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Session Overview
Date: Wednesday, 06/Sep/2017
9:00am
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10:30am
KD II: Keynote Debate II
Location: A 003

Speakers: Dina Pomeranz and Michael Gerber

Moderation: Isabel Günther

Debaters: Mina Baliamoune, Mark Herkenrath, and Heinzpeter Znoj

11:00am
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12:30pm
HFAS-01: Agrobiodiversity and Seeds in Changing Food Systems
Location: A 027
Chair: Rahel Wyss, Bern University of Applied Sciences, School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences HAFL
Chair: Roseline Remans, Bioversity International
 

Introduction

Rahel Wyss2, Roseline Remans1

1: Bioversity International, Italy; 2: School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences, Switzerland


Agrobiodiversity and food systems: demand and scientific foundations for an Agrobiodiversity Index

Roseline Remans

Bioversity International, Italy


Participatory variety selection within the framework of a seed systems project in Chad

Nathalie Oberson

Bern University of Applied Sciences, School of Agriculture, Forest and Food Sciences HAFL, Switzerland


How much diversity and how much modernity in an “ideal seed system” in Nepal?

Wyss Rahel

Bern University of Applied Sciences, School of Agriculture, Forest and Food Sciences HAFL, Switzerland


Can conservation agriculture and agrobiodiversity buffer extreme events? Some insights from ENSO events in South-East Kenya

Boillat Sébastien1, Ifejika Speranza Chinwe1, Kiteme Boniface2, Dougill Andrew3

1: University of Bern, Switzerland; 2: Center for Training and Integrated Research in ASAL Development, Kenya; 3: University of Leeds, United Kingdom


Private-public investments and agrobiodiversity: multi-functional field margins

Varun Vats

Syngenta, Switzerland

HFAS-06-1: Commoditization, employment and the question of land: How does access to land shape employment conditions in the rural labour market?
Location: A 022
Chair: Sabin Bieri, University of Bern
 

Rural transformations and the role of export led commercialization: A comparative analysis of livelihood strategies in agricultural production in Bolivia, Laos, Nepal and Rwanda

Elizabeth Jimenez Zamora, Eliud Abucheli, Saithong Pommavong, Bishnu Upreti

CIDES UMSA, Bolivia, Plurinational State of


Formal tenure and self-regulatory mechanisms for access to land and natural resources in three food systems: cases from Bolivia.

aymara victoria llanque zonta

Agruco, Bolivia, Plurinational State of


The quinoa boom and the commoditisation debate: Critical perspective and re-emergence of a peasantry in the Southern Altiplano

Maurice Tschopp

Unibe, Switzerland


Quinoa commoditization and the transformations in the communal management of land:The case of quinoa producing communities of Nor Lípez, Potosí

Silvia Gabriela Ruesgas Requena

CIDES-UMSA, Bolivia, Plurinational State of


Land commercialization and food security in Cambodia

Andres Torrico Ramires, Christophe Gironde

Graduate Institute of International and Developpement Studies, Switzerland


The contribution of large-scale land acquisitions to agricultural transition from land-to wage-based livelihoods: evidence from Laos

Vong Nanhthavong1, Cornelia Hett2, Michael Epprecht1, Savanh Hanephom3

1: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) Office in Laos, University of Bern; 2: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern; 3: Department of Planning and Finance, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Laos


Rwanda’s gendered agricultural transformation. When gender and access to land shapes the rural labour market

Christine Bigler, Michèle Amacker

University of Bern, Switzerland


Oil Palm Expansion and Its Implications for Local Economy, Ecosystem and Rural Livelihood

Arya Hadi Dharmawan, Dyah Ita Mardiyaningsih, Bayu Eka Yulian, Rizka Amalia, Eka Intan Kumala Putri, Faris Rahmadian

Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia


Impact of Arabica Catimor coffee to farmers’ household labour in Bolaven plateau, in southern Laos.

Maliphone Douangphachanh1,2, Saithong Phommavong2, Stéphanie Jaquet3

1: University of Malaya, Malaysia; 2: National University of Laos, Laos; 3: Centre for Development and Environment, Laos


The case of organic cotton markets and the future role of R4D

Gian Nicolay1, Gurbir Singh Bhullar1, Tobias Meier2

1: Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, FiBL, Switzerland; 2: Freelance


Smallholder land used impact on women employment for coffee production in Bolaven Plateau southern part of Lao PDR

Saithong Phommavong

National University of Laos, Lao People's Democratic Republic

HFAS-09: Novel Fertilizers: Role of innovations in plant nutrition for sustainable food systems
Location: A 024
Chair: Prem Bindraban, International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)
 

Panelist

Dominik Klauser

Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, Switzerland


Panelist

Christina Gruenewald

Swisscontact, Switzerland

HFAS-10-1: Organic farming for improved livelihoods, health and food security in tropical smallholder farming communities
Location: A-126
Chair: Gurbir Singh Bhullar, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, FiBL, Switzerland
 

Organic farming - quo vadis?

