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Autumn Semester 2020

Advances in Infection Biology, Epidemiology and Global Public Health

  • Time
    14 September; Mondays 17.15 - 18.00
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    1
  • Institution
    Swiss TPH, University of Basel
  • Lecturer
    Jürg Utzinger
  • Content

    ​https://vorlesungsverzeichnis.unibas.ch/de/home?id=251034

  • Place
    online (one link per date (see www.swisstph.ch))
  • Contact

    ​Christine Mensch (christine.mensch@swisstph.ch)

  • Registration

    ​https://www.unibas.ch/en/Studies/Mobility/Mobility-Switzerland/Students-Registering-From-Other-Swiss-Universities.html

Thinking cities

  • Time
    14 September Mondays 16.15 - 18.00 (attention: the course will end on 9 november)
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    2
  • Institution
    IGD, University of Lausanne
  • Lecturer
    M.Müller, 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.


    Learning Outcomes:
    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
    UNIL, Géopolis 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


Introduction to One Health

  • Time
    15 September; Tuesdays 08.15-10.00
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    3
  • Institution
    Swiss TPH, University of Basel
  • Lecturer
    Jan Hattendorf, 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 Room Lhotse or online
  • Contact

    ​Christine Mensch (christine.mensch@swisstph.ch)

  • Registration

    ​https://www.unibas.ch/en/Studies/Mobility/Mobility-Switzerland/Students-Registering-From-Other-Swiss-Universities.html

Transnational Times - Events, crises and development from a transnational perspective

  • Time
    15 September; Tuesdays 16.15 - 18.00
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    3
  • Institution
    Department of Social Sciences, University of Basel
  • Lecturer
    Julia Büchele, Joschka Philipps
  • Content

    ​Recent developments and crises challenge long-held ideas in the social sciences about the spatial nature of societies and the temporal nature of social change. In ways that are arguably unique in global history, the coronavirus pandemic has created a shared focus of attention across nation-states, hinting at the existence of a transnational society and globally interconnected interpretations of crisis. The killing of George Floyd and the subsequent socio-political movements against racism and police brutality, moreover, have highlighted the importance of critical events and the potentially accelerated nature of social change. In this seminar, we discuss contemporary interdisciplinary approaches and theories that seek to capture this configuration of spatial interconnectedness and temporal acceleration. The focus on the temporal categories of crises, events, and developments through a transnational perspective seeks to enable students to critically assess and understand both contemporary and past social and political dynamics, including the French Revolution, the interdependence of Civil Rights struggles in the United States and decolonization processes in Africa, Feminist movements and intersectional perspectives, as well as the recent measures against the spread of Covid-19 taken by countries across the world.


    Learning outcomes:

    Students are capable of critically interpreting crises, events, and developments from a transnational perspective. They are aware of what the respective concepts imply and can critically assess advantages and disadvantages of using different analytical frameworks. Students are familiar with the empirical cases discussed during the seminar. They can situate them in broader historical contexts and are capable of relating historical developments across world regions.

  • Place
    Uni Basel, Soziologie, Hörsaal 215
  • Contact

    ​Dana Landau (dana.landau@swisspeace.ch)

  • Registration

    ​Register through University of Basel, if this is not possible, contact Dana Landau (dana.landau@swisspeace.ch)

Vergangenheitsbewältigung im Spannungsfeld zwischen Recht und Politik - Beispiele aus Lateinamerika und Ost- und Südafrika

  • Time
    15 September; Tuesdays 16.15 - 17.45
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    3
  • Institution
    swisspeace, University of Basel
  • Lecturer
    Claudia Josi, Ulrike Lühe
  • Content

