Bergen Summer Research School
BSRS public debate

Understanding and Addressing Inequality 

Increasing inequality is a persistent and complex challenge facing humanity. Evidence shows that global inequality fuels polarization and conflict as it grows within and between countries.

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Welcome to a panel discussion that investigates multiple dimensions of inequality, beyond economic measures and indicators. Six researchers from the different PhD courses of the annual Bergen Summer Research School will be challenged to explore common ground among different academic disciplines for addressing social injustice at both global and local levels.


Lise Rakner
Professor, Department of Administration and Organization Theory, University of Bergen

Kjetil Bjorvatn
Professor, Department of Economics and the Centre for Experimental Research on Fairness, Inequality and Rationality, Norwegian School of Economics

Renee Veliquette
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts and Science - Gender Equality and Social Justice, Nipissing University, Canada

Christine Straehle
Professor in Practical Philosophy, Faculty of the Humanities, University of Hamburg, Germany

Erlend Eidsvik
Professor, Department of Pedagogy, Religion and Social Studies, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Bergen

Anna Birgitte Milford
Research Scientist, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO)

The debate will be led by Carmeliza Rosario, postdoctoral researcher at the Chr. Michelsen Institute in Bergen.