Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Stockholms Akademiska Forum Press Release

On 25 November, a webinar under the Stockholm Explorative Talks umbrella will cover the topic ‘Taking Climate Change to Court? Law as a Driving Force for the Climate’. Jutta Brunnée, Dean of the Faculty of Law, University Professor and James Marshall Tory Dean’s Chair, will represent U of T.

Stockholm Explorative Talks is a brand-new stage for academic discussions confronting global problems with an interdisciplinary approach, by pairing unlikely academics together. The aim is to gather academics from all over the world to examine current issues from new and unexpected angles that extend past traditional academic boundaries.

Brunnée will be joined by four other participants – all dubbed ‘Explorers’ – representing different academic disciplines:

  • Aku Kwamie (Health Systems Governance), The Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, Switzerland
  • Marcus Nakagawa (Sustainability), The Higher School of Advertising and Marketing, Brazil
  • Anne Kaun (Media and Communication Studies), Södertörn University, Sweden
  • Christine Gangelhoff (Music Studies), University of The Bahamas, The Bahamas

The Explorers have not prepared in advance. That is part of the concept. Maria Fogelström Kylberg, CEO of Stockholms Akademiska Forum – the organization behind the Stockholm Explorative Talks initiative, explains:

“We believe that it’s in the spontaneous meeting between academics from different disciplines that interesting discussions arise. The idea behind Stockholm Explorative Talks is that academics have a lot to contribute, also outside of their field of expertise. The global challenges that we face are cross-boundary, which is why we need cross-boundary solutions.”

Jutta Brunnée teaches and researches in the areas of Public International Law, International Environmental Law, and International Legal Theory. Her current research agenda explores the role of international legality and legal practices in mediating between stability and change in international law. Brunnée’s research has been published extensively worldwide, and won various awards.

From 2006 to 2016, Brunnée served on the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law. She was elected Fellow of The Royal Society of Canada in 2013, and Associate of the Institut de Droit International in 2017. In 2019, she delivered a course on “Procedure and Substance in International Environmental Law” at The Hague Academy of International Law, published in the Academy’s Collected Courses / Recueil des Cours series (2020).

Program and registration to the webinar:

For more information about Stockholm Explorative Talks:

About Stockholms Akademiska Forum

Stockholms Akademiska Forum is a network between Stockholm’s 18 universities and the City of Stockholm with the aim to strengthen Stockholm as an attractive academic destination and to emphasize the role of academia in our society.