Sustainability Now! Analysing Empowerment for Change
Ringvorlesung Nachhaltigkeitsteam UZH
The lecture series organized by the UZH sustainability team and the Right Livelihood Center is taking place for the third time. Here global societal challenges and transdisciplinary problems such as climate change, loss of biodiversity, scarcity of resources, economic instability and social inequalities will be discussed.
The focus of this year's lecture series is on empowerment. What social, economic, legal and political changes are necessary in order to allow disadvantaged population groups to participate in societal change in a self-determined manner? Each lecture focuses on a specific aspect of "Empowerment for Change", such as the reintegration of child soldiers in Somalia or the strengthening of women's rights in Egypt. The talks will be given by invited laureates of the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the “alternative Nobel prize”. The presentations will be followed by topical panel discussions with UZH researchers and experts from the world of politics, culture and the NGO sector.
30.3.2023, 18:30: Feminist Perspectives on EmpowermentMozn Hassan, Ägypten. Right Livelihood Award 2016; Ort: KOL, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich; Raum: G 204
27.4.2023, 18:30: Protecting Landscapes from the Commercial Development of Oil ProductionDiana Nabiruma (AFIEGO), Uganda, Right Livelihood Award 2022; Ort: KOL, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich; Raum: G 204
4.5.2023, 18:30: Establishing and Protecting Human Rights for Women and Girls at RiskMarthe Wandou, Kamerun. Right Livelihood Award 2021; Ort: KOL, Rämistrasse 71; Raum: G 204
11.5.2023, 18:30: Collective Empowerement in the Field of AgroecologyTony Rinaudo, Australien. Right Livelihood Award 2018; Ort: KOL, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich; Raum: G 204
25.5.2023, 18:30: Change Processes through EducationNeshan Gunasekura, Sri Lanka. Legacy Holder of Judge Christopher Weeramantry, Sri Lanka, Right Livelihood Award 2007; Ort: KOL, Rämistrasse 71; Raum: G 204
1.6.2023, 18:30: Empowerment of Change – The Role of the University and Civil SocietyEmpowerment of Change – The Role of the University and Civil Society; Ort: KOL, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich; Raum: G 204