Closing transdisciplinary workshop

Thursday, 4th of february 2021
16.30 - 18.00

How to govern effectively pre, peri, and post crises in the globalized world of the 21st century is one of the main concern in our societies. As building resilience requires an understanding of the complex nature of systemic crisis, we need to build, define, and imagine the nature of the responses and social measures to societal issues such as hunger, climate change, and health. This panel will discuss the integration of key pillars for sustainable development, governance and policy to nurture a more resilient society.

Oran Young is a professor of institutional and international governance. Oran Young is a renowned expert on the Arctic and in the fields of international governance and environmental institutions. Its scientific work includes both basic research focusing on collective choices and social institutions, and applied research dealing with issues relating to international governance in matters of environment and the Arctic as an international region. Oran Young served for six years as Vice-Chairman of the International Arctic Science Committee and was Chairman and Founder of the Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change at the US National Academy of Sciences. He currently chairs the Scientific Steering Committee of the International Project on Institutional Dimensions of Global Environmental Change.


GĂ©rard Escher obtained his diploma in Biology at the University of Geneva, and his PhD at the University of Lausanne. He joined the Department of Neurobiology at Stanford University as a postdoctoral fellow. After his return to Switzerland (University of Lausanne), he lead a research group on synapse formation. In 1999, he became scientific advisor to Secretary of State Charles Kleiber. He became assistant director at the State Secretariat for Education and Research in January 2005, in charge of science policy and forecast. In November 2008 he moved to the Ecole Polytechnique Federale in Lausanne, where he acts as senior advisor to President Patrick Aebischer.


Yuliya Kaspiarovich obtained a master's degree in European studies from the Global Studies Institute (GSI) of the University of Gèneve and a master's degree in European and international law from the Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV. She also studied translation and interpretation at the Linguistic University of Minsk (Belarus). She worked as a legal and parliamentary assistant to a member of the Swiss National Council, carried out numerous translation and interpretation assignments at the French Embassy in Belarus. In addition, she did an internship at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (EEC). Currently, she is a teaching and research assistant at the Global Studies Institute (GSI) of the University of Geneva (since 2014). Yuliya Kaspiarovich obtained the prestigious Academy Diploma from the European University Institute in Florence.