One-day conference on exploring the frontiers of political ecology

International conference on exploring the frontiers of political ecology – October 11, 2016Lausanne, Switzerland

Join us for a day to explore the frontiers of political ecology.  During this full-day colloquium, researchers, PhD students and practitioners will have the opportunity to discuss the field of political ecology through two public lectures and two workshops. The focus will be on how political ecology is appropriated, used, and reworked across disciplines and research traditions, and to assess whether bridging political ecology with other disciplines might be the way in which political ecology can continue to enrich its future contributions to understanding pressing issues of environmental sustainability and social justice.


  • 09h30 – Geopolis 2129
    Political Ecology and Science & Technology Studies : uncertainty and climate change in India.
    Lyla Mehta, Professorial Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, UK
  • 11h20 – Geopolis 2122
    What is Political Ecology for you?  Roundtable chaired by Christian Kull, Professor, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 14h00 – Geopolis 2129
    Violent frontiers
    Benedikt Korf, Professor of Political Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • 15h50 – Geopolis 2122
    Bridging with other disciplines: enriching Political Ecology for the future?
    Workshop chaired by Christian Kull, Professor, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

The program can be found in the attachment. The conference will take place in the “Géopolis” building on University of Lausanne’s Campus. You can find the location map here.  The conference site is easily accessible from Lausanne city centre with public transportation. Admission is free.  Please find more information on our website or contact


Organised by the Institute of Geography and Sustainability of the University of Lausanne and co-sponsored by the Doctoral School in Geography of the Conference of Universities of Western Switzerland (CUSO).


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