'The Many Dimensions of a Crisis'

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Title 'The Many Dimensions of a Crisis'
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Description A crisis is an event that can have very negative consequences, which can sometimes be long term or even permanent. In the media, there are regular references to a “climate crisis”, “refugee crisis” or “health crisis”. But, what does the term “crisis” actually mean? And can a deepened understanding of crises contribute to future humanitarian initiatives?

These are some of the issues that will be explored by a newly started Advanced Study Group (ASG) at the Pufendorf Institute. The group, led by Helle Rydström, a professor at Lund University’s Department of Gender Studies, brings together researchers in gender and masculinity research, anthropology, sustainable development studies, risk research, political science and human rights.
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2017 Aug 25

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  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
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A crisis is an event that can have very negative consequences, which can sometimes be long term or even permanent. In the media, there are regular references to a “climate crisis”, “refugee crisis” or “health crisis”. But, what does the term “crisis” actually mean? And can a deepened understanding of crises contribute to future humanitarian initiatives?

These are some of the issues that will be explored by a newly started Advanced Study Group (ASG) at the Pufendorf Institute. The group, led by Helle Rydström, a professor at Lund University’s Department of Gender Studies, brings together researchers in gender and masculinity research, anthropology, sustainable development studies, risk research, political science and human rights.
2017 Aug 25