Current Semester

​Course Announcement IGS North-South

Autumn Semester 2017

Qualitative and mixed methods

Time
22 August; Friday 09.15 - 13.00
Module
DTM
ECTS
2
Institution
Swiss TPH, University of Basel
Lecturer
Content

​https://vorlesungsverzeichnis.unibas.ch/de/home?id=223633

Place
Socinstrasse 55
Contact
Leah Franziska Bohle (leah.bohle@unibas.ch) Sonja Merten (sonja.merten@unibas.ch) Constanze Pfeiffer (constanze.pfeiffer@unibas.ch)
Registration
Christine Mensch (christine.mensch@swisstph.ch)

Seminar: Advances in Infection Biology, Epidemiology and Global Public Health

Time
18 September; Mondays 17.15-18.00
Module
DTM
ECTS
1
Institution
Swiss TPH, University of Basel
Lecturer
Content

https://vorlesungsverzeichnis.unibas.ch/de/home?id=223611​

Place
Socinstrasse 57
Contact
Marcel Tanner (marcel.tanner@unibas.ch)
Registration
Christine Mensch (christine.mensch@swisstph.ch)

Understanding Peace Processes

Time
19 September; Tuesdays 10.00 - 12.00
Module
DTM
ECTS
3
Institution
swisspeace, University of Basel
Lecturer
Julie Bernath, Sara Anna Hellmüller
Content

​Die Studierenden kennen die grundsätzlichen Begrifflichkeiten und Ansätze der Friedensforschung. Sie können diese auf wichtige internationale Friedensprozesse anwenden und sie kritisch analysieren. Sie haben vertiefte Einblicke in die beiden Themen der Vergangenheitsaufarbeitung und der Mediation erhalten.

Place
Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Kleiner Seminarraum 02.001
Contact
Julie Bernath (julie.bernath@unibas.ch) Sara Anna Hellmüller (sara.hellmueller@unibas.ch)
Registration
Ursina Bentele (ursina.bentele@swisspeace.ch)

Ecology of Infectious disease at the Human-Animal interface

Time
19 September; Tuesdays 08.15 - 10.00
Module
DTM
ECTS
3
Institution
Swiss TPH, University of Basel
Lecturer
Content

​Environmental effects on the risk of infectious disease are not new. Micro- and Macro Parasites share many fundamental properties with humans and animals. Hence an ecological perspective is appropriate for the understanding and control of infectious diseases. Ecological thinking recognizes the importance of fundamental physical, chemical and biological processes affect the survival and reproduction all living organisms. These include evolutionary, social, economic and political processes.

Theoretical lectures and peer group work are interlinked with presentations from the ongoing research projects on avian influenza, rabies, bovine tuberculosis, brucellosis and anthrax of the human and animal health research group at the Swiss Tropical Institute

Place
Socinstrasse 55
Contact
Esther Schelling (esther.schelling@unibas.ch) Jakob Zinsstag (jakob.zinsstag@unibas.ch)
Registration
Christine Mensch (christine.mensch@swisstph.ch)

Forschungsforum Politische Geographie

Time
19 September; Tuesdays, 10.00 - 12.00; exact dates tba
Module
DTM
ECTS
1
Institution
DSGZ, University of Zurich
Lecturer
Content

​In this forum we discuss ongoing research in Political Geography

Place
Dept. of Geography, Winterthurerstr. 190, 8057 Zurich
Contact
Timothy Raeymaekers (timothy.raeymaekers@geo.uzh.ch)
Registration
please register through Timothy Raeymaekers (timothy.raeymaekers@geo.uzh.ch), with cc to Norman Backhaus (norman.backhaus@geo.uzh.ch)

Forschungsforum Humangeographie

Time
19 September, Tuesdays 16.00 -17.00, exact dates tba
Module
DTM
ECTS
1
Institution
DSGZ, University of Zurich
Lecturer
Content

