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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?
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?
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.
Political Ecology, the Green Economy, and Alternative Sustainabilities
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!
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.
The South Asia across the Nordic Region (SANR) annual meeting 2018 will be held in Oslo on 5 and 6 June
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.
How does climate interact with existing vulnerabilities and risks? To what extent can we attribute migration and displacement to climate change?
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.
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).
As the International Labour Organization (ILO) has evolved since its beginning 100 years ago, it has moved closer to becoming a development agency.
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!
What is the origin of the idea that global institutions are needed to promote the development of poorer countries?
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?
Will the radicalization of Indonesian Islam influence the 2019 presidential elections?
Evening panel talk with Brazil experts.
How do Chinese aid models fit into the overarching framework of the Belt and Road Initiative?
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.
What transformations are needed to reach SDG2, and what is the role of strategic partnerships in fostering such change?
How can democracy be rejuvenated in the post-Brexit, post-Orban, post-Kaczynski and post-Sebastian Kurz Europe?
Debate following the screening of the documentary “500 Years” at the HUMAN International Documentary Film Festival, with Andrea Ixchiú, journalist and activist from Guatemala; Pamela Yates, director of 500 Years; and Mariel Aguilar-Støen, University of Oslo. Language: English
Seminar with Venezuelan and Norwegian scholars and human rights activists seeking to analyze the crisis in Venezuela from a legal point of view.
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.
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.