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Welcome to the launch of the new book exploring women, gender and everyday social transformation in India!
On 2 September the University of Oslo will award Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), with an honorary doctorate. The following day she will hold this open guest lecture.
Note! New venue: Gamle festsal (see below)
A seminar with Guatemala’s Human Rights Ombudsman, Jorge De León Duque.
With Arne Næss Chair holder 2014 David Abram
Why are the Catalan people demanding to hold a referendum on self-determination? What would be the internal and external consequences of secession?
Two holders of the international Arne Næss Chair, one from England and from from America, discuss the ecological crisis in relation to the importance of our perceptual embeddeness in our living world. Come and join this exciting conversation and contribute your views to our unfolding understanding of what it means to be alive at this time of planetary change.
Seminar with Mariel Aguilar Støen, University of Oslo, and a delegation of social activists from Guatemala, organized in cooperation with Norwegian Church Aid.
Seminar with María Guzmán-Gallegos, FAFO, and two representatives from the Ecuadorian organization Pachamama: Director Belén Paez and lawyer Juán Aúz.
The Lancet - University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health presents its report on the same day it is to be published in The Lancet.
Award-winning author and journalist Alfredo Corchado in conversation with Benedicte Bull on his book “Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey”, based on his courageous coverage of Mexico’s violent drug war.
Seminar with Marta Lagos, founding director of Latinobarómetro.
The Ph.D. course is organised by the Centre for Development and the Environment's (SUM) research area on Energy and Consumption, SUM Research School and the Interfaculty research area Livelihoods in Developing Countries (LEVE) at the University of Oslo, Norway. The course will be held at the Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM) 6-8 January 2014.
The final application deadline is 15 October, 2013.
This workshop will focus on a set of topics directly linked to poverty and growing inequality in India and China, and highlight numerous efforts currently underway to pressure political actors to take timely action and provide appropriate remedies to a host of social, economic, and political challenges.
Welcome to the launch of the new anthology on social exclusion in India!
In this workshop, the participants will analyse and discuss policies and practices in the corporate sector that have been – and are currently being – promoted in China and draw comparisons with Norway. The primary aim will be to re-visit the corporate social responsibility approach, with a focus on the promotion of environmentally and socially sustainable development.
All are welcome to this open seminar at Litteraturhuset, organised by Asle Toje in cooperation with Norad, Fritt Ord and Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM).
Dan Banik is directing a workshop on the relationship between democracy and poverty as part of the third international conference on Democracy as Idea and Practice, organised by the Research Programme on Democracy.
In this workshop, we wish to question whether certain regimes are better able and equipped to promote economic growth and eradicate poverty than others. In other words, what characterizes the relationship between poverty and democracy? And is there a connection between 'pro-poorness' and 'democracy'?
All are welcome, but we encourage you to register!
The principal objective of the course is to critically review different approaches to food insecurity, which will enable doctoral students to understand key poverty-related concepts and approaches that are currently widespread and influential among major international and national development agencies.