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Polar Social Sciences & Humanities: Spotlight on Swiss Research

18/02/2020 10:00 16:15


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Event location

Swiss Academy of Human and Social Sciences
Laupenstrasse 7
Bern, 3008

Aims of the Workshop

Provide a forum for exchange for the Swiss SSH community active in polar regions, create a new dynamic for joint projects or interdisciplinary collaborations, find out about possible unmet needs and potential support

Provisionary Programme 

10:00 – 10:30  Welcome & Coffee

10:30 – 10:55  Introduction by Yvon Csonka and SPI

10:55 – 11:15  Round of introduction

11:15 – 12:15  Prof. Peter Schweitzer, Head of the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna and Director of the Austrian Polar Research Institute on “How to Foster Arctic Social Science in a Non-Arctic Country

12:15 – 13:15  Lunch break

13:15 – 15:30  Inputs on current research topics and projects by the Swiss research community and new collaboration avenues

15:30 – 15:45 Word from the FDFA, Grégoire Hauser, towards a Swiss polar policy

15:45 – 16:15  Wrap-up by Yvon Csonka and SPI

16:15 Networking drink


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