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Blantyre Market, Malawi.
Time and place: Apr. 27, 2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Loftet, Professorboligen, University of Oslo

What has been the impact of the SDGs on policy formulation in Malawi, and what are the linkages between aid, taxation and private investments in securing funding for their implementation?

Chinas former president sun yat-sen
Time and place: May 2, 2018 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM, Auditorium 3, Eilert Sundts hus

What is the origin of the idea that global institutions are needed to promote the development of poorer countries?

ILO flag
Time and place: May 7, 2018 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM, Seminar room 4th floor, SUM, Sognsveien 68

As the International Labour Organization (ILO) has evolved since its beginning 100 years ago, it has moved closer to becoming a development agency.

Film poster
Time and place: May 7, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Cinemateket, Lillebil

Join us for the screening of Pili, a feature length drama set in rural Tanzania reflecting the life a poor, HIV-positive single mother of two children. The film will be followed by a Q&A with Dr Sophie Harman, producer of the film and researcher in International Relations/Global Health (QMUL).

Time and place: May 15, 2018 6:00 PM, Cinemateket, Dronningens gate 16, Oslo

Screening of documentary (in Spanish with English subtitles) by Margarita Cadenas, after and introductory talk (in English) with Antulio Rosales and Benedicte Bull from the University of Oslo, and others to be announced. Organized by The Oslo Documentary Cinema and NorLARNet.

See the full announcement at Oslo Documentary Cinema.

Time and place: June 5, 2018 11:30 AM - June 6, 2018 3:00 PM, Blindern

The South Asia across the Nordic Region (SANR) annual meeting 2018 will be held in Oslo on 5 and 6 June

Time and place: June 20, 2018 - June 22, 2018, Oslo and Akershus University College, Oslo, Norway

Political Ecology, the Green Economy, and Alternative Sustainabilities

Time and place: Aug. 8, 2018 9:00 AM - Aug. 10, 2018, Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), Sognsveien 68

The objective of this interdisciplinary course is to critically analyze – empirically and conceptually – processes of transformation in rural areas as related to access to and governance of resources and how these are reshaping the lives of people living there.

The application deadline was 5 April, 2018.

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Time and place: Apr. 24, 2018 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM, Centre for Development and the Environment, Sognsveien 68, Oslo

Will the radicalization of Indonesian Islam influence the 2019 presidential elections?

Time and place: Apr. 13, 2018 7:00 PM, Litteraturhuset (room: Nedjma), Wergelandsvn. 29, Oslo

Evening panel talk with Brazil experts.

President Jacob Zuma welcomes President of China Xi Jinping on a state visit to South Africa at the Union Building in Pretoria
Time and place: Apr. 12, 2018 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Beijing, China

How do Chinese aid models fit into the overarching framework of the Belt and Road Initiative?

Mother holding baby
Time and place: Apr. 5, 2018 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM, SUM, Sognsveien 68, Oslo, Seminar room on 4th floor

Did we forget newborns in the global focus on maternal health? In this breakfast seminar, Dr Emma Sacks (John Hopkins University) will discuss why mistreatment of newborns is a critical issue, unpack the ethics of competing priorities in global health, and present options for policy responses.

agriculture-countryside-cropland-farm
Time and place: Mar. 22, 2018 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Professorboligen

What transformations are needed to reach SDG2, and what is the role of strategic partnerships in fostering such change?

Time and place: Mar. 21, 2018 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM, The Norwegian Nobel Institute, Henrik Ibsens gate 51, Oslo

How can democracy be rejuvenated in the post-Brexit, post-Orban, post-Kaczynski and post-Sebastian Kurz Europe?

Time and place: Mar. 9, 2018 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM, Cinemateket, Dronningens gate 16, Oslo

Debate following the screening of the documentary “500 Years” at the HUMAN International Documentary Film Festival, with Andrea Ixchiú, journalist and activist from Guatemala; Pamela Yates, director of 500 Years; and Mariel Aguilar-Støen, University of Oslo. Language: English

See announcement.

Time and place: Mar. 1, 2018 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM, Nedjma, Litteraturhuset, Wergelandsvn. 29, Oslo

Seminar with Venezuelan and Norwegian scholars and human rights activists seeking to analyze the crisis in Venezuela from a legal point of view.

Time and place: Mar. 1, 2018 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Stallen, Professorboligen

Join us to celebrate ReNEW! UiO:Norden received NOK40 million to set-up a research hub for Nordic studies together with five other Nordic Universities. Come to celebrate, hear more about the project and listen to our distinguished speakers – the President of the Nordic Council and UiO's vice-rector.

Forgotten hospital, poorly taken cared of, shows traces of conflict
Time and place: Feb. 14, 2018 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM, Frederik Holsts Hus (room 123)

How does local exposure to organized violence impacts whether women give birth in a health facility? Gudrun Østby, Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo PRIO, will discuss her latest findings on armed conflicts and mother health in this Global Health Unpacked breakfast seminar.

Time and place: Feb. 13, 2018 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM, Auditorium 13, Domus Media (Karl Johans Gate 47)

We are excited to welcome Professor Fukuyama to give a lecture at the University of Oslo.

Time and place: Feb. 13, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Centro para el Desarrollo y el Medio Ambiente (SUM), 4to piso, Sognsveien 68, Oslo

Lunch seminar with two of the directors of Cuba Posible, an independent Cuban think tank.

Language: Spanish

Time and place: Feb. 7, 2018 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM, Senter for Utvikling og Miljø, 4th floor, Sognsveien 68

In this seminar, Bonn Juego analyses President Duterte's emergent regime of authoritarian populism

Time and place: Feb. 1, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Kulturhuset, Youngs gate 6, Oslo

How can ‘building bridges’ between people, researchers and policy-makers help to engage action for a more sustainable future?

Illustration picture, "human rights" written in the centre, colourful hands around the frame
Time and place: Jan. 30, 2018 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM, SUM, Sognsveien 68, Oslo, Seminar room on 4th floor

How can we use human rights frameworks to foster social improvements? Alicia Ely Yamin, visiting professor of law at Georgetown University, will discuss the successes and challenges to using human rights approaches for health, from conceptualization to implementation, and formulate recommendations to make these approaches more effective. 

Illustration picture, map of the world with numbers
Time and place: Dec. 18, 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 indicators and statistics in Development and Global Health policies. The seminar is part of the series Global Health Unpacked.

Time and place: Dec. 13, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Seminar room, 4th floor, Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), Sognsveien 68

How did the networks that spanned across borders in the Middle East relate to the new nation-state narrative?