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Autumn Semester

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 IGS Courses

Autumn Semester 2022

Diaspora Politics in International Relations

  • Time
    19 September - 19 December 2022; Mondays 16.15 - 17.45
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    3
  • Institution
    swisspeace, University of Basel
  • Lecturer
    Dr. Julie Bernath
  • Place
    Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Kleiner Seminarraum 02.001
  • Contact
    Metka Herzog (metka.herzog@swisspeace.ch)​
  • Registration
    Register through the University of Basel; if this is not possible, please contact Metka Herzog​ (metka.herzog@swisspeace.ch)​

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

  • Time
    19 September - 19 December 2022; Mondays 17.15 - 18.00
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    1
  • Institution
    Swiss TPH, University of Basel
  • Lecturer
    Jürg Utzinger
  • Content
    Recent developments in Infection Biology / Epidemiology, with focus on Swiss TPH research.
  • Place
    Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 5
  • Contact
    Christine Mensch (christine.mensch@swisstph.ch)
  • Registration
    via Mobility 
    https://www.unibas.ch/en/Studies/Mobility/Mobility-Switzerland/Students-Registering-From-Other-Swiss-Universities.html​

Negotiation and cooperation. Theory and practice in conflict resolution

  • Time
    20 September - 20 December 2022; Tuesdays 16.15 - 17.45
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    3
  • Institution
    swisspeace, University of Basel
  • Lecturer
    Dr. Julian Arevalo
  • Content
    This course aims to develop in the students, analytical capabilities as well as negotiation skills for dealing with complex political conflicts and negotiations. For this purpose, the course combines theoretical elements, relevant international examples and practical exercises that give the student tools for addressing political conflicts and creating possibilities for peace.
    The first part of the course presents some of the main negotiation theories; discussions such as interests-based negotiation (positions/interests, BATNA, efficiency), two levels negotiation and process design (agenda, agents, logistics, interrelations, etc.) for complex political negotiations are part of the topics covered in this section. The second part of the course focuses on multilevel negotiation, or those scenarios that recognize the importance of actors and topics beyond the main negotiating table; the transformation of conflict into cooperative relationships is also part of this section. The last part of the class studies international experiences in the light of the theories and approaches covered before.
    Each section of the class combines theoretical elements along with practical exercises and international experiences.​


  • Place
    Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Kleiner Seminarraum 02.001
  • Contact
    Metka Herzog (metka.herzog@swisspeace.ch)​
  • Registration
    Register through the University of Basel; if this is not possible, please contact Metka Herzog​ (metka.herzog@swisspeace.ch)

Introduction to One Health

  • Time
    20 September - 20 December 2022; Tuesdays 08.15 - 10.00
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    3
  • Institution
    Swiss TPH, University of Basel
  • Lecturer
    Jan Hattendorf, Rea Tschopp, Jakob Zinsstag
  • Content
    Environmental effects on the risk of infectious diseases are not new. Micro- and macro parasites share many fundamental properties with humans and animals. Hence, an ecological perspective is appropriate for understanding and controlling infectious diseases. Ecological thinking recognises the importance of fundamental physical, chemical and biological processes that affect the survival and reproduction of all living organisms. These include evolutionary, social, economic and political processes. Theoretical concepts move from “One Health”, which emphasises close cooperation of human and animal health interventions, to broader considerations of health in social-ecological systems.
    Theoretical lectures and group work are combined with presentations from ongoing research projects on avian influenza, rabies, bovine tuberculosis, brucellosis and anthrax of the human and animal health research group at Swiss TPH. In this year, individual students are invited to contribute to a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on One Health.

