Department of Comparative Politics

Trial Lecture and Public Defence: Kristin Dalen

On June 17, 2021 Kristin Dalen will defend her doctoral thesis for the PhD Degree at the University of Bergen

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The title of the thesis

«Chinese Views on Welfare: Social Policy and Political Support”.

Press release (in Norwegian) 

Trial Lecture

June 17, 9.15 – 10.00 Zoom webinar

Assigned topic

"The advantages and disadvantages of using the linkage between "welfare provision" and "regime trust" as a tool for assessing the legitimacy of the party-state system in China".

Public Defence

June 17, 11.00 – 15.00 Zoom webinar 


First opponent: Dr. Anna Lisa Ahlers, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.

Second opponent: Professor Jørgen Delman, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen.

Leader of committee: Associate Professor Michael Alvarez, Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen.

The public defence will be chaired by Professor Liv Syltevik, Department of Sociology, University of Bergen.

Meet the Candidate after the Public Defense

Directly after the public defence we invite the audience to greet the candidate. Please stay in the webinar and you will be allowed to join with microphone and camera.

How to attend the trial lecture and public defence

To attend the trial lecture and defense, click on the links to Zoom webinar above. The trial lecture will start at 09.15. and the defense at 10.30., sharp. You may leave and rejoin the meeting at any time. If the Zoom application is new to you, we recommend that you press the link well before the events to download the program.

If you want to attend as opponent ex auditorio, please send an e-mail to  Jannicke.Lervik@uib.no by 12.30 p.m. June 17. Other questions can also be sent here.

The thesis is available on request to  Jannicke.Lervik@uib.no. It is not allowed to download, print or share the thesis.

The trial lecture and defense will be recorded in case of technical difficulties. The recorded material will only be used if any member of the committee is absent due to technical errors, and we will delete it immediately after the committee has approved the event.