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Marja-Liisa Öberg is coordinating a new Pufendorf Advanced Study Group (ASG)

Border control. Photo.

Marja-Liisa Öberg is coordinating (together with Rhiannon Pugh, CIRCLE and LTH) a new Advanced Study Group (ASG) at Pufendorf IAS entitled "(UN-)NATURAL BORDERS: Multi-disciplinary perspectives on the boundaries of European integration".

‘European integration’ is a social construct that exerts great impact on the natural environment while being both determined and limited by natural conditions, such as landforms, forests, bodies of water, fauna and flora, but also climate, and man-made and natural catastrophes. From a multitude of disciplinary perspectives, including law, geography, political science and forest science, this ASG sets out to explore how natural conditions determine the features and boundaries of European integration, and how European integration is represented – and creates boundaries – in the natural environment.

The ASG runs from February to December 2024. 

More information, including on participants, can be found on Pufendorf IAS website