HUMBOLDT-KOLLEG INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE – TO GRASP THE WHOLE WORLD. On the 250th Anniversary of Alexander von Humboldt. 4 – 6 December 2019

HUMBOLDT-KOLLEG INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE – TO GRASP THE WHOLE  WORLD.   On the 250th Anniversary of Alexander von Humboldt. 4 – 6 December 2019


In order to celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Alexander von Humboldt, this conference will bring together scientists of different research fields (human, social and natural sciences) sharing a common interest in all issues that have also interested Alexander von Humboldt and looking, as he did, for their interconnection. This means a wide range of topics, including:

– The Cosmos and Cosmology

– The Earth: Landscape, Environment, Sustainability

– Life and Diversity

– Culture and Diversity

– Human Being, Humanity and Cosmopolitanism

– Justice, Democracy and Citizenship

– Oppression, exploitation and global relations

– Nature, poetry and feelings

This conference is financed by the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation and by national funds through the FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (Foundation for Science and Technology, Public Institution, Portugal) within the project Cosmopolitanism: Justice, Democracy and Citizenship without Borders  – PTDC/FER-FIL/30686/2017

This event endorses and promotes the UN Sustainable Development Goals by raising awareness and reflexivity and by advancing a vision of a just world. Particularly the following goals are envisaged: Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere; Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries; Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts;  Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels;  Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.


4-6 December 2019


NOVA Law School, New University of Lisbon

Campus de Campolide 18, 1099-032 Lisbon, Portugal


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