Global Challenges – Nordic Experiences. Conference programme

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The conference is now over, and the organizers would like to thank all that contributed to making the conference a success! We are looking forward to seeing you in Helsinki 7-9 March 2018!

Monday 20 March

11.30-12.15 Registration

Venue: Gamle festsal in the Domus Academica

12.30-14.00 Opening Plenary Session

Venue: Gamle festsal in the Domus Academica

Welcome and opening remarks by Paddy Coulter, Oxford University, and Professor Haldor Byrkjeflot, Academic Director UiO:Nordic

Short Introductions followed by Panel Discussion, Questions and Comments from Audience

In this session we will present a few examples of recent research relating to the Nordic countries and the Nordic model. Questions that may or may not be discussed are: How do we explain the recent popularity  of the Nordic models? How do recent research affect our understanding of Norden and ”nordicity”. To what extent can experiences from Nordic countries be of use elsewhere?

Panel Participants:

Professor Ove Kaj Pedersen, Department of Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School

  • Nordic Competition States

The Nordic Competition State is all about the capacity to adapt under conditions of ongoing changes in an international context. Ove K. Pedersen will draw on conclusions from a comparative project on Knowledge Regimes and argue that the in the case of Denmark a very particular way of establishing a strategic capacity for ongoing reforms through consensus has so far guaranteed the continuation of a traditional Nordic welfare State. He will then ask: Can it continue under present strains in the EU and USA?

University Lecturer Johan Strang, Centre for Nordic Studies CENS, University of Helsinki.

  • Nordic Cooperation: A Success Story?

Despite different relationships to NATO and EU, Norden stands out as one of the most integrated regions in the world. On the basis of a recent edited volume Nordic cooperation – A European region in transition (Routledge 2016), Johan Strang will discuss whether there are Nordic experiences that can serve as an answer to the present challenges for international cooperation.

Associate Professor Sunniva Engh, Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo

  • The Nordic Model in International Politics

The Nordic countries’ post-war foreign policies have been marked by strong international commitment, vocal support for an ordered international political system with the UN as a cornerstone, securing peace and furthering development. A swathe of literature now understands this as a ‘Nordic Model’ in international engagement. Aiming for conceptual clarification Sunniva Engh argues that in international engagement, the ‘Nordic Model’ may be understood from (at least) three points of view; as an explanation, as an experience and as an export article.

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14.00-14.30 Break

Coffee served.

14.30-16.15 Parallel sessions 1

The parallel sessions will be held in different buildings and rooms at the campus. The rooms will be marked by signs and guides will be available.

Nordic Welfare Developments: The Development of the Nordic Welfare States

Venue: Juridisk eksamenssal - Domus Academica

Panel chair: Associate professor Jo Thori Lind, Department of Economics, University of Oslo

Researcher Jørgen Modalsli, Statistics Norway:

  • Intergenerational Income Mobility in Norway before the Welfare State

Senior researcher Andreas Kotsadam, Frisch Centre, Associate professor Jo Thori Lind, Department of Economics, University of Oslo and Researcher Jørgen Modalsli, Statistics Norway:

  • Call the Midwife: Health Personnel and Mortality in Norway 1887-1921

Professor Carl H Knutsen, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo, and Researcher II Magnus Rasmussen, Institute for Social Research:

  • Party Institutionalization, Nordic Exceptionalism, and the Growth of the Universal Welfare State

The Nordic Public Sphere in Historical Perspective: The Public Sphere and Freedom of Expression in the Nordic Countries, 1815-1900

Venue: Rettshistorisk samling - Domus Bibliotheca

Panel chair: Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Dag Michaelsen, University of Oslo

Welcome and introductions

Key note: Professor Katherine Aaslestad, Department of History, West Virginia University:

  • The 19th Century European Public Sphere – a Comparative Perspective

Comments by Jes Fabricius Møller

Post Doctoral Fellow Morten Nordhagen Ottosen, Department of History, University of Southern Denmark:

  • The Public Sphere, Constitutions and Parliaments in Scandinavia and South Germany, 1809-1832

Comments by Katherine Aaslestad

Discussions

Renewing the Nordic Model: Cultural-Evolutionary Foundations of the Nordic Model: How Strong Are They? Part I

Venue: Stallen, Professorboligen

Panel chair: Nina Witoszek, Centre for Development and the Environment

Head of Research Nina Witoszek, Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo

  • Introduction

Head of Research Nina Witoszek, Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo,  Professor David S. Wilson, Binghamton University, Professor Atle Midttun, Department of Law, BI Norwegian Business School

  • Paper 1: Evolution from a Welfare State to a ‘Well-Being Society’?

