Activism within Academia

Arrangör Intersection
Tid 2020-04-20 16:0017:30
Plats Aula of IIIEE, Tegnérsplatsen 4, Lund, Lund
Registration panel discussion

In light of the ongoing climate emergency and mass extinction, members of society are increasingly taking to public activism. In parallel, universities around the globe are urged to to advance their sustainability commitments and take a leading role in the transition to a sustainable society.

In this event, a panel of students and researchers will explore the concept of activism within academia. In the time of a global emergency, what can or should researchers and students do in order to bring about change - at their universities, in the lecture hall, and through their research and studies? What could activism within academia entail? Does it, can, or should it exist? If so, in what shape?

Martin Jarenmark - Research engineer, Department of Geology
Lisa Quartey - Bachelor student, Centre for Languages and Literature
Kimberly Nicholas - Associate Professor, LUCSUS
Jodie Ho - Master student, LUCSUS
Steven Curtis - PhD student, IIIEE