New multidisciplinary seminar series
UiB Global launces a seminar series for researchers and students engaged with development related challenges.
With the Global Seminars we will create an arena where global research taking place at the University can meet qualified critique and spur debate. It will be a place for researchers and students to exchange knowledge and inspiration.
With no clear-cut definition of what “global” research is we apply a wide understanding of the concept. We welcome everything from discussions of the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to studies of ancient texts revealing traces of cultural encounters in a distant past.
Everyone is welcome to participate and engage in the discussions and anyone may present his or her (or their) study, whether it is in spe or a finalized report. Moreover, theoretical, methodological, empirical or any other angle is welcome.
The seminars will be held in UiB Global's seminar room in Jekteviksbakken 31 at 14:00-15.30 every other Thursday with post-seminars once a month.
We will start with just a few presentations this spring but aim at a more comprehensive programme in the autumn. If you want to participate in any way (give a lecture or present a book) please contact: Hans.Aasmundsen@adm.uib.no
Programme spring 2014:
Book launch: Governance and European civil society
Thursday April 10, 12:00–13:30
Acar Kutay, Senior Researcher, Uni Rokkan Centre
Discussant: Lars Blichner, Associate Professor, Department of Administration and Organization Theory, UiB
Protecting civilians in refugee camps
Thursday May 22, 14:00–15.30
Presentation and discussion with author Maja Janmyr, Researcher, Faculty of Law, UiB and Jessica Schultz, PhD candidate, Faculty of Law, UiB.
Tax havens: a three-dimensional phenomenon
Thursday June 5, 14:00–15.30 – and post-seminar
Kristine Sævold, Historian, CMI
Climate change discourses
Thursday June 19. 14:00–15.30
Øyvind Gjerstad, Associate Professor, Department of Foreign Languages, UiB
All are welcome!