    ​Dieser Kurs führt Studierende in die Forschung zu Vergangenheitsbewältigung / transitional justice, und deren politischen und juristischen Herausforderungen, ein. Vergangenheitsbewältigung (in der englisch sprachigen Literatur meistens «transitional justice» oder «Dealing with the Past» genannt) ist ein zunehmend relevanter Ansatz und Diskurs in post-Konflikt und post-autoritären Gesellschaften. Es wird jedoch vermehrt auch in etablierten Demokratien und Konfliktländern ohne bedeutsamen Transitionsprozess eingesetzt, um Menschenrechtsverletzungen und Verbrechen der Vergangenheit zu verarbeiten und überwinden. Vergangenheitsbewältigung setzt sich zum Ziel, durch die Aufarbeitung der Vergangenheit zur Versöhnung der Gesellschaft und dem Aufbau einer rechtstaatlichen Staatsform beizutragen. Zentrale Elemente sind die Suche nach der Wahrheit, die Bestrafung der Täter, die Wiedergutmachung der Opfer, sowie institutionelle Reformen, die darauf abzielen, Staatstrukturen so zu verändern, dass sich die vergangenen Verbrechen nicht wiederholen. Vergangenheitsbewältigung hat einen Zusammenhang zu internationalem Recht, insbesondere Internationales Recht der Menschenrechte und Internationales Strafrecht, sowie zu Theorien der Staaten- und Regierungsbildung, Demokratieförderung, und gesellschaftlichen und psychologischen Prozessen wie Versöhnung. In diesem Seminar werden wir Vergangenheitsbewältigung im Spannungsfeld zwischen Rechten und Politik untersuchen. Wir diskutieren u.a. Fragen rund um die rechtliche Grundlage und deren Anwendung, z.B. im Internationalen Strafgerichtshof, sowie in regionalen, internationalen, nationalen und hybriden Gerichten, in Wahrheitskommissionen, sowie anderen Prozessen. Anhand von Beispielen aus Sierra Leone, Kenya, Uganda, Südafrika sowie Kolumbien, Peru und Argentinien fokussiert sich die Diskussion auf die schwierige Balance zwischen den rechtlichen Verpflichtungen und den Herausforderungen fragiler Friedensprozesse. Die politischen Dimensionen und Herausforderungen juristischer und eher sozial-politisch ausgerichteter Vergangenheitsbewältigungsprozesse, einschliesslich der international und innerstaatlichen politischen Einflüsse, aber auch der machtpolitischen Manipulation solcher Prozessen stehen im Mittelpunkt. Wir werden z.B. folgende Fragen diskutieren: Was sind die internationalen rechtlichen Grundlagen von transitional justice? Wie wurden diese verhandelt? Wie wird entschieden welche rechtlichen Grundlagen und Prozesse angewendet werdenund wer entscheidet dies? Wie können Frieden und Gerechtigkeit miteinander vereinbart werden? Welches sind die besonderen Herausforderungen, Regierungschefs juristisch zu Verantwortung zu ziehen? Wie werden Vergangenheitsprozesse von verschiedenen Akteuren manipuliert und was hat dies für Auswirkungen? Wie erfolgreich sind rechtliche Prozesse in der Realisierung von Vergangenheitsbewältigung? Wie verhält sich Vergangenheitsbewältigung zu peacebuilding?


    Learning outcomes:

    Die Studierenden erlangen wichtige Kenntnisse der Grundlagen und Konzepte der Vergangenheitsbewältigung als rechtliche und politische Prozesse im Bereich der Friedenspolitik. Anhand historischer und aktueller Beispiele und Debatten werden sie eingeführt in die Analyse entsprechender Prozesse. Die Studierenden verstehen das komplexe Verhältnis zwischen Recht und Politik, Frieden und Gerechtigkeit im Kontext von post-Konflikt und post-autoritären Regimen. Im Laufe des Kurses werden sie ausserdem an relevante wissenschaftliche Debatten im Feld herangeführt und können ihre empirisch-analytischen Forschungkenntnisse erweitern. Schliesslich lernen sie eine gut strukturierte Präsentation zu halten und konstruktives Feedback zu Präsentationen anderer zu geben; sowie wissenschaftliche Argumente schriftlich zu formulieren.

  • Place
    online
  • Contact

    ​Dana Landau (dana.landau@swisspeace.ch)

  • Registration
    Register through University of Basel, if this is not possible, contact Dana Landau (dana.landau@swisspeace.ch)

Gestion de ressources et agriculture

  • Time
    15 September Tuesdays 16.15 - 18.00
  • 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).


    Learning Outcomes:
    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.

    This course will be held in French

  • Place
    UNIL, Géopolis 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

Villes et développement

  • Time
    15 September Tuesdays 14.15 - 16.00 (attention, no course on 22 september); The course will be offered until 3 november
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    3
  • Institution
    IGD, University of Lausanne
  • Lecturer
    René 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.


    Learning Outcomes:
    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.

    Prerequisite: Prerequisite:  You must also take the course "Thinking Cities" either before or in parallel


    This course will be held in French


  • Place
    UNIL, Géopolis 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

New Research in Peace, Conflict and Development Studies

  • Time
    16 September; Wednesdays 14.15 - 15.45
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    3
  • Institution
    swisspeace, University of Basel
  • Lecturer
    Laurent Goetschel, Joschka Philipps
  • 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
    Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118, University of Basel
  • Contact

    ​Dana Landau (dana.landau@swisspeace.ch)

  • Registration
    Register through University of Basel, if this is not possible, contact Dana Landau (dana.landau@swisspeace.ch)

Peace Research

  • Time
    16 Septemberbiweekly Wednesdays
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    1
  • Institution
    swisspeace, Graduate School Social Sciences, and Institute for Political Science, University of Basel
  • Lecturer
    Dana Landau
  • Content

    ​swisspeace, the Department of Social Sciences, and the Institute of Political Science are hosting a bi-weekly «peace research colloquium» open to all members of the University and other interested parties. Every other week we will host a scholar to present findings from recent peace research, presenting recently published books and articles, and to discuss the state of the field. Students interested in gaining credit can contribute as discussants and are encouraged to contact the colloquium convenor.


