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Vorlesungsreihe im Wintersemester 2016/2017

The Coordination Unit 
"Sustainable Development in International Cooperation"
of the University of Bonn 


the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) 

invite you to the lecture series

"The Agenda 2030 - Dealing with Grand Challenges for Mankind"



In September 2015, countries agreed on a new sustainable development agenda in order to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all by the year 2030. In the lecture series, experts from a variety of academic disciplines will analyze the most important grand challenges involved in this ambitious agenda. They will explore trends with regard to social protection, greenhouse-gas emissions, land scarcity, inequality, IT-driven automation and employment as well as poverty and discuss what it takes to achieve sustainable development for all. The lecture series is organized by the Coordination Unit "Sustainable Development in International Cooperation" of the University of Bonn and the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE).

The Coordination Unit originated from a project funded by the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (MIWF NRW). The goals of the Coordination Unit are to foster networks and synergies with stakeholders from Bonn and North Rhine-Westphalia in the field of sustainable development, to promote the topic of sustainable development in teaching and research at the University of Bonn, to pool and strengthen activities in the field of sustainable development at the University of Bonn and to support and coordinate cooperation with universities and research institutions in developing and emerging countries.

The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is one of the leading think tanks for global development and international cooperation worldwide. It is located in the UN City of Bonn. DIE’s work is based on the interplay between research, policy advice and training. DIE is building bridges between theory and practice. Research at DIE is theory-based, empirically driven and application-oriented. It provides the basis for the consulting activities of the institute. DIE develops policy-relevant concepts, advises ministries, governments as well as international organizations, and refers to current policy issues. The training programs of DIE for university graduates and young professionals are integrated into the research and advisory process (see more on



The detailed program of the lecture series “The Agenda 2030 - Dealing with Grand Challenges for Mankind“ is available here.


Certificate of Attendance 

Please note that you can earn a certificate of attendance (no ECTS) if you attend the whole lecture series (all 7 lectures). If you would like to receive a certificate, please choose the options “Alle Termine der Vorlesungsreihe” and “Certificate of Attendance” in the registration form or inform us via email.



October 20, 2016: The Agenda 2030 - Driver of Change Towards Global Sustainability? (Lecture by Dr. Tilman Altenburg and Dr. Markus Loewe)

November 3, 2016: Social Protection: How Can We Protect the Vulnerable, Promote Productive Integration and Enhance Social Cohesion? (Lecture by Dr. Markus Loewe)

November 17, 2016: Water - Land - Food: The Making and Unmaking of Scarcities (Lecture by Prof. Dr. Detlef Müller-Mahn)

December 1, 2016:  Radical Decarbonization: What it Takes to Get to a Carbon-Free Economy (Lecture by Dr. Tilman Altenburg)

December 15, 2016: Inequality: Strategies for Inclusion in a Polarizing World (Lecture by Dr. Mario Negre)

January 12, 2017: Machines Replacing People? Does the 'Internet of Things' Lead to Exclusive Societies? (Lecture by Prof. Dr. Daniel Buhr)

January 26, 2017: Global Poverty: Recent Trends and Prospects for the Future - Will We Achieve to Eradicate Extreme Poverty by 2030? (Lecture by Prof. Dr. Michael Grimm)