1 Nov 2019

Professor Elisa Fornalé represents WTI in Swiss National Future Day 2019

SNSF Professor Elisa Fornalé will participate in this year’s Swiss National Future Day, held on 14 November, that supports school children in choosing a future career.

Girls in the 5th, 6th or 7th grade who are interested in international law and climate change are invited to join SNSF Prof. Elisa Fornalé on 14 November to get to know the World Trade Institute, learn more about women in academia and the topic of 'Sea Level Rise and International Law'. 

Prof Fornalé will talk about sea level rise due to climate change, and her own experiences with her fieldwork research in the Pacific Islands. The discussion will include the consequences of sea level rise for human lives and the role of academia in addressing this problem.

Prof Fornalé will also talk about the life of a professor, and will explain what students need to do to become professors themselves.  

Registration is now open. For information on how to apply, visit the Nationaler Zukunftstag website. Information on how to participate in Prof. Fornalé’s special project for girls can be found in the 'Ein Tag als Chefin' tab.

About National Future Day:

From https://www.nationalerzukunftstag.ch:

“The Future Day wants - as its name says - to shape the future. Girls and boys change sides; by doing so they get to know atypical fields of work and areas of life and make experiences for life. In this way, horizons open up. Girls and boys get the courage and self-confidence to take control of their future, apart from rigid gender images.

"National Future Day thus promotes gender equality at an early stage in career choice and life planning. It is a cooperation project between school, working world and home."