    Learning Outcomes:

    Participants will be introduced to the latest books and papers in peace research and have the opportunity to discuss these with leading peace researchers from Switzerland, Europe, and beyond. Students taking the colloquium for credit will: 1) Be able to summarise recently published findings and their implications for the study of peace and conflict research; 2) Be able to critically reflect on and discuss presentations with authors; 3) Reflect on the current state of peace research and practice.

  • Place
    Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 102, Universität Basel. Selected sessions will take place on zoom
  • Contact

    Dana Landau (dana.landau@swisspeace.ch)​

  • Registration

    ​Register through University of Basel, if this is not possible, contact Dana Landau (dana.landau@swisspeace.ch)

Conservation de la nature

  • Time
    16 September13.15 - 17.00, see further dates under course description
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    4
  • Institution
    IGD, University of Lausanne
  • Lecturer
    L. Chanteloup, G. Walters, E. Reynard, T. Badman
  • Content

    ​the official course description will follow

    Course dates: Mercredi 16.09.20 de 13h15 à 17h00, Mercredi 23.09.20 de 08h30 à 12h00, Mercredi 14.10.20 de 08h30 à 12h00,  Mercredi 28.10.20 de 08h30 à 12h00, Vendredi 30.10.20 de 08h30 à 17h00, Mercredi 11.11.20 de 08h30 à 12h00, Mercredi 18.11.20 de 08h30 à 17h00, Mercredi 09.12.20 de 08h30 à 12h00, Mercredi 16.12.20 de 13h15 à 17h00

  • Place
    UNIL, Géopolis 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

Theories for Understanding Changing Societies II

  • Time
    17 September; Thursdays 14.15 - 15.45
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    3
  • Institution
    Department of Social Sciences, University of Basel
  • Lecturer
    Basil Bornemann, Julia Büchele, Metka Hercog, Joschka Philipps, Katrin Sontag, Aylin Brigitte Yildirim Tschoepe
  • Content

    ​    

  • Place
    Alte Universität, Hörsaal -101, Universität Basel
  • Contact

    ​Dana Landau (dana.landau@swisspeace.ch)

  • Registration
    Register through University of Basel, if this is not possible, contact Dana Landau (dana.landau@swisspeace.ch)

Methods for Analyzing Changing Societies II

  • Time
    17 September; Thursdays 16.15 - 17.45
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    3
  • Institution
    Department of Social Sciences, University of Basel
  • Lecturer
    Basil Bornemann, Julia Büchele, Metka Hercog, Joschka Philipps, Katrin Sontag, Aylin Brigitte Yildirim Tschoepe
  • Content

    ​ https://vorlesungsverzeichnis.unibas.ch/de/home?id=252564

  • Place
    Alte Universität, Hörsaal -101, Universität Basel
  • Contact

    ​Dana Landau (dana.landau@swisspeace.ch)

  • Registration
    Register through University of Basel, if this is not possible, contact Dana Landau (dana.landau@swisspeace.ch)

International Conflicts and Peacebuilding

  • Time
    17 September; Thursdays 10.15 - 11.45
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    3
  • Institution
    swisspeace, University of Basel
  • Lecturer
    Laurent Goetschel
  • Content

    ​This seminar provides an introduction to the concepts and approaches of peace and confict research. It looks at different understandings of peacebuilding and security and at the causes of conflicts. Further themes include the prevention of conflicts and early warning as well as the challenges posed by terrorism and nuclear arms. Finally, the link of migration to conflict and peacebuilding is critically reviewed.


    Learning outcomes:

    Students are familiar with basic concepts and approaches of peace and conflict research. They know some of the most challenging developments to international peace and the coping strategies of the international community. Students are sensitized to critical approaches.

  • Place
    online
  • Contact

    ​Dana Landau (dana.landau@swisspeace.ch)

  • Registration
    Register through University of Basel, if this is not possible, contact Dana Landau (dana.landau@swisspeace.ch)

Théories et pratiques du développement

  • Time
    17 September Thursdays 10.15 - 12.00
  • 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.


    Learning Outcomes:
    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.

