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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: 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.

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)

The objective of this interdisciplinary PhD course is to explore how changing geopolitical circumstances are challenging the politics of Nordic generosity.

The application deadline is 11 April 2019.


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.

Time and place: Oct. 25, 2018 - Oct. 26, 2018, OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University

The 10th conference of the Nordic Latin American Research Network will be organized by OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University in collaboration with NorLARNet.

See the conference web site.

Time and place: Oct. 24, 2018 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Litteraturhuset, Wergelandsveien 29, Oslo

What role does new partnerships play when international cooperation is under pressure?

Time and place: Oct. 16, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Seminar room 4th floor, SUM

What role can religion, spirituality and ethics play in finding environmental solutions?

Pile of pills
Time and place: Oct. 16, 2018 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM, SUM, Sognsveien 68, Oslo, Seminar room on 4th floor

What happens when governments try to protect their populations from pandemics with pharmaceuticals? Stefan Elbe will present his latest book Pandemics, Pills & Politics in our next Global Health Unpacked seminar.

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: 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. 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