Prof. Roger Zetter

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The Hugo Observatory will host Professor Roger Zetter (University of Oxford, UK) in Liège for a series of lectures on environmental migration during the 2018 Fall Semester.

This appointment takes place within the framework of the Environmental Diplomacy and Geopolitics (EDGE) project, a EU-funded project implemented under the Horizon 2020 programme by the University of Liège, the University of Economics in Bratislava (EUBA) and Sciences Po Paris. Part of this project’s planned activities include the hosting of a rotating Chair in Environmental Diplomacy by each partner institution. Professor Clive Hamilton (Charles Sturt University, Australia) has served as the first EDGE Chair, followed by Dr. Alex de Sherbinin (Columbia University, USA). Professor Zetter will then take over as the last rotating Chair under the EDGE project.

The lectures will take place as follows:

  • Thursday November 8th, 17:00-19:00 (Auditoire Sporck, B11 Building, Sart Tilman Campus, University of Liège): “Refugee Labelling – Why They Are Not Climate Refugees”
  • Friday November 9th, 14:00-16:00 (Place du 20 Août, University of Liège): “Climate Change and Population Displacement – A Macro and Micro Analysis of Mediating Political Power”
  • Thursday November 22nd, 18:00-20:00 (Cité Miroir): “From Macro-Economy to Political Economy: Situating the Refugee Development Discourse at the Large Scale”
  • Friday November 23rd, 17:00-19:00 (Arlon Campus): “Forced Displacement and Development: Evaluating Policy Coherence”

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