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Ringvorlesung: Raúl Montenegro – Coronavirus, environmental crisis and wars: the three pandemies
In Kooperation mit: Environment Defense Foundation
(FUNAM), Campus Cordoba of the Right Livelihood College and Right Livelihood Foundation
Time: 2-4 pm (UTC +1) | Argentina: 10am-12pm (UTC -3) | The language is English.
Raúl Montenegro has been Professor of Evolutionary Biology at the National University of Cordoba (since 1985). In 1982 he was the principal founder of FUNAM (Environment Defence Foundation), and has been its President since 1995. Montenegro has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Environment Liaison Center International in Nairobi (ELCI, 1988-91), a Vice-President of Greenpeace (1987-89). He is now Director of the international Biomass Users Network and FUNAM’s main representative of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Since 1980 Montenegro has been involved, normally in an initiating role, in an astonishing range and number of environmental activities, which you can find here. In all his activities Montenegro combines an expert use of science with community-based campaigning, and an ability to generate enormous media coverage.
Montenegro received University of Buenos Aires’ Prize to Scientific Research when he was a student (1971) and the national ‘Argentina has examples’ prize in 1996. FUNAM received a Global 500 Award from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in 1987, and Montenegro received the same Award personally in 1989. In 1998 Montenegro was in Salzburg as one of four recipients to be accorded the Nuclear-Free Future Award.
Raúl Montenegro is laureate of the Right Livelihood Avard 2004, which is also known as the „Alternative Nobel price“.
Natasha Wang Mwansa was born and raised in Zambia. She received her diploma at Lusaka Secondary School and is taking a gap year before embarking on new studies. As a Junior Reporter, Child Journalist, Child and Women’s Rights Advocate and Activist at the Media Network on Child Rights and Development, she is responsible for gathering and disseminating information and tracking stakeholder progress. Through her work, she was selected to be part of the African Union Commission’s Youth Advisory Board. Additionally, she also is the Social Accountability Monitor at Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Dissemination Service. As an advocate, Natasha is proud of being in the process of starting an initiative that will foster young people to take radical action and foster positive change. Natasha advocates for girls and women because she believes girls have untapped power and will stop at nothing until it is unleashed.
Natasha Wang Mwansa became internationally known primarily through her appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos 2020. She is the youngest recipient of the World Health Organization's "Global Health Leader Award" and now has her own foundation.
Luisa Neubauer, born in Hamburg in 1996, is one of the co-organisers of Fridays for Future and the most prominent representative of the German movement in the media. She works with various NGOs for climate protection, generational justice and against poverty. In 2018 she met the Swedish student Greta Thunberg at the UN Climate Change Conference and was one of four German delegates to the G7 youth summit in Canada. At the end of 2019, together with Greta Thunberg and other activists, she took part in the climate conference in Madrid – in early 2020 at the World Economic Forum in Davos. In January 2020, Luisa Neubauer and Fridays for Future protested against Siemens' participation in the planned Australian coal mine Carmichael.
Luisa Neubauer completed a bachelor's degree in geography in 2019. She is currently studying resource analysis and management for her master's degree at the Georg-August University of Göttingen. Together with Alexander Repenning, she published the book "Vom Ende der Klimakrise – Eine Geschichte unserer Zukunft" in 2019. Luisa Neubauer lives in Göttingen and Berlin