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May 2024

Global South Studies Center (GSSC) Delegation Travels to Universidad De Los Andes in Bogotá to Discuss Cooperation Regarding Running Cluster Of Excellence Application

Global South Studies Center (GSSC) Delegation Travels to Universidad De Los Andes in Bogotá to Discuss Cooperation Regarding Running Cluster Of Excellence Application

In May 2024, a delegation from the Global South Studies Center (GSSC), consisting of “Sharing a Planet in Peril” (SAPP) members Michael Bollig and Clemens Greiner, travelled to the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá to discuss the next steps in the institutions’ ongoing cooperation concerning the current Cluster of Excellence application. The application aims to address the interrelated crises of Global Environmental Change (GEC) such as biodiversity loss, climate change, and the depletion of soils and waters. During the visit, Bollig and Greiner met with Claudia Leal, among others, from the Universidad de los Andes.

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Michael Bollig, Claudia Leal and Clemens Greiner (from left to right) at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá



Leal, who will be a principal investigator if the application is successful, will work alongside the other members of the SAPP initiative to build an international and interdisciplinary network to examine and respond to the inequitable impacts of GEC.

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The Global South Studies Center (GSSC) and the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá are two of roughly twenty institutions in the “Sharing a Planet in Peril” (SAPP) network.


The initiative aims to promote more equitable and ecological lifeways through diverse forms of knowledge, imaginaries, and practices, informed by decolonial and multispecies methodologies.

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Global South Studies Center (GSSC)
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