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Time and place: Oct. 24, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Musikk og Scenehuset, Christiania Torv 1, Oslo

The books "Norwegian Social Thought on Latin America" and "Norge i Latin-Amerika: Forbindelser og forestillinger" (Norway in Latin America: Connections and ideas) will be presented by the editors.

Language: English


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.

US military in Liberia during the 2014 Ebola outbreak
Time and place: Oct. 26, 2017 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, Klubben, Georg Sverdsrups hus, Blindern Campus

This third seminar of the series Global Health Unpacked will explore the growing relations between health and the military. Should the military intervene in health crises? Can health be used to win "the hearts and minds" during a conflict? How to protect the health sector in civil conflicts?

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

India's remarkable growth and development makes the country an important partner, also for research cooperation. What has been the essence of Norway and India's research cooperation so far? And where are we heading in the future?

Illustration picture, map of the world with numbers
Time and place: Dec. 11, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), 4.floor, Sognsveien 68, Oslo

In this lunch seminar, Morten Jerven, Professor of Development Studies (NMBU) will discuss the increasing role of numbers and statistics in Development and Global Health policies. The seminar is part of the series Global Health Unpacked.


Photo: Vlad Tchompalov via Unsplash
Time and place: Oct. 19, 2017 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM, Seminar room 4th floor, Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), Sognsveien 68

How can law be used in today's environmental struggles?

Time and place: Oct. 18, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM, Gamle festsal

We are happy to announce that this year we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Arne Næss Chair in Global Justice and the Environment to pay tribute to the intellectual and cultural legacy of Norway’s most influential and ludic philosopher.

Time and place: Oct. 10, 2017 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM, : Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), 4th floor, Sognsveien 68, Oslo

Seminar with Djamila Ribeiro and Joanna Burigo, two Brazilian journalists with a vast experience and active presence in feminist debate and initiatives.

Time and place: Oct. 9, 2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Sentralen, Øvre Slottsgate 3. Produksjonsrom 1, 4th floor.

What is to be done when health is determined by factors extending well beyond the health sector?

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: Sep. 14, 2017 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Sophus Bugges Hus, Auditorium 2, Blindern, University of Oslo

Guest lecture with Professor Edgardo Lander, Universidad Central de Caracas, who is one of the leading thinkers on social mobilization and politics in Latin America.

Open to all - Welcome!

Illustration picture, Bill Gates giving a speech
Time and place: Sep. 13, 2017 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), 2.floor, Sognsveien 68, Oslo

First guest of the seminar series "Global Health Unpacked", Adam Fejerskov will discuss the Gates Foundation's promotion of technology-based development policies and question the power, legitimacy and accountability of this major player.

Time and place: Sep. 11, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM, Arne Næss Bibliotek, SUM (2 etg). Sognsveien 68

In this seminar Kathinka Fürst analyses the role of civil society in China's war against pollution.

Time and place: Aug. 31, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Green room, Skippergata 22

Launch of Tvergastein Journal Issue #9

Time and place: Aug. 17, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Boksen, Kulturhuset

What are the implications of the changing role of NGOs in development?

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

This course will 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: 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!