Exploring the Frontiers of Political Ecology


Exploring the Frontiers of Political Ecology - International Conference
UNIL - Geopolis
October 11, 2016

During this full-day colloquium, researchers, PhD students and practitioners will have the opportunity to discuss the field of political ecology through two public lectures and two workshops.

The focus will be on how political ecology is appropriated, used, and reworked across disciplines and research traditions, and to assess whether bridging political ecology with other disciplines might be the way in which political ecology can continue to enrich its future contributions to understanding pressing issues of environmental sustainability and social justice.


Organised by the Institute of Geography and Sustainability of the University of Lausanne and co-sponsored by the Doctoral School in Geography of the Conference of Universities of Western Switzerland (CUSO).


  • 09h30 - Geopolis 2129
    Political Ecology and Science & Technology Studies : uncertainty and climate change in India.
    Lyla Mehta, Professorial Research Fellow Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, UK
  • 11h20 - Geopolis 2122
    What is Political Ecology for you?
    Roundtable chaired by Christian Kull, Professor, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 14h00 - Geopolis 2129
    Violent frontiers
    Benedikt Korf, Professor of Political Geography University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • 15h50 - Geopolis 2122
    Bridging with other disciplines: enriching Political Ecology for the future?
    Workshop chaired by Christian Kull, Professor, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Venue and practical information

The conference will take place in the "Géopolis" building on University of Lausanne’s Campus. You can find the location map here.

Please note that the conference site is easily accessible from Lausanne city centre with public transportation.

Admission is free.

Contact: helene.weber@unil.ch