To support the dialogue between science and society, as well as researchers across different disciplines, IRI THESys holds both external and internal events. This includes lecture series, summer universities and panel discussions open to the public, and participative workshops, colloquiums and activities for IRI THESys. Browse through our past and upcoming events to find out more.
THESys Transdisciplinary Dialogue on Transforming Livelihoods
Migration under the conditions of socio-ecological change
The event explored how socio-ecological factors such as climate change and political instabilities are threatening livelihoods and forcing migration across the world. Increased vulnerability, conflict and insecurity are only some of the consequences as individuals move within their own nations or across borders in search of new forms of resources, assets and activities to survive.
The expert panel consisted of Luca Puttemann, Regional Awareness Raising Officer at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Regional Office in Dakar, Senegal who coordinates projects such as Street Art Together ; Dr. Kees van der Geest, documentary film maker and Head of the Migration and Environment Section at the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS); and Dr. Bayes Ahmed, lecturer at the Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR) at University College London (UCL) whose background includes research in the field of disaster risk reduction (DRR).