We both host and collaborate on many different seminars. This includes the “Global Health Unpacked” series. This series aims to foster critical discussions on the politics of global health, with insights from social sciences and humanities. Invited guest speakers from different countries bring an original perspective to the debates we have in Norway. “Global Health Unpacked” is jointly organized by the research group the Politics of Global Health, Centre for Development and the Environment and the UiO Centre for Global Health.


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Time and place: Nov. 25, 2020 4:00 PM5:30 PM, Online

What are the most important transnational political determinants of health inequity as we enter the final decade of the SDG era, and how can we best address them?

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Time and place: Sep. 23, 2020 4:00 PM5:00 PM, Zoom Webinar

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, billions of public monies are poured into high tech solutions. This panel will highlight the role of local public health systems, particularly the challenges in Africa and Latin America, and the US.

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Time and place: Aug. 25, 2020 2:30 PM3:30 PM, Zoom Webinar

In this webinar, Kristin Bergtora Sandvik maps out global trends in 'Covid-19 law', including criminal law, welfare legislation and the human rights framework, with a view to draw out key lessons for global health.

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Time and place: Aug. 11, 2020 5:00 PM5:30 PM, Direkte fra Universitetsplassen

Med Bård Vegar Solhjell, direktør Norad og Katerini Storeng, førsteamanuensis, Senter for miljø og utvikling UiO i samtale med Maria Korkunc, journalist og statsviter.

Time: June 25, 2020 4:00 PM5:00 PM

Will digital innovations introduced during the crisis lead to more digital surveillance post-pandemic? Does their use advance the interests of private tech companies at the expense of the public interest?

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Time: May 28, 2020 4:00 PM5:00 PM

When a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is developed, will it be a “peoples vaccine” produced in time and scale, affordably priced, and available for all countries and all people?

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Time and place: May 8, 2020 9:15 AM10:15 AM, Zoom Webinar

What underlying logics, interests and evidence have fed into the Norwegian response to the covid-19 pandemic both in Norway and globally? Please join us for this webinar with Frode Forland, Specialist Director at the Norwegian Public Health Institute.

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Time and place: Feb. 11, 2020 1:15 PM2:30 PM, Centre for Development and the Environment, Sandakerveien 130

How and why do global health donors engage with faith-based organizations to implement projects? In this Global Health Unpacked seminar, Sibylle Herzig van Wees will analyze the modalities and implications of donor engagement of faith-based organization in the health sector in Cameroon.

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Time and place: Feb. 6, 2020 1:00 PM2:00 PM, Frederik Holsts hus, Auditorium (first floor)

In this global health unpacked seminar, Dr Mamady Cham will reflect on the difficulties of administrating under-funded public health systems in low and middle income countries, by drawing from his extensive experience in health management from The Gambia.

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Time and place: Dec. 6, 2019 9:00 AM10:15 AM, Centre for Development and the Environment, Sandakerveien 130

In this Global Health Unpacked seminar, Jody Harris will explore how and why certain international nutrition approaches have found their way into national nutrition policy and practice in Zambia.

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Time and place: Nov. 14, 2019 9:15 AM10:30 AM, Centre for Development and the Environment, Sandakerveien 130

In this Global Health Unpacked seminar, Lauren Paremoer will explore how social rights and solidarity are discussed in South African public discourses, and how these debates impact the realization of Universal Health Coverage.

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Time and place: Nov. 6, 2019 2:15 PM3:45 PM, Eilert Sundts building (Blindern) - Meeting room 648

Why and how do pathogens emerge from animal reservoirs? Using the case of East Cameroon and HIV,  Dr. Guillaume Lachenal (Université Paris Diderot) will draw on insights from molecular phylogeny and social anthropology to highlight the role of Humans in pathogen emergence.

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Time and place: Oct. 22, 2019 3:00 PM4:30 PM, Fredrik Holsts hus, Room 218

In this Global Health Unpacked seminar co-organized with the Forum for Antimicrobial Resistance (UiO), Prof. Clare Chandler (LSHTM) will discuss how our societies have become reliant on antimicrobials, and the challenges posed by rising antimicrobial resistance.

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Time and place: Sep. 5, 2019 2:30 PM4:00 PM, Niels Treschows hus, 12th Floor, blindern Campus

In this seminar, Peter Redfield will unpack the politics of humanitarian equipment and the assumptions it entails about human needs and what a satisfactory life might be.

Time and place: June 20, 2019 12:00 PM1:15 PM, Sandakerveien 130, Oslo

How to measure "Health for All"? How do metrics influence the way Universal Health Coverage is implemented in Senegal?

Time and place: May 27, 2019 11:00 AM, Store auditorium, Rikshospitalet

MSc Hanneke Pot at Institute of Health and Society will give a trial lecture on the given topic: "Discuss how brokers operate in the fields of power in global health".

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Time and place: Apr. 24, 2019 8:30 AM9:45 AM, ARENA - Sognsveien 68 (3rd floor)

How does the private sector strategically use poor quality data for its own benefit? In this talk, Linsey McGoey discusses how weak evidence-based policy can paradoxically be a powerful tool in the political economy of global health.

Time and place: Feb. 25, 2019 2:30 PM3:45 PM, SUM, Sognsveien 68, Oslo, Seminar room on 4th floor

As Ghana seeks to expand primary health services, how do past experiences shape current perceptions and expectations? David Bannister will survey the history of Ghana's health system in our next Global Health Unpacked seminar.

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Time and place: Sep. 4, 2018 10:15 AM11:30 AM, Old Festive Hall, Domus Academica

Public lecture by Dr. Paul Farmer, Harvard Medical School.

Time and place: Oct. 11, 2017 12:00 PM2:00 PM, Frederik Holsts Hus (room 123)

Professor Anne-Emanuelle Birn’s research explores the history, politics, and political economy of international/global health.The talk will examine the planning and repercussions of WHO's International Conference on Primary Health Care in 1978, Alma-Ata in the context of Soviet political and health developments, drawing from Soviet and Kazakh sources, including oral history interviews with several key protagonists.