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MSCL Colloquium – Prof. Dr. Michael Has

We would like to invite you to our February colloquium Responsibility in Times of Resource Scarcity on Feb. 7th at 13:00 (German time).

Prof. Dr. Michael Has studied physics at the University of Regensburg, where he was awarded a doctorate for his work in the field of biophysics and spent the first part of his career at Fogra doing industrial research. In 1996, he joined the École Française de Papeterie et des industries Graphiques. In 1998, he received his Habilitation from the University of Grenoble, where he has since taught as a Distinguished Professor in business strategy and sustainability with a focus on knowledge transfer and research in the area of sustainability, decarbonization, and eco-design.

Stimulated by a long stay with native Indians in Canada, Prof. Has has also been active in the field of minority human rights. He is concerned with the issue of the impacts of tourism and with questions of resource conservation and the consequences of excessive resource extraction.

Since last year, he is also a Partner of Monopteros GmbH with a focus on Technology, CSR & Environmental Footprints, and Product Strategy.

Today, he will speak on Responsibility in Times of Resource Scarcity against the background of shrinking resources, questions of responsibility for the consumption of resources, measures, legal regulations, time frame, and boundaries of responsibility. Prof. Has will bring a variety of fields of knowledge, such as law, physics, and cultural studies, into the discussion.

This is an online event carried out in English. However, questions in German are also welcomed. We look forward to your participation in our lively after-talk discussion! Please register in advance: https://lmu-munich.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEldOqppjgvHd2shXk836NnQLawApzhjgmV

In June 2022, we kicked off our Tuesday’s MSCL Colloquiums series – an open place for discussion and academic reflection on science communication and planetary health. The aim is to have an open space for intellectual thought and reflection on this multidisciplinary topic for the community, students, and practitioners.

More information on each colloquium will be sent to our mail list as the dates approach. Here subscribe to our email list: https://www.mscl.de/mailing-list/ .

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or ideas about possible topics and speakers.

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MSCL Colloquium – Dr. Amelia Fiske and Jonas Fischer 

We would like to invite you to our first virtual colloquium of 2023 on Jan. 17th at 13:00 (German time).

Dr. Amelia Fiske and Jonas Fischer will present the process of creating Toxic, a graphic novel based on ethnographic research conducted by Dr. Fiske between 2011-2013. Toxic invites readers on a toxic tour through the Ecuadorian Amazon, where they encounter contamination in waste pits, soils, and rivers, and listen to the stories of people living alongside the industry. Along the way, readers are immersed in the materiality of toxic contamination and struggles for environmental justice in everyday life. Drawing on anthropological and feminist social science approaches to toxicity, the book renders the experiential components of the toxic tour visually. Toxic seeks to convey the urgency of living in a place and a historical moment where preventing permeation by the continual onslaught of industrial toxicants is neither possible nor expected. At the same time, those most burdened by oil’s weight are continually required to prove that harm has occurred. The visual depiction of these events allows for the subtlety of the various, insidious, even contradictory ways that oil permeates life to emerge in all their difficulty. Toxic is a vivid reflection on the role of toxicants in our everyday lives, ultimately asking readers to reflect on how we are each implicated in the petrochemical complicities of production, consumption, and exposure both in the Amazon and at home. Dr. Fiske and Mr. Fischer will speak of the process of creating the book, as well as the challenges of bridging ethnography and graphic art in science communication work.

Dr. Fiske is a cultural anthropologist working at the intersection of medical anthropology, science studies, and environmental humanities. She holds a PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is a research fellow in the Institute of History and Ethics in Medicine at the Technical University of Munich.

Jonas Fischer is a graphic designer, illustrator and comic artist from Kiel, Germany. He collaborates with friends, classmates, peers and designers and scientists from a variety of disciplines. His work has led him to adventures in Moldova and Ecuador as well as in Otterndorf, Brunsbüttel and Schleswig, Germany.

This is an online event carried out in English. However, questions in German are also welcomed. We look forward to your participation in our lively after-talk discussion! Please register in advance: https://lmu-munich.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqde6ppzwrHdJKm1bW0XymP6-GdHZgbcse

In June 2022, we kicked off our Tuesday’s MSCL Colloquiums series – an open place for discussion and academic reflection on science communication and planetary health. The aim is to have an open space for intellectual thought and reflection on this multidisciplinary topic for the community, students, and practitioners.

