Thor Heyerdahl Summer School
Welcome to the Thor Heyerdahl Summer School in Environmental Governance
Evy Jørgensen and Josie Teurlings
The status of our natural environments – both locally and globally – warrants action. The Thor Heyerdahl Summer School in Environmental Governance aims at giving PhDs and young researchers the opportunity to develop high level skills in analysing environmental governance issues. The Summer School will offer an arena for critical reflection on the present status of both theory and practice in the field, and an opportunity to discuss alternatives to current developments and solutions.
The Summer School will organise one 10 ECTS course per year (2011 and 2012).
The idea behind this summer school is to bring renowned researchers of environmental governance to work with a selected group of PhD students/young researchers from all over the world. This way we aim at creating a forum for students of environmental governance across the globe. The Summer School will consist of a series of annual courses.
Clive Spash, Oran Young, Frank Biermann and Elinor Østrom
Photo: Evy Jørgensen
The second course will be organised in 2012 from June 25 - July 06. The topic will be Global Environmental Governance. Key speakers during this course will be:
Frank Biermann, professor at the Free University of Amsterndam,
Clive Spash, professor at Vienna University of Economics and Business and
Oran Young, professor emeritus at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
The course will focus on the frontiers of theory formation in the field of global environmental governance emphasizing both the earth systems dimension and the issue of international environmental agreements.
The first course was organised 20 June – 1 July, 2011. The topic was ‘Environmental governance: Institutions for sustainable development’.
Nobel laureate Elinor Ostrom attended the first course as speaker and hence set the tone and standard for the summer school series.
The Summer School is organised by the Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric
), the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Professor Arild Vatn is responsible for convening the whole series.
The Summer School is established in cooperation with the Thor Heyerdahl Institute
. The Norwegian research institutes CICERO
, the Fridtjof Nansen Institute
and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
(NUPI) support the school by participating in planning and lecturing. The Summer School is also supported by the International Society for Ecological Economics ISEE
, the European Society for Ecological Economics ESEE
and the Earth System Governance Project
Please read more
about the international Thor Heyerdahl summer school series and the course in 2012.
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