​In this forum we discuss ongoing research in Human Geography

Place
Dept. of Geography, Winterthurerstr. 190, 8057 Zurich
Contact
Martina Locher (martina.locher@geo.uzh.ch)
Registration
Please register through Martina Locher (martina.locher@geo.uzh.ch)

Gestion de ressources, agriculture et soutenabilité / Natural resources, agriculture and institutions

Time
19 September ; Tuesdays, 13.15 - 17.00
Module
DTM
ECTS
4
Institution
IGD, University of Lausanne
Lecturer
Valérie Boisvert
Content

​L'objet de ce cours est de présenter les principaux modèles et cadres analytiques mobilisables pour l'étude des régimes de gestion des ressources naturelles et des régimes de production agricoles et alimentaires. Les perspectives privilégiées sont celles de l'étude des commons (institutions et formes d'appropriation et de gestion collective des ressources) et celle de l'écologie politique. L'approche retenue est appliquée et interdisciplinaire.

Course language is French.

Place
Lausanne (UNIL Geopolis/2238)
Contact
Marie-Christelle Pierlot marie-christelle.pierlot@unil.ch or +41216923513
Registration
Period of registration: from September 19 to October 15, 2017 To register to the course (as an external student), please contact Marie-Christelle Pierlot marie-christelle.pierlot@unil.ch or +41216923513

Politik zwischen Wissenschaft und Praxis: Beispiele aus dem Nord-Süd- Bereich

Time
20 September; Wednesdays 14.00 - 16.00
Module
DTM
ECTS
3
Institution
swisspeace, University of Basel
Lecturer
Laurent Goetschel
Content

Wissenschaftliche Politikberatung ist eine Form des Austausches zwischen Wissenschaft und Praxis: Politische Entscheidungsträger werden von Expertinnen und Experten mit Wissen versorgt. Ziel ist es, damit einen positiven Einfluss auf die Entscheidfindung auszuüben. Die Qualität der Politik soll verbessert werden. Welche Formen der Politikberatung gibt es? Welche Faktoren wirken sich positiv oder negativ auf die Politikberatung aus? Inwiefern spielen unterschiedliche Wissenskategorien und verschiedene Politikfelder eine Rolle? Wie wirkt sich Politikberatung auf das Selbstverständnis der Wissenschaft aus? Wie wirken sich die Interaktionen zwischen Wissenschaft und Praxis in ausgewählten Bereichen der Agenda 2030 aus?

Place
Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Seminarraum 02.004
Contact
Laurent Goetschel (laurent.goetschel@unibas.ch)
Registration
Ursina Bentele (ursina.bentele@swisspeace.ch)

War in Africa: making or breaking states?

Time
20 September; Wednesdays 16.00 - 18.00
Module
DTM
ECTS
3
Institution
swisspeace, University of Basel
Lecturer
Dominik Balthasar, Martina Santschi
Content

​Violent conflict and civil wars in Africa have frequently been seen as either the cause or the consequence of state fragility. According to this way of thinking, many post-colonial states in Africa have ‘failed’ to hold on to their monopoly over the use of violence and thereby ‘proven’ the limits of their capacity to exercise power over society, as the upsurge in civil wars across the continent in the immediate post-Cold War era would indicate. In this seminar, we engage critically with such perspectives and ask instead how states in Africa, as elsewhere throughout the world, are (also) the product of (internal and inter-state) warfare. Civil wars, it will be argued, while being the cause of immense suffering on the part of civilian populations, do not simply destroy political orders, but also contribute to shaping and producing them.

