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POLISES Welcomes First International Guest Scholar

by David

Mohammed Mahdi, Professor of Rural Sociology at Morocco’s National School of Agriculture ENA in Meknès, was a guest of the POLISES group in Leipzig for ten days.

This period of intensive collaboration...

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Nomads and Climate Change

by David

The New Internationalist blog, in a recent article, investigates the implications of climate change for the livelihoods of today's nomads. While the history of nomadic people was often characterised by conflict...

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Being Transdisciplinary in the Mountains

by David

In a ski resort village in the French Alps, about twenty researchers convened two weeks ago to discuss challenges and best practices in transdisciplinary mountain research. Transdis… what? Simply put, this term...

Workshops, Research & Debate

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A Quick Research Trip

by David

Once again, I (David) had the privilege to travel to Morocco for a few days. The main purpose of this trip was to meet our POLISES partner, Professor Mohamed Mahdi from the National School of Agriculture. We got together several times, both...

Research & Debate, Travel

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Kick-off Meeting in Bonn

by Birgit Müller

In January, shortly after our group was complete, we travelled to Bonn where all the Junior Research Groups funded along with our own got to meet and socialise. In a former theological seminary converted into part retirement home and part fancy hotel, 19 projects from all over Germany and from...

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