Discussion

Professor David S. Wilson, Binghamton University, Professor Dag O. Hessen, Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo

  • Paper 2: Nordic Countries from an Evolutionary Perspective: Competing Narratives on the World Stage

Discussion

Head of Research Nina Witoszek, Centre for Development and Environment, University of Oslo, Professor Øystein Sørensen,  Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo

  • Paper 3: The Cultural Roots of the Regime of Goodness: the Case of Norway, Sweden and Denmark

Discussion

Nina Witoszek

  • Q & A from audience + discussion

The Making and Circulation of Nordic Models

Venue: Loftet, Professorboligen

Panel Organizers:

- Welcome and a few thoughts about common themes by panel organizers.

Panel Chair: Dorthe Pedersen

Professor Pauli Kettunen, Department of Political and Economic Studies, University of Helsinki, and Professor, Head of Centre Klaus Petersen, Danish Centre for Welfare Studies, University of Southern Denmark:

  • The Nordic Model of Welfare – a Transnational History of a Super Model in the World of Models 1890s to 2010s

Comments by Mary Hilson

Professor Mary Hilson, School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University:

  • Historical Debates on the Nordic Model

Comments by Pauli Kettunen/Klaus Petersen

Associate professor Mads Mordhorst, Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School

  • The Nordic Model as Narrative Construction: The Nordic Model a Historical Reality or an International Narrative Construction from the Interwar Time?

Comments by Carl Marklund

The Nordic Model of Global Humanitarianism: Contestations and Contextualisations

Venue: "Kjerka", Domus Media

Panel Chair: University lecturer Johan Strang, Centre for Nordic Studies CENS, University of Helsinki

Associate Professor Malcolm Langford, Department of Public and International Law, University of Oslo :

  • Nordic Branding: A Political Approach

Comments by Kristine Kjærsgaard

 

PhD Fellow Mikael Bernardini, Department of Law, School of Business, Economics and Law at University of Gothenburg:

  • Fragments to a New Nordic Model of Social Stratification? - To Create Spaces of Economic Poverty and Manage them with Police Enforcement

Comments by Kristin Sandvik

 

Associate Professor Sunniva Engh, Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo:

  • The ‘Nordic Model’ in International Development Aid: Explanation, Experience and Export

Comments by Johan Karlsson Schaffer

Reforms in Healthcare and Education: Nordic Comparisons

Venue: Meeting room 325-326, 2nd floor Domus Bibliotheca

Panel organizers:

Panel chair:

  • Professor Romulo Pinheiro, Department of Political Science and Management, University of Agder

Professor Hanne Foss Hansen, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, Associate Professor Lars Geschwind, School of Education and Communication in Engineering Science, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, University Lecturer Jussi Kivistö, School of Management, University of Tampere, Professor Romulo Pinheiro, Department of Political Science and Management, University of Agder, PhD Candidate Kirsi Pulkkinen, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lapland:

  • Balancing Accountability and Trust: Higher education reforms in the Nordic Countries

Comments by Martin Stangborli Time

Professor Timo Aarrevaara, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lapland, Researcher Laila Nordstrand Berg, Department for Political Science and Management, University of Agder, Associate Professor Lars Geschwind, School of Education and Communication in Engineering Science, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, PhD Fellow Jonas Krog Lind, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, Researcher Anu Lyytinen, School of Management, University of Tampere:

  • Performance management under institutional autonomy and academic freedom: Results from a Nordic Comparative Study

Comments by Dag Olaf Torjesen

Associate Professor Dag Olaf Torjesen, Department of Political Science and Management, University of Agder, Professor Hanne Foss Hansen, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, Professor Romulo Pinheiro, Department of Political Science and Management, University of Agder, Professor Karsten Vrangbæk, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen:

  • The Scandinavian Decentralised-model in Healthcare and Higher Education: Recentralising, Decentralising or Both?

