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Hans Egil Offerdal

Senior Adviser, for International Affairs
  • E-mailHans.Offerdal@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 97 42
  • Visitor Address
    International Centre
    Parkveien 1
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7800
    5020 Bergen

- Head of the UiB Secretaiat for Fudan Nordic Centre

- Elected as UiB's auditor for Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik

- UiB's liaison to Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales (CLACSO)

- UiB's representative in Latin America Working Group (LAWG), Coimbra Group of Universities

- UiB's secretary for the staff exchange program with University of Washington og Memorial University of Newfoundland

 

EDITED BOOK:

- Genaro Zalpa and Hans Egil Offerdal (eds.): ¿El reino de Dios es de este mundo? el papel ambiguo de las religiones en la lucha contra la pobreza. Bogota, D.C., Colombia: Siglo del Hombre Editores, 2009.

 

BOOK CHAPTERS:

- Genaro Zalpa and Hans Egil Offerdal, "Introducción", in Genaro Zalpa and Hans Egil Offerdal (eds.): ¿El reino de Dios es de este mundo? el papel ambiguo de las religiones en la lucha contra la pobreza. Bogota, D.C., Colombia: Siglo del Hombre Editores, 2009, pp. 11-19.

-“Fighting Fundamentalism with Crusades: The Transatlantic Crash in the War against Terror”, in Wallin, Charlotte & Daniel Silander (eds.): Democracy and Culture in the Transatlantic World, Växjö: Växjö University Press, 2005, pp. 87-107.

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES:

- Granovsky, Martín and Hans Egil Offerdal, “El papa Francisco quiere una iglesia más humilde, con los pobres en primera fila”. Revista latinoamericana de investigación crítica, (5), segundo semestre de 2016, pp.341-346.

- Benedicte Bull and Hans Egil Offerdal, "Religionen i utviklingssamarbeid - hinder, premiss eller strategisk partner?", in SEGL - katolsk årsskrift for religion og samfunn, Vol. 2013, pp. 125-137.

- “Being Human AND Gay/Lesbian: A Comparative Perspective of Canadian and U.S. Political Discourse”, in Journal of the Institute of Justice and International Studies, No.6, 2006, pp. 139-155, co-authored with Wendy L. Geiger.

- “Pope Paul VI’s Pleae for an Authentic International Social Justice”, in Journal of the Institute of Justice and International Studies, No.5, 2005, pp. 55-73.

- "X-Raying Human Rights: Values and Traditions under Fire" in Journal of the Institute of Justice and International Studies, No.3, 2003, pp.161-171.

 

BOOK REVIEW:

- “The Genocidal Mind”, in Journal of Genocide Research, Vol. 8, No.4, 2006, pp. 370-372.

 

REPORTS/NEWSLETTER ARTICLES:

- "Whose Rights? A Christian, Humanist Commentary on the HDR 2000" article in the International Development Ethics Association's (IDEA) Newsletter, December 2000.

-“Perception des pauvres par les elites rapport à propos d’un projet CROP”, in Changer le regard: elimination de la pauvrete en milieu urbain, Paris: ONG/UNESCO, 2000, pp.163-168.

 

NEWSPAPER, MAGAZINES AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS:

- "Erkebiskop Romero blir helgenkåret", Nye Meninger/Dagsavisen.no, 11.10.2018.

- "Frigjøringens mirakuløse comeback", Vårt Land, 11.10.2018, p. 16-17.

- "Børs og verdier i Mexico", Dagsavisen.no, 11.04.2018

- "Mannen som kan snu Mexico", Bergens Tidende, 07.04.2018, p.68.

- "Latin-Amerika står overfor et avgjørende år", Bergens Tidende, 06.01.2018, p.62.

- "Pave Frans den tause", Dagsavisen, 12.12.2017, p.6.

- "Romeros evangelium", Vårt Land, 15.08.2017, p. 2-3.

- "Pavens nye 'politiske røst'", Haugesunds Avis, 26.06.2017, p.2-3.

- "Paven er ingen Che Guevara", Haugesunds Avis, 13.06.2017, p.2-3.

- "Tapt fremtid?", Dagsavisen, 13.09.2016, p.6.

- "En økonomi som dreper", with Karol Gil-Vasquez, Bergens Tidende, 08.08.2016, p.31.

- "Bergoglio contra Wojtyla ¿El Mundo al revés en México?", MEGAFÓN Nº 3/2, CLACSO: Buenos Aires, March 2016

- "Francis' refusal to mention the 'disappeared' was a great PR victory for Mexican president", in TheTablet.co.uk, 09.03.16

- "Ufarlig pavebesøk i Mexico", in Dagen, 24.02.16, p.18.

- "Frans sin meksikanske knute", in Dagen, 18.02.16, p.27.

- "Paven møter et kontrastfylt Mexico", in Dagen, 12.02.16, p.30-31.

- "Akseptable synspunkter?", in Dagsavisen, 29.01.16, p.45.

-"Kunnskapsløs mediedekning", in Stavanger Aftenblad, 15.01.16, p.33.

- "Denne økonomien dreper! Pave Frans og Den katolske kirkes sosiallære", Kristne Arbeidere. Magasin for religion, samfunn og politikk, Nr. 3, 2015, pp. 8-9.

- "Enda en viktig Raftopris til katolikk i Latin-Amerika", Dagen, 05.10.2015, p.18-19.

- "'Miljørkigeren' pave Frans", Dagen 17.06.2015, pp. 24-25.

- "Erkebiskop Romero, en tilstedeværelse av Gud?", Dagen, 22.05.2015, pp.28-29.

- "De fattiges røst blir snart helgen", Bergens Tidende, 15.02.2015, p.12-13.

- "Mexicos kirker under ild", Dagsavisen, 21.01.2015, p. 6.

- "Et land på randen av sammenbrudd", Bergens Tidende, 18.11.2014, p.34.

- "En jesuittpave fra Latin-Amerika", LatinAmerika, (Vol. 19), No. 2, 2014, pp. 12-13.

- "Pavens miljøkamp", Nationen, 07.06.2014, p. 17.

- "Tverrpolitisk helgenkåring", Dagen, 28.04.14, p. 19.

- "Ikke glem de fattige - ett år med pave Frans", Dagen, 13.03.2014,

- "Ingen radikal opprører", Bergens Tidende, 03.01.2014, p.34.

- "Et jordskjelv i Vatikanet", Bergens Tidende, 17.09.2013, p.26.

- “Den gode hjelper”, Bergens Tidende, 16.06.2012, p.45.

- “De fattiges filosof”, with Benedicte Bull, Bergens Tidende, 16.04.2012, p.5.

- “Mørke skyer over Ecuador”, Bergens Tidende, 20.10.2010, p.34.

- “Hvis vi slutter å forsvare vår flokk, hvilken type prester er vi da?”, Vårt Land, 24.09.2010, p.41.

- "Råskap i Ris kirke", Dagbladet, 24.12.2009, p.58.

- "Når helvete blir uttrykk for Guds kjærlighet", Dagbladet.no, with Terje Østigård, 12.02.2008.

- "Ryddesjau i helvete?”, Dagbladet.no, with Terje Østigård, 06.02.2008.

- "Er Gud en kjempe-Hitler?”, Dagbladet.no, with Terje Østigård, 30.01.2008.

- "Bondeviks verdier og menneskelig lidelse", in Romsdals Budstikke, 31.12.2004, p. 30.

- "En "alminnelig" snekker og Ronald Reagan", in Bergens Tidende, 19.07.2004, p. 24.

- "Bush, Reagan og Watson i svart/hvitt", in Bergens Tidende, 04.07.2004, p.2.

- "Straight Supermacy: America´s Shame", in The Muleskinner, 11.03.2004, p.4.

- "Bishop speaks his mind at Central", in The Muleskinner, 05.02.2004, p.4.

- "El Vaticano y las nuevas tecnologias", in Cibersivo, Vol.2., No. 30, p.4., in Milenio 29.10.2003. Reprinted as "El Vaticano y las nuevas tecnologias", in "Las Religiones en el Ciberespacio: Divina Envolutura Digital", Cibersivo.Com.Mx, 29.10.2003

- "Universities urged to balance academy and tecnology", in The Muleskinner, 02.10.2003, p.7.

