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Celebration of the Right Livelihood Laureates 2023

On Thursday, 28 September, Right Livelihood will announce this year's winners of the "Alternative Nobel Prize" in Stockholm. We therefore cordially invite you to celebrate this with us at the Kulturpark!

The evening offers you the opportunity to learn more about the laureates on the day of the announcement and to meet and exchange with colleagues from the university and civil society here in Zurich - during the event itself and the Apéro Riche afterwards.
 
With contributions from Marie-Claire Graf, climate activist, Prof. Dr. Reinhard Loske and Right Livelihood and PD. Dr. Kijan Espahangizi, Prof. Dr. Gesine Krüger and Prof. Kai Niebert of the University of Zurich.

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Lecture Series «Sustainability now!»

The second edition of our lecture series took place from 09 March to 01 June 2023. You can find more information under Continuing Education

 

 

15th Right Livelihood Lecture with Fartuun Adan and Ilwad Elman

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    Pictures: Oleksandr Zhadan

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  • 15th Right Livelihood Lecture 8

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  • 15th Right Livelihood Lecture 9

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  • 15th Right Livelihood Lecture 10

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On 23 November 2022, the 15th Right Livelihood Lecture took place at the University of Zurich. Somali human rights defenders Fartuun Adan and Ilwad Elman, came to Zurich for this edition. With their organisation Elman Peace, mother and daughter have developed innovative and culturally specific approaches to support survivors of gender-based violence. They also provide women and young people with vocational training and leadership skills and rehabilitate former child soldiers.

Ole von Uexküll, Prof. Dr. Gesine Krüger, Prof. Dr. Gabriele Siegert and PD. Dr. Aline Steinbrecher led through the evening.

More about Ilwad Elman and Fartuun Adan in the article by Patrizia Schmid

 

 

Celebration of the 2022 Right Livelihood Laureates

On 29 September, Right Livelihood announced this year's winners of the "Alternative Nobel Prize" in Stockholm. Accordingly, we invited people to celebrate with us at the Kulturpark.
 The evening offered the opportunity to learn more about the laureates on the day of the announcement and to meet and exchange with colleagues from the university and civil society here in Zurich.
 
With contributions from Prof. Dr. Silvia Sasse UZH, Prof. Dr. Corinne Pernet PHZ, Dr. Jeannette Behringer Nachhaltigkeitsteam UZH, Dr. Matthias Huss ZKSD, Prof. Dr. Gesine Krüger UZH and Dr. Monika Griefahn, Right Livelihood.

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    Celebration of the Right Livelihood Laureates 2022

  • Kulturpark 2022

    Celebration of the Right Livelihood Laureates 2022

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    Celebration of the Right Livelihood Laureates 2022

  • Kulturpark 2022

    Celebration of the Right Livelihood Laureates 2022

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    Celebration of the Right Livelihood Laureates 2022

  • Kulturpark 2022

    Celebration of the Right Livelihood Laureates 2022

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    Celebration of the Right Livelihood Laureates 2022

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    Celebration of the Right Livelihood Laureates 2022

  • Kulturpark 2022

    Celebration of the Right Livelihood Laureates 2022

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    Celebration of the Right Livelihood Laureates 2022

  • Kulturpark 2022

    Celebration of the Right Livelihood Laureates 2022

  • Kulturpark 2022

    Celebration of the Right Livelihood Laureates 2022

 

 

 

 

Past Events at the University of Zurich

Annual Lectures of Right Livelihood Laureates

2022    lwad Elman & Fartuun Adan, Somalia: «Peace is more than the absence of war»

2021    Marthe Wandou, Cameroon: «Marthe Wandou et l’ONG ALDEPA à l’Extrême-Nord Cameroun: parcours, succès, défis et perspectives»

2020    Bryan Stevenson, USA: «Beat the drum for justice»

2019    Aminatou Haidar, Western Sahara: «La lutte non-violante du peuple sahroui»

2018    Tony Rinaudo, Australia: «If you work with nature, miracles are possible» / «Welche Zukunft wollt ihr für eure Kinder?»            

2017    Yetnerbesh Nigussie, Ethiopia: «Focus on the person, not the disability» 

2016    Can Dündar für Cumhuriyet, Turkey: «Wir werden weiter schreiben!»

2015    Gino Strada, Italy: «Effective responses to global humanitarian emergencies» / «Es gibt keine Rechtfertigung für Krieg»

2014    Asma Jahangir, Pakistan: «Human Rights in an Unsafe Environment» / «Ein Leben für die Menschenrechte»

2013    Hans Herren, Switzerland: «Gesunde Nahrung in einer gesunden Umwelt»

2012    Sima Samar, Afghanistan: «Afghanistan – Zwischen Zuversicht und Angst»

2011    Jacqueline Moudeina, Chad: «Im Einsatz für die Gerechtigkeit»

2010    Erwin Kräutler, Brazil: «Im Einsatz am Amazonas»

2009    René Ngongo: Congo: «Kann Kongos Regenwald unsere Erde retten?»

2008    Monika Hauser, Germany: «Wann haben Sie zuletzt vergewaltigter Frauen gedacht?»

Other Events

Lecture and panel discussion with the 2018 RLA Laureate Tony Rinaudo on September 2nd 2019 in cooperation with World Vision and the UZH Sustainability Team.

Weiterführende Informationen

The Right Livelihood Laureates 1980 – 2022