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Guest lectures and seminars

Upcoming

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-dean.

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

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Time and place: Feb. 15, 2018 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Seminarrom 609, Henrik Wergelands hus, Blindern

Arkeologiske funn viser at hunden ble domestikert i Nord-Kina allerede rundt 8000 år før vår tid. Om en blar gjennom Kinas kulturhistorie, vil en finne at hunden dukker opp i mange interessante funksjoner og sammenhenger.

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. 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. 9, 2017 11:30 AM - Dec. 10, 2017 3:00 PM, Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM)

Are you writing your master thesis on an Asia related topic? Would you like to meet other students doing the same, as well as receive feedback on your work? The Norwegian Network for Asian Studies is organising its annual course for MA students in December and anyone writing about Asia is welcome to join.

Time and place: Dec. 5, 2017 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM, Senter for Utvikling og Miljø (SUM), 4. etg.
Time and place: Nov. 24, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM, PA Munchs Hus, Seminarrom 4, Blindern

In this seminar Prof. Amit Garg from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, analyses the broader challenges of sustainable development in India.

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?

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?

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?

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 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 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. 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.