February 2018

A newsletter from the international research institution Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM) at the University of Oslo.

Research news

Ph.D. Course: 'Rural Transformations in the 21st Century'
8 – 10 August 2018
Application deadline: 5 April, 2018. An early application is highly recommended due to space constraints.

A new round of our MOOC "What Works? Promising Practices in International Development"
A new chance to sign up to the successful MOOC which starts February 26.

Asianettverkets pris for beste masteroppgave
Asianettverket har nå åpnet sin konkurranse for beste masteroppgave skrevet om et asiatisk tema i 2017/18.
Frist for innsendelse: 15. april.

Welcome to the new Arne Naess students!
SUM is happy to announce that three master's students have been granted the Arne Naess stipend for 2018.

Hvem skal bestemme hva naturen er verdt?
Svært få politikere forstår metoden økonomer bruker for å få frem tallene, og de mange verdivurderingene som gjøres underveis.

How do the media portray climate change?
We see a change from a focus on the dramatic consequences of climate change to a larger focus on technological solutions. Will this make us equipped to engage in the battle for a climate friendly future?

Financing for research on science communication awarded to SUM
The grant comes from the Research Council of Norway.

Antulio Rosales new postdoctoral fellow
SUM is happy to announce that Antulio Rosales has joined the Centre as a postdoctoral fellow. His position is affiliated with the Oslo Academy of Global Governance.

The Politics of Good Governance: The State, Legitimacy and Development in Africa
To what extent do ordinary African citizens demand good government? How do people living in extreme poverty avoid or engage directly or indirectly with political actors and institutions? And how is statehood perceived and practiced in daily life?

Upcoming events

¿Cuba hacia el final de la era Castro? Expectativas y cambios ante las elecciones de abril
Time and place: Feb. 13 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Centro para el Desarrollo y el Medio Ambiente (SUM), 4to piso, Sognsveien 68, Oslo

Francis Fukuyama: Identity Politics and Global Populism
Time and place: Feb. 13 2018 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM, Auditorium 13, Domus Media (Karl Johans Gate 47), Oslo

Organized Violence and Institutional Child Delivery
Time and place: Feb. 14 2018 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM, Frederik Holsts Hus (room 123), Institutt for Helse og samfunn, Nedre Ullevål, Oslo

Beyond the Year of the Dog: Dogs in Chinese History and Culture
Time and place: Feb. 15 2018 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Henrik Wergelands hus, Blindern, Oslo

The breakdown of rule of law and its consequences for Venezuela
Time and place: March 1 2018 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM, Nedjma, Litteraturhuset, Wergelandsvn. 29, Oslo

Renewing Democracy in Europe
The event is chaired by Nina Witoszek, researcher at SUM.
Time and place: March 21 2018 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM, The Norwegian Nobel Institute, Oslo

South Asia across the Nordic Region 2018
Time and place: June 5 2018 11:30 AM – June 6 2018 3:00 PM, Blindern, Oslo

POLLEN Biennial Conference 2018
Time and place: June 20 2018 – June 22 2018, Oslo and Akershus University College, Oslo

Published Feb. 7, 2018 1:42 PM - Last modified Feb. 9, 2018 8:52 AM