Global and development-related research
Global Seminars

New multidisciplinary seminar series

UiB Global launces a seminar series for researchers and students engaged with development related challenges.


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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!