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Gil do Vigor lectures at Columbia University and advocates for more accessible science - GQ

Gil do Vigor lectures at Columbia University and advocates for more accessible science – GQ

Columbia University was the first stop on Gil do Vigor’s trip to New York (Photo: Ediclenio Bernardo)

Gilberto Nogueira Gilles de Vigor, in New York. The economist and former participant in the BBB was invited to a series of events in the American city, in recognition of his role as a researcher and communicator.

Jill was invited on Friday (25th) to speak to Brazilian students at Columbia University, one of the largest and most prestigious universities in the world.

Gil de Vigor talks with students from the Brazilian site of Columbia University about his course (Photo: Ediclenio Bernardo)

Gil de Vigor talks with students from the Brazilian site of Columbia University about his course (Photo: Ediclenio Bernardo)

He gave lectures to students from various fields of knowledge, such as law, history, and economics, and spoke exclusively of the discussion he had with students, which dealt with the democratization of knowledge.

The GQ Brazil He will continue to accompany Gilles de Vigor on a trip to the United States, where on Monday (28th) he will be on Wall Street, the heart of the American and global financial system.

Read Gilles de Vigor’s statement:

“It was very important for me, as an academic, to be among academics studying in different fields. There was law, there was history, there was religion, there was economics, and everyone was discussing very important issues.

We have come to a consensus that the Academy needs this flexibility in terms of position. We don’t need a strong placement inside a box. We can simply live in a society where academics are people who are important to society, and we know they are, but they are ordinary people, without boxes, without labels.

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They are people so devoted to the social good, to the common good, because like the doctor, the economist, the lawyer, the judge, the physiotherapist, the artist, all academics have a contribution to society, but they are still human beings. . Who go out, live, have fun, and don’t need some kind of vocabulary that is separate, but grouped, because we want to unite. That was the topic of our discussion.”

Gilles de Vigor at Columbia University, in the US, to give a lecture with Brazilian students (Photo: Ediclenio Bernardo)

Gilles de Vigor at Columbia University, in the US, to give a lecture with Brazilian students (Photo: Ediclenio Bernardo)

For Brazilian students, Gil do Vigor advocated a more open and flexible academy (Photo: Ediclenio Bernardo)

For Brazilian students, Gil do Vigor advocated a more open and flexible academy (Photo: Ediclenio Bernardo)