Making hope possible
On scaling up engaged scholarship for socio-ecological transformation
3rd International Transdisciplinary Biennial on Environmental Justice
August, 25-29, 2024
The International Transdisciplinary Biennial on Environmental Justice at Lassalle-Institute (Switzerland) offers an inter- and transdisciplinary platform for common activities (such as research exchange, communicative validation of results, networking, methodological innovations) between engaged scientists and reflective practitioners concerned by socio-ecological transformation.
The Biennial is aimed at scientific team leaders, senior and junior researchers, students, activists and decision-makers in industry, public administration and politics engaged in the topic and in transformation projects. As hosting organization operated by the worldwide Society of Jesus (religious order of the catholic church), Lassalle-Institute (Zug/Zürich) builds bridges between different spiritual traditions as well as between sciences, diverse fields of professional practice, industry and civil society since many years.
At the Biennial in 2024, the common work on environmental justice will focus in particular on the question of how hope can be made possible by action oriented transdisciplinary collaboration in view of aggravating crisis of climate change and biodiversity and of the need for decrease of global injustice.
Please find the The Call for Papers below.
Please upload your submission(s) of a conference contribution/of conference contributions till January 31st 2024 here:
For further questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Costs for accommodation, full board: CHF 600 / Participation fee: CHF 400
For participants presenting a paper and partners of the conference the accomodation costs are waved.
For participants from the Global South stipends for travel costs as well as 50% of the participation fee are offered in limited numbers (contact: email@example.com, until January 31st 2024).
For questions about our key concepts on Transdisciplinarity which we are approaching see here:
Peer Review Process
Prof. Amar KJR Nayak, Xavier Institute of Management, XIM University Bhubaneswar, India: From anthropocentric to ecosystemic transdisciplinary methodologies: science, philosophy, and methods
Prof. Chinwe Ifejika Speranza, University of Berne, Switzerland: Bridging Theory and Practice in Transdisciplinary Research of Social-Ecological Systems
Roberto Jaramillo SJ, Director of the Secretariat for Social Justice and Ecology (SJES), Jesuit Curia, Rome, Italy
Academic Committee (continually updated)
Sabine Bieri, Stefan Einsiedel, Chinwe Ifejika Speranza, Alberto Irezabal, Martin Kolmar, Daniel Lang, Jaqueline Loos, Amar Nayak, Vanja Romlin, Peter Rožič, Maria Dolores Sanchez Galera, Barbara Schellhammer, Ivo Wallimann-Helmer, Sascha Spoun, Peter Stücheli-Herlach, Pedro Walpole
Organizational Committee (continually updated)
Valerio Ciriello, Diana Giraldo, Chinwe Ifejika Speranza, Tobias Karcher, Alberto Irezabal, Jacqueline Loos, Fabian Moos, Vanja Romlin, Peter Rožič, Maria Dolores Sanchez Galera, Peter Stücheli-Herlach, Robert Unteregger, Pedro Walpole
Learn more about past conferences
Environmental Justice Conference 2021
Lassalle-Institut, Zug/Zürich (CH)
Yann Arthus-Bertrand, La Terre vue du ciel (Copyright YAB)
The Lassalle-Haus is a Jesuit centre and is located close to Zug, in the heart of Switzerland. The location can easily be reached from Zürich Airport with public transport (train/bus) within 90 minutes.More Details