    Learning outcomes:
    To provide insight into the ecology of infectious diseases in Africa to students of African Studies; to provide insight into the impact of disease on sustainable development to students of Sustainable Development; to provide background on environmental determinants of disease to students in Epidemiology.​

  • Place
    Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 2
  • Contact
    Christine Mensch (christine.mensch@swisstph.ch)
  • Registration
    via Mobility
    https://www.unibas.ch/en/Studies/Mobility/Mobility-Switzerland/Students-Registering-From-Other-Swiss-Universities.html​

Gestion de ressources et agriculture

  • Time
    20 September; Tuesdays 16h15 à 18h00
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    5
  • Institution
    IGD, University of Lausanne
  • Lecturer
    V. 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. Une fois les principaux cadres d'analyse présentés (séances 1 et 2), avec quelques illustrations à l'appui, ils seront appliqués aux thématiques les plus actuelles de la gestion des ressources naturelles et des politiques agraires : services écosystémiques et rémunérations/compensations associées (séance 3), résilience et adaptation des socio-systèmes (séance 4), évolutions des filières agro-alimentaires internationales et de leur rapport à l'espace (séances 5 à 7).

    Connaître des cadres d'analyse sur la gestion des ressources naturelles. Se familiariser avec les modèles de politiques agraires dans les pays en développement.  Comprendre les régimes actuels de production et de distribution alimentaire mondiaux et leurs impacts locaux. Produire une analyse détaillée sur un cas précis de gestion des ressources naturelles.



  • Place
    Geopolis 2238
  • Contact
    V. Boisvert, valerie.boisvert@unil.ch ​
  • Registration
    To register for the course as an external student, please contact Marie-Christelle Pierlot marie-christelle.pierlot@unil.ch or +41216923513​

New Research in Peace, Conflict and Development Studies

  • Time
    21 September - 21 December 2022, Wednesdays 14.15 - 15.45
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    3
  • Institution
    swisspeace, University of Basel
  • Lecturer
    Prof. Laurent Goetschel
  • Content
    Participants discuss research methods and new research perspectives in the field of peace, conflict, and development studies. Presentations and discussions are based on state of the art publications and on the participants ongoing or planned research projects at MA or PhD level.

    Learning outcomes:
    Participants are familiar with research approaches and methods in the thematic area of the seminar. They know how to discuss and compare these approaches and methods and they are better prepared for their ongoing or forthcoming research work.​​
  • Place
    Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Kleiner Seminarraum 02.001
  • Contact
    Metka Herzog (metka.herzog@swisspeace.ch)​
  • Registration
    Register through the University of Basel; if this is not possible, please contact Metka Herzog​ (metka.herzog@swisspeace.ch)​

Conservation de la nature

  • Time
    21 September; Wednesdays 8h30-12h, except first class 21.09 from 14h15-18h All day (8h30-17h) field trips: fri 11.11, weds 23.11
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    4
  • Institution
    IGD, University of Lausanne
  • Lecturer
    L. Chanteloup, G. Walters, E. Reynard, T. Badman
  • Content
    In November 2019, the University of Lausanne and the IUCN signed a partnership agreement aimed at intensifying their exchanges around research work and its applications on the planet's environmental concerns. This course is a concrete application of this partnership involving both various researchers from Unil and IUCN professionals. A convention is also being set up between the University of Lausanne and the Lavaux World Heritage Association to strengthen the scientific knowledge carried out in this protected area. This course aims to get better acquainted with this site and the conservation challenges it faces. Content

    - Introduction to Nature Conservation
    - Protected areas and landscape governance
    - Conservation and management issues
    - Management effectiveness, World Heritage, geoparks, biosphere reserves and Ramsar.
    - Fieldtrip to Lavaux Unesco site
    - Hunting, protected areas and conservation
    - Fieldtrip to IUCN center
    - Conservation by indigenous peoples and local communities
    - Conservation and Education


    The objective of this course is to bring elements of reflection and analysis to students concerning contemporary debates around the conservation and protection of nature. This course reviews the definitions as well as the historical and cultural aspects of nature conservation and the implementation of different protected areas around the world. It also addresses through various examples and case studies the current management issues in nature conservation. This course-seminar includes two field trips with meetings of IUCN professionals.



