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Guest lectures and seminars

Upcoming

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?

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.

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

Launch of Tvergastein Journal Issue #8

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.

Time and place: Sep. 13, 2016 6:00 PM, Cinemateket

Hvem har rett til å bestemme over Amazonas? Er Latin-Amerika på gale veier med en økende råvareutvinning som økonomisk motor?

Time and place: Sep. 8, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Litteraturhuset, Amalie Skram

There are now many views on the future of the Nordic model, its resilience, and its ability to tackle the ever growing array of challenges.

Time and place: Sep. 6, 2016 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM, Senter for utvikling og miljø (SUM), seminar room 4, Sognsveien 68, Oslo

In this seminar Karin Kapadia (Oxford University) will give a lecture about Dalit women.

Book Launch: "The Political Economy of Low Carbon Transformation. Breaking the habits of capitalism"
Time and place: Aug. 17, 2016 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM, Seminarrom 4th floor, SUM, Sognsveien 68, Oslo

Welcome to the launch of the new book exploring the relationship between capitalism and energy consumption!

Picture of the African continent, Vestsahara finn en feil
Time and place: May 9, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Seminarrom 4th floor, SUM, Sognsveien 68

Welcome to the first ever SUM Student Seminar!

Time and place: Mar. 23, 2016 4:15 PM - 7:00 PM, Senter for utvikling og miljø (SUM), Sognsveien 68, Oslo (seminarrommet i 4. etasje)

Har du fullført masteroppgaven din i 2014, 2015 eller 2016?

Ønsker du å dele funnene dine med et større fagmiljø?

Time and place: Jan. 29, 2016 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM, Senter for utvikling og miljø (SUM), Sognsveien 68, Oslo

This seminar is unfortunately cancelled due to illness.

 

Dr. Tang Lixia will give a talk about Chinese Agriculture Technology Demonstration Centre (ATDC) in Zimbabwe.

Time and place: Jan. 25, 2016 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM, Litteraturhuset, Amalie Skram

Tackling climate change could be the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century, says Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change.

Time and place: Nov. 24, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), 4th floor, Sognsveien 68, Oslo

Lunch seminar with Stener Ekern, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo.

Time and place: Sep. 8, 2015 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM, Senter for Utvikling og miljø (SUM), Sognsveien 68, seminarrom i 4. etasje

With Srila Roy and Alf Gunvald Nilsen

 

Srila Roy and Alf G. Nilsen’s new edited volume “New Subaltern Politics” presents a critical dialogue between the conceptual and analytical legacies of Subaltern Studies and the evolving forms of hegemony and resistance in contemporary India. From the struggles of the urban poor in Gujarat to the activism of sexual subalterns in eastern India and the mobilization of artisanal fishing communities in Tamil Nadu, the essays cover a diverse range of ongoing struggles against dispossession, disenfranchisement, and stigma that are unfolding in neoliberal India.

Time and place: Sep. 8, 2015 9:15 AM - 11:00 AM, Senter for Utvikling og miljø (SUM), Sognsveien 68, seminarrom i 4. etasje

Climate change is the most significant environmental issue of our time. Norgaards research shows us how our emotions can stop us from taking action.

Time and place: Sep. 7, 2015 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM, Senter for Utvikling og miljø (SUM), Sognsveien 68, seminarrom i 4. etasje

With Prof. Michele Ford

 

During the Suharto era, the official trade union was strictly prohibited from engaging with political parties and all but one of the ‘alternative’ unions publically rejected political unionism, preferring instead to seek recognition as a socio-economic force. Today, trade unions’ efforts to engage in electoral politics are tremendously significant for Indonesia’s emerging democracy.

Time and place: Aug. 25, 2015 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), 4th floor, Sognsveien 68, Oslo

Open seminar with Marcia Caetano Langfeldt, researcher at CREPAL, Université Paris 3 - Sorbonne Nouvelle.

Time and place: June 16, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Litteraturhuset, Room Nedjma, Wergelandsvn. 29, Oslo

With the rapidly developing events taking place on Cuba, it is a pleasure to invite to an open meeting with some of the most prominent Cuban and international academics studying this process.

Time and place: June 8, 2015 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus (Universitetsbiblioteket), Undervisningsrom 1, Blindern

In this talk, Deep K. Datta-Ray engages India’s nuclear diplomacy in the terms of its makers and their analytical categories to offer rare insights into the little known world of the key decision makers themselves. Datta-Ray is the only person so far to have embedded in India’s Ministry of External Affairs, and he draws on this unique research to challenge prevailing assumptions about how India’s nuclear diplomacy works.