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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".

Time and place: May 27, 2019 1:15 PM, Store auditorium, Rikshospitalet

MSc Hanneke Pot at Institute of Health and Society will be defending the thesis “Global norms and local brokers: an ethnography of an international NGO project to ‘reduce teenage pregnancies’ in rural Malawi” for the degree of PhD (Philosophiae Doctor).

Time and place: May 28, 2019 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Litteraturhuset, Wergelandsveien 29, Oslo

As fake news and alternative facts spread, many have concluded that truth is no longer held in respect. Today, it seems, anything goes. But is there cause for concern? If so, for what, exactly?

Washington D.C. protest march
Time and place: May 29, 2019 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM, Auditorium 13, Domus Media (Karl Johans Gate 47)

Professor Larry Diamond from Stanford University joins us for an open lecture on democratic recession and the current state of freedom in the world today.

Time and place: June 6, 2019 - June 7, 2019, Georg Morgenstiernes hus, Blindern, University of Oslo

The 21st Century is Asia’s Century. At the ASIANET 2019 conference, we analyse the rise of Asia along three axes: the economy and global power balance; the environment and resource politics; and social, political and ideological change.

Time and place: Aug. 7, 2019 9:00 AM - Aug. 9, 2019 4:00 PM, Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM)

We regret to inform that this PhD course has been cancelled.


UN General Assembly and UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner
Time and place: May 15, 2019 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, Stallen, Professorboligen (Karl Johans gate 47)

UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner joins us to discuss ongoing reforms and the role of the UN in ensuring the achievement of the SDGs.

Flag of Venezuela
Time and place: May 2, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Amalie Skram, Litteraturhuset, Wergelandsveien 29, Oslo

What are the most pressing issues for security and restoration of democracy in Venezuela?

Time and place: May 2, 2019 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, Centre for Development and the Environment, Sognsveien 68, 4th floor

How can we make sense of the ongoing general elections in India, and of India's Democracy more broadly? In this seminar, we launch two new books that offer novel perspectives on the functioning of the world's largest democracy.

Time and place: Apr. 29, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM, Fritt ord, Uranienborgveien 2

Welcome to the book launch in connection with the publication of Nina Witoszek’s latest study, The Origins of Anti-Authoritarianism.

Business man jumping
Time and place: Apr. 24, 2019 8:30 AM - 9:45 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: Mar. 26, 2019 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM, SUM's seminar room, Sognsveien 68 (4th floor), Oslo.

In this seminar, Sandya K. Hewamanne analyses how former factory workers navigate global capitalism. The seminar is the first in our new SDG Asia seminar series that addresses the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in the Asian context.

Time and place: Mar. 14, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM, Klubben, Georg Sverdrups hus (Main library building)

We regret to inform you this seminar had to be cancelled. Marlee Tichenor is unable to travel to Oslo due to the flight ban on Boeing 737 MAX 8. We will do our best to reschedule this seminar at a later point this semester.

Time and place: Feb. 25, 2019 2:30 PM - 3:45 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.

Time and place: Feb. 6, 2019 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM, Teglverket, Det Akademiske Kvarter, Bergen

How can we tackle the growing mountain of electronic waste? Bring your broken electronics and join our Restart Party!

Time and place: Jan. 14, 2019 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM, Seminarrom 1, Sophus Bugges hus, Blindern, University of Oslo

Seminar with Prof. Laurence Whitehead, Oxford University

Time and place: Jan. 9, 2019 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), 4th floor, Sognsveien 68, Oslo

Guest lecture with Adrian Bergmann, University of El Salvador. 

Time and place: Nov. 30, 2018 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Internasjonalen, 2ndo piso, Youngstorget 2A, Oslo

A conversation with Francisco Durand, author of a widely acclaimed book on the Odebrecht corruption scandal. Language: Spanish (See also: breakfast seminar in English)

Time and place: Nov. 30, 2018 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM, Litteraturhuset, room: Kverneland, Wergelandsvn. 29, Oslo

Breakfast seminar with Francisco Durand, author of a widely acclaimed book on the Odebrecht corruption scandal.

Time and place: Nov. 20, 2018 12:15 PM - 3:00 PM, auditorium 4, Eilert Sundts hus

Celine Motzfeldt Loades ved Sosialantropologisk institutt og Senter for utvikling og miljø (SUM) vil forsvare sin avhandling for graden ph.d.:

The Wall in Our Minds - Negotiating Heritage and Identity  in Post-war Dubrovnik     

Time and place: Nov. 16, 2018 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM, PA Munchs Hus, Meeting Room 252, Blindern

Do Indian cities offer women greater control over public spaces?

Time and place: Nov. 15, 2018 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM, Auditorium 6, Eilert Sundts hus

Master i samfunnsgeografi Karina Standal vil forsvare sin avhandling for graden ph.d. (philosophiae doctor) ved Institutt for sosiologi og samfunnsgeografi.

Challenges of Gender, Power and Change in Solar Energy Interventions in Rural India. Imagined Beneficiaries and the Makings of Women’s Empowerment in the Village Electrification Project

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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. 

Is there a danger that in the process of translating this into detailed targets and indicators, the SDGs will lose their transformative potential?
Time and place: Oct. 29, 2018 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM, Nedjma, Litteraturhuset

What happens to the SDG agenda when it is translated into targets and indicators?

Can foreign actors help in bringing about an agreement, or may such assistance be negative?
Time and place: Oct. 26, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, OsloMet, Building P46 (Pilestredet 46), Room 318

Welcome to this unique discussion between academics from China, Russia, Cuba, Venezuela and Norway.