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GSG Annual Conference: Global Norms and Local Implementations

14 January 2014


Tuesday 14 January 2014 Globalisation Studies Groningen will organize its annual conference with the central theme: "Global Norms and Local Implementations". From 10.45 hr onwards everybody is welcome in the Grote Vergaderzaal (Oude Boteringestraat 44).

Professors from the University of Groningen will give presentations about their current research projects linked to the central theme of this conference. Amongst the speakers are: Professor Lubbert Dijkhuizen (Microbiology), Professor Tjalling Halbertsma (East Asian Studies), Professor Frank Vanclay (Cultural Geography) and Professor Nico Bos (Global Health).

At 16.15 hr, the inaugural lecture of Professor Joost Herman (director of GSG and Professor Globalisation Studies and Humanitarian Action) will be held in the aula (Academy Building), entitled: "The Socialisation of Globalisation: the Case of Humanitarian Action". Please register for this event through:

From 17:00 hr a reception will be offered.

Full Programme

Location: Grote vergaderzaal, Bestuursgebouw, Oude Boteringestraat 44

10.45 - 11.15 hr Welcome with coffee and tea
11.15 - 11.45 hr Prof. Tjalling Halbertsma "Centre for East Asian Studies Groningen: Mongolia's third neighbour policy"
11.45 - 12.15 hr

Newly started projects:

  • Dr. Cecile de Milliano: The Partners for Resilience Project
  • Mr. dr. Birgit Toebes: The Essential Legislation for Medicine Access (ELMA) Project
  • Dr. Ron Holzhacker: The World Bank/Spirit Programme: the SInGa Project
12.15 - 13.00 hr Prof. Frank Vanclay "How do UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights influence Social Impact Assessment and Corporate Projects like Mines and Dams?"
13.00 - 13.45 hr Lunch
13.45 - 14.30 hr Prof. Lubbert Dijkhuizen "Regional Collaboration in the Carbohydrate Competence Center"
14.30 - 15.00 hr

Newly started projects:

  • Dr. Peter Weesie: EDULINK/PSBA Project: Food Security and Biosafety in Africa
  • Prof. Andrej Zwitter: Innovation in Data Ethics and Analysis (IDEA) Project
  • Dr. Sjaak Swart: ERAfrica Programme: Addressing the Societal Challenges of Biotechnology in Africa
15.00 - 15.45 hr Prof. Nico Bos "Socialisation of Globalisation: Global Health in Medical Education"
15.45 - 16.00 hr Coffee/tea break

Location: Aula, Academy Building, Broerstraat 5

16.15 - 17.00 hr Inaugural speech Prof. Joost Herman "Socialisation of Globalisation: the Case of Humanitarian Action". Please register through:
17.00 - 18.30 hr Reception in the Spiegelzaal

Aula Academy Building
Aula Academy Building
Last modified:29 October 2016 12.13 a.m.

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