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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Course Announcement IGS North-South

 

 IGS Courses

Spring Semester 2023

Environnements urbains : politique, gouvernance, infrastructures

  • Time
    20 February Mondays & Wednesdays 10:00-12:00 - from the week of 21 Feb to the week of 4 April (last course on Wed 6 April); One-day excursion on Thursday 7 April.
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    5
  • Institution
    IGD, University of Lausanne
  • Lecturer
    René Véron
  • Content
    Les villes représentent des hybrides socio-écologiques, des « secondes natures » transformées par des technologies et le métabolisme urbain. Ce cours introduit aux processus biophysiques ainsi qu’aux technologies d’approvisionnement en ressources dans le contexte des villes du Sud. L’accent est mis sur les dimensions politico-économiques, sur les processus, structures et acteurs qui influencent la reproduction des inégalités et des vulnérabilités de différents groupes sociaux par rapport à leur accès à des biens et maux environnementaux. Cette problématique est discutée à travers différentes ressources naturelles en ville (les terrains, les espaces verts, l’eau, l’assainissement, etc.) et différentes « externalités » environnementales (déchets solides ménagers et pollution de l’air). Elle est abordée dans la perspective théorique de la « urban political ecology » qui regarde la ville comme une « seconde nature » créée par les rapports dialectiques entre la société et l’environnement biophysique. Comme fil rouge servent les résultats d’un projet FNS sur la gouvernance environnementale des petites et moyennes villes en Inde autour des parcs, des étangs et de la gestion des déchets.
  • Place
    Lausanne (UNIL/ Geopolis /Room to be confirmed)
  • Contact

    René Véron (rene.veron@unil.ch)

  • Registration
    To register for the course (as an external student), please contact Marie-Christelle Pierlot   marie-christelle.pierlot@unil.ch or +41216923513

Environmental management and livelihoods

  • Time
    20 February Mondays, 16:15-18:00
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    5
  • Institution
    IGD, University of Lausanne
  • Lecturer
    Christian Kull
  • Content
    This course/seminar focuses on theoretical and empirical debates related to reciprocal effects between environmental management practices and lives and livelihoods of "marginal" populations (from rural areas, from developing countries or among minorities). It will draw on classical and current research in sustainable livelihoods, in "political ecology", in development studies and other related disciplines.
  • Place
    Lausanne (UNIL/Geopolis/ Room to be confirmed)
  • Contact

    Christian Kull (christian.kull@unil.ch)

  • Registration
    To register for the course (as an external student), please contact Marie-Christelle Pierlot
    marie-christelle.pierlot@unil.ch or +41216923513

Théories et pratiques du développement - Seminaire

  • Time
    20 February Mondays, 14:15-16:00
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    4
  • Institution
    IGD, University of Lausanne
  • Lecturer
    to be confirmed
  • Content
    Ce séminaire approfondit les théories et approches du développement introduites dans le cours du même titre offerte en automne précédent à travers des questionnements et débats et cas actuels. Les thématiques abordées peuvent inclure des sujets divers comme la mondialisation, la pauvreté, des enjeux des grands projets agricoles ou minières, la micro-finance, la technologie, la gouvernance, les droits humains, l'aide au développement, etc. Ces thématiques sont principalement développées et débattu par les participants du séminaire.
  • Place
    Lausanne (UNIL/Geopolis/Room to be confirmed)
  • Contact

    Christian Kull (christian.kull@unil.ch)

  • Registration
    To register for the course (as an external student), please contact Marie-Christelle Pierlot
    marie-christelle.pierlot@unil.ch or +41216923513

Lausanne Doctoral Seminar in Political Ecology

  • Time
    27 February exact dates to be confirmed
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    1.5
  • Institution
    IGD, University of Lausanne
  • Lecturer
  • Content
    This two-three day interactive seminar seeks to build on the knowledge of both participants and facilitators to identify the value of Political Ecology approach, to survey recent developments, and to apply the approach to a concrete case in order to contribute to its evolution. The focus of the edition of this block (to be announced).
  • Place
    Lausanne (UNIL)
  • Contact

    Christian Kull (christian.kull@unil.ch)

  • Registration

Writing for an Academic Audience: The rules of scientific articles

  • Time
    2 March; Thursdays (10:30-12:00 and 13h30-15h00, Swiss time) 2 March, 16 March, 30 March, 20 April 2023
  • Module
    CPM
  • ECTS
    3
  • Institution
    CDE, University of Bern
  • Lecturer
    Sarah-Lan Mathez
  • Content

    Writing articles for peer-reviewed journals is a must for researchers, as this is the prime means of communicating exciting new results to the scientific community; moreover, an academic career is often evaluated on the basis of the number of peer-reviewed articles one has been able to publish in journals (if possible journals with high impact factors). It is therefore worth learning the rules of writing such articles at an early stage. This webinar is designed to introduce researchers to the rules and context of writing scientific articles and to provide researchers with opportunities to advance and improve their own writing. Four modules will lead participants through the essential rules, tools, and context of scientific writing, and provide time for questions and answers. Students will also have an opportunity to practice their skills in individual exercises, work on their scientific texts, and act as peers in group assignments. In addition, individual coaching sessions will be offered in March and April 2023. Topics will include understanding who one's audience is, choosing an appropriate journal, working on key messages, structuring an article (IMRAD), doing the different parts of an article efficiently, writing concisely and precisely, using paragraph structure and other language tricks, how to refer to relevant literature, doing tables and figures, and submitting an article and suggesting reviewers.

    Eligibility requirements: Max. 10 participants. Full members of the IGS North-South will be given priority. But international associate members are also encouraged to participate in this course.

    Completion of assignments is compulsory to pass the course. Students may miss no more than one webinar. Please consider that participating students need approx. 1 day for preparatory work between the sessions.

    It is important that you have good internet access during the sessions. A headset is recommended to participate in the webinars.

    Learning objectives:

    Participants have structured knowledge of, and the necessary skills for, planning scientific articles and writing them effectively; in particular, they know how to:

    • Identify their audience and tailor their key messages accordingly;
    • Structure a scientific paper according to acknowledged rules (“IMRAD");
    • Write and revise their work for clarity and effectiveness;
    • Find help and tools when they work on their theses and prepare their articles for publication in reputed scientific journals.
  • Place
    online
  • Contact

    Sarah-Lan Mathez sarah-lan.mathez@unibe.ch

  • Registration
    Registration: Please register by e-Mail (igsnorthsouth.cde@unibe.ch) by Tuesday 21 February 2023 at the latest. If you do not have a Swiss Campus Account, please inform us by 14 February 2022 so that we can apply for a temporary University account for you.

Zurich Lectures in Human Geography - Graduate Seminar in Development Geography

  • Time
    30 May Julie MacLeavy (lecture 30.5.; workshop 1.6.); Paul Chatterton (tbd); Sarah Smith (tbd)
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    1
  • Institution
    GIUZ, University of Zurich
  • Lecturer
  • Content
    We invite an internationally renowned scholar for a public talk, a one-day workshop and for individual talks with PhD students.
  • Place
    Dept. of Geography, Winterthurerstr. 190, 8057 Zurich (public lecture) and place tba (for workshop and individual talks)
  • Contact
    Norman Backhaus (norman.backhaus@geo.uzh.ch)
  • Registration
    Please register through Norman Backhaus (norman.backhaus@geo.uzh.ch)). Please include also a brief description of your research topic and affiliation.
    In order to get the ECTS, you need to a) participate in one of the public lectures and write a summary about the talk (1-2 A4 pages) and b) participate in one workshop.

  

Further Courses of the Graduate School of Social Sciences (G3S)

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