More information on each colloquium will be sent to our mail list as the dates approach. Here subscribe to our email list: https://www.mscl.de/mailing-list/ .

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or ideas about possible topics and speakers.

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MSCL Colloquium – Dr. Korbinian Rüger

We would like to invite you to our next virtual colloquium on December 13th at 13:00 (German time).

Dr. Korbinian Rüger will examine the topic Longtermism and Planetary Health.

Longtermism is the idea that in many decision situations, what matters most is how our decisions affect the very long-run future and that improving the very long-run future is a key moral priority. In this talk, Dr. Rüger will introduce Longtermism, raise potential objections, and draw connections to central debates regarding climate change and the future of our planet.

Dr. Rüger is a research associate at the Chair of Practical Philosophy and Ethics at LMU since October 1, 2020 and his research focuses on normative ethics and political philosophy.

He holds a DPhil (Ph.D.) in Philosophy from Oxford University. Previously he was a visiting scholar at Princeton University. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Economics from the University of Bayreuth and a M.Sc. in Philosophy from the London School of Economics.

This is an online event carried out in English. However, questions in German are also welcomed. We look forward to your participation in our lively after-talk discussion! If you haven’t yet, please register in advance: https://lmu-munich.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqde-orzIuHdNc-OV4Yx5gsI4-w0LY58fY

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MSCL Colloquium – Dr. Lukas Rudolph

We would like to invite you to our next colloquium on November 29th at 13:00 (German time).

Dr. Lukas Rudolph will debate the question “When Does the Public Support Ambitious Climate and Environmental Policy”?

Dr. Rudolph is a Senior Research Fellow at the Geschwister Scholl Institute of Political Science of LMU and a Research Associate at the Center for Comparative and International Studies of ETH Zurich.

His research covers political behavior, preference formation, and the role of institutions from a comparative political economy perspective. He has a specific interest in environmental politics and environmental behavior.

He is co-leading a project with Vally Koubi (ETH Zurich, SNF-funded) on [Climate Risk, Land Loss, and Migration: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment in Bangladesh](http://p3.snf.ch/project-185210).

His work has been published in The Journal of Politics, the British Journal of Political Science, the European Journal of Political Research, the Journal of European Public Policy, Political Science Research and Methods, Journal of Peace Research and Political Behavior amongst others.

This is an online event carried out in English. However, questions in German are also welcomed. We look forward to your participation in our lively after-talk discussion! If you haven’t yet, please register here in advance.

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MSCL Colloquium – Clara Kühner, M. Sc.

We would like to invite you to our next virtual MSCL Colloquium on October 18th at 13:00.

Ms. Kühner will tackle the question Why don’t we act in times of planetary crisis? Explaining cognitive action barriers from a climate psychology perspective. Climate scientists agree that the climate crisis poses an existential threat to humanity. Although this knowledge has now reached large parts of society, the collective climate protection measures taken are far from sufficient. What is holding back policy makers, society, and individuals from taking action? The talk will introduce various cognitive action barriers, such as the principle of cognitive dissonance, the bystander effect or the single action bias

Ms. Kühner is the MSCL’s Evaluation Coordinator. She studied psychology at the LMU and the University of Bamberg, focusing on work and organizational psychology and social psychology. She recently submitted her doctoral thesis on the connections between work and employee well-being to the University of Leipzig and is expected to receive her PhD at the end of 2022. Her work combines various statistical methods such as diary studies and meta-analyses. Parallel to her dissertation, Clara worked in a consulting company until 2022, gave lectures on work and organizational psychology at the FOM University of Applied Sciences, and has been invited by various institutions (e.g., The Akademie für Politische Bildung) to give talks and workshops on climate psychology.

This is an online event carried out in English. However, questions in German are also welcomed. We look forward to your participation in our lively after-talk discussion! If you haven’t yet, please register here in advance.

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MSCL Colloquium – Dr. Jeanne Rubner 

Our next MSCL Colloquium is already on September 13th at 12:00.

We will welcome Dr. Jeanne Rubner to lead the discussion on „TUM und andere Hochschulen: Welche Rolle spielen sie bei der Kommunikation von Wissen?“ (“TUM and other universities: What is their role in communicating knowledge?”)

