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Early Career Researchers Day

On October 23rd, following the South-South Dialogues Day and before the main conference’s official start, the Early Career Events will be organized to build upon the research network between early career researchers (ECRs) and mid/senior scholars.

The event will consist of several sections, including contemplative practices, networking activities, and diverse discussions on various topics such as transformation, scholar activism, and interdisciplinarity. Furthermore, practical training will be organized, allowing Early Career Researchers to present their work and receive constructive feedback from distinguished senior scholars.


Jane Butler
Jane Butler

The event will begin with an introduction to the Earth System Governance (ESG) project, by Jane Butler, Executive Director of the International Project Office. Jane will provide insights into the network’s initiatives and the resources available specifically for Early Career Researchers.
After this short introduction for the first section, Joost Vervoort will facilitate a 90 minute contemplative and creative workshop, creating a mindful environment for reflection and setting intentions for the day ahead.

Section 2 will feature an engaging keynote presentation by Susan Park, focusing on the significance of inter- and transdisciplinary research, emphasizing the transformative potential of collaboration across disciplines. Following the presentation, participants will have the opportunity to actively engage in a dynamic Q&A session.


Following the lunch break, a dedicated session will provide a platform for participants to showcase their own research and receive feedback from senior scholars. Section 3 is designed to empower Early Career Researchers, assisting them in finding their own academic voice and gaining valuable insights from experienced scholars. In this session facilitated by Cebuan Bliss and Birka Wicke (who also serves a the Conference co-chair), participants will be divided into breakout groups to ensure focused discussions and personalized feedback.

Facilitated by Thais Lemos Ribeiro and Veronica Korber Gonçalves, Section 4 will focus on scholarly activism. This interactive workshop will feature several engaging activities, including a presentation on publishing in the network, discussions on relevant advocacy publications, and a series of short screenings. In this final section, participants will delve into diverse strategies for living and resisting environmental changes.

Organizing Committee

  • Cristina Yumie Aoki Inoue,
  • Dhanasree Jayaram,
  • Veronica Korber Gonçalves,
  • Matias Alejandro Franchini,
  • Maitreyee Mukherjee,
  • Thais Lemos Ribeiro,
  • Cebuan Bliss

Take a look at the ECRs Event held during the ESG Conference in Toronto last year:

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Announcing the next webinar from the Working Group on Governance of Social-Ecological Systems! 🌍🔬

Curious about which framework best suits your #SES research questions? Join the discussion!

📅 June 5, 2024
🕙 10:00-11:30 (EDT) / 16:00-17:30 (CEST)

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Building Capabilities for Earth System Governance, 15 May @Radboud_Uni & online, 12:30-14:00 (CET).



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2022 opening plenary of #ESG2022

The official opening session of the 2022 Toronto Conference on Earth System Governance was hosted at the conference venue and streamed live to virtual attendees.

This conference was opened by the Conference Chairs, and the Oran R. Young Prize for best early career paper was presented.

The keynote presentation was by Tzeporah Berman: “Oil Politics in a World on Fire”

Earth System Governance International Project Office

If you have any questions about the 2023 Radboud Conference on Earth System Governance, you can reach out to our international project office. We will get back to you regarding your questions within a few working days.


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