  • Place
    Geopolis 2207
  • Contact
    Prof Laine Chanteloup, laine.chanteloup@unil.ch​
  • Registration
    To register for the course as an external student, please contact Marie-Christelle Pierlot marie-christelle.pierlot@unil.ch or +41216923513​

Networking and Perspectives in Political Science

  • Time
    22 September- 22 December 2022; Thursdays 16.15 - 17.45
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    1
  • Institution
    swisspeace, University of Basel
  • Lecturer
    Prof. Dr. Laurent Goetschel, Prof. Dr. Stefanie Bailer, Prof. Denise Traber
  • Content
    In this colloquium we will meet approximately once a month to talk about job and academic perspectives for MA students in political science. It will be a possibility to form a network amongst political science students and to meet former students of political science students to learn about future steps after the MA.​
  • Place
    Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Kleiner Seminarraum 02.004
  • Contact
    Metka Herzog (metka.herzog@swisspeace.ch)​
  • Registration
    Register through the University of Basel; if this is not possible, please contact Metka Herzog​ (metka.herzog@swisspeace.ch)​

Politics of Pandemics

  • Time
    22 September - 22 December 2022; Thursdays 10.15 - 11.45
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    3
  • Institution
    swisspeace, University of Basel
  • Lecturer
    Prof. Dr. Laurent Goetschel, Prof. Dr. Jürg Utziger
  • Content
    Health, Politics, and Conflicts interact. Pandemics may be seen as an extreme case in which the complexities become particularly visible at the local, national and global levels. We look at the implications of pandemics on politics and vice versa at the impact politics has on pandemics and their handling by different actors. Doing so, we focus in particular on fragile contexts in the Global South.​

    Learning outcomes:
    Participants know the major interactions between health, politics, and conflicts. They are able discuss a number of selected cases. They are familiar with the relevant disciplinary views of Epidiemologists and of Political Scientists.​

  • Place
    Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Kleiner Seminarraum 02.004
  • Contact
    Metka Herzog (metka.herzog@swisspeace.ch)​
  • Registration
    Register through the University of Basel; if this is not possible, please contact Metka Herzog​ (metka.herzog@swisspeace.ch)​

Théories et pratiques du développement

  • Time
    22 September Thursdays 10h15 - 12h00
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    3
  • Institution
    IGD, University of Lausanne
  • Lecturer
    R. 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. Les Etudes du développement constituent un champ académique appliqué et interdisciplinaire qui examine les processus, stratégies, programmes et projets de développement dans le pays du Sud avec le but d'évaluer et d'améliorer les politiques et les projets visant à bénéficier les populations pauvres. Après une brève introduction au concept du développement, le cours examine dans une première partie les 'grandes théories' du développement des années 1950, 1960 et 1970. Ces théories et leurs résultats réels forment une base de la compréhension de l'essor du courant dominant néolibéral actuel. Dans une deuxième partie, cette approche néolibérale, ses révisions et ses critiques sont discutées. Ces théories récentes ont aussi influencé les approches de la coopération internationale et elles déterminent les préoccupations contemporaines dont nous discutons quelques-unes. Le cours met l'accent sur des approches généralisées et macro, mais des études de cas accompagneront les analyses critiques.

    À la fin du semestre, les étudiant-e-s auront développé leur: 1. connaissance des concepts clés des Etudes du développement ; 2. compréhension des théories principales du développement dans leur contexte politico-historique ; 3. compétence permettant de comparer, d'évaluer et de critiquer les différentes théories du développement ; 4. compréhension des liens entre théorie et pratique dans le champ du développement ; 5. idée du jargon et de la pratique de la coopération internationale ; 6. reconnaissance de la complexité des processus du développement dans les pays du Sud et des complications concernant les interventions de l'extérieur.​

  • Place
    Geopolis 2879
  • Contact
    R. 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​

Research colloquium: European Global Studies: Current Debates in Law, Economics & Political Science

