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​Course Announcement IGS North-South

Autumn Semester 2017

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

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

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

​We invite an internationally renowned scholar for a public talk, a one-day workshop and for individual talks with PhD students. In fall semester 2017, Neloufer de Mel, University of Colombo will visit us.

Place
Dept. of Geography, Winterthurerstr. 190, 8057 Zurich (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))


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