Sustainability & Democracy

Seminar: How does today's democracy affect our understanding of sustainability?

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Here is the link to YouTube where you can see the webinar Sustainability & Democracy.

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?

Keynote speaker

Foto: Lise Bjerke

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.


Siri Hundstad Quamme, leader of student involvement in SHE, will ask Professor Banik questions. Siri is studying Clinical Nutrition at University of Oslo.


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.


If you register after the seminar has started 12 at noon, please send an email to to get the link to the seminar.

Please register here. You will receive a zoom-link 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

Emneord: she, sum, democracy, sustainability, Health
Publisert 17. mars 2021 10:38 - Sist endret 10. mai 2022 10:26