  • Time
    23 September - 23 December 2022, Fridays 12.30 - 14.00
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    5
  • Institution
    swisspeace, University of Basel
  • Lecturer
    Laurent Goetschel, Christa Tobler, Rolf Weder
  • Content
    Dieses Forschungskolloquium richtet sich an Masterstudierende, die während des Semesters eine Masterarbeit mit Schwerpunkt im Bereich "Globalisierung" bzw. "Europäische Integration" verfassen. Es richtet sich speziell an die Studierenden im MA in European Global Studies. Es ist aber auch offen für Studierende, welche im Studiengang Politikwissenschaften eine Masterarbeit schreiben. Auf Antrag können auch entsprechende Studierende aus den Rechtswissenschaften zugelassen werden.

    Das Forschungskolloquium begleitet und unterstützt die Studierenden in ihrem Bestreben, eine wissenschaftliche Arbeit zu einem Thema im Bereich der Globalisierung bzw. der regionalen Integration (z.B. der europäischen Integration) zu verfassen. Damit die Studierenden eine gewisse Tiefe erreichen, erwarten wir einen disziplinären Schwerpunkt entweder im Bereich der Politikwissenschaften oder der Rechtswissenschaften oder der Wirtschaftswissenschaften.

    Wir empfehlen zudem, dass bei allen Studierenden mindestens eine Betreuerin bzw. ein Betreuer der Masterarbeit eine der für dieses Forschungskolloquium mitverantwortliche Person ist (Prof. Tobler, Goetschel oder Weder). Dies ist aber keine Bedingung für die Zulassung.

    Die Studierenden werden in den ersten beiden Wochen des Semesters ihr Konzept der Masterarbeit vorstellen und erhalten dazu ein erstes Feedback von den verantwortlichen Professoren bzw. der Professorin im Kolloquium. Im Laufe des Kolloquiums wird es Werkstatt-Meetings geben, in denen die Studierenden Probleme und Herausforderungen (Theorie, Methode, Empirie) im Plenum mit den Betreuenden diskutieren. Gegen Ende des Semesters finden Präsentationen von ersten Ergebnissen aus den wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten im Rahmen einer Blockveranstaltung statt.

    Der Schwerpunkt des Kolloquiums liegt in der selbständigen Erarbeitung der eigenen Masterarbeit, die von den Betreuenden methodisch und inhaltlich begleitet und unterstützt wird. Das Rüstzeug sollten die Studierenden aufgrund der zahlreichen von ihnen absolvierten Veranstaltungen auf Masterebene in den den entsprechenden Disziplinen jedoch mitbringen. Darauf wird aufgebaut.

    Learning outcomes:
    1) Erreichen einer hohen wissenschaftlichen Kompetenz, Forschungsfragen in bearbeitbare Elemente aufzuteilen und methodisch konsistent zu bearbeiten.
    2) Erwerben der Fähigkeit, eine Fragestellung "strategisch zu vereinfachen" und auf diese Weise vertieft analysieren zu können.
    3) Entwicklung der Sensibilität, die eigenen Erkenntnisse (nur) soweit zu verallgemeinern, wie dies aufgrund der Analyse verantwortet werden kann.
    4) Abgrenzung zu akademischen Arbeiten, welche Wissen lediglich zusammentragen und gegenüberstellen, von allem ein wenig beinhalten und deshalb in der Regel an der Oberfläche bleiben.
    5) Einbettung der eigenen Erkenntnisse in die vorhandene Literatur.
    6) Vertiefung des Verständnisses für die sozialwissenschaftliche Methodologie.
    7) Verfassen einer erfolgreichen, wissenschaftlich fundierten Masterarbeit.​

  • Place
    Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S16 HG.39
  • Contact
    Metka Herzog (metka.herzog@swisspeace.ch)​
  • Registration
    Register through the University of Basel; if this is not possible, please contact Metka Herzog​ (metka.herzog@swisspeace.ch)​

Qualitative and mixed methods

  • Time
    23 September - 4 November 2022
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    2
  • Institution
    Swiss TPH, University of Basel
  • Lecturer
    Leah Franziska Bohle, Sonja Merten
  • Content
    Description: Qualitative and mixed methods have gained importance in public health. In this lecture students will learn about the basic principles of these methods and study designs. By means of lectures and accompanying practical examples, different steps in using qualitative and mixed methods will be presented, including data collection, data management and analyses as well as presentation of findings.

