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LUCSUS seminars

The LUCSUS seminars is a research seminar series with researchers at LUCSUS as well as invited guests working with societal change and transformations for sustainability.

LUCSUS Seminar Spring 2022. Illustration.

Theme Spring 2022: Connecting the Local and the Global

Issues ranging from climate change and pandemics to finance and digitalization often evoke notions of ‘the global’. Yet, though global, these processes are always grounded in the local; emerging from, having impact on, and transformed by concrete local contexts and experiences. Connecting the global with the local is central to LUCSUS research and teaching. With this seminar series we zoom in on the situated experiences, follow the connections, and tease out the relations that link local with the global.

The seminar series covers topics ranging from climate justice, activism, and decolonization, to governance, health, and digitalization.


27 January,  11 - 12 am
Climate induced hydrological impacts on Indigenous Peoples. A preliminary assessment of how the integration of Indigenous knowledge can facilitate adaptation and reduce vulnerability
Martina Angela Caretta, Dept of Human Geography,  Lund University

3 February, 11-12 am
Environmental Policy Instruments across Commodity Chains: Comparing multi-level governance for Biodiversity Protection and Climate Action in Brazil, Colombia, and Indonesia
Torsten Krause & Barbara Schröter, LUCSUS

10 February, 11 - 12
Promoting transformational sustainable change: experiences and reflections from the Scanian craft beer sector
Barry Ness & Darin Wahl, LUCSUS

10 March, 11 - 12
Just Energy Transitions – reflections on a semi-failed workshop methodology
Henner Busch, LUCSUS

17 March, 11 - 12
Just transitions: Connecting the Local and the Global
Peter Newell, University of Sussex  

24 March, 11 - 12 
‘Operating system of the real world’: the Indonesian platform economy and the digital automation of transaction, delivery, and extraction of value
Sunniva Sandbukt, IT University of Copenhagen

31 March, 11 - 12
Maladaptation and governing climate science in developing countries
Tim Forsyth, London School of Economics

7 April, 11 - 12
Drought, war and rural livelihoods in Syria’s northeast: a spatiotemporal perspective
Lina Eklund, Centre for Advanced Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University 

21 April,  11 - 12
The role of alliance building and ‘non-reformist’ reforms in mobilizing climate action
Mine Islar, LUCSUS

28 April, 11 - 12
Global Health and Neglected Spaces of Care: Some Thoughts on Race, Diabetes and Unequal Access to Drugs
Veronica Gomez-Temesio, University of Geneva

5 May, 11 - 12
Science, lawsuits and activism for climate justice 
Salvatore Paolo de Rosa, LUCSUS

12 May,  11 - 12
LUCSUS meets LUCSUS: Digital Utopias
Diego Galafassi & Maja Essebo, LUCSUS

Find all events in our calendar

About the seminars

The seminars are open for the public, held online and take place Thursdays from 11am to 12 noon.  

We aim for it to be an open, reflective and interdisciplinary academic forum for new ideas and research on sustainability. 

Contact:  Inge-Merete Hougaard 
inge-merete [dot] hougaard [at] LUCSUS [dot] lu [dot] se



To join the seminars online please register here.

You will then receive a zoom link by email