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Postdoc vacancy at POLISES!

by David

We are currently looking for a postdoc to join our Junior Research Group in Leipzig for the next year and a half...

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Resilience and LUCIDity

by David

One of our cooperation partners, Lance Robinson from the International Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi, has joined the POLISES team as a guest scholar. After attending the Resilience Conference in Stockholm...

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SEEMI Project started

by Meike Will

In March, the new project SEEMI (Social-Ecological Effects of Microinsurance) started which is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The 3-year PhD project is in close cooperation with the POLISES group and focuses...

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POLISES Welcomes First International Guest Scholar

by David

Mohammed Mahdi, Professor of Rural Sociology at Morocco’s National School of Agriculture ENA in Meknès, was a guest of the POLISES group in Leipzig for ten days.

This period of intensive collaboration...

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Workshop on index-based insurance in Nairobi

by Felix

For the past two weeks, Birgit, Gunnar, and Felix went on a very interesting trip to Nairobi, Kenya. From 9-11 June 2015, we participated in the workshop “Putting Innovations to Use in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands”, held at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, Kenya...

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Opening Retreat of the Junior Research Group POLISES

by David

In early February, our 5-member Junior Research Group got together in the snowy village of Großbothen for two days to properly launch our common activities. The Wilhelm Ostwald Park offered us a pleasant and serene environment to get to know each other better and to outline a research agenda for the coming years. The retreat started with a...

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