    Content:
    Introduction to the basics of qualitative and mixed methods
    Interrelationships and complementarity of qualitative and quantitative methods
    Study design
    Research methods
    Data management and analysis
    Use of software for managing qualitative data
    Ethics

    Learning Outcomes:
    To understand the principles of qualitative and mixed methods and study designs in health and health services research; to be able to apply basic qualitative and mixed methods in practice.​

  • Place
    Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 5
  • Contact
    Christine Mensch (christine.mensch@swisstph.ch)
  • Registration
    via Mobility
    https://www.unibas.ch/en/Studies/Mobility/Mobility-Switzerland/Students-Registering-From-Other-Swiss-Universities.html​

Current Ecological and Health Issues in Africa

  • Time
    23 September - 23 December 2022; Fridays 14.15 - 16.00
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    2
  • Institution
    Swiss TPH, University of Basel
  • Lecturer
    Günther Fink, Jürg Utzinger
  • Content
    Every session consists of a student s report on a selected topic, preferably supported by a power-point presentation, followed by a detailed discussion. The report must be briefly summarized and distributed as a handout. The seminar is designed for arts and science students at MSc level.

    Schedule
    1) Introduction, outline the framework for the course, and nomination of speakers and their topics
    2) Selection of topics covered (will be discussed in the first meeting):
    Dams, irrigation and schistosomiasis; Climate change and vector-borne diseases; Contamination of human breast milk with pesticides; sources and mitigation measures; Integration of neglected tropical disease control programmes; Malaria and malaria control; Urban health; The Okavango insecticide spraying campaign; nothing learnt from former lessons?; Pesticide use in developing countries; environmental and human health risks; Does the improvement of cattle health cause the disruption of key ecological processes?
    Economic crisis, food crises and health
    Genetically-modified crops -- to do or not to do

    Learning Outcomes:
    Human health is often cross-linked with environmental and social factors. Examples include - Land use practices that influence Malaria transmission rates, the contamination of human breast milk by pesticide residues from disease-vector control or plant protection measures, and hygiene-related problems in urban agriculture. The aim of the seminar is the acquisition of in-depth knowledge on primarly Africa-related specific topics in epidemiology and environmental sciences.​

  • Place
    Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 2
  • Contact
    Jürg Utzinger (juerg.utzinger@unibas.ch) 
    Günther Fink (guenther.fink@swisstph.ch)
  • Registration
    via Mobility 
    https://www.unibas.ch/en/Studies/Mobility/Mobility-Switzerland/Students-Registering-From-Other-Swiss-Universities.html​

Thinking cities

  • Time
    25 September; Mondays 16h15 to 18h00, Attention : course finishes on 14.11.22
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    2
  • Institution
    IGD, University of Lausanne
  • Lecturer
    M.Müller et R. Véron
  • Content
    The course traces the different approaches through which scholars throughout the world have analysed urban processes and urban planning, and the different models and visions that have guided city building. In a first part entitled 'thinking cities', we discuss the major theories of cities and urban processes, with a particular focus on recent theories. This includes theories on: cities and capital; cities and postmodernism; cities and the world; cities from elsewhere; cities and difference; cities as assemblage. The second part, entitled 'building cities', focuses first on prescriptive theories, which aim to develop approaches for planners and interrogate the role of planners: rational planning; advocacy planning; communicative/collaborative planning; pragmatic planning; adaptive planning and non-planning. Second we will discuss earlier and contemporary normative planning models, which develop physical pictures of an ideal city or advocate specific planning principles such as Modernism and contemporary normative models such as the sustainable city, the smart city etc.​

    Competences: Understand main propositions of key theories and debates relating to cities and planning; Distinguish between different types of theories; Assess strengths and weaknesses of different theories; Evaluate different city models and visions; Reconstruct the link between theoretical debates and urban outcomes; Transfer analyses between different urban contexts; Choose an appropriate theory for a research question.  



