2016 EWIS Konferenz – International Politics in the Anthropocene

2016 EWIS Konferenz – International Politics in the Anthropocene

Letzte Woche fand in Tübingen der dritte „European Workshop in International Studies“ statt, bei dem in fast zwanzig Workshops heutige Themen der internationalen Beziehungen aus praktischer und theoretischer Perspektive diskutiert wurden. Während das Themenspektrum die Breite der internationalen Politik widerspiegelte, zog ein Workshop ganz besonders das Interesse unserer Forschungsgruppe auf sich. Unter der Überschrift „International Politics in the Anthropocene“ kamen siebzehn Forscher_Innen aus Europa und Nordamerika zusammen um die verschiedenen Diskurse zum Anthropozän zu reflektieren und ihre Anwendbarkeit in den Internationalen Beziehungen zu prüfen. Obwohl die Frage nach einer neuen, in der Idee des Anthropozän begründeten Geopolitik im Vordergrund stand,

The Junior Research Group hosted the Annual Workshop of the German Network of Early Career Scientists within Future Earth

What does it mean for Early Career Scientists to do transdisciplinary research within the context of Future Earth?

Young researchers of the German Network of Early Career Scientists in Future Earth discussed this question during its first annual meeting with regard to theoretical and methodological implications but also concerning career options and potential joint projects. The 2-day event (23./24.3.2015), funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) and organised by the German Network of Early Career Scientists in Future Earth, was hosted by the Junior Research Group.

A more detailed report has been published at the Future Earth blog.

 

Meeting friends and colleagues from SVT Bergen

From 15-19 March 2015, our friends and colleagues of the Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (Senter for vitenskapsteori, SVT)  in Bergen went into retreat at Tuebingen in order to discuss the centre’s institutional strategies – and to get inspired by the city of Hegel, Schelling and Hölderlin and the birthplace of the Positivismusstreit on values in social sciences in 1961.

During this retreat, members of the SVT and IZEW met to present and discuss their respective projects. It became apparent that both centers deal with similar social and ethical challenges (digitalization, data protection, climate change, sustainable development, environmental