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Institute for International Law and Comparative Constitutional Law Lehrstuhl Keller

Ursula Brunner Lecture Series

29 March 2022: Brunner Lecture with Prof. Christoph Rehmann-Sutter

On 29 March 2022, Prof. Dr. Christoph Rehmann-Sutter will join us for the second Ursula Brunner Lecture. The lecture, which will take place in German, will concern the topic of 'Contemporary and Asynchronous Climate Justice: Political Ethics in the Biosphere'.

More Information is available here.

16 November 2021: Inaugural Brunner Lecture - 'Civil Disobedience amid the Climate Crisis'

We are proud to announce that the Inaugural event of the Brunner Lecture Series, entitled 'Civil Disobedience Amid the Climate Crisis', will be held on 16 November 2021 at 18h15 at the University of Zurich (RAA-G-15).

This lecture will feature interventions by Prof. Dr. Erica Chenoweth (Harvard), Prof. Dr. Sonia Seneviratne (ETH Zurich) and Georg Klingler Heiligtag (Greenpeace). More information on the event is available here

The Ursula Brunner Lecture Series was initiated in 2021 by Prof. Dr. Helen Keller, Prof. Dr. Johannes Reich, and Dr. Corina Heri in honour of the late Dr. Ursula Brunner († 2019), a distinguished lawyer and legal academic who contributed prolifically to the development of environmental law in Switzerland. The lecture series is dedicated to the relationship between environmental law and human rights, especially in the context of the climate crisis. Aiming at a multidisciplinary perspective, we invite distinguished speakers to share their views on some of the most pressing issues in the field to which the lecture series is devoted.

More information on the overall lecture series is available here.