Dr. Rubner is the Vice President of Global Communication and Public Engagement, as well as the department head of the Corporate Communications Center at TUM.

For the last ten years Dr. Rubner, who holds a doctorate in physics, has headed the tri-medial editorial section covering Knowledge and Education (“Wissen und Bildung aktuell”) at Bayerischer Rundfunk, Bavaria’s public broadcasting service. She also teaches Scientific Communication at the Munich School of Politics and Public Policy (“Hochschule für Politik München”). In 2012 she concluded more than 20 years as an editor at the German daily newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung. In 2019 the German Physical Society awarded her its Medal for Natural Science Journalism.

This is a virtual event held in German. However, questions in English are also welcomed. Please register here in advance: https://lmu-munich.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0lcOCprT4iG90-tfPP5HwyAFzGk8dzZ7JL

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We look forward to your participation in our lively after-talk discussion!

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MSCL Colloquium – Maike Voss

We would like to invite you to our next MSCL Colloquium on September 6th at 14:00.

Maike Voss (MPH) will be discussing the challenges and opportunities in political communication about planetary health and how to drive transformative options for actions.

Maike Voss is a health scientist and the managing director of the Center for Planetary Health Policy (CPHP) – a new collaborative think tank initiative by the German Alliance on Climate Change and Health (Deutsche Allianz Klimawandel und Gesundheit e.V. KLUG). Previously, she led the Global Health Governance Research Group at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in Berlin. Her research focuses on the governance of global and planetary health and addresses interactions between health, climate change, and security. She is a founding member of Women in Global Health, served on the Steering Committee of the German Alliance for Global Health Research 2021-2022, and was appointed to the Lancet Commission for Synergies between Health Security, Universal Health Coverage and Health Promotion in 2018. She teaches at several German universities, including Bremen, Bielefeld, and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, and is a freelance presenter. Before joining SWP, she was a research associate at the Institute for Public Health and Nursing Research at the University of Bremen.

This is a virtual event held in German. However, questions in English are also welcomed. Please register here in advance.

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MSCL Colloquium – Prof. Dr. Julia Pongratz

We would like to invite you to our next MSCL Colloquium on July 26th 12:00.

Prof. Dr. Julia Pongratz will speak about the Challenges in the Discourse about Carbon Capture and Storage: Improving Technological Mitigation without Risking Rebound Effects. With the Paris Agreement, many countries in the world have committed themselves to implementing methods of “Carbon Dioxide Removal”. Prof. Dr. Pongratz will discuss the opportunities and risks associated with this emerging field of climate science and policy.

Prof. Pongratz is a professor and chair in the Department of Physical Geography and Land Use Systems department at LMU and the Director of the Department of Geography at LMU.

This is an online event carried out in English. However, questions in German are also welcomed. We look forward to your participation in our lively after-talk discussion! If you haven’t yet, please register in advance here.

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MSCL Colloquium – Prof. Dr. Dominique Brossard

We would like to invite you to our next MSCL Colloquium on July 12th at 16:00.

Prof. Dr. Dominique Brossard will lead a discussion on her paper “Science Communication During Covid-19: When Theory Meets Practice, and Best Practices Meet Reality”. Prof. Brossard is a professor and chair in the Department of Life Sciences Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an affiliate of the UW-Madison Robert & Jean Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies, the UW-Madison Center for Global Studies, and the Morgridge Institute for Research. This will be a virtual event in English. Please register here in advance.

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MSCL Colloquium – Dr. Kavoori

We would like to invite you to our next MSCL Colloquium on June 28th from 11:00 to 12:00.

Dr. Anandam Kavoori will speak on his current paper “Towards a Successful Science/ Environmental Communication Pedagogy”. In this paper, Dr. Kavoori will discuss problems and prospects in teaching science / environmental storytelling and literacy in the classroom over a ten-year period. He will draw on his experience teaching students in the United States and in several international settings, including Austria, Cambodia, Costa Rica, India, Ecuador, and Mexico. Dr. Kavoori is a Professor at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia.

This discussion will be in English in a hybrid format – if you would like to attend in person, please email us at info@mscl.de. Otherwise, please register here in advance.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the colloquium.

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