UNRISD hosts international conferences and special events, many of which are open to the public. Workshops are also organized by the Institute in order to promote exchange among members of our project research teams.
This section of the UNRISD site provides information about both public and non-public events.
UNRISD supports the Panel Parity Pledge
of the International Geneva Gender Champions initiative, aiming to have equal numbers of women and men speaking on its panels. UNRISD Director Paul Ladd is a Gender Champion
8 - 9 Nov 2018, Rooms XVIII and XXIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
At this major international conference, experts from different disciplines and communities will bring together new evidence and analysis of inequalities, the power of elites, and progressive alliances for more equitable, sustainable, and just societies. Together they will look to identify innovative ways in which diverse actors can work together to design and deliver a transformative eco-social compact for the 21st century.
7 Nov 2018, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
The roundtable will bring together thought leaders, influencers and advocates for change to discuss the growing influence of elite power and the deepening of global inequalities, and what can be done to counteract these trends. Key questions are: How did we arrive at this moment in which the richest 1% of the population holds half of the world’s wealth? What kinds of fractures has this extreme concentration of wealth wrought, be they economic, political, cultural, social, spatial, or environmental? And what space is there for progressive change in a context where those in power act to preserve the systems from which they benefit?
25 Oct 2018, Room S4, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
This Researcher Symposium looks at the broader implications for a sustainable society of a host of different monetary innovations including monetary decentralization via digital or physical currencies, and currencies using blockchain or cryptography for security. Post-doctoral, doctoral, and masters researchers will discuss legal, sociological, developmental, political, anthropological, management and economics perspectives.