Comments by Eva-Maria Svensson et al

Democratic and Corporate Governance

Venue: Eckhoffs hjørne, 2nd floor, Domus Bibliotheca

Chair: Professor Inger Johanne Sand, Department of Public and International Law, University of Oslo

Researcher Bitten Nordrik, Centre for Welfare and Labour Research, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, and Senior Researcher Eivind Falkum, Centre for Welfare and Labour Research, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences:

  • Individual and Collective Oriented Concepts of Organization

Comments by Håvard Brede Aven

Researcher Inger Marie Hagen, FAFO:

  • A Nordic Model of Employee Participation in Corporate Governance in Multinational Firms?

Comments by Bitten Nordrik

PhD Candidate Håvard Brede Aven, Centre for the Study of Professions, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences:

  • Industrial Expertise and Environmentalism in the Nordic Countries in the 1970s

Comments by Inger Marie Hagen

State Feminism in Nordic Foreign Policy: Gender and Diplomacy

Venue: Lødrups kjeller, Domus media

Chair: Inger Skjelsbæk, Research Professor Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo

Discussant: Iver B. Neumann, Professor in International Relations, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, NUPI and London School of Economics and Political Science

Ann Towns, Associate Professor in Political Science at the University of Gothenburg

  • Paper 1: Gender, Status and Ambassador Appointments to Militarized and Violent Countries

Halvard Leira, Senior Researcher, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, NUPI

  • Paper 2: Gendering Diplomacy

16.15-16.30 Break

Leg stretch.

16.30-18.00 Parallel Sessions 2

The parallel sessions 2 will be held in the same rooms as parallell sessions 1.

Nordic Welfare Developments: The Working of the Nordic Model

Venue: Juridisk eksamenssal - Domus Academica

Panel chair: Associate professor Jo Thori Lind, Department of Economics, University of Oslo

Senior Researcher Erling Barth, Institute of Social Research, Research professor Henning Finseraas, Institute of Social Research, and Professor Kalle Moene, Department of Economics, University of Oslo:

  • Taxing the Rich or Insuring the Poor - Motives for Supporting the Welfare State

Professor Anne Lise Ellingsæter, Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo:

  • The Making of a Nordic Earner Carer-Model

Senior Researcher Magnus Rasmussen, Institute of Social Research, and Professor Jonas Pontusson, Department of Social Sciences and International Relations, University of Genève:

  • Working-Class Strength by Institutional Design? Unionization, Partisan Politics and Unemployment Insurance Systems, 1870-2010

The Nordic Public Sphere in Historical Perspective: The Public Sphere and Freedom of Expression in the Nordic Countries, 1815-1900

Venue: Rettshistorisk samling - Domus Bibliotheca

Panel chair: Associate professor Ruth Hemstad, Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo and National Library of Norway

Professor Jakob Maliks, Department of Teacher Education, Norwegian University of Science and Technology:

  • The Public Sphere, Foreign Policy and International Law (1800-1850)

Professor Jes Fabricius Møller, SAXO Institute, University of Copenhagen and Grundtvig Study Centre, Aarhus University:

  • The Public Sphere and Freedom of Expression in Denmark (1815-1850)

Post Doctoral Fellow Jani Marjanen, Centre for Nordic Studies, University of Helsinki:

  • The Role of Foreign Models in Forming Domestic Political Language in Finland, 1809-1863.

Comments by Dag Michalsen

Discussions

Renewing the Nordic Model: Cultural-Evolutionary Foundations of the Nordic Model: How Strong Are They? Part II

Venue: Stallen, Professorboligen

Panel chair: Adviser Nik Brandal, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo

Professor Kirsti Klette, Department of Teacher Education and School Research, University of Oslo

  • Paper 1: Individualism and Collectivism in Nordic Schools. A Comparative Approach

Discussion

Dr. Farhat Taj and Knut Myrum Næss, Centre for Development and Environment, University of Oslo

  • Paper 2: The Ethos of Cooperation and the Ethos of Sectarianism: The Expanding Value Platform of the Nordic Welfare State

Discussion

Ph.D. Fellow Kelly McKowen, Princeton University

  • Paper 3: A Welfare 'Regime of Goodness'? Self-interest, Reciprocity, and the Moral Sustainability of the Nordic Model

Discussion

Adviser Nik Brandal

  • Q & A from audience + discussion

The Making and Circulation of Nordic Models

Venue: Loftet, Professorboligen

Panel Organizers:

Panel Chair: Mary Hilson

Post Doctoral Fellow Carl Marklund, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies, Södertörn University:

  • The Nordic Model on the Global Market of Ideas: The Welfare State as Scandinavia’s Best Brand