Paul Mäder

Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Department of Soil Sciences, Switzerland


Productivity and profitability of organic vs. conventional production systems: evidence from long-term study in cotton-soybean-wheat system in India

Amritbir Riar1, Bhupendra S Sisodia2, Gurbir Singh Bhullar1

1: Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, FiBL, Switzerland; 2: bioRe Association, Madhya Pradesh, India


Which production system is more sustainable? Part 1: Synthesis of Results from the Long-Term Farming Systems Comparisons Trials in the Central High Land of Kenya

Noah Adamtey1, David Bautze2, Martha Musyoka2, Edward Karanja2, Janet Gesare2, John Anyango3, Millicent Mapili2, Komi M. K. Fiaboe2, Else K Bünemann1, Andreas Fliessbach1

1: Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland; 2: International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Nairobi, Kenya; 3: National Horticultural Research Center, Kenya Agricultural and Livestock ResearchOrganisation(KALRO), Nairobi, Kenya


Terra Preta Hugelculture - modern raised-bed horticulture to enhance soil quality, water holding capacity and raise people’s resilience.

Karl Harald Bier

Swiss Red Cross, Bern


Traditional use of fly larvae and termites as poultry feed in West Africa – a sustainable practice?

Charles Pomalégni1, Siegfried Affedzie-Obresi2, Hettie Boafo3, Christophe Chrysostome4, Victor Clottey3, Haffizou Ganda4, Charlemagne Gbemavo4, Marc Kenis5, Patrice Kpadé6, Guy A. Mensah1, Saidou Nacambo5, Emmanuel Nkegbe2, Fernand Sankara6, Gafar Sanou6, Salimata Sonde Pousga6, Elisabeth Zannou4

1: Centre de Recherches Agricoles d'Agonkanmey, Institut National des Recherches Agricoles du Bénin, Cotonou, Bénin; 2: Animal Research Institute, CSIR, Achimota, Ghana; 3: CABI, Accra, Ghana; 4: Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques, Université d’Abomey-Calavi, Bénin; 5: CABI, Delémont, Switzerland; 6: Institut de Développement Rural, Technological University of Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso


IFWA project: sustainable use of insects to improve livestock production and food security in smallholder farms in West Africa

Marc Kenis1, Alexandre Aebi2, Christophe Chrysostome3, Victor Clottey4, Marion Fresia2, Julien Grunder1, Gabriel K. D. Koko5, Guy A. Mensah6, Emmanuel Nkegbe7, Fernand Sankara8, Salimata Sonde Pousga8

1: CABI, Delémont, Switzerland; 2: Institute of Ethnology and Institute of Biology, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland; 3: Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques, Université d’Abomey-Calavi, Bénin; 4: CABI, Accra, Ghana; 5: Fish for Africa-Ghana, Accra, Ghana; 6: Centre de Recherches Agricoles d'Agonkanmey, Institut National des Recherches Agricoles du Bénin - Agonkanmey, Cotonou, Bénin; 7: Animal Research Institute, CSIR, Achimota, Ghana; 8: Institut de Développement Rural, Technological University of Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso


SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION APPROACHES BY SMALL-SCALE FARMERS: THE CASE OF FARMER MANAGED NATURAL REGENERATION (FMNR) IN THE UPPER EAST REGION OF GHANA

BENJAMIN BILALAM JABIK

UNIVERSITY OF GHANA, Ghana


Institutional Resilience in Developing Organic Agriculture in Tasikmalaya

Hana Indriana

Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia

IEPS-02: Being defined by past location: displaced communities, conflict memories, and the right to return
Location: A 301
Chair: Guy Elcheroth, University of Lausanne
 

Reading resettlement: A textual analysis of Sri Lanka’s policy on conflict-affected displacement through the case of the Northern Muslims

Esther Priyanthini Surenthiraraj

University of Colombo, Sri Lanka


Whose rights to return? Access to fisheries and land resources among resettled coastal communities and migrant fisher communities in Eastern Sri Lanka

Dr Nireka Weeratunga1, Nirmi Samanthi Vitarana1, Mohamed Faslan1, Nadine Vanniasinkam1, Dilanthi Koralagama2

