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Guest lectures and seminars

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Time and place: Jan. 24, 2020 10:30 AM12:00 PM, Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM)

Tourism is increasingly seen as a central pathway to inclusive development across the global south, yet the promotion of tourism as development is highly intangible - relying on the orchestration and extension of markets into often remote places. What does this notion of tourism as development look like from such ‘destinations’?

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Time and place: Jan. 24, 2020 1:30 PM3:30 PM, Seminar room Glød, Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM)

Questions of agrarian transformation have been a staple of the social sciences since its early days, and they remain crucial in the twenty-first century.

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Time and place: Jan. 28, 2020 2:00 PM4:00 PM, Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), Sandakerveien 130, Nydalen, Oslo

What happens in Colombia? Seminar with Mariano Aguirre,  who served as UN adviser on peace building in Colombia from August 2017 to December 2019.

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Time and place: Feb. 11, 2020 1:15 PM2:30 PM, Centre for Development and the Environment, Sandakerveien 130

How and why do global health donors engage with faith-based organizations to implement projects? In this Global Health Unpacked seminar, Sibylle Herzig van Wees will analyze the modalities and implications of donor engagement of faith-based organization in the health sector in Cameroon.

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Time and place: Jan. 10, 2020 12:00 PM1:15 PM, Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM)
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Time and place: Jan. 9, 2020 12:00 PM1:00 PM, Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM)

The 2030 Agenda on sustainable development appears to be at a crossroads. An issue that warrants special attention is political enthusiasm and leadership for sustainable development.

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Time and place: Dec. 6, 2019 9:00 AM10:15 AM, Centre for Development and the Environment, Sandakerveien 130

In this Global Health Unpacked seminar, Jody Harris will explore how and why certain international nutrition approaches have found their way into national nutrition policy and practice in Zambia.

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Time and place: Nov. 18, 2019 7:00 PM10:00 PM, Litteraturhuset, sal Nedjma

The main battleground of the comfort women issue

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Time and place: Nov. 14, 2019 9:15 AM10:30 AM, Centre for Development and the Environment, Sandakerveien 130

In this Global Health Unpacked seminar, Lauren Paremoer will explore how social rights and solidarity are discussed in South African public discourses, and how these debates impact the realization of Universal Health Coverage.

Yoshihide Suga, announcing new imperial era, "Reiwa", to reporters.
Time and place: Nov. 11, 2019 2:15 PM3:45 PM, seminarrom Glød, Senter for utvikling og miljø (SUM)

This ASIANET: fokus talk examines recent political trends in Asian politics, focusing particularly on the intertwined rise of populism, electoralism and authoritarianism.

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Time and place: Nov. 7, 2019 12:15 PM1:30 PM, Centre for Development and the Environment, Sandakerveien 130, Nydalen

Lunch seminar with Antulio Rosales and Benedicte Bull from Centre for Development and the Environment at the University of Oslo.

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Time and place: Nov. 6, 2019 2:15 PM3:45 PM, Eilert Sundts building (Blindern) - Meeting room 648

Why and how do pathogens emerge from animal reservoirs? Using the case of East Cameroon and HIV,  Dr. Guillaume Lachenal (Université Paris Diderot) will draw on insights from molecular phylogeny and social anthropology to highlight the role of Humans in pathogen emergence.

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Time and place: Oct. 24, 2019 3:00 PM4:30 PM, Seminarrom Glød, Senter for utvikling og miljø (SUM), Sandakerveien 130
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Time and place: Oct. 22, 2019 3:00 PM4:30 PM, Fredrik Holsts hus, Room 218

In this Global Health Unpacked seminar co-organized with the Forum for Antimicrobial Resistance (UiO), Prof. Clare Chandler (LSHTM) will discuss how our societies have become reliant on antimicrobials, and the challenges posed by rising antimicrobial resistance.

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Time and place: Oct. 16, 2019 12:15 PM1:30 PM, Centre for Development and the Environment, Sandakerveien 130, Nydalen, Oslo

Lunch seminar with Professor Cecilia M. Bailliet from the Department of Public and International Law, University of Oslo.

Yoshihide Suga, announcing new imperial era, "Reiwa", to reporters.
Time and place: Oct. 10, 2019 5:30 PM7:00 PM, Nedre Youngs, Youngstorget 3, Oslo

Earlier this year the Japanese emperor abdicated due to deteriorating health; in October the second great acquisition ceremony, sokui no rei, in which the emperor’s eldest son takes over the throne will take place. What does this imperial shift mean for Japan?

Cattle in the Amazon
Time and place: Oct. 10, 2019 12:15 PM1:30 PM, Centre for Development and the Environment, Sandakerveien 130, Nydalen, Oslo

Seminar with Belquior Benoni, Brazilian forest engineer with a long experience with monitoring supply chains for the private sector.

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Time and place: Oct. 9, 2019 6:00 PM8:00 PM, Centre for Development and the Environment, Sandakerveien 130 (Nydalen), Oslo

Seminar with presentations by Cuban political analyst Carlos Alzugaray, political scientist and author Vegard Bye, and social anthropologist Ståle Wig.

Degrowth plantary challenges
Time and place: Oct. 8, 2019 6:00 PM7:30 PM, Boksen Kulturhuset, Youngs gate 6

Is wind energy the solution to climate change? Around the world governments and NGOs praise renewable energy, accept carbon accounting as a viable measure of climate change and are currently theorizing the viability of a Green New Deal, yet what are these types of schemes creating in practice?

Degrowth plantary challenges
Time and place: Oct. 3, 2019 5:00 PM6:30 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: Sep. 27, 2019 12:15 PM2:00 PM, Seminarrom 13, P. A. Munchs hus, Blindern
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Time and place: Sep. 18, 2019 6:00 PM8:30 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.

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Time and place: Sep. 10, 2019 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Scene HumSam, 1 etg. i HumSam-biblioteket i Georg Sverdrups hus

Get an update on what is currently happening in Kashmir, in this seminar with psychological and medical anthropologist Dr. Saiba Varma.

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Time and place: Sep. 6, 2019 11:00 AM12:15 PM, Senter for Utvikling og Miljø
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Time and place: Sep. 5, 2019 2:30 PM4:00 PM, Niels Treschows hus, 12th Floor, blindern Campus

In this seminar, Peter Redfield will unpack the politics of humanitarian equipment and the assumptions it entails about human needs and what a satisfactory life might be.