Global and development-related research
UiB Global seminar series

Autumn 2015: seminar series on global challenges

This autumn's seminar series will address topics explored by UiB Global's three research groups, from water and development; religious transformation; to how science can support the UN's new development goals.

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The University of Bergen has a special strategic focus on research related to the marine, climate and global societal challenges. With these points of departure, UiB Global will this fall touch on a wide range of global challenges, from water’s role in development, and religious reform in Africa and Latin America, to how science should help drive the new Sustainable Development Goals.

The research groups -- on Global Sustainable Development; Water and the Global Society; and Cultural and Religious Change -- will be instrumental in the process of developing international networks and milieus that can produce the ground-breaking knowledge much needed in this Anthropocene age of globalisation.

Open to all
Researchers and students are invited to meet for cross-disciplinary critique, knowledge exchange and constructive debate. You are welcome to present your research, whether it is in spe or a finalized report. Moreover, theoretical, methodological, empirical or any other angle is welcome.

The seminars are held in UiB Global's seminar room in Jekteviksbakken 31 at 14:00-15.30 every other week.

If you want to participate in any way (give a lecture or present a book) please contact: Hans.Aasmundsen@uib.no


Programme autumn 2015

15 September, 14-15.30
Global Challenges and UiB
Tore Sætersdal, UiB Global


29 September, 14-15.30
Global reform movements in Christianity and Islam; comparing Pentecostalism and Salafism in Africa and Latin America
Anne Bang, AHKR/SMI and Hans Geir Aasmundsen, UiB Global


15 October, 14.00-15.30 (with CROP)
Water, Poverty and Development
Ronaldo Munck
, Dublin City University


4 November, 14.00-15.30
Global Sustainable Development Goals; Science in the SDG
Tor Halvorsen, UiB Global


2 December, 14.00-15.30
Five Hundred Years of Flood Management: Changing coping strategies in a Himalayan community?
Astrid Hovden, University of Oslo

9 December, 14.00-15.30 (with CROP)
Democratic Developmental States in Comparative Perspective
Teresita Cruz-del Rosario, National University of Singapore