Bille Larsen Peter


Peter Bille Larsen, Senior lecturer and researcher, has a strong interest critical theory, environmental anthropology and political ecology. His work addresses the intersection between environmental conservation and social equity concerns, including work in the fields of heritage, environmental governance, international human rights standards and sustainable development. Primary fieldwork sites include the Peruvian Amazon, Viet Nam and global level organizations and processes. He works extensively with international organizations, NGOs and community-based organizations through collaborative efforts and policy-oriented action research. As President of the Interface Commission he promotes new approaches to engaged anthropology and collaborative practice.

Current researcg focusses on sub-regional environmental governance, environmental defenders, heritage and development in Vietnam as well as the changing conditions of environmental civil society. He recently initiated the Geneva Heritage Lab involving a small team of researchers addressing global heritage dynamics. As a member of the Swiss Commission for UNESCO, he chairs the Geneva dialogues on rights fields within the mandates of UNESCO.


Courses taught at UNIGE include sustainable development and public policy analysis in the Master of Environmental Sciences, a course on the social and environmental dilemmas in contemporary capitalism Master's program in Innovation, Human Development and Sustainability and a course on sustainability standards and social regulation in the Masters Sustainable Societies and Social Change.



  • T421018: Sustainability, social regulation and standardization
  • T405233: Social and environmental dilemmas in capitalism
  • AT14E202: Introduction au développement durable et l’analyse des politiques publiques (fait partie de l'atelier «Environnement alpin et sociétés»)
  • T421211: Workshop 2B: Sustainable consumption and social change 






Dr. Peter Bille Larsen

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