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OnderzoekGlobalisation Studies Groningen (GSG)

GSG Forum Conference Day

When:Fr 15-12-2017 12:30 - 17:30
Where:Marie Loke Room and Weber Foyer (ground floor, Harmonie building)


  • to celebrate the new financing period of GSG
  • to introduce to the RUG community newly appointed staff and new project in the fields of globalisation, development and humanitarianism
  • to link up with other RUG researchers, be inspired, make friends, develop new collaborations

Provisional Programme

12.00 - 13.00 Lunch
13.00 - 13.15

Introduction to new developments at GSG bij prof. Joost Herman
+ quick round of PhD posterpresenters

13.15 - 14.30

Jana Hönke (IRIO / Arts) on her ERC project
Africa’s ‘Infrastructure Globalities’: Rethinking the Political Geographies of Economic Hubs from the Global South

Andrej Zwitter (Campus Friesland) on the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie RISE
Preparedness and Resilience to address Urban Vulnerability (PRUV)

Brigit Toebes (Law) on the programme
The global rise in noncommunicable diseases: multidisciplinary challenges

Max van der Berg (GSG)
Dutch contributions  to global sustainable development strategy

14.30 - 15.15 Poster session and tea
15.15 - 16.30

Dirk Akkermans (FEB)
Net profit flow per country from 1980 to 2009: The long-term effects of foreign direct investment

Menno Gerkema (FST) on the STINGS programme
Introduction of agricultural innovation in  Africa

Timothy Wittig (Arts / Centre for Security and Sustainability)
Wildlife Trafficking and the Social Determinants of Illicit Trade

Sunkung Choi (FEB) on the Pusan (S.Korea)– Groningen linkage and on
Risk perception and consumer behaviour in the electricity market in Korea

Frank Gaenssmantel (Arts) on his KNAW project
Economic, political and legal influences on China-EU economic diplomacy

16.30 - 17.30 Drinks in the Weber Foyer