PhD Conference: Climate Change as a Challenge for Democracy, Peace and Justice

An interdisciplinary online conference for early-career researchers

This November 12-13th, the PhD Student Forum of Uppsala Forum organizes a workshop on Climate Change as a Challenge for Democracy, Peace and Justice

Call for abstracts deadline: 15 August 2020

About the Conference

Climate change affects the fundamentals of society in both numerous and far-reaching ways. Increased competition for food, fresh water and limited natural resources, large-scale migration, poverty and threats to peace and economic stability are just some of the challenges that we may be faced with as a consequence of this ongoing environmental crisis. Together we explore these challenges, how they may affect various parts of society, what can be done to mitigate their adverse outcomes and how we can contribute to the creation of a more sustainable future.

The conference is organized by the PhD Student Forum, an entity within the Uppsala Forum for Democracy, Peace and Justice that aims to bring together early-career researchers from various disciplines and research institutes at Uppsala University. It will take place online, using a platform that is secure and readily accessible for all participants. Presentations will be grouped in thematic sessions all of which are open to all participants at all time. Presenters will be given 30 minutes in total, 15 minutes for their presentation and an additional 15 minutes for discussions.

All PhD students and post-doctoral researchers from Uppsala University and beyond are invited to present their academic work on any aspect of climate change that is relevant for debates about democracy, peace and justice. We especially welcome aspiring experts in the fields of history, law, linguistics, peace and conflict studies, philosophy and political science.

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 August 2020 (max. 300 words)
Contact and abstract submission:
Costs: Free of charge

Keynote Speakers

Keynote speakers at this conference are Lara Fowler, Senior Lecturer at Penn State Law, and Matthew Scott, Head of People on the Move Thematic Area at Raoul Wallenberg Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.

Lara Fowler, Penn State Law
Lara Fowler, Penn State Law
Matthew Scott, Raoul Wallenberg Institute
Matthew Scott, Raoul Wallenberg

Contact and Programme

The conference will take place on November 12-13 2020, via Zoom.

Programme for the conference will be published after the end of the abstract submission deadline.

If you have further questions or would like to submit an abstract for the conference, please contact the PhD Student Forum (