  • Place
    Geopolis 1628
  • Contact
    R. 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​

Villes et développement

  • Time
    27 September; Attention : pas de cours le 20.09.2022 Attention : le cours est donné jusqu'au 08.11.22 inclus
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    3
  • Institution
    IGD, University of Lausanne
  • Lecturer
    R. Véron
  • Content
    Plus de 50% de la population mondiale vit dans les villes et le monde continue de devenir de plus en plus urbain. Les taux de croissance urbaine sont particulièrement élevés dans les pays du Sud (notamment en Afrique et en Asie) et les villes dans les pays en voie de développement et émergeants doivent faire face à une rapide expansion. Cela a motivé un intérêt renouvelé pour la problématique des villes du Sud de la part de la pratique et de la théorie du développement. Les villes sont vues comme les sites (et même les moteurs) du développement économique mais elles sont également confrontées à des grands défis sociaux et économiques tel que le manque de logements adéquats, de services urbains, d'opportunités d'emplois dignes, etc.  Ce cours examine des 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. De plus, des problèmes urbains particuliers comme le logement, la pauvreté et le sous-emploi seront discutés. Les étudiant(e)s analyseront ces problèmes et réfléchiront à des possibles solutions dans les cas des villes choisies. 

    A la fin du cours, les participant(e)s seront en mesure de : décrire et expliquer les processus urbains et les conditions de vie dans les villes du Sud; appliquer des concepts introduits dans ce cours pour examiner des problèmes concrets du développement et des solutions proposées dans une ville; rédiger un rapport de type « consultant du développement » et communiquer ces résultats visuellement et oralement.​

  • Place
    Geopolis 2238
  • Contact
    R. 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​

Cycle de project: politique, conception, mise-en-œuvre, suivi

  • Time
    29 September; Thurs de 13h15 à 16h00 Attention : no courses on 22.09, 20.10 Attention : course finishes on 08.11
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    3
  • Institution
    IGD, University of Lausanne
  • Lecturer
    G. Walters, N. Jammet
  • Content
    Ce cours donnera les outils nécessaires pour développer un projet de développement ou de la conservation de la nature.  Le cours, en 11 séquences articulé autour du « cycle du projet », focalisera sur les thèmes suivants : les politiques des projets, les besoins des acteurs, les demandes des bailleurs, la conception d’une idée de projet avec des acteurs, la théorie de changement, le cadre logique, la mise-en-œuvre, l’évaluation des projets selon les normes de sauvegardes environnementales et sociales, le suivi-évaluation et la phase de bilan (« learning ») pour informer futurs projets. Les étudient.e.s vont développer des projets utilisant un canevas d’un bailleur.

    • Comprendre les contextes des projets
    • Comment élaborer un projet avec des acteurs
    • Comprendre les phases du cycle de projet



  • Place
    Geopolis 2224
  • Contact
    G. Walters, gretchen.walters@unil.ch​
  • Registration
    To register for the course as an external student, please contact Marie-Christelle Pierlot marie-christelle.pierlot@unil.ch or +41216923513​

Zurich Lectures cum Graduate Seminar in Human Geography (ZHGK)

  • Time
    4 October; further dates see description
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    1
  • Institution
    GIUZ, University of Basel
  • Lecturer
    Lerato Takholi; Natalie Oswin; Harshana Rambukwella
  • Content
    We invite an internationally renowned scholar for a public talk, a one-day workshop.