Place
Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Seminarraum 02.004
Contact
Dominik Balthasar (dominik.balthasar@unibas.ch), Martina Santschi (martina.santschi@unibas.ch)
Registration
Ursina Bentele (ursina.bentele@swisspeace.ch)

Korruption und Konflikt in Asien

Time
20 September; Wednesdays 12.00 - 14.00
Module
DTM
ECTS
3
Institution
swisspeace, University of Basel
Lecturer
Sergio Marco Gemperle
Content

​eit in der internationalen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit im Zuge der Millenium Development Goals ein Paradigmenwechsel zu Good Governance stattfand, kommt der Bekämpfung von Korruption eine international anerkannte, entscheidende Rolle zu. Gemäss dieser Perspektive behindert Korruption nicht nur die wirtschaftliche Entwicklung eines Staates, sondern erhöht speziell in fragilen und konfliktbetroffenen Kontexten deren Konfliktpotenzial. Dabei stellt insbesondere die Delegitimation staatlicher Institutionen durch Korruption eine Herausforderung für den Aufbau von Staaten und deren politischer Systeme dar. In diesem Kurs beschäftigen wir uns kritisch mit diesen Perspektiven und gehen der Frage nach, welche Auswirkungen Korruption in fragilen und konfliktbetroffenen Staaten hat.

Place
Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Seminarraum 02.004
Contact
Sergio Gemperle (sergio.gemperle@unibas.ch)
Registration
Ursina Bentele (ursina.bentele@swisspeace.ch)

Gender and Peacebuilding

Time
21 September; Thursdays 14.00 - 16.00
Module
DTM
ECTS
3
Institution
swisspeace, University of Basel
Lecturer
Elizabeth Mesok
Content

​This course examines the relationship between gender, violent conflict, and peace processes. Students will read scholarship from a variety of disciplines — including but not limited to peace studies, feminist international relations theory, and gender studies — to assess the strengths and limitations of different theoretical and methodological approaches. The course will discuss the role of women in peacebuilding, and the importance, as well the limitations, of institutionalizing normative commitments to women’s rights through “gender mainstreaming.” However, this course strongly emphasizes that bringing a gender analysis to peacebuilding does not simply mean focusing on women; it also requires analyzing, for instance: the role of masculinity in disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration; the gendered political economies of war and peacebuilding; the militarization of femininity; the gendered dynamics of conflict related humanitarian intervention; and the role of feminist activism in peacebuilding.

Place
Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Kleiner Seminarraum 02.001
Contact
Elizabeth Mesok (elizabeth.mesok@unibas.ch)
Registration
Ursina Bentele (ursina.bentele@swisspeace.ch)

Théories et histoire du développement / Theories and History of Development

Time
21 September ; Thursdays 10.00 - 12.00
Module
DTM
ECTS
3
Institution
IGD, University of Lausanne
Lecturer
Karine Ginisty, René Véron
Content

​Ce cours est une introduction aux Etudes du développement dans une perspective géographique ainsi qu'un aperçu des théories du développement depuis la période d'après-guerre jusqu'au présent.

Course language is French.

Place
Lausanne (UNIL Geopolis/2879)
Contact
Marie-Christelle Pierlot marie-christelle.pierlot@unil.ch or +41216923513
Registration
Period of registration: from September 19 to October 15, 2017 To register to the course (as an external student), please contact Marie-Christelle Pierlot marie-christelle.pierlot@unil.ch or +41216923513

Introduction to African Studies (Joint Lecture Series)

Time
22 September; Fridays 09.15 - 11.45
Module
DTM
ECTS
3
Institution
Swiss TPH, University of Basel
Lecturer
Content

​This interdisciplinary lecture course on African Studies serves as an introduction to the MA in African Studies and addresses current issues. Representatives from the core disciplines (history, social anthropology, religious studies, literature, linguistics, environmental sciences and epidemiology) provide the students with an overview of their field of research, the specific methodological approach and current debates. In the colloquium the main arguments addressed in the lectures and in the articles read for each session are discussed and developed further.

