12 Feb

via Zoom

Towards a transformative Science? – responsibilities, credibility and value systems

seminars, workshops |
A yellow flower in cracked soil. Photo.

The series of Climate Conversations at SLU continues. This time SLU Global and the Future Platforms invite you to an internal scientific dialogue on transformative science –responsibilities, credibility and value systems. The target group is researchers and research support staff within any field at SLU, with an interest in research relating to climate change. The last registration day is 5 February. Most welcome to participate!



Target group: SLU researchers and research support staff within any field at SLU, with an interest in research relating to climate change

Keynote speakers: Erik Hysing, SLU & Madalina Vlasceanu, New York University and director of the Collective Cognition Lab 

Moderators: Nina Vogel & Susanna Sternberg Lewerin

Language: English

Date and time: 12 February between 14:30–17:00

The last registration day: 5 February (see the registration form below)

Digital on Zoom with a chance for a networking fika between 14:30 to 14:50 – the webinar starts at 15:00


14:30 Coffee mingle with warming-up questions 

15:00 Welcome

15:20 Erik Hysing 

15:40 Discussion  

16:00 Madalina Vlasceanu

16:20 Discussion

17:00 Closure 


Erik Hysing is Professor in Political Science and his academic work has mainly focused on environmental governance with a broad theoretical and empirical interest in issues of policy change and implementation, public administration and the role of public officials, citizen participation and democratic legitimacy, and new forms of governance.

Madalina Vlasceanus is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and her research focuses on the cognitive and social processes that shape individuals’ and collectives’ memories, beliefs, and behaviours, with direct applications for policy. It is situated at the intersection of basic and applied science, incorporates an interdisciplinary perspective, and directly informs policy relevant to current societal issues, such as the climate crisis.


Time: 2024-02-12 14:30 - 17:00
City: via Zoom
Organiser: SLU Future One Health, SLU Future Food, SLU Future Forests, SLU Urban Futures and SLU Global.
Last signup date: 5 February 2024
Additional info:

Background and initiators

The ongoing climate change is a complex societal challenge that requires interdisciplinary research. In 2021, SLU’s Future Platforms and SLU Globaltherefore started a series of climate conversation webinars with the background of the IPCC reports, intending to increase the scientific conversation about climate change across disciplines at SLU.

More about the series of Climate Conversations at SLU.