Division of Research and Innovation

Peder Sather Center 10 Year Anniversary

On October 26 the Peder Sather Center (PSC) will celebrate its 10 Year Anniversary. We would like to cordially invite you to join us for this momentous occasion.

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In 2012 eight Norwegian institutions joined forces and collaborated with UC Berkeley in establishing the Peder Sather Center for Advanced Studies. The primary mission of the center is to strengthen ongoing research collaborations and foster the development of new research collaborations between faculty at UC Berkeley and the participating Norwegian institutions. 

Each year a Peder Sather Grant is awarded to promising collaborative projects between faculty at UC Berkeley and Norway - across all disciplines. The celebrations will consist of a series of presentations from researchers at the Center, followed by a joint lunch and dinner for our guests in Berkeley. This is a great opportunity to learn more about how to use the Peder Sather grants and get to know some of the researchers from UC Berkeley from various disciplines.

Professor Marit Skivenes and professor Nikolai Østgaard from UiB will both be presenting together with their partners at UC Berkeley.

The seminar will take place on campus at UC Berkeley and will be streamed digitally. 

To attend the in-person even at UC Berkeley, registrer here

Follow the event digitally here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=UttA609VBgY&ab_channel=InstituteofEuropeanStudies%2CUCBerkeley


18:00 Opening addresses
Chancellor Carol Christ, UC Berkeley (video)
Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre (video)
Norwegian Ambassador to US Anniken Ramberg Krutnes
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Linda Rugg, UC Berkeley

18:15 About the Peder Sather Center
Professor Trond Petersen, Academic Director of Peder Sather Center

18:25 Highlights from 10 years of academic collaboration
Moderated by Dr. Akasemi Newsome, Executive Director of Peder Sather Center

Models of Sustainable Farming and adaptive responses to a global pandemic indifferent geographical contexts
Heidi Wiig, BI and Robin Marsh, UC Berkeley

Rationality in dynamic and strategic settings
Alexander Cappelen, NHH and Shachar Kariv, UC Berkeley

UX Wilderness: rethinking user experience, holding capacity, and public/privaterelations hips along scenic roadways in California and Norway
Jorg Sieweke, NMBU and Richard Hindle, UC Berkeley

Autonomous Docking for Marine Vessels
Asgeir Sørensen, NTNU and Murat Arcak, UC Berkeley

Comparative Multi-Modal Neurocognition Experiments for Enhanced EngineeringDesign Research
Martin Steinert, NTNU and Kosa Goucher-Lambert, UC Berkeley

Governing Crisis in the European Union (GovernCrisis)
Jarle Trondal, UiA and Chris Ansell, UC Berkeley

19:30 Break

19:45 Highlights from 10 years of academic collaboration

Legitimacy and Fallibility in Child Welfare Services: A Cross Country Study ofDecision Making
Marit Skivenes, UiB and Jill Berrick, UC Berkeley

Towards a Better Understanding of Interhemispheric Asymmetries in the GlobalAurora
Nikolai Østgaard, UiB and Stuart Bale, UC Berkeley

Addressing Nuclear Data Needs in the Thorium Fuel Cycle
Sunniva Siem, UiO and Jasmina Vujic, UC Berkeley

Electrophysiology of Frontal-Parietal Control of Spacial Attention
Tor Endestad, Alexander Jensenius, UiO and Robert Knight, UC Berkeley

Teachers’ Skillful Coping with Disruptive Behavior in Norwegian and American Classrooms: Student Involvement
Liv Duesund, Magnar Ødegård, UiO and Elliot Turiel, UC Berkeley

The New Arctic and the Digital Ocean: A Comparative Study of US and NorwegianArctics
Berit Kristoffersen, UiT and Michael Watts, UC Berkeley

20:50 Closing remarks
Åse Gornitzka, Pro-Rector of UiO and member of the Norwegian Advisory Board to thePeder Sather Center