Open keynotes at BSRS 2017
A series of plenary keynotes will bring the thematic courses together for cross-disciplinary discussions.
These sessions take places at different locations, please check for the venue. All lectures are open to the public.
Migration, language and workplace interaction
What are the communicative practices adopted by an increasingly international workforce that uses a work language different from many employees' mother tongue? Jan Svennevig Professor at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo
Legal geographies at land and sea: the island as (new?) border
Alison Mountz Professor of Geography and Canada Research Chair in Global Migration, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo, Canada
Sustainability Science: The state of the field
A review of the state of sustainability science and some of the challenges with which researchers are grappling. William Clark Professor of International Science, Public Policy and Human Development at John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Water Management, Development Trajectories and the Modern World
Why was Western Europe, and not other areas of the world, first to develop a market economy and an industrial economy? Terje Tvedt Professor at the Department of Geograpy, University of Bergen
Improving health and reducing poverty
This talk will critically examine the Sustainable Development Goals for health and poverty and discuss how they are interlinked. Ole Frithjof Norheim Professor at the Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen