Academic Activism

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


In light of the ongoing climate emergency and mass extinction, members of society are increasingly taking to public activism. In parallel, universities around the globe are urged to advance their sustainability commitments and take a leading role in the transition to a sustainable society.

In this event, a panel of students and researchers will explore the concept of activism within academia. In the time of a global emergency, what can or should researchers and students do in order to bring about change - at their universities, in the lecture hall, and through their research and studies? What could activism within academia entail? Does it, can, or should it exist? If so, in what shape?

Steven Curtis - PhD student, IIIEE
Martin Jarenmark - Research engineer, Department of Geology
Milan Loose - Master student, IIIEE
Kimberly Nicholas - Associate Professor, LUCSUS
Lisa Quartey - Bachelor student, Centre for Languages and Literature
Josefine Sarkez - PhD student, Division of Ethnologyl
Period2020 Apr 20
Event titleActivism within Academia, Live-streamed Panel Discussion, Organised by Lund University Sustainability Forum and IIIEE - International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Event typeConference