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Guest lectures and seminars

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Time and place: Sep. 18, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Gamle festsal (UiO)

Tax havens and increasing levels of corruption challenge social and environmental justice across the world. The 2019 Arne Næss Chair, Eva Joly, has long been a courageous prosecutor and investigator of the role of big corporations as drivers of inequality and environmental destruction.

Degrowth plantary challenges
Time and place: Oct. 3, 2019 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, Arne Næss, SUM, Sandakerveien 130, Nydalen

How can the idea of degrowth help us find new ways of thinking about planetary challenges?

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Time and place: June 20, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM, Sandakerveien 130, Oslo

How to measure "Health for All"? How do metrics influence the way Universal Health Coverage is implemented in Senegal?

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: 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?

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.

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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: 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: 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: Jan. 31, 2019 9:00 AM - 12:00 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.

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. 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. 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: Aug. 21, 2018 5:00 PM - 7:00 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?

Tea party cart
Time and place: Aug. 9, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 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?

Blood; Hand, Ebola
Time and place: June 19, 2018 2:45 PM - 4:00 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!

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Time and place: May 7, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 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).

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 PM - 4:00 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!

Mother holding baby
Time and place: Apr. 5, 2018 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM, SUM, Sognsveien 68, Oslo, Seminar room on 4th floor

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.

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Time and place: Mar. 22, 2018 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Professorboligen

What transformations are needed to reach SDG2, and what is the role of strategic partnerships in fostering such change?

Time and place: Mar. 1, 2018 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Stallen, Professorboligen

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.

Forgotten hospital, poorly taken cared of, shows traces of conflict
Time and place: Feb. 14, 2018 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM, Frederik Holsts Hus (room 123)

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.

Time and place: Feb. 13, 2018 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM, Auditorium 13, Domus Media (Karl Johans Gate 47)

We are excited to welcome Professor Fukuyama to give a lecture at the University of Oslo.