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Michael Gillan, The University of Western Australia, Australia and Htwe Htwe Thein, Curtin University, Australia.
Lunch seminar with Joy Olson, Executive Director of the advocacy organisation Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA).
Seminar on elections, popular mobilization and the future of democracy in Guatemala.
With Srila Roy and Alf Gunvald Nilsen
Srila Roy and Alf G. Nilsen’s new edited volume “New Subaltern Politics” presents a critical dialogue between the conceptual and analytical legacies of Subaltern Studies and the evolving forms of hegemony and resistance in contemporary India. From the struggles of the urban poor in Gujarat to the activism of sexual subalterns in eastern India and the mobilization of artisanal fishing communities in Tamil Nadu, the essays cover a diverse range of ongoing struggles against dispossession, disenfranchisement, and stigma that are unfolding in neoliberal India.
With Prof. Michele Ford
During the Suharto era, the official trade union was strictly prohibited from engaging with political parties and all but one of the ‘alternative’ unions publically rejected political unionism, preferring instead to seek recognition as a socio-economic force. Today, trade unions’ efforts to engage in electoral politics are tremendously significant for Indonesia’s emerging democracy.
Open seminar with Marcia Caetano Langfeldt, researcher at CREPAL, Université Paris 3 - Sorbonne Nouvelle.
In this talk, Deep K. Datta-Ray engages India’s nuclear diplomacy in the terms of its makers and their analytical categories to offer rare insights into the little known world of the key decision makers themselves. Datta-Ray is the only person so far to have embedded in India’s Ministry of External Affairs, and he draws on this unique research to challenge prevailing assumptions about how India’s nuclear diplomacy works.
Harald Bøckman, who served as coordinator of the Network for Asia Studies from 1996 to his retirement in 2015, has been academically anchored in Sinology. Youthful irresponsibility misled him into Chinese studies in 1966, the year Chinese language was established as an academic discipline in Norway. At the time, studying Chinese was widely regarded as politically suspect by many, and as an entrance to various forms of utopia by others. In fact, it was hard work.
Lecture by Professor Larry Diamond, Stanford University
How have 12 months with a Narendra Modi-led BJP government changed India? Oslo’s leading India scholars offer their analysis of the impact of the BJP’s landslide victory at the general elections in May last year on India’s politics, economy and society.
Lunch seminar with Silvia Hirsch, Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Buenos Aires.
China's open-up reforms which begun in 1978 not only led to a relaxation of state control over the economy, also allowed the re-emergence of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). Since then the number of registered social organisations has increased from only 100 to 547,000. Who are these CSOs operating in China? What is their reason of existence and how can they work with, or around, the state?
China Autonomy Programme ved Senter for menneskerettigheter (SFM) og Asianettverket inviterer til seminar med tibetologen Robert Barnett fra Columbia University.
Lunch seminar with Dr. Leopoldo González Aguayo, School of Political and Social Sciences, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Language: Spanish
The Network for Asian Studies invites you to a seminar with blogger-activist Roy Ngerng from Singapore: "The Singapore Model, Growth and the Freedom of Speech."
Master i sosiologi Lot Jata Nyirenda ved Institutt for helse og samfunn vil forsvare sin avhandling for graden philosophiae doctor (ph.d.): Succeeding in Crisis: immunisation delivery and utilisation in Malawi
Master i sosiologi Lot Jata Nyirenda ved Institutt for helse og samfunn avholder prøveforelesning over oppgitt emne: "Crisis as context": an analytical framework to understand vaccination in low-resource, donor dependent settings
Guest lecture with Luis Ignacio Argüero from Belgrano University in Buenos Aires. Language: English
Seminar with three of Mexico’s most renowned experts on organized crime, law enforcement, and the relationship between politics and crime.
Lunch seminar with activists from Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia and Guatemala working on transparency and accountability in the extractive industries.
Lunch seminar with Norwegian and Brazilian speakers.
Seminar with Nancy Postero from the University of California at San Diego — Unmasking the Bolivian State: Performance and Protest in the Struggle over the TIPNIS.
Comments by Norwegian researchers.
Seminar on Uruguay’s cannabis legislation: lessons, expectations and possible implications for the global drug policy regime.
Speakers: Uruguayan journalist Guillermo Garat, who has studied and published extensively on drug policy in Uruguay; Professor Willy Pedersen and Senior Research Fellow Ole Jørgen Røgeberg.
A seminar with Guatemala’s Human Rights Ombudsman, Jorge De León Duque.