1: International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Sri Lanka; 2: University of Ruhuna


Displaced communities, conflict memories, and the right to return: an introduction to the session

Guy Elcheroth

University of Lausanne, Switzerland


Memories of home and the demand for a right to return among Burundian refugees in Rwanda

Nadine NIBIGIRA

Université de Lausanne, Rwanda

IEPS-08: The role of norms in peace processes
Location: A-119
Chair: Sara Hellmueller, swisspeace
 

Legal perspectives on norms in peace processes

Felix Würkert

Helmut-Schmidt University Hamburg, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)


Norm dynamics in the South Sudan mediation process (2013-2015)

Jamie Pring

swisspeace / University of Basel, Switzerland


Spreading the norm: the diffusion of inclusivity in mediation processes

Sara Hellmueller

swisspeace, Switzerland


The normative dimension of international peacebuilding: commitments to multi-ethnicity in post-conflict Kosovo

Dana Miriam Landau

IHEID (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies), Switzerland

TP-05: Increasing equality in partnerships - views from the field, from policy makers and from funders
Location: A 201
Chair: David Beran, University of Geneva

Partnerships are the pillar of any effective project. Diversity of projects means a multiplicity of possible partnerships, between different institutions, different countries, different fields, different types of organisations (public and private, community based or state based), etc. All of these have their challenges, and need to be managed with creativity and respect to achieve the desired project results.

 

Introduction of speakers and session

David Beran

University of Geneva, Switzerland


Setting the scene

Carel IJsselmuiden

COHRED, Switzerland


Guidelines for equitable research partnerships – a short history and some lessons learnt

Jon-Andri Lys

KFPE, Switzerland


Realities from the field: creating equitable partnerships in the COHESION Project

Maria Amalia Pesantes

Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru


The role of funders in equitable and effective international development research collaborations

Sheila Mburu

UK Collaborative on Development Sciences, United Kingdom

TP-07: Scientists are from Mars, Policymakers are from Venus: How to Build Transformational Partnerships in a World of Conflicting Priorities
Location: A-122
Chair: Vanja Westerberg, Altus Impact
Chair: Jesse Guite Hastings, Altus Impact
 

Introduction

Jesse Guite Hastings

Altus Impact, Switzerland


Community Forestry and Participation

Esther Mwangi1, Concepta Mukasa2, Alice Tibazalika2, Abwoli Banana3

1: Centre for International Forestry Research, Kenya; 2: Association of Uganda Professional Women in Agriculture and Environment; 3: Makerere University


Conservation, Agriculture, and Participatory Processes

Daan Groot

N2 Inc


Accelerate2030 - Supporting Entrepreneurs in SDG Realisation

Santu Boëthius

Impact Hub Geneva


Using data science to solve agricultural problems

Iggy Bassi

CERVEST, United Kingdom


Learning Lessons from R4D Programs

Eric Abitbol1, Pia Hollenbach2

1: Universalia, Canada; 2: University of Zürich, Switzerland


Using and communicating climate data

Juan Nieto, Rodney Martinez

CIIFEN, Ecuador


Lessons Learned and Conclusion

Vanja Westerberg

Altus Impact, Switzerland

12:30pm
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2:00pm
Lunch
2:00pm
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3:30pm
ESED-02: Evidence for policy: Approaches for effectively supporting policymaking towards sustainable development
Location: A 301
Chair: Susanne Wymann von Dach, University of Bern, Switzerland
Chair: Manuel Felipe Peralvo, Consortium for the Sustainable Development of the Andean Ecorregion (CONDESAN)
Chair: Albrecht Ehrensperger, University of Bern
Chair: Frédéric Pichelin, Bern University of Applied Sciences
 

Analyzing transition pathways in developing cities: The case of Nairobi`s splintered sanitation regime

Mara van Welie1, Pauline Cherunya1, Bernhard Truffer1, James Murphy2, Christoph Lüthi1

1: Eawag, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Switzerland; 2: Clark University, USA


The future of biomass cooking fuels in Kitui County and Kilimanjaro Region: Participatory scenario development for policy support

Roger Bär1, Susanne Wymann von Dach2, Albrecht Ehrensperger3

1: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, Switzerland; 2: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, Switzerland; 3: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, Switzerland


Equal partnership creates perspectives and responsibility: collaborative development of a new product made from lesser used resources. (R4D project Cocoboards)

Ueli Jezler, Frédéric Pichelin, Sauro Bianchi

Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland


Social and ecological monitoring in meso-scale governance systems: examples from the Ecuadorian Andes

