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Interview with the editors of the new book Towards a Political Economy of Degrowth

degrowth In 2015-2016, Ekaterina Chertkovskaya and Alexander Paulsson were coordinators of the Degrowth Theme at the Pufendorf IAS. On the 28 of November, almost five years later, they are launching a new book on the subject, Towards a Political Economy of Degrowth.

Critical Explorations of Crisis: Politics, Precariousness, and Potentialities

CRISIS Mo Hamsa How, on what basis, by whom and in what context is crisis proclaimed? What does crisis mean for social justices, security, and rights in particular contexts for various groups due to gender, sexuality, age, ethnicity, class, and body-ableness? And to what extent does crisis language open up avenues for agency, counter-politics, and various moral/ethical calls for change? These are some of the questions that will be discussed during a symposium, organised by the Pufendorf IAS Theme CRISIS, on October 21-22.

New Themes and Advanced Study Groups 2019-2020

group work We welcome five new Themes and five new Advanced Study Groups, 2019-2020

Conference "Is the Future of Agriculture Perennial?"

perennial agriculture field From the 6th through the 10th of May, about 90 specially invited researchers from around the world will meet at the Pufendorf IAS in Lund to present and discuss progress, challenges and future avenues regarding the development and upscaling of perennial agriculture.

Fighting Climate Change – Mapping the pathway with social movements

social movements The Pufendorf IAS Advanced Study Group 'Civil Society and Sustainability Studies' has invited climate change activist and founder of Bill McKibben and climate change activist and Swedish labor and transport union representative Ulf Jarnefjord to hold a public lecture on climate change and social movements.

Visions for a sustainable food system

wheat agriculture How can we create a sustainable agriculture and food system that can feed and nourish a growing population while carefully managing the Earth’s resources and reduce emission levels? Replacing meat with plant based protein alternatives and shifting to a perennial agriculture could be one way forward. The Pufendorf IAS Themes, The Protein Shifts and Domestication shares their visions on how we can rethink the ways we produce and consume food in the future.


migration Reflections and lessons learned from the Pufendof IAS Migration Initiative and the Migration symposium

Urban Creativity presented at the Street Art & Urban Creativity conference

Urban creativity picture The new Pufendorf IAS theme Urban Creativity presented at the Street Art & Urban Creativity conference in Lisbon, Portual

Meet our new director, Ann-Katrin Bäcklund

AKB Pufendorfinstitutet The Pufendorf Institute’s new director Ann-Katrin Bäcklund had an intensive start, as she began her new job in the middle of the application period for the autumn’s Themes. Now that the process has been completed, she looks forward to finding her own work rhythm and having time to immerse herself in the research at the institute as well as continue to develop the institute. Her main task will be to increase awareness about the Pufendorf Institute and to attract more researchers at the University to apply there.