Academic institutions are the backbones of society, providing knowledge and educating young people. Global development challenges affect us all. The Bergen academic milieu is committed to rethink the implications of Norway’s position in the world today, emphasizing themes and research that our institutions are already engaged with.

2014: Governance to Meet Global Challenges

June 23 to July 4, 2014 at the University of Bergen

GOVERNANCE is fundamental to the fabric of all societies. From political institutions, via trade regimes and human rights treaties, to food regulations and anti-corruption measures, governance is about how we regulate our lives, distribute resources, opportunities and burdens, and how we protect what we regard as valuable. Read more

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2014 Guest lecturers

Nnimmo Bassey Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth, Nigeria - 2012 Rafto Prize Laureate Christophe Béné Institute of Development Studies, Denmark Marge Berer Reproductive Health Matters, UK Adam Branch San Diego State University, USA / Makerere University, Uganda Olivier De Schutter UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food Umut Erel Open University, UK Varun Gauri World Bank Amanda Gouws University of Stellenbosch, South Africa Zaid Hassan Reos Partners, UK Nobuo Hayashi PluriCourts Centre for the study of the legitimacy of the international judiciary, Norway Bjørn Hersoug Norwegian College of Fishery Science David Hulme University of Manchester, UK Tina Gudrun Jensen Danish National Centre for Social Research Jamshed Kazi  Oslo Governance Centre of the United Nations Development Programme Zsolt G. Pataki European Parliament's research service Thomas Pogge Yale University, USA Srila Roy University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa John-Arne Røttingen University of Oslo Helle Rydström Lund University, Sweden Andrea Saltelli European Commission Joint Research Centre, Italy Jeroen van der Sluijs Utrecht University, Netherlands Asuncion Lera St. Clair Det Norske Veritas (DNV-GL) Christina Voigt University of Oslo More info