Macarena Bustamante, Manuel Peralvo

CONDESAN, Ecuador


Dialogue between science and policy for participatory processes of conservation of mountain ecosystems in Central Andes of Ecuador

María Argüello

CONDESAN, Ecuador

HFAS-06-2: Commoditization, employment and the question of land: How does access to land shape employment conditions in the rural labour market?
Location: A 022
Chair: Sabin Bieri, University of Bern
HFAS-07: Enhancing utilization of Climate Services for strengthening livelihoods in low and middle income countries
Location: A 003
Chair: Andrea Rossa, MeteoSwiss
 

Incorporation of local communities in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in a project for the Monitoring of Andean Tropical Glaciers

Mario Rohrer1, Lina Zuluaga2, Luz Amanda Castro Lalinde3, Jorge Luis Ceballos4

1: Meteodat, Switzerland; 2: Conservación Internacional Colombia / Uni Javeriana de Bogotá; 3: independent researcher; 4: IDEAM Colombia


Climate services: fostering more effective use of information to support decision-making in climate-sensitive sectors of society

Guillermo Pablo Podesta1, Cecilia Hidalgo2, Maria de los Milagros Skansi3, Julian Baez Benitez4

1: University of Miami, Rosenstiel School, United States of America; 2: Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina; 3: Servicio Meteorologico Nacional, Argentina; 4: Direccion de Meteorologia e Hidrologia, Paraguay


Local Climate Change Observatory based on Bio-indicators

Grégoire Labhardt

Swiss Red Cross, Switzerland


Socio-economic vulnerability and adaptation to climate-related risks: the potential of user-tailored climate services in the agricultural sector in Peru

Filippo Lechthaler1,2, Moritz Flubacher3, Andrea Rossa3, Mario Rohrer4, Lizet Katerin Cristobal Romero5, Alexandra Vinogradova2

1: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland; 2: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland; 3: Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss, Switzerland; 4: Meteodat GmbH, Zürich, Switzerland; 5: Servicio Nacional de Meteorología e Hidrología del Perú, SENAMHI, Lima, Peru


Blended learning to support the WMO Regional Training Center in Peru

Stefanie Gubler1, Teresa Garcia2, Brigitte Wüthrich3, Mustafa Adiguzel4, Patrick Parrish4, Ezequiel Villegas2, Stefan Hunziker5, Katrin Seldmeier1, Estivent Yacolca2, Christoph Spirig1, Cornelia Schwierz1

1: Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss, Zürich, Switzerland; 2: Servicio Nacional de Meteorología e Hidrología del Perú SENAMHI, Lima, Perú; 3: Sauter GmbH, Schaffhausen, Switzerland; 4: World Meteorological Organization, Geneva, Switzerland; 5: Institute of Geography, University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland


Implementation of climate services in the capacity building context

Stefanie Gubler1, Christoph Spirig1, Grinia Avalos2, Katrin Sedlmeier1, Karim Quevedo2, Cornelia Schwierz1, Teresa Garcia2, Mischa Croci-Maspoli1, Thomas Konzelmann1, Mario Rohrer3

1: Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss, Zurich, Switzerland; 2: Servicio Nacional de Meteorología e Hidrología del Perú SENAMHI, Lima, Perú; 3: Meteodat GmbH, Zurich, Switzerland


four times open & non-conventional technology for sensing the environment

Massimiliano Cannata1, Rangajeewa Ratnayake2, Imran Shahid3, Oka Karyanto4

1: University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), Switzerland; 2: University of Moratuwa, Department of Town and Country Planning, Sri Lanka; 3: Institute of Space Technology, Department of Space Science, Pakistan; 4: Universitas Gadjah Mada, Faculty of Forest, Forest Product Technology, Indonesia


Implementation of Early warning systems in binational watershed in Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador

Diana Carolina Espinoza

International Research Center on El Niño (CIIFEN), Ecuador


A snapshot of national and regional glacier monitoring

Isabelle Gärtner-Roer1, Jacqueline Huber1, Fabia Hüsler1,2, Samuel Urs Nussbaumer1,3, Michael Zemp1

1: University of Zurich, Switzerland; 2: Federal Office for the Environment, Switzerland; 3: University of Fribourg, Switzerland

HFAS-10-2: Organic farming for improved livelihoods, health and food security in tropical smallholder farming communities
Location: A-126
Chair: Laura Armengot, FiBL
 

The case for sustainable intensification of land use in Western Ghana - An empirical economic analysis of full-sun versus shade-grown cocoa agroforestry systems

