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Time and place: Aug. 16, 2017 9:00 AM - Aug. 18, 2017, Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), Sognsveien 68

The objective of this interdisciplinary course is to critically analyse the changing role of NGOs in development, focusing especially on health and environment.

The application deadline was 31 March, 2017.

Time and place: Sep. 18, 2017 - Sep. 22, 2017, CSMN, Georg Morgenstiernes house

The objective of this interdisciplinary course is to explore challenges to sustainable modernity in cultural, economic, political and institutional realms.

Application deadline was May 02, 2017.


Time and place: Oct. 25, 2017 - Oct. 27, 2017, University of Agder, Kristiansand

Multidisciplinary doctoral course organized by the University of Agder, in cooperation with NorLARNet. The course will be held in Kristiansand, at the University of Agder from 25-27 October 2017. The application deadline is 26 June.

See the call for applications.

Time and place: Nov. 23, 2017 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM, Marmorsalen, Sentralen

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Time and place: June 21, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Senter for utvikling og miljø (SUM), Sognsveien 68, Oslo

In this talk, Srila Roy (University of the Witwatersrand) will draw on her long-term research into a queer feminist organisation in eastern India to show some of the manifestations and implications of queer governmentality in the disciplinary production and regulation of the conduct and lives of lesbian subjects.

Time and place: June 9, 2017 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM, ARENA, Sognsveien 68, Oslo, Seminar room on the 3rd floor

How can we most effectively organize toward health equity in the era of neoliberal austerity?

Time and place: June 8, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), 4th floor, Sognsveien 68, Oslo

Seminar with professor Jon Strand, University of Oslo, on a World Bank research project mapping economic values of rainforest protection in the Brazilian Amazon.

Time and place: June 7, 2017 3:15 PM - 6:00 PM, Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), Sognsveien 68, Oslo, seminar room on the top floor

Welcome to our open summer meeting! This year, award winning author Ivo de Figueiredo introduces us to his recent book "En fremmed ved mitt bord", a book that took him on a journey back to his ancestral village Saligao, in erstwhile Portuguese India. Lisa Björkman (Univ. of Louisville) will give a talk on "Pipe Politics, Contested Waters" based on her monograph on Mumbai. We also announce the winner of this year's "Best MA-thesis on an Asian topic". And, we serve drinks and refreshments.

Time and place: May 24, 2017 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Kulturhuset (sala: Laboratoriet), ojo! nueva dirección: Youngs gate 6, Oslo

Seminar with Yesid Arteta, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, on the Colombian preace process six months after the signing of the peace agreement. Language: Spanish.

Globalization under pressure
Time and place: May 13, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Professorboligen, Universitetshagen

What role can the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) play in helping shape our common future?

Time and place: May 3, 2017 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM, Senter for utvikling og miljø (SUM) Sognsveien 68, seminar room 4th floor, Oslo

In this seminar, Karin Kapadia analyses the relatively new phenomenon of Dalit Pentecostalism in Chennai’s slums as a crucial counter-hegemonic challenge to the ideological and moral legitimacy of the Modi regime.

Time and place: Mar. 28, 2017 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM, Litteraturhuset, Wergelandsvn. 29, Oslo

On April 2nd Ecuador will decide who will be the president to follow Rafael Correa’s 10 years of rule. This seminar will discuss the possible consequences of the elections.

Time and place: Mar. 20, 2017 12:30 PM - Mar. 21, 2017 6:00 PM, The University of Oslo, City Centre (Sentrum) Area

The conference is now over, and the organizers would like to thank all that contributed to making the conference a success! We are looking forward to seeing you in Helsinki 7-9 March 2018!

Time and place: Mar. 20, 2017 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM, Eilert Sundts hus, Auditorium 2

Open lecture with Oliver Stuenkel: The Rise of “Non-Western” Powers in Global Governance: Challengers or Saviors of Global Order?

Time and place: Mar. 20, 2017 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Nedjma, Litteraturhuset, Oslo

What are Brazil's prospects for economic and political recovery?

Time and place: Mar. 16, 2017 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM, SUM, Centre for Development and the Environment, Sognsveien 68. Seminar room 4th floor

What are the consequences when ethnic movements and global humanitarian actors take opposing stances on reproductive health? 

Breakfast seminar with Jennifer Palmer.

Time and place: Mar. 14, 2017 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM, Senter for utvikling og miljø (SUM), 2nd floor, Sognsveien 68, Oslo

Welcome to The Network for Asian Studies' (Asianettverket) annual lecture! This year, Andrew G. Walder from Stanford University offers new insights into the Cultural Revolution in China.

Time and place: Feb. 15, 2017 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM, PA Munchs Hus, seminar room 14, Blindern, Oslo

Siddharth Sareen (Erfurt University) will give a talk on electricity distribution companies (discoms) and potential energy transition in Rajasthan and Gujarat, India.

Time and place: Jan. 14, 2017 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Blindern, University of Oslo and Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), Oslo

The Network for Asian Studies/Asianettverket welcomes you to our annual MA course which we this time conduct in conjunction with the NORASIA VII conference. All MA students writing about Asia can apply.

Time and place: Jan. 12, 2017 - Jan. 13, 2017, University of Oslo, Blindern, Oslo

The conference will explore maritime Asia from multiple perspectives, and will also function as a meeting and networking point for scholars in the Nordic region working on Asia more broadly.

Time and place: Dec. 14, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Ugla, Kristian Augusts gate 7A

Launch of Tvergastein Journal Issue #8

Time and place: Dec. 12, 2016 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM, Senter for utvikling og miljø (SUM), Sognsveien 68, seminar room 4th floor, Oslo

Join us for an afternoon December seminar with Dr. Vegard Iversen, on social mobility in India. We will serve gingerbread cookies and mulled wine (gløgg).

Time and place: Dec. 2, 2016 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM, Norsk Folkehjelp, Stortorget 10 (Glassmagasinet, inngang Møllergata), Oslo

Breakfast seminar organized by NorLARNet and Norwegian Peoples' Aid. The main speaker is professor Roddy Brett, Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia.

Comments by John-Andrew McNeish, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Beate Thoresen, Norwegian People's Aid, and Roy Krøvel, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences.

University of Gastronomic Sciences
Time and place: Nov. 29, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Seminarrom 4th floor, Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), Sognsveien 68

Matlære: Food Talks with Andrew Kroglund

Time and place: Nov. 24, 2016 9:00 AM - Nov. 25, 2016 3:00 PM, Håndverkeren Kurs- og konferansesenter

Welcome to the NFU Conference 2016: Beyond North and South: Constructing Global Governance for the 21st Century in Oslo in November!