Sustainable Mindsets: How to educate for the future? Environmental Lunchtime Discussion

How to change educational institutions in times of climate crisis and species extinction? How to "green" schools and universities to build a livable future?  This week, we have invited Sidsel Roalkvam, Director of the Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM) at UiO to talk about sustainability in education.

Poster saying "Climate change is worse than homework"
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Sidsel Roalkvam holds a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology and is the Director of the Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM) at the University of Oslo. In her research she has worked on global health, maternal and child health, HIV and AIDS, religion and gender. She has previously been Head of the interdisciplinary research area LEVE - Living Conditions in developing countries. SUM was established in 1990 in response to the report of the Brundtland Commission: "Our Common Future". It is an international research institution which promotes scholarly work on the challenges and dilemmas posed by sustainable Development. The centre offers a two years master's programme in Development, Environment and Cultural Change.

About the event

The OSEH Environmental Lunchtime Discussion series consists of short, 10-15 minute presentations by invited guests, followed by a discussion. We will invite speakers from a wide variety of fields, both academic and beyond. The presentations are accessible and are aimed at anyone with an interest in environmental issues. All are welcome, please feel free to bring your own lunch. Coffee will be served.

Tags: Environmental Humanities, HF, IKOS, OSEH, Climate Change, Environment
Published May 21, 2019 11:45 AM - Last modified May 29, 2019 4:44 PM