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Guest lectures and seminars

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Time and place: June 5, 2018 11:30 AM - June 6, 2018 2:00 PM, PA Munchs Hus, 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 7, 2018 12:15 PM - 5:00 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, China expert Hans Jørgen Gåsemyr from the University of Bergen will give a talk on Xi Jinping's recent ascension to potential lifelong leadership in China. Gåsemyr's talk will be followed by a panel discussion on the impact and development of the #MeToo movement in Asia, with a regional focus on China, India and Japan. With us in the panel are Ragnhild Sofie Selstø, journalist and MA graduate (Chinese Society and Politics, UiO), Moumita Sen, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (UiO) and Elizaveta Zyrenkova, MA student (Modern Japan, UiO). We also announce the winner of this year's "Best MA-thesis on an Asian topic". And, we serve drinks and refreshments.

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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).

A group of health care workers hang signs on a fence at a field hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, Sept. 19, 2014. The workers are among volunteers from around the world fighting the epidemic outbreak of Ebola.
Time and place: May 2, 2018 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM, SUM, Sognsveien 68, Oslo, Seminar room on 4th floor

In this seminar drawing from a combined epidemiological and ethnographic study, Dr Freya Jephcott (Queen's College Cambridge), will unpack the consequences of involving different types of actors, both national and international, in the response to a mysterious outbreak in Ghana (2012). Come and join us for an interesting discussion!

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?

Time and place: Apr. 25, 2018 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM, Senter for Utviklig og Miljø

Asianettverket og IKOS inviterer til boklanseringen og debatt om det indiske mirakel og dets bakside med utgangspunkt i en ny svensk bok om Indias moderne historie, redigert av Staffan Lindberg og Lars Eklund.

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?

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.

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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. 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.

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.