Department of Government

Trial Lecture and Public Defence: Md Akram Hossain

On August 12, 2022 Md Akram Hossain will defend his doctoral thesis for the PhD Degree at the University of Bergen

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"Democratic Legitimacy in South Asia and Beyond: Does Culture Matter?"

Press release 

The press release is found here

Trial lecture

11 August 2022, 15.15-16.00

“What is authoritarianism and how do we distinguish the different forms non-democratic rule can take and the basis for their exercise of power?”

Link to Zoom Webinar for the trial lecture.

Public defence

12 August 2022, 10.15-14.30 

Link to Zoom Webinar for the public defence.

Venue for the trial lecture and public defence: 

Lite auditorium, Det samfunnsvitenskapelige fakultet (Fosswinckels gate 6) and Zoom Webinar.


Leader of the defense: Professor Lise Rykkja, Department of Government, Universitety of Bergen