Vanja Westerberg1, George Akwah2

1: Altus Impact, Switzerland; 2: IUCN, Switzerland


Productivity and profitability of different cacao production systems in Bolivia

Laura Armengot, Monika Schneider

FiBL


Shade trees reduce the severity of the swollen shoot virus disease and maintain cocoa productivity

Christian Andres1,2, Wilma Blaser2, Henry Dzahini-Obiatey3, George Ameyaw3, Owusu Domfeh3, Andreas Gattinger1, Monika Schneider1, Samuel Offei4, Johan Six1

1: Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland; 2: Department of Environmental Systems Science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich; 3: Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana; 4: University of Ghana


Sustainable cocoa value chaine the success story of high diversity agroforestry systems

Monika Schneider1, Petra Heid2

1: Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, FiBL, Switzerland; 2: Chocolats Halba, Switzerland


Societal advantages of organic and peasant agriculture

Gian Nicolay

FiBL, Switzerland

IEPS-07: The Micro-Politics of Gender and Violent Conflict
Location: A-122
Chair: Elisabeth Prügl, Graduate Institute
 

Discussant

Owen B. Sichone

Copperbelt University, Zambia


Gendered Mechanisms of Conflict Management: Insights from Indonesia and Nigeria

Christelle Rigual

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland


Gender and Local Governance Structure, Political mobilization, Tool for Conflict Resolution in Delta, Nigeria

Joy Onyesoh1, Vincent Onodugo2

1: Women's League of Peace and Freedom (WILPF), Nigeria Section, Nigeria; 2: University of Nigeria, Nigeria


Political Identity of Youth Combatants in Maluku, Indonesia

Arifah Rahmawati

Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Indonesia


Gender and the Transformation of Livelihood in Post Conflict Ambon and Aceh

Wening Udasmoro

Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Indonesia

TP-03: Building transformative partnerships between health services and communities as a means to advancing the Agenda towards Sustainable Development: A pathway foward
Location: A 027
Chair: Ahmed Ehsanur Rahman, icddr,b
Chair: Janet Elaine Perkins, Enfants du Monde
 

Community-provider partnerships for improved maternal and newborn health in Ghana

Carolyn Lisa Blake1,2, Nii Ankonu Annorbah-Sarpei3, Claire Bailey4, Yakubu Ismaila5, Sylvia Deganus6, Samuel Bosomprah5, Francesco Galli1,2, Sarah Clark7

1: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland; 2: University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland; 3: Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights, Accra, Ghana; 4: Department of Social Statistics and Demography, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK; 5: School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana; 6: Ghana Health Service, Accra, Ghana; 7: School of Public Policy, University College London (UCL), London, UK


Facilitating community engagement through transformative partnerships with health services: An examination of evidence within maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Annie Portela

World Health Organization, Switzerland


primary health care workers and community members in the context of the project “COmmunity HEalth System InnovatiON (COHESION)”

Silvana Patricia Perez Leon Quinoso

CRONICAS Centre of Excellence in Chronic Diseases,, Peru

TP-08: Uses of evidence in contested contexts. Political? Technical? Transformative?
Location: A-119
Chair: Stefan Bächtold, swisspeace
Chair: Laurent Goetschel, University of Basel
 

Evaluation Dilemmas. To punish, hide or embrace failure? Case studies of organisations that implement natural resource management projects in Mexico´s Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve

Eduardo Luna Sanchez

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico


How political evidence seeking can affect data collection – Experience from Myanmar

Lara Maria Lundsgaard-Hansen1, Nwe Nwe Tun2, Joan Bastide1, Win Myint2, Flurina Schneider1, Christoph Oberlack1

1: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern; 2: Environmental and Economic Research Institute, Myanmar


Mapping for development? Political implications of mappings in Myanmar

Stefan Bächtold

swisspeace, Switzerland


My Memory, Your Memory: Contested interest and inter-generational weightage on the process of historisizing and memorializing past conflict narratives in Sri Lanka.

Harini Dias Bandaranayake

International Center for Ethnic Studies, Sri Lanka


Mixed Evidence on 'Winning Hearts and Minds' Campaigns

Gilles Carbonnier

The Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland

TP-09: Beyond good intentions – the Research Fairness Initiative (RFI)
Location: A 201
Chair: Carel IJsselmuiden, COHRED
Chair: Jon-Andri Lys, KFPE
Chair: David Beran, University of Geneva
3:30pm
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4:00pm
Coffee/Tea Break
4:00pm
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5:00pm
PD I: Plenary Dialogue I
Location: A 003

Moderation: Sabin Bieri

Debaters: Eliud Birachi, Michael Gerber, and Solène Morvant-Roux


 
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