-“No one should write as a journalist what he would not say as a gentleman”, Letter to the Editor, in The Muleskinner, 11.09. 2003, p.4.

- "La canción de los necios: Reforma y el Premio Príncipe de Asturias", in Zócalo, No. 40, June, 2003, p. 23.

- "Bush ¿Dónde demonios está Osama?", in Zócalo, No. 37, March, 2003, p.20.

- "De Big a Pig Brother", in Página Uno, Uno Más Uno, March 3rd, 2002, pp.6-7. Reprinted as "PIG BROTHER": El Coliseo del Siglo XXI, in Razón y Palabra, Edicion Especial, 2002. Also reprinted as "Big-Brother al centro del Rating Moderno: El Coliseo del Siglo XXI", in Panoramica Latinoamericana, No.11, November-December, 2002.

- “De vil drepe oss alle”, in Broen , No.3, 2001, p.18.

- "Globalización y zapatos de piel de cocodrilo", in El Financiero, 01.08.2001, p.40.

- “Universidad, democracia y sociedad”, in TECleos, Vol.2, No.7, 2001, p.12-13.

- “Incluso los pobres tienen derecho a existir”, in TECleos, Vol2, No.6, 2001, p.12.

- “'If I am killed, I shall rise again in the Salvadoran people": Archbishop Romero lives on", in Razón y Palabra, # 19, August-October 2000.

- “Arven etter Bartolomé de Las Casas”, in LatinAmerika, No. 2, June 2000, pp.20-21.

- “Når kartet ikke passer med terrenget. Svar til en kritiker av pave Johannes Paul II” in LatinAmerika, No. 1, Februar 2000, pp. 14-15.

- “I Guds Rike er Romero større en paven.” in LatinAmerika, No. 2, Mai 1996, pp.7-8.

- “Paven på reise til Latin Amerika.” in LatinAmerika, No. 2, Mai 1996, p.8.

 

 

Journal articles
  • Bull, Benedicte; Offerdal, Hans Egil. 2012. De fattiges filosof. Bergens Tidende. 5-5. Published 2012-04-16.
  • Østigård, Terje; Offerdal, Hans Egil. 2008. Er Gud en kjempe-Hitler? Dagbladet 30.01.2008. http://www.dagbladet.no/nyheter/2008/01/30/525420.html. Dagbladet. Published 2008-01-30.
  • Østigård, Terje; Offerdal, Hans Egil. 2008. Ryddesjau i helvete? Dagbladet 06.02.2008. http://www.dagbladet.no/magasinet/2008/02/06/526084.html. Dagbladet. Published 2008-02-06.
  • Østigård, Terje; Offerdal, Hans Egil. 2008. Når helvete blir uttrykk for Guds kjærlighet. Dagbladet 12.02.2008. Debatt/innlegg. http://www.dagbladet.no/kultur/2008/02/12/526662.html. Dagbladet. Published 2008-02-12.
Book sections
  • Bull, Benedicte; Offerdal, Hans Egil. 2013. Religionen iutviklingssamarbeid: Hinder, premiss eller strategisk partner? -. In:
    • Kristiansen, Ståle Johannes; Solberg, Peder Kvaale. 2013. SEGL - Katolsk årsskrift for religion og samfunn. 286 pages. ISBN: 978-82-7024-280-1.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

- Research Adviser for externally funded projects/Horizon 2020, Division of Research Management, University of Bergen, 2013-2014.

- Head, CROP Latin American and Caribbean Programme, 2005-2012.

- Lecturer (Distant education), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Dakota State University (NDSU), USA, 2006.

- Visiting Exchange Professor, Department of Communication, Central
Missouri State University (CMSU), USA, 2003-2004.

- Tenured Researcher in Communication and in Theology, Department of
Communication, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Instituto
Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Estado de
México (ITESM-CEM), México, 2002-2003.

- Visiting Professor in Theology and in Communication, Instituto
Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Estado de
México (ITESM-CEM), México, 1999-2002.

- International coordinator for ISSC’s/UiB's Compararative Research
Programme on Poverty (CROP), UNIFOB/University of Bergen,
Bergen, Norway, 1996-1999.

Previous service:

- Head of the UiB Secretaiat for the Norwegian consortium Peder Sather Center, UC Berkeley (2015-2016)