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Legal and Political Preconditions of Mining: Learning from the Swedish Experience

February 11 @ 5:00 pm - February 13 @ 7:30 pm

About the Event:
The AUA Center for Responsible Mining and the Luleå University of Technology with the support of the Embassy of Sweden Yerevan are offering a 3-day intensive professional development seminar called “Legal and Political Preconditions of Mining: Learning from the Swedish Experience.”
The seminar is designed for public officials, academics, and civil-society members interested in improving the governance of the mining sector in Armenia.
The seminar will be conducted by experts from Luleå University of Technology—Sweden’s pre-eminent academic institution with a specialty in mining. The three experts visiting are:
– Maria Pettersson, Professor
– Lars Bäckström, Assistant Professor
– Gregory Poelzer, Post-Doctoral Researcher
About the Speakers:
Maria Pettersson – Professor Maria Pettersson, LL.D. and M.Sc in Economics, is specialized in environmental and natural resources law. Her research is primarily focused on the function of law in relation to the management and utilization of natural resources, often considering climate change. Examples of Pettersson’s research areas include comparative law, renewable energy development, including wind- and hydropower; energy planning and permitting processes; mining; forest governance, including water issues; and biodiversity protection. Pettersson is also responsible for the master’s programme in Environmental and Natural Resources law at Luleå University of Technology.
Lars Bäckström – Assistant professor Lars Bäckström, LL.D, is specialized in real estate law, with a specific focus on mining law, including issues in relation to mineral- and property rights. Bäckström is responsible for the bachelor’s programme in law at Luleå University of Technology.
Gregory Poelzer – Gregory Poelzer, Ph.D., is a Postdoctoral Research in the Political Science at Luleå University of Technology. His research focuses on legitimacy in the resource sector, specifically the relationship between interaction and outcomes. Most of his empirical studies look at mining in the Swedish and Canadian context.
Language: English with translation into Armenian


February 11 @ 5:00 pm
February 13 @ 7:30 pm
Event Category:


Center for Responsible Mining
Luleå University of Technology
Embassy of Sweden in Yerevan


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