    This course will be held in French

  • Place
    UNIL, Géopolis 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​

Qualitative and mixed methods

  • Time
    18 September; fridays 09.15 - 13.00 (week 1-7)
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    2
  • Institution
    Swiss TPH, University of Basel
  • Lecturer
    Leah Franziska Bohle
  • Content

    ​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, room Lhotse or online (https://swisstph.zoom.us/j/98991987292?pwd=bTd6M1Z6cDVxaEJOOUZ2T1BZdTZFZz09)
  • Contact

    ​Christine Mensch (christine.mensch@swisstph.ch)

  • Registration

    ​https://www.unibas.ch/en/Studies/Mobility/Mobility-Switzerland/Students-Registering-From-Other-Swiss-Universities.html

Current ecological and health issues in Africa

  • Time
    18 September; 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
    online (https://swisstph.zoom.us/j/96612159551)
  • Contact

    ​Christine Mensch (christine.mensch@swisstph.ch)

  • Registration

    ​https://www.unibas.ch/en/Studies/Mobility/Mobility-Switzerland/Students-Registering-From-Other-Swiss-Universities.html

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

  • Time
    24 September Thursdays 14.15 - 16.00 (no course on 29 October); the course will end on 19 November
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    3
  • Institution
    IGD, University of Lausanne
  • Lecturer
    G. Walters
  • 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.


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


    This course will be held in French

  • Place
    UNIL, Géopolis 2238
  • 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

Land and the 2030 Agenda: Navigating competing claims

  • Time
    4 November 5, 6, 9, and 10 November 2020, 8:30-12:30 GTM +1
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    1.5
  • Institution
    CDE, University of Bern
  • Lecturer
    PD. Dr. Flurina Schneider, Dr. Albrecht Ehrensperger, others
  • Content

    Land is a critical nexus for advancing the United Nation's 2030 Agenda, as its management is affecting the delivery of most Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is because land lies at the intersection of diverse and potentially conflicting claims concerning societies' sustainable development needs. These claims might be bound to a specific context, but in today's interconnected world they are increasingly linked to complex multi-scale, cross-scale, and tele-coupled processes. For example, a forested landscape in Madagascar might be under protection because of its exceptional biodiversity, while supporting the livelihoods of local communities, and providing vanilla and other commodities for the international market.

     

    The purpose of this course is therefore to discuss novel concepts and approaches to address such complexity and navigate competing claims on land in an equitable way. Beyond assessing the dynamics of society-nature interactions, we will focus on gaining a better understanding of the values that various actors attribute to land and to its functions for sustainability. In addition, we will address promising entry points and levers in social-political systems to foster transformation, and learn about platforms and processes to engage relevant stakeholders.

     

    Learning outcomes:

    • You understand the complex and dynamic society-nature interactions involved in land systems transformations
    • You learn about promising technologies, approaches and leverage points for land systems transformations
    • You reflect upon normative issues involved in actors' claims on land and different sustainability conceptions.
    • You enhance your methodological skills for tackling complex questions of sustainable land use
    • You critically reflect upon how research can contribute to more sustainable land systems
  • Place
    online
  • Contact

    PD Dr. Flurina Schneider, flurina.schneider@cde.unibe.ch

  • Registration

    ​igsnorthsouth.cde@unibe.ch
    Registration deadline: 16 October 2020

Zurich Colloquium in Human Geography

  • Time
    17 November16.00 - 17.15; 8 December 16.00 - 17.15; 9 December morning
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    1
  • Institution
    DSGZ, University of Zurich
  • Lecturer
    Prof. Sarah Radcliffe, Prof. Sophie Oldfield
  • Content

    ​For the colloquium we invite internationally renowned scholars for a public talk.

    Please note: In order to get the 1 ECTS the PhD students need to participate in two of the public talks (usually Tuesdays) and one of the workshops

  • Place
    Zoom (Zoom link and more details to be found on GIUZ website one week prior to event)
  • Contact

    ​Norman Backhaus (norman.backhaus@geo.uzh.ch)

    Corinne Wyss (corinne.wyss@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.

Environmental impact and risk assessments

  • Time
    24 November 12.15 - 16.00; further dates see course description
  • Module
    DTM
  • ECTS
    3
  • Institution
    IGD, University of Lausanne
  • Lecturer
    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

    Course dates: Mardi 24.11.2020 de 12h15 à 16h00, Mercredi 25.11.2020 de 12h15 à 16h00, Jeudi 26.11.2020 de 12h15 à 16h00, Vendredi 27.11.2020 de 12h15 à 16h00, Mardi 01.12.2020 de 12h15 à 16h00, Mercredi 02.12.2020 de 12h15 à 16h00, Jeudi 03.12.2020 de 12h15 à 16h00, Vendredi 04.12.2020 de 12h15 à 16h00

  • Place
    UNIL, Géopolis 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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