12 – 15.09.2014 | Bonn University: International Alumni-Seminar „Reflecting Biodiversity – Holistic approaches and regional adaptation“

Bonn University’s Forum Internationale Wissenschaft (FIW) is pleased to announce the International DAAD Alumni-Seminar “Reflecting Biodiversity – Holistic approaches and regional adaptation”, which will convene 12– 15 September 2014 in Bonn. The seminar adresses Germany Alumni from Countries on the DAC-list and is scheduled in the run-up to the international BION conference “Biodiversity Today for Tomorrow” (17 – 19 September 2014).

Based on biocentric approaches in social sciences, philosophy and cultural studies, this seminar focuses on biodiversity as a transdisciplinary field, in which ecological, political, cultural and economic aspects and challenges are profoundly interlinked. Especially holistic views and approaches will be of our interest and shall be discussed intensively, as they mark basic shifts of perspectives and introduce practical steps to preserve biodiversity at the same time. This Alumni-Seminar will provide a unique opportunity to exchange and develop ideas with BION-experts. With several excursions and guest speakers participants will get in touch with international organizations in the field of biodiversity. They will not only gain insights into their structures and agendas but also discuss conceptualizations of international programmes and conventions, political/ economic implementations as well as mapping and preservation strategies with leaders of the involved organizations, like Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services – IPBES, Environmental Law Centre of the International Union for Conservation of Nature – IUCN (ECL), the Global Crop Diversity Trust, the NEES-Institute for Biodiversity of Plants, the Leibniz-Institute for Animal Biodiversity.

The programme is organized and hosted by the Department Strategic Partnerships of the Forum Internationale Wissenschaft (FIW) at Bonn University.

Further Information and Call for Application

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