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 password: 008743
|Date||Thursday, 23 September 2021|
|Time||12:00pm - 1:00pm|
|Department||Centre for Sustainability|
|Location||Online event (Zoom)|
|Contact Name||Mary-Jane Campbell or Nicki Topliss|
|Contact Phone||+64 3 479 5220|