2017, Tackling Global Issues: Towards a New Era of Thinking and Acting?
The interdisciplinary course North South consists of a series of lectures by experts on contemporary development topics. These topics, in the framework of North-South relations, cover contemporary social phenomena in the South and the respective challenges to sustainable development in a variety of domains (e.g. education, law, international politics, health, agriculture, economics and management, etc.). It exposes students to a plurality of perspectives on local and global societal challenges at a time of unprecedented globalisation. It aims at providing a broader and deeper understanding of contemporary global issues and to develop students’ knowledge as well as a (self-) reflective and respectful perspective on other cultures.
This year, the course includes lectures by selected experts who will introduce you to relevant development issues in different societal fields. The lectures will deal with development challenges ranging from a general introduction to the Sustainable Development Goals, tackling Vultures: solutions to the debt crisis in Argentina, the effects of climate change on water resource availability in Cuba, personalized medicine for infectious disease control in developing countries, linking relief rehabilitation and development in the shelter and housing sector in Somalia, and the access to social protection minimum floors as a tool to end early marriage in Mozambique.
This course is an elective course open to all students and interested people (free of charge).
Thursday 9 February 2017
The Sustainable Development Goals: A Global Vision for Local Future-Proof Action
Peter Wollaert (Managing Director CIFAL Flanders)
Thursday 16 February 2017
Tackling the Vultures: solutions to the debt crisis
Jan Van De Poel (Policy officer on development finance, 11.11.11)
Thursday 23 February 2017
The effects of climate change on water resource availability in Cuba. Strategies for quality evaluation and assurance, in human consumption water reservoirs in eastern Cuba: A case study
Prof. Dr. Teresa De Los Milagros Orbera Raton (Universidad de Oriente, Cuba)
Thursday 2 March 2017
Personalized medicine for infectious disease control in developing countries
Prof. Dr. Annelies van Rie (University of Antwerp, Epidemiology for Global Health Institute)
Wednesday 8 March 2017
World Evening (Cultural evening with appetizers and workshops from all over the world)
Separate online registration required @ www.uhasselt.be/Worldevening
Thursday 9 March 2017
Linking relief rehabilitation and development in the shelter and housing sector in Somalia
Martijn Goddeeris (UNHCR Somalia, Kenya)
Thursday 16 March 2017
Access to social protection minimum floors as a tool to end early marriage in Mozambique
Dr. Farida Mamad (Human Rights Council, Mozambique)
Thursday 23 March 2017
Development cooperation and climate adaptation in the Global South
Symposium on Climate Change in collaboration with the City of Hasselt
(More details on information and separate registration available soon)