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Research Globalisation Studies Groningen (GSG)

Annual Globalisation Studies Conference

When:We 18-02-2015 09:00 - 17:15
Where:Zittingszaal, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Oude Boteringestraat 38
Please find below the rich and inspiring programme of our 2015 Globalisation Studies conference introducing to you new projects, new research, and recently joined staff.  A festive networking event that links you to what is all sprouting and blossoming in the field of Globalisation Studies at our university.

You are most welcome to participate!


Also downloadable as pdf-version

09.00 - 09.15 Welcome with Coffee and Tea
09.15 - 09.30 Opening by Director GSG
09.30 - 10.15

Global Economics

Gaaitzen de Vries (Groningen Growth and Development Centre - GGDC)
Are Emerging Countries Catching Up? The Spatial Geography of Knowledge-Intensive Activities in Global Production of Manufactures

Sun Choi (Faculty of Economics and Business + CEASG)
Individual Risk Propensity in a Group Situation: Cross-Cultural Comparison

10.15 - 11.00 Global Peace and Conflict

Kim Knibbe (Religious Studies)
Religion, Conflict and the Public Domain

Margaret Angucia (UMU; Uganda)
Youth in Post-Conflict Uganda
11.00 - 11.15 Coffee break
11.15 – 12.30 Global Energy and Environment

Anette Scheepstra (Willem Barentsz Polar Institute)
Polar research at the University of Groningen

Stefan Weisshaar (Law) + Tjalling Halbertsma (CEASG)
Policy conflicts between Energy Market integration and Climate Policy

Anne Beaulieu (Energy Academy Europe)
EnergySense, population research and global energy system modelling at the Energy Academy Europe
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.45

Issues in Health, Land and Religion

Hinke Haisma
(Spatial Sciences)
Towards contextually adjusted measures of Healthy Child Growth

Leon Verstappen (Law)
The Land Portal and the Global Land Tool Network; Research, debate, information and data sharing on land issues around the world

Stefania Travagnin
(Religious Studies)
The Religious Narrative of Modern China: Updating the Local Past & Embracing Global Patterns

14.45 – 15.00 Tea break
15.00 – 15.45 PhD presentations

Petro Kuzyk (Ukraine; Arts)
East – West trajectory dilemma’s in Ukraine’s post-communist transformation

Philippe Hannah (Brazil; Spatial Sciences)
The social impacts of large projects and Indigenous Peoples in Brazil: rights, processes and protests

Ida Lyatonga (Tanzania; Law)
The influence of women councilors in Local Government decision making
15.45 – 16.30 Inter-university linkages

George Openjuru (Gulu University, Uganda)
Developing a university in a post-conflict situation
Discussant: Arlindo Sitoe (UEM, Mozambique)
16.30 – 17.15 Drinks & opening of photo exhibition on Mongolia
(in Faculty of Arts former library)

“Rediscovering the Gandan manuscripts”
photos by the award-winning photographer Mareike Günsche – currently University of Groningen NOHA student