Global Thematic Dialogue Series March


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As part of the Alliance Global Thematic Dialogue Series, the March Dialogue will consider cultures of climate research in the contemporary university through the topic of interdisciplinary collaboration and multidisciplinary partnerships for climate action within higher education.

The Dialogue is an opportunity to explore the opportunities and roadblocks for fostering productive and thoughtful cultures of climate research. 

There will be a number of ‘speed-talks’(short case-studies and provocations), followed by an opportunity for participants to contribute to a wider discussion on the topic. 

We will hear from speakers from universities around the world including New York University (NYU)University of WaikatoUniversity of Nairobi and University of Oxford, as well as UNSW Sydney.

As this is a global thematic dialogue, we are offering two time zone options (subject to demand). You will be asked to indicate your preference when you register (NB: Americas date will be Wed 20 March). 


Some ideas and questions that we might explore include:   

  • What are the opportunities and roadblocks for forming partnerships across disciplines, Schools, Faculties, and Universities?  

  • What are the opportunities and roadblocks for forming relationships between the sciences/social sciences/humanities for climate-related research?  

  • Discipline silos and climate-related research.  

  • What does a successful multidisciplinary relationship look like in climate-related research? 

  • How can we translate knowledge across different disciplines? 

  • Should we bring climate research into non-STEM areas, and non-stem areas into climate research? 

  • Collaborative networks and partnerships within Higher Education settings. 


21 March 2024 (AEDT)
Hosted by
International Universities Climate Alliance