On Friday, 27 November 2015, Ljubljana hosted the third international symposium ‘Why the world needs anthropologists’ with the theme ‘Burning issues of our hot planet’. The main purpose of the symposium, attended by 400 participants from around the globe, was the integration of anthropological knowledge and skills with other scientific areas as well as business, governmental, and non-governmental sectors. Exciting presentations in TED-style were given by well-known speakers presenting their views on resolving the vital issues our society is facing.
The symposium was organised by the EASA Applied Anthropology Network, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, VU University of Amsterdam, University Campus CIELS Padova, Slovene ethnological and anthropological association KULA, and the University of Delaware. Sponsors of the event were Comtrade and EASA. Media partners were the publishing house Delo, magazine Razpotja, and web portals Metina lista and Tromba.