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IASC Regional Keynote Webinars


It’s a wrap! WCW 2020 held eight keynote webinars representing the seven IASC Regions
Africa, Asia, China, Europe, Latin America, North America and Oceania – and the IASC Early Career Network.

See below for links to more information on each talk, as well as links to the recorded webinars.  Thanks to everyone who helped make these webinars a success!


Globalizing Water Commons in Sub-Saharan Africa: Tensions between Theory and Practice

Speaker: Dr. Claudious Chikozho

Research  Director, African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya

Date: October 5

Time: 16:00-17:00 Nairobi time (UTC +3)

Language: English


Coastal Commons in Japan Today:
A Sea Change?


Speaker: Alyne Elizabeth Delaney
Associate Professor, Center for Northeast Asian Studies, Tohoku University

Date: October 9

Time: 11:00-12:00 JST (UTC +9)

Language: English


What Can We Learn From China’s Management Response to Covid-19 from a Commons Research Perspective?

What Can We Learn From China’s Management Response to Covid-19 from a Commons Research Perspective?

Speaker: Qian Zhou, School of Public Policy, Xiamen University

Date: October 7 

Time: 15:00-16:00 (UTC +8)

Language: Chinese


Enclosing Marine and Coastal Commons

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Achim Schlüter, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) GmbH. Bremen, Germany

Date: October 7

Time: 12:00 noon – 13:00, CEST (UTC +2)

Language: English

Latin America

The Commons through a
Latin American Lens

Speaker: Fabio de Castro, Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation,
University of Amsterdam. He coordinates the current CEDLA research program ‘Reshaping Society
and the Commons in Latin America’.

Date: Saturday, October 3

Time: 13:00-14:00 PET (UTC -5)

Language: Spanish

North America

Governing the Commons, 30 Years Later – An Inventory of good advice for Commoners
Speaker: Frank van Laerhoven, Associate professor Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University (Netherlands)

Thursday, October 1

Time: 12:00-13:00 EST (UTC -4)

Language: English

Note: This will be a live-streamed Ostrom Memorial Lecture from Indiana University in partnership with the Ostrom Workshop.


Sharing the Commons of the Martuwarra Fitzroy River Estate for our Greater Good

(documentary screening and discussion)

Speaker: Dr. Anne Poelina, Managing Director of Madjulla Inc and Adjunct Senior Research Fellow with Notre Dame University.

Date: October 6

Time: 10:00-11:00 AM Australian Western Standard Time (UTC +8)

Language: English

IASC Early Career Network

Commons Futures


Speakers (this will be a webinar panel with five speakers):


  • Maria Gerullis – Institute for Food and Resource Economics,
    University of Bonn, Germany
  • Flavia Guerrieri – Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Germany and University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Beril Ocaklı – IRI THESys I Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
  • Hita Unnikrishnan – Newton International Fellow, Urban Institute, The University of Sheffield, UK and postdoctoral scholar: Azim Premji University, Bangalore, India
  • Dane Whittaker – Center for Behavior, Institutions and the Environment, Arizona State University, USA

Co-moderator: Tejendra Pratap Gautam – Centre for Policy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India

Date: October 8

Time: 15:00-17:00 CEST (UTC +2)

Language: English