Sustainability & Democracy
Seminar: How does today's democracy affect our understanding of sustainability?
Democracy is often understood as an important pillar in the work of the UN's sustainable development goals (SDGs), but is it the case that today's democracy is sustainable in the light of growing populism, nationalism, and isolationism? What is a sustainable democracy? And, perhaps just as interesting but also disturbing: is democracy in its current form sustainable in the face of the climate crisis, growing social inequality, health inequalities and the refugee crisis?
Dan Banik is a professor of political science and directs the Oslo SDG Initiative at the Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo. He is also affiliate professor at the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare Education (SHE), leading work package 3.
Tony J. Sandset is a researcher in SHE. He works in medical anthropology, cultural history, science and technology studies and his areas of expertise are the social science of HIV/AIDS prevention; critical race and ethnic studies, mixed race studies, sexuality, Foucault, and discourse analysis. He launched the book “Sustainable Sexual Health” together with Kristin M. Heggen and Eivind Engebretsen on Routledge in January 2021.
Please register here. You will receive a zoom-link 3 days ahead of the seminar.
This seminar is a cooperation between SHE and Centre for Development and the Enviroment (SUM)
Seminars on Sustainability and Health issues
SHE launches a series of seminars on sustainability related to health issues in different forms and in cooperation with different institutions. The seminars will be geared towards both academics, students, and the broader public at large and as such the lectures should be accessible to a diverse range of people.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the seminar will be held on Zoom. A Zoom link will be circulated prior to the seminar alongside the invitation and dissemination information about the seminar. The seminars will be recorded and published on YouTube afterwards.
The seminars will be held as follows:
1: Sustainability & Democracy
2: Sustainability & Loneliness
3: Sustainability & & Otherness
4: Sustainability & Nutrition
5: Sustainability & Covid-19
6: Sustainability & Internet & Knowledge formation
7: Sustainability & The free market