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In the framework of the lecture series organized by the Sustainability Team and the Right Livelihood Center of the UZH, Right Livelihood laureates report on their engagement in various fields of sustainable development. The subsequent panels will reflect on experiences from the perspective of research, politics and civil society.
The topics of this year's lecture series will all be from the field of empowerment. The selected Right Livelihood Award recipients who will speak are leaders in promoting human rights and environmental protection by mobilizing communities and strengthening grassroots initiatives.
The lecture series will take place from 18:30-20:00 in room KOL-G-204 at Rämistrasse 71 in 8006 Zurich.
March 09, 2023: «Reintegrating Former Child Soldiers into Society»
Ilwad Elman, Somalia, Right Livelihood Award 2022
Panel: Prof. Dr. Amber Gayle Thalmayer, Department of Psychology, University of Zurich, and Christoph von Toggenburg, Board Member YPO Peace Action Network.
March 30, 2023: "Feminist Perspectives on Empowerment."
Mozn Hassan, Egypt. Right Livelihood Award 2016
Panel: Prof. Dr. Bettina Dennerlein, Asia-Orient Institute, University of Zurich, and Christina Blecher, Founder and President of GreenLamp
April 27, 2023: «Protecting Landscapes from the Commercial Development of Oil Production»
Diana Nabiruma (AFIEGO), Uganda, Right Livelihood Award 2022
Podium: Dr. Fritz Brugger, Executive Director, Center for Development and Cooperation, ETH, und Dr. Andreas Missbach, Director, Alliance Sud
04. Mai 2023: «Establishing and Protecting Human Rights for Women and Girls at Risk»
Marthe Wandou, Kamerun, Right Livelihood Award 2021
Panel: Dr. Lea Chilian, Deputy Head, Institute of Social Ethics, UZH, and Angelika Weber, Program Manager Cameroon, Mission 21
May 11, 2023: «Collective Empowerment in the Field of Agroecology»
Tony Rinaudo, Australien, Right Livelihood Award 2018
Panel: Prof. Dr. Johanna Jacobi, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, ETH, and Tina Goethe, Joint Head of Department Development Policy & Issues, HEKS
May 25, 2023: «Change Processes through Education»
Neshan Gunasekera, Sri Lanka, Legacy Holder of Judge Christopher Weeramantry, Sri Lanka, Right Livelihood Award 2007
Panel: Prof. Dr. Roland Reichenbach, Institute of Education, UZH, und Isabelle Bosset, Foundations and Anchoring, éducation21
June 01, 2023: «Empowerment of Change – The Role of the University and Civil Society»
Panel Discussion with Kai Niebert, Institute of Education, University of Zurich, Rex Romero, Senior Project Leader International Projects, myClimate, Rex Romero, Senior Projektleiter Internationale Projekte, myClimate, and Franziska Zoller, Head of Innovation & Socio-Economic Change, WWF
17 March: «Co-Creation: Successful Solutions for Reforestation with the People, for the People»
Tony Rinaudo: Alternative Nobel Prize 2018. With Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schmid, Department of Geography, UZH, and Dr. Iris Menn, Executive Director Greenpeace.
More information about the lecture series
Right Livelihood laureate Marthe Wandou presented the impressive work of her non-profit organization ALDEPA to several classes at MNG Rämibühl. Following the presentation, Dr. Medinat Malefakis gave a complementary talk on the situation with Boko Haram. At the end, the event was rounded off by a question and answer session with the students.
All lectures can be watched as SWITCHcast.
Overview of the public lecture on the School for Transdisciplinary Studies website
Download (in german): Flyer "Nachhaltigkeit jetzt!" (PDF, 167 KB)