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Invited lecture by Ortwin Renn, Stuttgart: Risk Governance: Coping with Complexity and Uncertainty

Prof. Ortwin Renn (University of Stuttgart) is going to give an invited leture on July 8, 2013, at Potsdam University in Potsdam- Golm. The lecture is presented by PROGRESS.

Renn's lecture will introduce the major governance functions in al multilevel political and social environment for natural hazards and technological risks. It will summarize the attempts to secure support for collective action, feeding in plura preferences and disigning cooperative measures. It will conclude with some general lessons for future research and practical applications. 

The notion "risk governance" refers to an integrated concept on how to deal with so-called complex, ambiguous and uncertain impacts of events or activities. Risk governance research has been informed by interdisciplinary research drawing form sociological and psychological research on behavior under uncertainty, Science & Technology Studies (STS) and research by policy scientists and legal scholars about regulatory styles, institutional regimes and structural impediments to more inclusiveness. The notion of governance pertains to the many ways in which all relevant actors, individuals and institutions, public and private, deal with interventions that impact the environment and its service to human societies. It includes formal institutions and regimes and informal arrangements. 

Time: July 8, 2013, 4:15 PM
Location: Campus Golm, building 27, lecture hall 0.01
Further information:
Andreas Bergner, Tel.: 0331-9775843