Department of Sociology

Laudatio for Ole Johnny Olsen

Capitalism and Democracy? Capitalism vs. Democracy?

Main content

09.00 – 09.15:
Welcome-address by Kristoffer Chelsom Vogt, Chair, Department of Sociology, UiB

09.15 -10:
Martin Kronauer, Berlin School of Economics and Law:
"Prospects of Democracy after the Onslaught of Neoliberalism"

10.00 – 10.15
Coffee Break with Fruit

10.15 – 11.00:
Kim Voss, Department of Sociology, University of Berkeley:
“Labor Movements and the Struggle for Democracy”

11.00 – 12.00
Panel Discussion on Vocational Education:
Lars Gjeldstad, HVL; Kaja Reegård, Fafo; Anna Hagen Tønder, Oslomet; Håkon Høst, NIFU
Moderator Svein Mikkelsen, Department of Government, UiB.

12.00 – 12.45: Lunch

12.45 – 13.30
A Conversation on: Work, Gender, and Class Alliances?
Roger Hestholm, HVL, Haldor Byrkjeflot, UiO, and Liv Johanne Syltevik, UiB
Moderator: Ove Skarpenes, UiA.

13.30 - 14.15
Alf Gunvald Nilsen, University of Whitwaters Rand:
“Authoritarian Populism in the Global South”

14.15 – 14.30
Coffee Break

14.30 – 14.45
Michael Schumann, University of Göttingen:
“The 1980ies – Signs of Democratization of Industrial Work. What happened?”

14.45 – 15.30
Tor Halvorsen, UiB, and Tom Skauge, HVL – a Conversation about:
“Global Challenges: Techno-capitalism or the Eco-social Alternative?”

15.30 – 16.00
Who is Ole Johnny Olsen? Panel discussion among some who know.
Former PhD students: Isak Lekve, Katharina Sass, Tomas Løding.

And finally: Ole Johnny Olsen. What to do to strengthen Democracy in the Future?
Continuation with food and drinks at DISKUTERBAR (16.00 till about 19.00).

Program moderator: Katharina Sass, UiB & Isak Lekve, UiS

Registration is mandatory. Please, register by 22 May.