Ceres21 Workshop at the Inter University Centre, Dubrovnik
The workshop will explore the basis for sustainable development at both governance, business and cultural levels. At the business level the workshop focuses on front running green and social entrepreneurs, niche markets and attempts at mainstreaming new clean tech. and poverty reducing approaches in core sector of the economy. At the governance level the workshop will analyze innovative environmental, social and transparency oriented policies and inquire how the combination of civil society organizations and open media communication can provide new catalysts and channels for green and socially oriented collective concerns and can exert political pressure on political actors at the various level of government –national, supranational and sub-national levels. At the cultural level the workshop will examine the way cultural values, symbols and practices may be harnessed in the project of building a sustainable future.
The workshop will further also explore sustainability focused industrial, governance and civic entrepreneurship across regions at different stages of development. Studies will therefore be commissioned to compare industrial and governance entrepreneurship across the rich North, the rapidly growing East and the poorer South.
The event will take place at the Inter University Centre, Dubrovnik 27 September – 1 October, organized by the Norwegian School of Management, Oslo University and the University of Milan. It will consists of 3 two day sessions bringing together a number of prominent scholars on rethinking paradigm shifts for sustainability in Governance, Culture and Business. A limited number of stipends to finance travel and accommodation are available.
See subheading "Presentations" under "Published" for pdf files of the presentations.
Pictures from the event:
Martin Jänicke, Freie Universität Berlin.
Tom Burns, Uppsala Universitet
Alberto Martinelli, University of Milan
Karl Gerth, Oxford University
Miranda Schreurs, Freie Universität Berlin
Audrey Gadzekpo, University of Ghana
Harld Bøckman, SUM, University of Oslo
Paddy Coulter, Oxford University
Atle Midttun, BI School of Management
Nicola Pasini, University of Milan
Yoseph Yaro, University of Ghana
Rafal Riedel, University of Opole and ARENA, UiO
Jin Wang, Sun Yat-Sen University
Amadu Mahama, NewEnergy, Ghana
Kimberly Eriksen, University of Oslo
Damagoj Racic, Knowledge Network
Paul Ray, World Forum
Lutz Mez, Freie Universität Berlin