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Causality is a central topic in many and very diverse research fields: from biology to the humanities, from physics to economics, from anthropology to epidemiology. Yet, methods to discover or confirm causes vary a great deal, as well as the way scientists conceptualise and operationalise it. The stake is nonetheless high, because on the basis of causal knowledge we make decisions, for instance at policy level. This calls for a reflection that is transversal to the themes covered by IAS projects and research groups.

We organise an interdisciplinary discussion series on causality, aimed at gaining acquaintance with causal problems, methods and assumptions in various academic fields. 

Dr. F. (Federica) Russo

Scientific Lead