    Lerato Takholi (4.10. lecture, 5.10. workshop)
    Natalie Oswin (tbd)
    Harshana Rambukwella (tbd)
  • Place
    Dept. of Geography, Winterthurerstr. 190, 8057 Zurich (public lecture) and place tba (for workshop)
  • 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.​

Lausanne Doctoral Seminar in Political Ecology - Decolonizing geography and environmental science

  • Time
    5 October - 7 October 2022
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    1.5
  • Institution
    IGD, University of Lausanne
  • Lecturer
    Christian Kull (coordinator), Prof. Irène Hurt (Université de Genève)
  • 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 2022 edition of this block course will focus on decolonisation approach to  political ecology of sustainable development.

    In this course, we will:                                 
    a. Highlight the features of classical approaches of Political Ecology;
    b. Discuss emerging approaches of Political ecology in the field, their strengths and their gaps;
    c. Engage in the question of how to address decolonial geography today with Political Ecology perspectives and tools.



  • Place
    Lausanne (UNIL)
  • Contact
    Christian Kull,
    christian.kull@unil.ch ​

  • Registration
    Registration before 5 September 2022. To register, please send an email to susu.myat@unil.ch​

PhD Colloquium

  • Time
    19 October and 16 November ; 14.15 - 17.15
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    0.5
  • Institution
    CDE, University of Bern
  • Lecturer
    various
  • Content

    ​This PhD colloquium is dedicated to elaborating and discussing 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. The participating PhD students will find adequate answers to their main difficulties in research; this will enable them to improve the quality of their research.


    Learning outcomes:

    The PhD candidates are
    1) able to artiulate the research challenges (conceptually, thematically, methodologically) they face.
    2) have adequate answers to their main difficulties in research.
    3) able to improve the quality of their research.

  • Place
    TBD
  • Contact

    igsnorthsouth.cde@unibe.ch

  • Registration

    ​To register please send an e-mail to igsnorthsouth.cde@unibe.ch

Environmental and social safeguards project

  • Time
    12 December de 14h15 à 18h00, Mercredi 14.12.2022 de 14h15 à 18h00, Vendredi 16.12.2022 de 14h15 à 18h00, Lundi 19.12.2022 de 14h15 à 18h00, Mercredi 21.12.2022 de 14h15 à 18h00,
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    3
  • Institution
    IGD, University of Lausanne
  • Lecturer
    J. Kelleher, G. Walters
  • Content
    This course focuses on techniques and tools to evaluate large, medium and small conservation and development projects, from oil palm plantations and mining company projects to biodiversity conservation projects. Over 8, half days, the course will expose students to the issues and risks around project implementation from both environmental and social concerns, discuss environmental impact assessments (including strategic environmental impact assessments), High Conservation Value and High Carbon Stock approaches, the mitigation hierarchy, environmental and social safeguards, Free Prior Informed Consent, environmental defenders, and engagement with local communities.  

    Group projects will be conducted whereby students learn how to apply the Environmental and Social Management System (focusing on biodiversity, invasive species, cultural heritage, indigenous peoples and resettlement) used by organisations such as the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to assess conservation projects. Real-world projects will be assessed, using those developed for donors such as the Global Environmental Facility and the Green Climate Fund. 

    Current issues and debates will be explored (e.g. oil palm industry, project scandals by major conservation NGOs) and the class will visit IUCN Headquarters (Gland, Switzerland) to hear from specialists in the sector. A second field trip to an UNIL building work site is also planned.  In class talks will be given by experts.

    Learning outcomes:
    • To learn why environmental and social impact assessments were first implemented, their evolution, and the shortcomings
    • To understand current methods use to evaluate projects from both environmental and social perspectives
    • To apply an environmental and social safeguard system to a real world project



  • Place
    Geopolis 2879
  • Contact
    G. Walters, gretchen.walters@unil.ch​
  • Registration
    To register for the course as an external student, please contact Marie-Christelle Pierlot marie-christelle.pierlot@unil.ch or +41216923513​

  

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.

 


 



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