Place
Rheinsprung 21
Contact
Elisio Macamo (elisio.macamo@unibas.ch)
Registration
Christine Mensch (christine.mensch@swisstph.ch)

Current Ecological and Health Issues in Africa

Time
22 September; Fridays 14.15 - 16.00
Module
DTM
ECTS
2
Institution
Swiss TPH, University of Basel
Lecturer
Content

​https://vorlesungsverzeichnis.unibas.ch/de/home?id=223584

Place
Socinstrasse 55a
Contact
Jürg Utzinger (juerg.utzinger@unibas.ch)
Registration
Christine Mensch (christine.mensch@swisstph.ch)

Villes, urbanisation et développement / Cities, urbanization and development

Time
25 September ; Mondays, 13.15 - 17.00
Module
DTM
ECTS
3
Institution
IGD, University of Lausanne
Lecturer
Karine Ginisty, René Véron
Content

​Ce cours examine différentes perspectives de l'urbanisation et du développement urbain dans les pays du Sud et des problématiques sociales et économiques qui y sont reliées. Le cours introduit plusieurs conceptualisations du processus de l'urbanisation ainsi que des approches du développement urbain.

Course language is French

Place
Lausanne (UNIL Geopolis/2238)
Contact
Marie-Christelle Pierlot marie-christelle.pierlot@unil.ch or +41216923513
Registration
Period of registration: from September 19 to October 15, 2017 To register to the course (as an external student), please contact Marie-Christelle Pierlot marie-christelle.pierlot@unil.ch or +41216923513

Zurich Colloquium in Human Geography

Time
26 September; 24 October; 7 November; 16.00 - 17.00
Module
DTM
ECTS
1
Institution
DSGZ, University of Zurich
Lecturer
Matthieu Leimgruber, Nadine Reis, Neloufer de Mel
Content

​For the colloquium we invite internationally renowned scholars for a public talk. In fall semester 2017, the following guests will visit us: 26.09. Matthieu Leimgruber, 24.10. Nadine Reis, 07.11. Emily Yeh

Place
Dept. of Geography, Winterthurerstr. 190, 8057 Zurich
Contact
Karin Schwiter (karin.schwiter@geo.uzh.ch)
Registration
no registration required

Promotion seminar I

Time
28 September 16.00 - 18.00; 20 October 13.00 - 17.00; 17 November 13.00 - 17.00; 8 December 13.00 - 17.00
Module
DTM
ECTS
1
Institution
DSGZ, University of Zurich
Lecturer
Prof. Dr. Ross Purves and Dr. Isabelle Roer
Content

​PhD Seminar I is a 7 week course taught in the autumn semester, which aims to provide, firstly an opportunity for new cohorts of doctoral students to form informal cross-disciplinary networks and secondly to provide a basic set of knowledge of both the regulations and the process of obtaining a PhD within the University of Zurich.

Place
Dept. of Geography, Winterthurerstr. 190, 8057 Zurich
Contact
Graduate School director, Ross Purves (ross.purves@geo.uzh.ch) and Isabelle Roer (isabelle.roer@geo.uzh.ch)
Registration
please register through Ross Purves (ross.purves@geo.uzh.ch), with cc to Norman Backhaus (norman.backhaus@geo.uzh.ch)

A world drifting apart: Is inequality the new poverty? - How does the shift from a perspective on poverty to inequality influence research and politics for sustainable development?

Time
17 October - October 19, 2017
Module
DTM
ECTS
1.5
Institution
CDE, University of Bern
Lecturer
Dr. Sabin Bieri, Dr. Christoph Bader, Prof. em. Frances Steward
Content

