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Time and place: Feb. 6, 2019 4:00 PM6:30 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. 31, 2019 9:00 AM12:00 PM, Loftet, Professorboligen

The start of a new year provides an opportunity to reengage in conversations on how best to achieve sustainable development. The Oslo SDG Initiative invites stakeholders to reflect on Norwegian engagement with the SDGs, and discuss achievements and challenges that lie ahead.

Time and place: Nov. 20, 2018 12:15 PM3:00 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 PM1:30 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 AM2:00 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 AMNov. 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 PM4:00 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 PM1:30 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. 24, 2018 10:30 AM11:30 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 PM1:00 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 AM9:45 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. 17, 2018 6:00 PM8:00 PM, Litteraturhuset

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

Amina J. Mohammed
Time and place: Aug. 29, 2018 6:00 PM7:00 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 PM7:00 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 PM4:30 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 PM5:15 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?

Tea party cart
Time and place: Aug. 9, 2018 6:00 PM8:00 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 AMAug. 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, 2018June 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 PM4:00 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 5, 2018 11:30 AMJune 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

Film poster
Time and place: May 7, 2018 6:00 PM8:00 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).

ILO flag
Time and place: May 7, 2018 12:15 PM1:30 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.

A group of health care workers hang signs on a fence at a field hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, Sept. 19, 2014. The workers are among volunteers from around the world fighting the epidemic outbreak of Ebola.
Time and place: May 2, 2018 2:30 PM4:00 PM, SUM, Sognsveien 68, Oslo, Seminar room on 4th floor

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!

Chinas former president sun yat-sen
Time and place: May 2, 2018 12:15 PM2:00 PM, Auditorium 3, Eilert Sundts hus

What is the origin of the idea that global institutions are needed to promote the development of poorer countries?