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Spring Semester 2021

Environnements urbains : politique, gouvernance, infrastructures

  • Time
    21 February, Mondays & Wednesdays 10:00-12:00 - from the week of 22 Feb to the week of 12 April (last course on Wed 14 April); One-day excursion on Thursday 15 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.

    Learning outcomes: À la fin du cours, vous devriez être capables de:

    1. décrire le métabolisme – les flux et cycles de matière et d’énergie – des villes du Sud.
    2. évaluer les interventions infrastructurelles et d’ingénierie dans l’environnement naturel et bâti des villes du Sud.
    3. analyser les déterminants politico-économiques de l’inégalité d’accès aux ressources « naturelles » urbaines et d’exposition aux maux environnementaux
    4. appliquer l’approche de l’ « urban political ecology » à différentes thématiques environnementales dans des situations urbaines diverses - rédiger un rapport de type « consultant du développement » et communiquer ces résultats visuellement et oralement

    This course will be in French (partly in English)

  • Place
    Lausanne (UNIL/ Geopolis 2238)
  • 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
    21 February; Mondays, 16.15-18.00
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    5
  • Institution
    IGD, University of Lausanne
  • Lecturer
    Ross Shackleton
  • 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.

    Learning outcomes: 1. Assess and contribute to classical and current debates related to reciprocal effects between environmental management practices and lives and livelihoods of "marginal" populations (from rural areas, from Third World countries or among minorities). 2. Develop theoretical and conceptual knowledge in "political ecology", development studies and other related disciplines. 3. Develop and discuss empirical and theoretical arguments in the field of environmental management and livelihoods. 4. Read and communicate in English with a relevant terminology borrowed from development studies, geography, "political ecology" and environmental sciences.

  • Place
    Lausanne (UNIL/Geopolis 2238)
  • Contact

    ​Ross Shackleton

  • Registration

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

Théories et histoire du développement - Seminaire

  • Time
    21 February; Mondays, 14.15-16.00
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    4
  • Institution
    IGD, University of Lausanne
  • Lecturer
    Jérémie Sanchez
  • 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.

    Learning outcomes: 1. Approfondissement des connaissances théoriques et conceptuelles en Etudes du développement; 2. Introduction à des débats et cas actuels liés aux questions du développement; 3. Capacité à relier des débats et cas actuels à des théories et concepts clé du développement; 4. Compétence en communication orale et écrite.

    This seminary is held in French

  • Place
    Lausanne (UNIL/Geopolis/2238)
  • Contact

    ​Christian Kull

  • Registration

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

MOOC - Partnering for Change: Link Research to Societal Challenges. Discover the methods and tools of transdisciplinary research

Writing for an Academic Audience: The rules of scientific articles

  • Time
    25 February; Thursdays (12.30-13.45, Swiss time), 25.02., 11.03., 25.03., 15.04., 29.04., 12.05. (Wednesday), 27.05., 03.06.
  • Module
    CPM
  • ECTS
    3
  • Institution
    CDE, University of Bern
  • Lecturer
    Sarah-Lan Mathez
  • Content

    ​Please register by e-Mail (igsnorthsouth.cde@unibe.ch) by Monday 15 February 2021 at the latest; you will receive an Introductory Package to test your connection. If you do not have a Swiss Campus Account, please inform us by 15 February 2021 so that we can apply for a temporary University account for you.

  • Place
    online
  • Contact

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

  • Registration

    ​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 e-learning course 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. Eight webinars 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 Skype coaching sessions will be offered in June-September 2018. 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.
    Completion of assignments is compulsory to pass the course. Students may miss no more than one webinar. A headset and installation of Adobe Flash Player are required to participate in the webinars.
    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.
    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 and installation of Adobe Flash Player are required to participate in the webinars.

Ending War. Mediation, Negotiation, and Intervention

  • Time
    3 March; Wednestady 3 March - 2 June, 4-6pm
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    3
  • Institution
    swisspeace, University of Basel
  • Lecturer
    Dr. Dana Landau
  • Content

    ​MA-level seminar focusing on ending wars. We will discuss empirical and theoretical research from the fields of internatinal relations, political science and peace and conflicts studies.


    Preference given to MA-level political science students

  • Place
    online at least until end of March, then Vesalianum Seiteneingang, Grosser Hörsaal (EO.16)
  • Contact

    ​Dana Landau dana.landau@swisspeace.ch

  • Registration

    ​Please contact dana.landau@swisspeace.ch for registration

Lecture with exercises: Advanced One Health Methods

  • Time
    3 March; weekly, 16.15-18.00
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    2
  • Institution
    Swiss TPH, University of Basel
  • Lecturer
    Jakob Zinsstag
  • Content

    You can find more information to the course here

  • Place
    Swiss TPH/Zoom
  • Contact

    ​Christine Mensch christine.mensch@swisstph.ch

  • Registration

    ​Please register here

Lecture with practical courses: Introduction to R for epidemiological data analysis

  • Time
    4 March and 5 March
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    1
  • Institution
    Swiss TPH, University of Basel
  • Lecturer
    Jan Hattendorf
  • Content

    You can find more information to the course here

  • Place
    Swiss TPH/Zoom
  • Contact

    ​Christine Mensch christine.mensch@swisstph.ch

  • Registration

    ​Please register here

Zurich Lectures cum Graduate Seminar in Development Geography

  • Time
    16 March; Manuela Bojadzijev (lecture 16.3.; workshop tbd); Matt Finn (lecture 20.4.; workshop 19.4.); Paul Langley (lecture 11.05.; no workshop); Sarah Smith (lecture 26.05; workshop 27.05.)
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    1
  • Institution
    DSGZ, University of Zurich
  • Lecturer
    various
  • 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.

Lausanne Doctoral Seminar in Political Ecology. Feminist urban political ecology

  • Time
    20 May; 20-21 May, time tba
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    1.5
  • Institution
    IGD, University of Lausanne
  • Lecturer
    René Véron (coordinator)
  • 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 2021 edition of this block course will focus in particularfeminist approaches to urban political ecology.​

  • Place
    University of Lausanne
  • Contact

    ​René Véron rene@veron.unil.ch

  • Registration

    ​registration date and contact tbd

Summer School 2021 on Governing Tradeoffs - Resources, Health and Tourism in the Valais: Southern Challenges in a Swiss Canton?

  • Time
    9 June, 9-18 June 2021
  • Module
    IM
  • ECTS
    5
  • Institution
    CDE, University of Bern
  • Lecturer
    tba
  • Content

    More information will follow mid February

  • Place
    Valais - Switzerland
  • Contact

    ​igsnorthsouth.cde@unibe.ch

  • Registration

    ​Please find the course announcement here. Registration will open mid February

Peace and Conflict Studies. Ukraine – Opportunities and Challenges for Dialogue

  • Time
    21 June; 21-25 June 2021, 08.45-17.15
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    3
  • Institution
    swisspeace, University of Basel
  • Lecturer
    Prof. Laurent Goetschel, Dr. David Lanz
  • Content

    ​Aufbauend auf den wichtigsten theoretischen Grundlagen der Friedens- und Konfliktforschung vermittelt die Veranstaltung einen Überblick der aktuellen wissenschaftlichen und politikbezogenen Debatten der internationalen Friedensförderung. Besondere Aufmerksamkeit wird dem Zusammenspiel unterschiedlicher Akteure (staatliche, internationale, nicht-staatliche) sowie dem Austausch zwischen Wissenschaft und Praxis gewidmet. Jede Veranstaltung ist einer Fallstudie aus der aktuellen politischen Praxis gewidmet. Im Jahre 2021 ist dies der Konflikt in Ukraine.

  • Place
    Steinengraben 22, Raum 013A und 013B
  • Contact

    ​Dana Landau dana.landau@swisspeace.ch

  • Registration

    ​Please contact dana.landau@swisspeace.ch for registration

  

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