​The fact that eight men at the top of the scale  own the same wealth as half of the world’s population epitomizes the massive extent to which global inequality has risen. While poverty seems to have been reduced successfully, the divide between the haves and the have-nots diagnosed at the end of the Millennium Campaign is entrenched. The commitment to social justice laid out by the Millennium Agenda has been undermined in that specific “pockets of the poor” were systematically bypassed by its achievements, turning inequality into one of our most urgent social problems. Evidence that in unequal societies the fight against poverty was hampered raised awareness on global inequality, as did insights on the detrimental effects of unequal societies to the wellbeing of all. Crises and risks that burden the poor disproportionately, out-distanced middle-classes in industrialised countries, persistent mass unemployment and highly informalised livelihoods in the global South contributed to what has been called the "inequality turn". Not least, appeals from scientists that the failure to effectively account for inequality will ultimately threaten our democracies propelled the debate on inequality, putting the issue firmly back on the agenda.  In this course, we willa) inform students on the the recent historic development and the current global inequality situation
b) highlight current inequality debates in the social sciences, namely in economics
3. address technical questions such as definitions of inequality, equity, equality, justice and issues of measurement and comparison of inequality situations.
4. discuss why inequlity is important for sustainable development and what a turn from a policy to an inequality focus might imply, and
5. engage in the question as to how research can contribute towards policies, including discussing chances and risks implied in inequality oriented international cooperation and policy.

Place
tba
Contact
Sabin Bieri (sabin.bieri@cde.unibe.ch)
Registration
To register please send an e-mail to igs-north-south@cde.unibe.ch and answer the following questions: 1. Do you address inequality in your thesis? If yes: why/how. 2. Please provide your definition of inequality. 3. Please reply to the following: a) in the context where I work, inequality has risen/fallen/stayed the same in the last decade b) in the context where I work, the following dimensions of inequality are relevant with regards to development: ethnic/generation/gender/race/class-caste/other" 4. What do you want to learn in this IGS-module? 5. What is your most urgent question with regards to inequality and sustainable development?

Zurich Lectures cum Graduate Seminar in Development Geography

Time
7 November (public lecture), 8 November (workshop)
Module
DTM
ECTS
1
Institution
DSGZ, University of Zurich
Lecturer
Neloufer de Mel, University of Colombo
Content

​Concrete Utopias:Post-War Urban Development and the Politics of
Aesthetics Interventions in Sri Lanka

In fall semester 2017, Neloufer de Mel, University of Colombo will visit us. 

7.11.17 Neloufer de Mel Version 2.pdf7.11.17 Neloufer de Mel Version 2.pdf

Place
University of Zurich, Campus Irchel, Winterthurerstrasse 190, room Y25-H79 (public lecture) and place tba (for workshop and individual talks)
Contact
Benedikt Korf (benedikt.korf@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.

Graduate School Retreat Seminar

Time
9 November - 10 November, 2017
Module
DTM
ECTS
1
Institution
DSGZ, University of Zurich
Lecturer
Prof. Dr. Ross Purves, Dr. Isabelle Roer, PhD students’ supervisors, international guest speaker (tba)
Content

​A key aim of the graduate programme is to build strong networks between doctoral students. 2nd and 3rd year doctoral students will be invited to attend a weekend retreat and present their research. These retreats will also feature a well-known international guest speaker, and all supervisors will be invited to attend at least once every three years.

Place
Herzberg
Contact
Graduate School director, Ross Purves (ross.purves@geo.uzh.ch) and Isabelle Roer (isabelle.roer@geo.uzh.ch)
Registration
registration information will follow in September; please register with cc to Norman Backhaus (norman.backhaus@geo.uzh.ch))

PhD Colloquium

Time
20 November and 27 November 2017; 08:00 - 12:0
Module
DTM
ECTS
0.5
Institution
CDE, University of Bern
Lecturer
Content

This PhD colloquium is dedicated to exchanging about difficulties encountered during research. Each PhD student will be invited to present his or her most critical problem, which the group will then discuss along with potential solutions.


Place
Romm 310, Hallerstrasse 10
Contact
igs-north-south@cde.unibe.ch
Registration
igs-north-south@cde.unibe.ch


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

The courses offered by Swisspeace are part of the Graduate School of Social Sciences. Further courses of the G3S are published here.

For a description of the school please visit this link.

Contact: Dr. Günter Schmidt-Gess, guenter.schmidt@unibas.ch