Sustainability Lecture: What sort of knowledge for what sort of politics?
The University of Copenhagen is pleased to invite you to a Copenhagen Sustainability Lecture with Professor Mike Hulme who will give the lecture: “What sort of knowledge for what sort of politics? Science, sustainability and the challenges of democracy”.
The lecture takes place on the 21st of June from 10 - 11 am.
Mike Hulme is professor of climate change in the Science, Society and Sustainability group in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia. His work explores the idea of climate change using historical, cultural and scientific analyses, seeking to illuminate the numerous ways in which climate change is deployed in public, political and scientific discourse.
His lecture will focus on the types of knowledge which are most needed to inform processes of change. The presumption that a certain form of "global science" is sufficient has largely been discredited. The lecture will reflect on two contemporary processes of global knowledge-making - the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Intergovermental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). It will show how the design of environmental knowledge cannot be divorced from the styles of democracy being validated.
Mike Hulme was the Founding Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research from 2000 to 2007, and from 2007 the founding editor-in-chief of the review journal Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews (WIREs) Climate Change. One of his most recent books, Why We Disagree About Climate Change (2009), was chosen by the Economist magazine in 2009 as one of its science and technology books of the year.
He has previously served on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, on numerous advisory and editorial boards and led teams conducting research for the UK Government, the EU Commission and the United Nations.
He is, in other words, an experienced and acknowledged researcher and advisor and we look forward to an interesting lecture.
Date: 21st of June 2012 at 10 – 11 am
Place: University of Copenhagen Amager, Emil Holms Kanal (a small side street of Njalsgade), Building 22, auditorium 22.0.11
Host: Sustainability Science Centre, University of Copenhagen.
The lecture and debate will be in English.
Participation is free of charge. Sign up before the 20th of June 2012 at 15 pm at
Dorthe Hedensted Lund, firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: +45 35331697
Professor Mike Hulme