COVID 19 « NOW BOARDING, WUHAN TO BEIJING »
Mr. Jean-Victor Gruat. Social Protection Specialist. In charge of EU projects in China since 2007. Former High-Level Official of the ILO in Geneva, Gabon, Moscow and Beijing.
FILM OF THE GREY TALK ON 28th APRIL 2020
WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE!
"THE COVID 19 IS NOT GENDER NEUTRAL!"
Ms. Simonetta Zarrilli. Chief of the Trade, Gender and Development Unit at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
Ms. Gabriele Köhler. Senior Research Associate, UN Research Institute for Social Development, and Board member, Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF).
FILM OF THE GREY TALK ON 5th MAY 2020
"COVID-19: L'ACTIVISTE POUR L'ENVIRONNEMENT QU'IL NOUS FALLAIT?"
M. Clément Hanser
FILM OF THE GREY Talk on 12th May 2020
“COVID-19: IS THE EMPEROR NAKED?” At the end of the day,
How secure and how social is Social Security throughout the World?
Marcelo Abi-Ramia Caetano
International Social Security Association (ISSA)
FILM OF THE GREY Talk on 19th May 2020
“EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON”
LIFE AND HEALTH BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER COVID 19
Dr. Daniel López Acuña
Former Director of the Health Action in Crisis of the World Health Organization (WHO)
Lecturer at the Andalusian School of Public Health, Granada, Spain.
Film of the GREY Talk on 20th May
« COMMUNICATIONS IN TIMES OF CRISES"
Exchanging views between Chinese and European citizens
on how the Government manages information on pandemic.
Lin Xiaonuan. Co-organizer ; Tingyu Yuan. Guest Host
Jasmin Jia, Haomin Zhang & Joan Leung
Film of the GREY Talk on 26th May 2020
"LOOK BEYOND YOUR MASK :
THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE PANDEMIC ON POOREST COUNTRIES."
M Rolf Traeger
Chief of the Least Developed Countries Section of the United Nations Conference on Trade
and Development (UNCTAD) and he coordinates the research and writing of the flagship
publication The Least Developed Countries Report. Professor at the Graduate Institute
Film of the GREY Talk on 2nd June 2020
"THE MULTILATERALISM OF THE POST-PANDEMIC ERA:
THE VISION OF CHINESE YOUTH."
Manuela Tórtora. Vice-President Greycells
Cécile Molinier. Executive Committee Greycells
IO-TALENT : Alex Yang - Gao Fei - Xinran Li
Film of the GREY Talk on 9th June 2020
INTERNATIONAL TRADE: THE WAY FORWARD AFTER THE COVID-19 PLUNGE
Victor do Prado
Director, Council and The Trade Negotiations Committee (TNC) Division,
World Trade Organization (WTO)
Film of the GREY Talk on 16th June 2020
MIGRANTS AND MIGRATION UNDER COVID-19:
DEMISE OF SOLIDARITY, FAILURE OF INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY
President of Global Migration Policy Associates
Film of the GREY Talk on 23rdJune 2020
"THE PANDEMIC, THE UNITED STATES AND THE WORLD :
WILL IT ACCELERATE OR REVERSE THE WITHDRAWAL ?
Professor at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Film of the GREY Talk on 2nd July 2020
THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD OF A UN STAFF:
FROM NUREMBERG IN 1946 TO GENEVA 2020 AND BEYOND
Dr. Yves Beigbeder
Film of the GREY Talk on 9th of July 2020
« THE MAIN CHALLENGE OF THE 21ST CENTURY:
REDUCING INEQUALITIES WITHIN AND AMONG COUNTRIES (SDG10) »
IO-TALENT. Cheng Zhiwei, Zhang Tiange, Le Wen.