Polar Social Sciences & Humanities : Spotlight on Swiss Research

Provisionary Programme 

10:00 – 10:30               

 

Welcome & Coffee
10:30 – 10:55

 

Introduction by Yvon Csonka and SPI
10:55 – 11:15

 

Round of introductions

 

11:15 – 12:15

 

Peter Schweitzer, Head of the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna and Director of the Austrian Polar Research Institute on “How to Foster Arctic Social Science in a Non-Arctic Country”

 

12:15 – 13:15                

 

Lunch break
13:15 – 15:30

 

Inputs on current research topics and projects by the Swiss research community

Open discussion and inputs by participants on current projects and collaboration avenues

 

15:30 – 15:45

 

Word from the FDFA, Grégoire Hauser, towards a Swiss polar policy

 

15:45 – 16:15 Wrap-up by Yvon Csonka and SPI
 

16:15                              

 

Networking drink

 

Date                          18 February 2020

Location                  Swiss Academy of Human and Social Sciences, Bern

RSVP at secretariat.spi@epfl.ch.