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Transdisciplinary diversity and societal challenges

When: Friday, 07 April 2017 - Friday, 07 April 2017
Where: Braamfontein Campus West
Wits Club
Start time:13:00
RSVP: by 5 April

The Research Office at Wits will host Visiting Scholar Professor Roderick Lawrence from University of Geneva to present this lunchtime seminar.

The seminar will discuss and illustrate the diversity of transdisciplinary research and practice applied in recent years to address major challenges including climate change, non-communicable diseases and urbanisation in a rapidly changing world. Transdisciplinary contributions recognise the complexity of these challenges, and the need to understand the specific cultural, geographical and political context in which they exist. The added value of all transdisciplinary contributions is their potential to promote shared understanding among a wide range of stakeholders in society and agreement among them about how to respond to these challenges.

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