KLI Colloquia are informal, public talks that are followed by extensive dissussions. Speakers are KLI fellows or visiting researchers who are interested in presenting their work to an interdisciplinary audience and discussing it in a wider research context. We offer three types of talks:

1. Current Research Talks. KLI fellows or visiting researchers present and discuss their most recent research with the KLI fellows and the Vienna scientific community.

2. Future Research Talks. Visiting researchers present and discuss future projects and ideas togehter with the KLI fellows and the Vienna scientific community.

3. Professional Developmental Talks. Experts about research grants and applications at the Austrian and European levels present career opportunities and strategies to late-PhD and post-doctoral researchers.

  • The presentation language is English.
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Event Details

David Ludwig
KLI Colloquia
Addressing Global Challenges Through Participation? The Epistemology of International Development
David LUDWIG (Wageningen University)
2020-03-31 17:00 - 2020-03-31 18:30
Organized by KLI

Topic description / abstract:

Global challenges such as climate change, food security, and public health require interaction between vastly different epistemic communities from Indigenous farmers to Western lab scientists. While stakeholder inclusion has become widely embraced in international development, its epistemology remains underdeveloped. Based on anthropological debates about cross-cultural relativity/universality of biological knowledge, this talk outlines an epistemology of inclusive development that is critically reflective about both opportunities and limitations of knowledge integration.


Biographical note:

David Ludwig works at the intersection of philosophy and social studies of science. His work focuses on global negotiations and implications of science and technology with a focus on the biological and environmental sciences. He received his PhD from Humboldt University in Berlin and currently an assistant professor at Wageningen University in the Netherlands.


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