Events

With its Jour Fixe-Presentations, which include reports on results and progress of research, the SOCIUM offers the wider public a regional discussion forum on issues of social inequality and social policy.

Additionally, every semester scholars and practitioners with professional backgrounds are invited to the SOCIUM in order to analyze questions on health economics and health policies. These lectures of the Colloquium on Health Policy (Gesundheitspolitisches Kolloquium) are also open to the public.

Established to strengthen the University’s high-profile area Social sciences the bridge professorship “Qualitative Methods and Microsociology” offers lectures and international workshops on Mixed Methods, Social Network Analysis and Comparative Methods.

The SOCIUM also organizes a variety of conferences, lectures and workshops to present and discuss recent societal developments regarding inequality and social policy research.

20.11.2019 - 20.11.2019Lecture

FINEPRINT: tracing environmental impacts of resource extraction along global supply chains

Dr. Stefan Giljum (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
Place:
Unicom
Room: 7.1020
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time:
2.15 pm - 3.45 pm
Organization:
Lecture Series:
Jour Fixe
Semester:
WiSe 2019/20

 

In the era of globalised supply chains, consumption has developed into a major, geographically distant driver of various local impacts in countries producing raw materials. In my presentation, I introduce a new framework that connects spatiotemporal databases to global economic input-output models. This novel methodology is developed in the ERC-funded project ‘FINEPRINT’ (www.fineprint.global) and allows tracking of material supply chains at a high spatial detail. I present selected results of how we map the global geographical distribution of mining and agriculture on a detailed (1 km x 1 km) grid cell level and how we link these global extraction maps to spatially explicit data on related environmental impacts, taking the example of deforestation. I then illustrate how we trace raw material flows and related impacts using spatially explicit material flow models, focusing on the case of global biomass flows. The FINEPRINT framework allows robust assessments of raw material footprints and related environmental impacts as a basis for designing targeted action by policy and business to realise more sustainable product supply chains.

Place:
Unicom
Room: 7.1020
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time:
11.15 am - 12.45 pm
Organization:
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Mückenberger (University of Bremen)
Lecture Series:
Jour Fixe
Semester:
WiSe 2019/20

Social policy in general has been and still is considered mainly as an issue of collective and corporative actors organised at a national level. This holds for systems of health care, unemployment insurance or pension funds.

Concerning labour regulation there is a longer tradition of supranational and global regulations, as the examples of ILO regulations or OECD standards reveal. Nevertheless, compared to the actual degree of globalised and transnationalised social relations and interchanges of goods, information, cognitive maps and persons, the development of coordinated cross-border social policies remains quite "underdeveloped".

Based on empirical research about transnational (expert) mobility in organisations and the emerging texture of transnational labour regulation and referring to theories of global "institutional work" (W. Mayer, T. Lawrence/R. Suddaby) the presentation argues that there could be identified a transnational institution building of social policy in the field of labour regulation that differs significantly from classic forms of social policy. In order to actually "realize" these empirical tendencies, we have to fine-tune our theoretical-conceptual lenses.

Place:
House of Science
Sandstraße 4/5
28195 Bremen
Time:
6 - 8 pm
Contact Person:
Lecture Series:
Colloquium on Health Policy
Semester:
WiSe 2019/20

Place:
Unicom
Room: 7.1020
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time:
2.15 pm - 3.45 pm
Organization:
Lecture Series:
Jour Fixe
Semester:
WiSe 2019/20

22.01.2020Lecture

10 Jahre spezialisierte ambulante Palliativversorgung (SAPV): Profitieren die Patienten wirklich?

apl. Prof. Dr. med. Winfried Meißner (Universitätsklinikum Jena, Sektion Schmerztherapie)
Place:
House of Science
Sandstraße 4/5
28195 Bremen
Time:
6 - 8 pm
Contact Person:
Lecture Series:
Colloquium on Health Policy
Semester:
WiSe 2019/20

Place:
SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy
Room: 3.3380
Mary-Sommerville-Str. 3
28359 Bremen
Time:
2 pm ct
Organizer:
SOCIUM Forschungszentrum Ungleichheit und Sozialpolitik, Universität Bremen
Contact Person:
Lecture Series:
Jour Fixe
Semester:
WiSe 2019/20