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Programme

KNOWLEDGE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - LUND UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CONFERENCE

8.30-9.00 Check-in and mingle

9.00-9.15 Welcome!

Welcome greetings by Pro Vice-Chancellor Per Mickwitz.

9.15-10.00 Roundtable discussion

The conference will begin with reflections on current knowledge for sustainable development and the progress of transforming our society. The invited guests will give their perspectives on how to produce and communicate knowledge in order to increase awareness of the challenges that need to be solved and to promote collaboration among different stakeholders.

Moderator 

  • Per Mickwitz, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research, Sustainability and Campus development

Invited guests

  • Miia Halme-Tuomisaari, Senior lecturer of Human Rights Studies, Department of History
  • Mikael Klintman, Professor in Sociology, Department of Sociology
  • Markku Rummukainen, Professor of Climatology, Lund University, and at SMHI, Climate Advisor and Sweden's Focal Point for the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC 

10.00-10.15 Break

Welcome to participate in a short relaxing yoga session, guided by Cheryl Sjöström! The session takes 7 min. No specific preparation or equipment is needed. 

10.15-11.00 Thematic parallel sessions

During a parallel session, research that provide knowledge related to the theme will be presented. The presentations will be given in a zoom meeting, led by a chair. Information on the different thematic parallel sessions are given below.                 

Chair: 

Research presentations

  • Art, hacking & parasitic critique: Discussing the potentials and limits of international political design through Jacob Remin’s “Harvesting the Rare Earth”
    Daniel Møller Ølgaard, Department of Political Science
     
  • Implicit sustainable development theories obscure disproportionate impacts from climate-related extreme events: example from Hurricane Michael and housing losses on Florida’s Forgotten Coast
    Chad S. Boda, LUCSUS
     
  • Sustainable transformation through universal design
    Charlotte Magnusson, Certec, Department of Design Sciences

The session includes 3 presentations á 10 min, from researchers at Lund University, with additional 5 min for questions. The chair will moderate the session and lead the Q&A.  

Chair: Lars J Nilsson, Environmental and Energy Systems Studies

Research presentations

  • Circular business models – are they attractive for households?
    Jessica Lagerstedt Wadin, Innovation engineering, Design Sciences, LTH
     
  • Effects of Covid-19: from mobility to digital accessibility
    Peter Arnfalk, IIIEE
     
  • Conceptualizing and Researching Resilience: Need for Theoretical and Methodological Triangulation
    Azher Hameed Qamar, School of Social Work

The session includes 3 presentations á 10 min, from researchers at Lund University, with additional 5 min for questions. The chair will moderate the session and lead the Q&A.   

Chair: Johannes Persson, Theoretical Philosophy 

Research presentations

  • Mediatisation and social sustainability – an ambivalent relationship
    Cecilia Cassinger, Department of Strategic Communication
     
  • Value incommensurability and complex trade-offs
    Henrik Andersson, Practical Philosophy
     
  • Health impact of pesticide exposure in relation to climate change among
    populations in low- and middle income countries
    Christian Lindh, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

The session includes 3 presentations á 10 min, from researchers at Lund University, with additional 5 min for questions. The chair will moderate the session and lead the Q&A. 

Chair: Britta Sjöstedt, Department of Law

Research presentations

  • Inclusive urbanization and the urban transition – a research agenda for lower level urbanization in sub-Saharan Africa
    Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt, Department of Human Geography
     
  • Understanding air pollution and health impact in Ethiopia 
    Ebba Malmqvist, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
     
  • The Politics of the Sustainable Development Goals. Legitimacy, Responsibility,
    and Accountability
    Magdalena Bexell, Department of Political Science

The session includes 3 presentations á 10 min, from researchers at Lund University, with additional 5 min for questions. The chair will moderate the session and lead the Q&A. 

11.00-11.15 Break

Welcome to participate in a short relaxing yoga session, guided by Cheryl Sjöström! The session takes 7 min. No specific preparation or equipment is needed. 

11.15-12.00 Thematic parallel sessions

During a parallel session, research that provide knowledge related to the theme will be presented. The presentations will be given in a zoom meeting, led by a chair. Information on the different thematic parallel sessions are given below. 

Chair: 

Research presentations

  • Distribution of responsibility for climate change adaptation - Is the global discussion relevant on the local level?
    Erik Persson, Practical Philosophy
     
  • Environmental Psychology Perspectives on People and nature
    Ann Eklund, Environmental Psychology, Department of Architecture and Built Environment
     
  • Sustainable and resilient economic development in peripheral regions: a theoretical framework 
    Rhiannon Pugh, CIRCLE

The session includes 3 presentations á 10 min, from researchers at Lund University, with additional 5 min for questions. The chair will moderate the session and lead the Q&A. 

Chair: Helle Rydström, Department of Gender Studies 

Research presentations

  • Supply and Demand of Ecosystem Services - African Geography of Sustainability
    Jonas Ardö, Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science
     
  • Refining Resilience Discourses in Development: resilience of, for and as
    Billy Jones, Agenda 2030 Graduate School, Division of Ethnology
     
  • What can we learn about impacts and responses to the pandemic from sharing organisations in three sectors?
    Oksana Mont, IIIEE

The session includes 3 presentations á 10 min, from researchers at Lund University, with additional 5 min for questions. The chair will moderate the session and lead the Q&A. 

