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Lecture Series on Goals for Sustainable Development Begins

The artec Sustainability Research Center will start a lecture series on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, on the topic “Goals for sustainable development: ambivalences of a global agenda.”

Starting in the summer semester of 2019, speakers from the University of Bremen and other research institutions will discuss Agenda 2030. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are United Nations policy objectives designed to ensure sustainable development at the economic, social, and environmental levels. All nations should take equal responsibility for them. But what exactly are the individual goals? Which problems are identified in them? Which solutions have been drafted? And what is the relationship between the goals? These are the topics of the lecture series.

An introductory event to the series of events will take place on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the rotunda of the Cartesium building of the University of Bremen. The objectives of the agenda are viewed from the perspective of science and politics. The four subsequent lectures will take place at the Haus der Wissenschaft, Sandstrasse 4/5.

The presentations in detail:

•    Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Michael Flitner (University of Bremen) and Jens Martens (Global Policy Forum): “Die SDGs in Wissenschaft und Politik” (The SDGs in science and politics); rotunda in the Cartesium building, Enrique-Schmidt-Str. 5.
•    Thursday, May 23, 2019, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Aram Ziai (University of Kassel): “Armutsbekämpfung im Kontext der SDGs” (Poverty reduction in the context of SDGs), Haus der Wissenschaft, Sandstrasse 4/5.

•    Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 6:30 pm to 8 p.m., Eva Senghaas-Knobloch (University of Bremen): “Würdige Arbeit – Schlüssel für nachhaltige Entwicklung” (Decent work – the key to sustainable development), Haus der Wissenschaft

•    Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Helmut Breitmeier (Justus Liebig University, Giessen): “Nachhaltigkeit im globalen Regimekomplex für Ernährung” (Sustainability in the global regime complex for food), Haus der Wissenschaft

•    Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Ines Weller (University of Bremen): “Geschlechtergerecht und/oder nachhaltig?” (Gender equitable and/or sustainable?), Haus der Wissenschaft

About the artec:

The artec Sustainability Research Center is an interdisciplinary center of the University of Bremen for scientific research on sustainable development and socio-ecological transformations. At the core of this scientific institution is an association of academics from various faculties, currently including Social Sciences, Production Engineering, and Cultural Studies.
Further information:


Dr. Sigrid Kannengießer
Academic Management
artec Sustainability Research Center
University of Bremen
Tel.: +49 421 218-61810


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