Summer term 2017


Community Mobilization Strategies in Cambodia

Community Mobilization Strategies in Cambodia

Mr. Sonnenberg will be talking about "Community Mobilization Strategies in Cambodia" on June 29th 2017.

Over a period of two years beginning in 2013, Stephan Sonnenberg supervised a research initiative in collaboration with (LICADHO) a prominent Cambodian human rights organization to document “successful” examples of community mobilization in Cambodia, and through that effort to capture the essence of what distinguishes such “successful” examples from other, less successful or less effective efforts. The talk will focus both on the experiences of such community mobilization efforts, as well as on the pertinent lessons for the international development community — especially those efforts prioritizing community empowerment as one of its key desired outcomes.

Mr. Sonnenberg works as the Associate Dean of Experiential Education and Director of the ADR Clinic at Bhutan’s first Law School, the Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law.

The lecture will be followed by an open discussion. In Anglo-American tradition, catering will be provided during the lecture. The event is open for everyone and participation is free of charge. Please register until June 26th  via law@boku.ac.at.

Further information about Mr. Sonnenberg and his lecture is available here: "Community Mobilization Strategies in Cambodia".

The lecture will take place in the Guttenberghaus SR 02, Feistmantelstraße 4, 1180 Vienna.

The LunchTimeSeries on Law, Technology & Society (LTS) is organized by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Iris Eisenberger, in collaboration with Univ.-Prof. Dr. Konrad Lachmayer. You can find the complete programm of the semester here.

Optimising the Supply of New Technologies

Optimising the Supply of New Technologies

Dr. Kownatka will be holding a talk about „Optimising the Supply with New Technologies” (in German) on the 22nd of June 2017.

The epidemic increase of chronical diseases such as diabetes is a threat to our health-systems. Which roles can new technologies play? Which supply-systems promise solutions? What does that mean for the stakeholders involved? Dr. Kownatka will focus on these questions during her talk and tries to show possible solutions. Dr. Kownatks is a member of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing as well as different Task Forces of the European industry association MedTech Europe.

The lecture will be followed by an open discussion. In Anglo-American tradition, catering will be provided during the lecture. The event is open for everyone and participation is free of charge. Please register until June 19th  via law@boku.ac.at.

Further information about Dr. Ellison and her lecture is available here: "Optimising the Supply with New Technologies".

The lecture will take place in the Guttenberghaus SR 02, Feistmantelstraße 4, 1180 Vienna.

The LunchTimeSeries on Law, Technology & Society (LTS) is organized by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Iris Eisenberger, in collaboration with Univ.-Prof. Dr. Konrad Lachmayer. You will find the complete programm of the semester here.

Nuclear Imaginaries in Japan: From Hiroshima to Fukushima

Nuclear Imaginaries in Japan: From Hiroshima to Fukushima

Dr. Kyoko Sato, Ph.D, will be talking about "Nuclear Imaginaries in Japan: From Hiroshima to Fukushima" on June 21st 2017 as part of the LunchTimeSeries on Law, Technology and Society.

The talk will explore how understanding and representation of nuclear technology developed in Japan from the 1945 bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to the 2011 nuclear accident in Fukushima and its aftermath, and how specific nuclear imaginaries shaped and were shaped by the development of policy, politics and technology. Through this examination, it also addresses the following questions: How and why Japan, after the tragic and catastrophic bombings, came to embrace nuclear power production so enthusiastically? How did Fukushima change cultural meanings, narratives and images of the nuclear in Japan? What implications do these changes have for the future of nuclear governance in Japan and beyond?

Kyoko Sato is the Associate Director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at Stanford University. Her research explores how cultural meanings, politics, and institutional frameworks intersect in the development of sociotechnical systems. She is currently conducting a multi-year study on nuclear governance in Japan and the United States, specifically examining how it evolved in postwar years and what impact the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has had on it in both countries.

The lecture will be followed by an open discussion. In Anglo-American tradition, catering will be provided during the lecture. The event is open for everyone and participation is free of charge. Please register until June 19th via law(at)boku.ac.at.

Further information about Dr. Kyoko and her lecture is available here: “Nuclear Imaginaries in Japan: From Hiroshima to Fukushima“.

The lecture will take place in the Gregor Mendel Haus HS VI, Gregor-Mendel-Straße 33, 1180 Wien.

The LunchTimeSeries on Law, Technology & Society (LTS) is organized by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Iris Eisenberger, in collaboration with Univ.-Prof. Dr. Konrad Lachmayer. You can find the complete programm of the summer term here.

The use of interdisciplinarity in solving societal problems – a focus on health

The use of interdisciplinarity in solving societal problems – a focus on health

Dr. Amanda Ellison, Ph.D, PAmond Physiology will start the lectures series on Law, Technology and Society (LTS) on May 18 2017. She will be talking about "The use of interdisciplinarity in solving societal problems – a focus on health".

This year's first lecture from the LunchTimeSeries on Law, Technology and Society is held by Dr. Amanda Ellison from the University of Durham. Under the topic “The use of interdisciplinarity in solving societal problems – a focus on health” she will be talking about the interactions between human behaviour, health, wellbeing and life prospects.

Amanda Ellison is a neuroscientist who never got past the why phase. Interdisciplinary is fundamental to her approach and as Director of the Wolfson Research Institute of Health and Wellbeing, she has brought the philosophy to bear by addressing the beginning, the middle and the end of societal problems relating to health and wellbeing.

The lecture will be followed by an open discussion. In Anglo-American tradition, catering will be provided during the lecture. The event is open for everyone and participation is free of charge. Please register until May 15th  via law@boku.ac.at.

Further information about Dr. Ellison and her lecture is available here: "The use of interdisciplinarity in solving societal problems – a focus on health".

The lecture will take place in the Guttenberghaus SR 02, Feistmantelstraße 4, 1180 Vienna.

The LunchTimeSeries on Law, Technology & Society (LTS) is organized by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Iris Eisenberger, in collaboration with Univ.-Prof. Dr. Konrad Lachmayer. You will find the complete programm of the semester here.

The LTS enters into the summer term 2017!

For the third consecutive semester Univ.-Prof. Dr. Iris Eisenberger from the Institute of Law at the University of Natural and Life Sciences organises, together with Univ.-Prof. Dr. Konrad Lachmayer from the Sigmund Freud University, the Lunch Time Series on Law, Technology and Society (LTS).

The first lecture, on the 18st of May 2017, will be given by Dr. Amanda Ellison, Ph.D, BAmod Physiology (University of Durham), who will speak on "The use of interdisciplinarity in solving societal problems - a focus on health".

On the 21st of June Dr. Kyoko Sato, Ph.D (STS Associate Director, Standford University) will hold a lecture on "Nuclear Imaginaries in Japan: From Hiroshima to Fukushima".

On the 22th of June 2017, Dr. Dagmar Kownatka (Roche Diabetes Care Deutschland GmbH) will talk on "Optimising the Supply with new Technologies".

The last lecture of the semester, "Community Mobilization Strategies in Cambodia" will be given on 29th of June 2017 by Dr. Stephan Sonnenberg (Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law).

After the lectures a public discussion takes place. Based on the Anglo-American model of Lunch Time Series the Institute of Law will provide catering. The event is open to all and participation is free of charge. Please register in advance under: law(at)boku.ac.at