2014 marked an important milestone in the history of the RLC, with Valdivia becoming the first campus in South America. The new campus in Valdivia is now offering two full college scholarships for an MA in Human Scale Development and Ecological Economics. Information on the fellowship is available in Spanish and application materials are ready for download. Continue reading
Bill McKibben, RLA Laureate 2014, will be giving seminars for students at RLC Santa Cruz via Skype on 12 February 2015. The California Campus is also currently building up an extensive online database on all RLA Laureates to date. Two students will be involved in this project, researching ways to better connect Laureates and UCSC’s faculties. Continue reading
RLC Campus Port Harcourt is the second RLC Campus on the African continent. It is affiliated with RLA Laureate and environmental activist Nnimmo Bassey. In 2015, the campus was involved in several policy-formulating efforts, with its representatives taking part in a national conference on the environment and producing reports for Nigerian policy makers. A capacity-building workshop for PhD students was also organized. Through these efforts, RLC Port Harcourt is making a direct contribution to combatting environmental pollution in Nigeria.
The RLC campus at the Lund Centre for Sustainability Studies is strengthening its research capacities. A long-term cooperation with RLA Laureate Wes Jackson’s Land Institute will start in 2015. After having secured funding for a 15-year period, a fully-fledged trans-Atlantic research consortium between the two institutions is foreseen. Continue reading
The RLC Campus in Bonn is looking back on an exciting year of 2014. Our team managed to organize three workshops, of which one was a collaborative effort together with our partners from the Youth Future Project. This experience was as enriching for us as it was for our alumni. A number of RLA-Laureates also visited us here in Bonn, among them Green Cross founder Paul Walker, RLC director Anwar Fazal, Raul Montenegro and Amy Goodman, Continue reading
The first African RLC Campus, which is based at Addis Ababa University’s prestigious Institute for Development Studies, is currently working on a biographical book on all Ethiopian RLA-Laureates. Dr. Ahmed Hassan, Director of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies at AAU, is in the process of interviewing Laureates and researching wide ranging impacts of their work.
The book launch is envisaged to be embedded in a larger event linked to an RLC-workshop in mid-2015.