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Basic Income, Society and the Environment

Centre for Sustainability seminar presented by Martin F Hohmann-Mariott

In affiliation with the Department of Biotechnology; the Norwegian University of Science and Technology; Trondheim Centre for Sustainability; University of Otago, Dunedin; United Scientists CORE, Dunedin; and Te Utu Tika Hei Oranga i Aotearoa (Basic Income New Zealand).

About the talk

“A regular unconditional income that everyone receives is a prospect that some see as the next step for advancing humanity, while others fear that it will destroy society as we know it. In this seminar, I will review how the concept of basic income emerged and developed. I will also explore possible consequences that a Basic Income may have on society and the environment.”

About the speaker

“I grew up in Germany with 3 brothers. My wife and I have 3 children. We lived in Germany and the USA before moving to Ōtepoti Dunedin in 2008. I have a Master’s degree in Biology (U Wuerzburg/U Chicago) and a Doctorate in Plant Biology (Arizona State University). After postdoctoral positions at the US National Institutes of Health, University of Hokkaido, and the University of Otago, I started my laboratory at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2012. My academic interests are biotechnology, energy and sustainability. Recently, I started a business that provides a collaborative work environment and develops open technologies. In addition to science and technology, I also have a keen interest in history. I am the current chair person of Te Utu Tika Hei Oranga i Aotearoa – Basic Income New Zealand.”


This seminar is an online-only event, available to watch via Zoom.

Zoom link for "Basic Income, Society and the Environment" seminar

Zoom password: 008743

Date Thursday, 23 September 2021
Time 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Audience Public,Postgraduate students,Staff
Event Category Humanities
Event Type Seminar
DepartmentCentre for Sustainability
LocationOnline event (Zoom)
Contact NameMary-Jane Campbell or Nicki Topliss
Contact Phone+64 3 479 5220

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