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Time and place: Sep. 19, 2018 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Litteraturhuset (room: Nedjma), Wergelandsvn. 29, Oslo

Lecture, in Spanish, by leading expert on Nicaraguan politics, Professor Salvador Martí i Puig, followed by a panel discussion, in English.

Time and place: Sep. 20, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Internasjonalen, Youngstorget 2A, Oslo

Brazil will hold presidential elections on 7 October. BrasiLeira in cooperation with NorLARNet, will organize a panel talk on what to expect (in Norwegian).

Time and place: Oct. 24, 2018 6:30 PM - Oct. 25, 2018 4:00 PM, University of Oslo

How do we imagine the future human species?

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Time and place: Nov. 1, 2018 8:30 AM - Nov. 2, 2018 4:00 PM, Scandic Hotel St Olavs Plass

The Independent Panel on Global Governance for Health organizes its first annual international conference in Oslo. 

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Time and place: Sep. 17, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Litteraturhuset

Join a panel of economists, social scientists, evolutionary thinkers and humanists in a discussion of the cooperative ethos in the Nordic societies.

Time and place: Sep. 7, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Senter for Utviklig og Miljø

Southeast Asian perspectives on the role of academia in promoting intercultural communication for social inclusion

Ambulance depot near western area Emergency Response Centre, Sierra Leone
Time and place: Sep. 4, 2018 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM, Old Festive Hall, Domus Academica

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

Time and place: Sep. 3, 2018 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, The University Aula

Sustainable development and our common future are the themes that tie together the program in the Aula. Member states of the United Nations have adopted 17 global goals for sustainable development (SDGs) to transform our society and the world. With knowledge and expertise the University of Oslo will contribute to reaching these goals. 

Time and place: Sep. 3, 2018 12:45 PM - 1:15 PM, The library in Vilhelm Bjerknes hus

For the first time, the University of Oslo will award a prize to the three best sustainability-themed master's theses which are tied to the UN Sustainability Development Goals. The purpose of the prize is to inspire originality and quality in master's projects that contribute to knowledge and insight into sustainable development.

Time and place: Sep. 3, 2018 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM, The library in Vilhelm Bjerknes hus

The four awards are for research, innovation, education and dissemination.

Amina J. Mohammed
Time and place: Aug. 29, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Old Festive Hall, Domus Academica

Public lecture by Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations

Time and place: Aug. 21, 2018 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Boksen, Kulturhuset, Youngs gate 6

What are the challenges faced by indigenous communities as they encounter developmental and extractive projects? Are there any potential alliances between indigenous groups, the private sector, and foreign assistance organizations?

Time and place: Aug. 15, 2018 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, MS Sunnhordland, Arendal

What role does aid play in the 2030 Agenda, and what is the future of Norwegian development cooperation?

Time and place: Aug. 14, 2018 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM, MS Sunnhordland, Arendal

The private sector is considered a key actor in fostering progress towards the SDGs, but what role does business play in the global development agenda?

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Time and place: Aug. 9, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Boksen, Kulturhuset, Youngs gate 6

What is the role of rural areas in supporting populist politicians? And how do rural areas become the main target of populist and authoritarian politics?

Time and place: Aug. 8, 2018 9:00 AM - Aug. 10, 2018, Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), Sognsveien 68

The objective of this interdisciplinary course is to critically analyze – empirically and conceptually – processes of transformation in rural areas as related to access to and governance of resources and how these are reshaping the lives of people living there.

The application deadline was 5 April, 2018.

Time and place: June 20, 2018 - June 22, 2018, Oslo and Akershus University College, Oslo, Norway

Political Ecology, the Green Economy, and Alternative Sustainabilities

Blood; Hand, Ebola
Time and place: June 19, 2018 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM, SUM, Sognsveien 68, Oslo, Seminar room on 4th floor

Ebola is striking once again, this time in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A few years after the 2014-2015 Ebola crisis, has the world learnt its lessons? Are we better prepared? Come and join the debate!

Time and place: June 7, 2018 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, 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.

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: May 29, 2018 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM, Pilestredet 46-PA318, OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University

Seminar with Arturo López-Levy, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (USA). The seminar will be in the form of a conversation with Vegard Bye, who is submitting his dr. philos. thesis in political science on transformations in Cuba in May 2018. Organized by OsloMet, with economic support from NorLARNet.

See announcement.

Time and place: May 28, 2018 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, Auditorium 2, Georg Sverdrups hus

How does climate interact with existing vulnerabilities and risks? To what extent can we attribute migration and displacement to climate change?

Time and place: May 15, 2018 6:00 PM, Cinemateket, Dronningens gate 16, Oslo

Screening of documentary (in Spanish with English subtitles) by Margarita Cadenas, after and introductory talk (in English) with Masaya Llavaneras Blanco, Balsillie School of International Affairs (Canada), and Antulio Rosales and Benedicte Bull from the University of Oslo, and others to be announced. Organized by The Oslo Documentary Cinema and NorLARNet.

See the full announcement at Oslo Documentary Cinema.

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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).

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Time and place: May 7, 2018 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM, Seminar room 4th floor, SUM, Sognsveien 68

As the International Labour Organization (ILO) has evolved since its beginning 100 years ago, it has moved closer to becoming a development agency.