1963-2013 - 50 years of Research for Social Change

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Events


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.

Highlights ...

Overcoming Inequalities in a Fractured World: Between Elite Power and Social Mobilization

Conference

8 - 9 Nov 2018, Rooms XVIII and XXIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Overcoming Inequalities in a Fractured World: Between Elite Power and Social Mobilization

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.


Overcoming Inequalities in a Fractured World: Between Elite Power and Social Mobilization

Roundtable

7 Nov 2018, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Engines of Inequality? Elites, Power and Politics

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?


Overcoming Inequalities in a Fractured World: Between Elite Power and Social Mobilization

Seminar Series

24 Oct 2018, Room VIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Blockchain for Inclusive and Sustainable Development: Fact or Fantasy?

This UNRISD Seminar will give development practitioners and researchers a better understanding of the potential of blockchain technology to contribute to the implementation and achievement of sustainable development. Speakers come from the blockchain community of thinkers, innovators and practitioners who are exploring the consequences of blockchain for social good and human development.


Overcoming Inequalities in a Fractured World: Between Elite Power and Social Mobilization

Workshop

25 Oct 2018, Room S4, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Monetary Innovation and Complementary Currencies Researcher Symposium

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.


Overcoming Inequalities in a Fractured World: Between Elite Power and Social Mobilization

Symposium

10 - 11 Dec 2018, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Life Along the Copper Value Chain: The Swiss Commodity Trading Hub and its Impact in the Global South

Monday, 10 December 2018, 18.00–20.00 (Public Roundtable) and Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 09.00-17.00 (Research Symposium). Both events are open to the public, and registration will open in the autumn. The events present the research results of the Valueworks project, funded by SNIS.