Chair: 

Research presentations

  • How policy-makers deal with scientific uncertainty – What scientists can learn from climate and covid-19 policy-making
    Åsa Knaggård, Deptartment of Political Science 
     
  • Confronting the certainty-first-action-second misconception
    Mikael Klintman, Sociology
     
  • Uncertainty in Science and Decision-making
    Henrik Thorén, Theoretical Philosophy

The session includes 3 presentations á 10 min, from researchers at Lund University, with additional 5 min for questions. The chair will moderate the session and lead the Q&A. 

Chair: Ulrika Andersson, Department of Law

Research presentations

  • Data-Center infrastructure and Energy Gentrification: Perspectives from Sweden
    Frans Libertson, IIIEE
     
  • Developing sustainable and responsible research and innovation 
    Yahia Mahmoud, Department of Human Geography
    Linda Paxling, CIRCLE
    Lena Trojer, CIRCLE

     
  • Seeds, Sustainability, and Intellectual Property Rights: Modes of Showing Compliance with Plant Variety Protection Regimes in Asia 
    Erik Mobrand, Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies

The session includes 3 presentations á 10 min, from researchers at Lund University, with additional 5 min for questions. The chair will moderate the session and lead the Q&A. 

12.00-13.00 Lunch break & poster presentation

Visit the Poster session during your lunch break! The posters will be displayed in a written digital form, and will be available as a pdf.  

13.00-14.00 Thematic parallel sessions

During a parallel session, research that provide knowledge related to the theme will be presented. The presentations will be given in a zoom meeting, led by a chair. Information on the different thematic parallel sessions are given below. 

Chair: Lena Neij, The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics

Research presentations

 

The session includes 4 presentations á 10 min, from researchers at Lund University, with additional 5 min for questions. The chair will moderate the session and lead the Q&A. 

Chair: Susanne Arvidsson, Accounting and Corporate Finance 

Research presentations

 

The session includes 4 presentations á 10 min, from researchers at Lund University, with additional 5 min for questions. The chair will moderate the session and lead the Q&A. 

Chair: Per Becker, Division of Risk Management and Societal Safety

Research presentations

 

The session includes 4 presentations á 10 min, from researchers at Lund University, with additional 5 min for questions. The chair will moderate the session and lead the Q&A. 

Chair: Daria Davitti, Department of Law

Research presentations

 

The session includes 4 presentations á 10 min, from researchers at Lund University, with additional 5 min for questions. The chair will moderate the session and lead the Q&A. 

14.00-14.10 Break

Welcome to participate in a short relaxing yoga session, guided by Cheryl Sjöström! The session takes 7 min. No specific preparation or equipment is needed. 

14.10-15.00 Matchmaking event & Mingle

During this session, researchers from Lund University present new research ideas and projects, and invitations to new research consortium. Short pitches are given in thematic sessions in zoom meetings, followed by presentations in breakout rooms. The session ends with mingle in breakout rooms. Information on the different thematic matchmaking sessions are given below. 

Pitch chair: Melissa Ilsley, Postdoc, Department of Laboratory Medicine

Matchmaking pitches

 

The theme session begins with a 3 min pitch from five presenting researchers in plenum, led by the pitch chair. Thereafter, all participants within the theme choose one topic (breakout room) for a more detailed discussion with the presenter. The session ends with a mingle. The participants are free to change topic (breakout room) when desired.  

Pitch chair: Lina Van Dooren, PhD student, Malmö Academy of Music

Matchmaking pitches

 

The theme session begins with a 3 min pitch from five presenting researchers in plenum, led by the pitch chair. Thereafter, all participants within the theme choose one topic (breakout room) for a more detailed discussion with the presenter. The session ends with a mingle. The participants are free to change topic (breakout room) when desired.  

Pitch chair: Claire Lyons, Department of Experimental Medical Science

Matchmaking pitches

 

The theme session begins with a 3 min pitch from five presenting researchers in plenum, led by the pitch chair. Thereafter, all participants within the theme choose one topic (breakout room) for a more detailed discussion with the presenter. The session ends with a mingle. The participants are free to change topic (breakout room) when desired.  

Pitch chair: Zahida Sarwary, Postdoc, Department of Business Administration

Matchmaking pitches

 

The theme session begins with a 3 min pitch from five presenting researchers in plenum, led by the pitch chair. Thereafter, all participants within the theme choose one topic (breakout room) for a more detailed discussion with the presenter. The session ends with a mingle. The participants are free to change topic (breakout room) when desired.  

15.00-15.15 Break

Welcome to participate in a short relaxing yoga session, guided by Cheryl Sjöström! The session takes 7 min. No specific preparation or equipment is needed. 

15.15-16.15 Panel Debate

The conference ends with a panel debate on ways forward and how to organise successful collaborations within the University and with external partners. The panel will discuss how to proceed with the experiences from the day, themes for future conferences and reflect on how research and education can be brought closer together. 

Moderator

  • Emily Boyd, Professor and Director, LUCSUS (Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies)

Panel

  • Lizette Gradén, Associate Professor, Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences
  • Sara Kauko, Postdoc, Department of Gender Studies
  • Henrik Smith, Professor, Centre for Environmental and Climate science, Director of Sustainability Forum
  • Maria Takman, PhD student, Department of Chemical Engineering

16.15-16.30 Summary and wrap up

Concluding remarks will be given by the Vice-Chancellor Erik Renström.

Time for the event:

4 May 2021 09:00 to 16:30

Location:

Online, Zoom

Target group:

The conference is primarily aimed at researchers associated with Lund University. However, we also welcome other researchers, stakeholders, and students who want to join the discussions and share their views and learn more about research conducted at Lund University.

Language:

English

Contact:

cerina [dot] wittbom [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se