29.10.2010 | ZEF: Risk and Uncertainty: Marginalization of the People

The Center for Development Research (ZEF) and the United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) jointly plan a new seminar series on Risk and Uncertainty for Sustainable Development.

We would like to cordially invite you to the inaugural lecture of the joint lecture series on:

“Risk and Uncertainty: Marginalization of the People”.

Speaker: Prof. Frances J. Stewart of Oxford University

Chair: Prof. Dr. Joachim von Braun, Director at ZEF
Discussant: Dr. Fabrice Renaud, Director a.i. of UNU-EHS

Frances Stewart is Professor of Development Economics and Director of the Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity (CRISE), University of Oxford. A pre-eminent development economist, she was named one of fifty outstanding technological leaders for 2003 by Scientific American. She is currently president of the Human Development and Capability Association.

Time and place:
Friday, October 29 2010
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
at ZEF (ground floor conference room)

After the discussion we will offer some beverages.

Attached you find a poster announcing the lecture. Please distribute the invitation to others who might be interested.

We are looking forward to seeing you at ZEF on October 29!

With best regards
ZEF Director Joachim von Braun and UNU-EHS Director a.i. Fabrice Renaud

Background information:
In this seminar series we will address opportunities, risks and uncertainties for development. Uncertainty, i.e. the unknown unknowns, is a particular challenge. Risk and uncertainty have become a focal topic among development researchers, policy makers and practitioners as worldwide, economy and ecology have been assailed by a series of global crises: financial crisis, high and volatile food and oil price, and/or climate change. These crises present threats to development and to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The understanding, mitigating and controlling of risk and uncertainty is far from being understood. The seminar series will be a forum for agenda setting and discussion on related themes with leading experts in this field of research and policy.

Further information

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