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  • skip1_507 Migration from the cradle to the grave Oct. 17, 2017 10:07 AM

    Life-changing events happen to migrants on the road to Europe. Some migrants die trying to enter, whereas others are born migrants. How do migrants - and their researchers - account for such experiences?

  • 640arrest2 Many people misunderstand their rights during police interrogations Oct. 16, 2017 9:34 AM

    “When being questioned by the police, suspects are entitled to a defence lawyer and to understand the charges. However, many people misunderstand things when their rights are not presented in their mother tongue,” says language researcher Aneta Pavlenko.

  • norhed660x400 The Politics of Good Governance: The State, Legitimacy and Development in Africa Oct. 11, 2017 8:30 AM

    To what extent do ordinary African citizens demand good government? How do people living in extreme poverty avoid or engage directly or indirectly with political actors and institutions? And how is statehood perceived and practiced in daily life?

  • Europe’s biggest political science conference at the University of Oslo Oct. 2, 2017 3:15 PM

    - Thank you from the Local Organising Committee

    Only a few days before Norway’s General Elections more than 2000 experts on politics gathered at the University of Oslo for Europe’s biggest political science conference: ECPR General Conference 6 -9 September 2017. On the agenda was a broad range of interesting topics, amongst them: The future of the European welfare states, gender equality in recession, the EU and Brexit, Trump, and right-wing extremism and populism.

Research events

  • PLATO kick-off conference Oct. 16, 2017 12:00 AM

    The ARENA-coordinated H2020-funded PLATO project's kick-off conference will take place in Oslo on 16-20 October 2017. It will bring together all partners for academic discussions and social networking.

  • GEO Wednesday: Quest for the exact position Oct. 18, 2017 12:15 PM

    National preview of the international documentary film by Sverre Krüger, followed by a short panel discussion with the producer and participants from the University of Oslo and the Norwegian Mapping Authority.

  • Jason Brennan (Georgetown University): Against Democracy Oct. 18, 2017 2:15 PM

    Jason Brennan, Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Term Associate Professor at Georgetown University, is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series (in cooperation with Department of Political Science, UiO). He specializes in politics, philosophy, and economics.

    The seminar is open for everyone!

  • Jewishness in Argentina Oct. 18, 2017 6:00 PM

    Lecture by Fabián Mosenson, University College of Southeast Norway, organized by the Jewish Museum in Oslo.

    See announcement.

  • Arne Næss Symposium 10th Anniversary Oct. 18, 2017 6:30 PM

    We are happy to announce that this year we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Arne Næss Chair in Global Justice and the Environment to pay tribute to the intellectual and cultural legacy of Norway’s most influential and ludic philosopher.