Stockholm+50: Five Decades of Global Environmental Policy

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Public Lectures Series at Freie Universität Berlin from April 25 to July 18, 2022

A public lecture series beginning on April 25 at Freie Universität Berlin will focus on developments and contemporary aspects of global environmental policy. The speakers will address issues related to how ideas about sustainable development in politics and research have changed over the past 50 years. In June 1972 the first United Nations Conference on the Human Environment was held in Stockholm. The series will begin with a lecture by Miranda Schreurs from the Department of Governance at the Technical University of Munich entitled "International climate change politics: From Rio de Janeiro to Glasgow." Attendance is possible in person and via livestream. There is no charge.

  • Hosted by the Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Mondays from 4:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.; First lecture: April 25, 2022 (Exception: The lecture on May 2 will take place froom 2:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.)
  • Lecture Hall A, Henry Ford Building, Garystraße 35, 14195 Berlin; subway station: Freie Universität / Thielplatz (U3), Bus 110 (Exception: The lecture on May 2 will take place in Lecture Hall 1, Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin)
  • Conception: Lena Partzsch
  • April 25, 2022, 4:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
    Lecture: International climate change politics: From Rio de Janeiro to Glasgow [SDG13]

    May 2, 2022, 2:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
    Lecture: Plant a tree and save the world? Changes in governance arrangements since 1992 [SDG 15]

    May 9, 2022, 4:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
    Lecture: Protecting life below water: competing orders, interests, and forms of knowledge [SDG 14]

    May 16, 2022, 4:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
    Lecture: Sustainable development and water: cross-sectoral, transboundary, and multi-level governance arrangements

    May 23, 2022, 4:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
    Lecture: Water for life and food: synergies between SDGs 2 and 6 and human rights

    May 30, 2022, 4:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
    Lecture: Clean energy services: universal access as enabler for developments? [SDG 7]

    June 13 2022, 4:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
    Lecture: Partnerships for the goals: facilitating the biodiversity-climate-governance nexus? [SDG 17]

    June 20, 2022, 4:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
    Lecture: From economic growth to socio-ecological transformation: Rethinking visions of economy and work under SDG 8

    June 27, 2022, 4:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
    Lecture: ’We will not be mainstreamed into a polluted stream’: An ecofeminist critique of SDG 5

    July 4, 2022, 4:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
    Lecture: Realising sustainable consumption and production: Beyond neoliberal governance? [SDG 12]

    July 11, 2022, 4:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
    Lecture: Cities and the SDGs: a spotlight on urban settlements [SDG 11]

    July 18, 2022, 4:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
    Lecture: The environment in global sustainability governance

    Other topics in the Open Lecture Hall series during the summer semester are "Eugenics - Dehumanization - Remembrance," in which the speaker on April 25 will address the memory, history, and aftermath of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Anthropology, Human Genetics and Eugenics. Beginning on April 27, the series "Networking and Dissipating?" will address the future of academic teaching. In addition, a series of events organized by the Selma Stern Center for Jewish Studies Berlin-Brandenburg at Freie Universität will deal with Jewish literature in the language cultures of the world. All the lectures can also be followed online: www.fu-berlin.de/offen­erhoersaal