Comments by Mads Mordhorst

Research Leader Kazimierz Musiał, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies, Södertörn University, and Maja Chacińska, University of Gdansk:

  • Constructions and Perceptions of the Nordic model in Poland – Past and Present

Comments by Tom Hoctor

Tom Hoctor, University College London:

  • New Public Management or Nordic Public Management? The Nordic Countries in British Public Policy c.1997-2015

Comments by Kazimierz Musial/Maja Chacińska

The Nordic Model of Global Humanitarianism: Contestations and Contextualisations

Venue: "Kjerka", Domus Media

Panel chair: Associate professor Kristin B. Sandvik, Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, University of Oslo

Research Assistant Linn Marie Reklev, PRIO Peace Research Institute Oslo:

  • Humanitarian Ideals, National Interests and Resettlement: Norwegian Discourses on Burden-Sharing Following the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Comments by Ainur Elmgren

 

Researcher Katrine Syppli Kohl, Department of Children and Family, The Danish National Centre for Social Research:

  • Governing Resettlement: Selecting refugees based on their potential for integration in Denmark

Comments by Sunniva Engh

Reforms in Healthcare and Education: Nordic Comparisons

Venue: Meeting room 325-326, 2nd floor Domus Bibliotheca

Panel organizers:

Panel Chair:

  • Professor Frode Veggeland, Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo

Professor Romulo Pinheiro, Department of Political Science and Management, University of Agder, Researcher Laila Nordstrand Berg, Department for Political Science and Management, University of Agder, Jouni Kekäle, Postdoctoral Fellow Liina-Kaisa Tynkkynen, Institute for Advanced Social Research, Univeristy of Tampere:

  • Exploring the interplay between ‘fashion’ and ‘evidence-based’ policy: A comparative account of higher education and health care in the Nordics

Comments by Lars Geschwind

University Lecturer Elias Pekkola, School of Management, University of Tampere, Professor Hanne Foss Hansen, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, PhD Fellow Johan Söderlind, School of Education and Communication in Engineering Science, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Professor Bjørn Stensaker, Department of Education, University of Oslo:

  • Unpacking Incentive Structures in Academia: Structural Factors Driving Motivation of Academic Staff in Nordic Universities

Comments by Mojibur Doftori

PhD Mojibur Doftori:

  • The Nordic Model of Popular Education: Issues and Challenges of Its Adaptation in Developing Countries

Comments by Rómulo Pinheiro

Democratic and Corporate Governance

Venue: Eckhoffs hjørne, 2nd floor, Domus Bibliotheca

Chair: Professor Inger Johanne Sand, Department of Public and International Law, University of Oslo

Professor Gunn Enli and Professor Trine Syvertsen, Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo:

  • Cooperation in the Media Sector: Private Business and Public Interest

Comments by John Erik Fossum 

Professor Øyvind Ihlen and Professor Eli Skogerbø, Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo:

  • Absorbing Conflict: Political Communication Culture in the Nordic Region

Comments by Espen D.H. Olsen

Associate Professor Tine U. Figenschou, Department of Journalism and Media Studies, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Associate Professor Magnus Fredriksson, Department of Journalism, Media and Communication, University of Gothenburg, Associate Professor Heidi Houlberg Salomonsen, Department of Management, Aarhus University and Associate Professor Josef Pallas, Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University:

  • Mediatization in Translation - the Nordic Experience

Comments by Eli Skogerbø 

Nordic Musics: Nation, Environment, Magic

Venue: Deichmanske Hovedbibliotek, Arne Garborgs plass: Music Department (1st floor), 16:30-19:00.

Chair: PhD Fellow Tore Størvold, Department of Musicology, University of Oslo

PhD Fellow Nina Nielsen, The Norwegian Academy of Music:

  • Black Metal Magic: Conjuring Sounds of Heritage Lost

PhD Fellow Stéphane Aubinet, Department of Musicology, University of Oslo:

  • Cohabiting with wolves. Sámi joik and the Norwegian environmental policy

PhD Fellow Tore Størvold, Department of Musicology, University of Oslo:

  • “Performing Dreamland: Musical responses to environmental debates in contemporary Iceland"

The presentations will be followed by a live performance by Norwegian artist Torgeir Vassvik.
 

18.00 Informal reception for conference participants at Frokostkjelleren

    Tuesday 21 March 

    09.00-11.45 Parallel sessions 3

    The parallel sessions 3 will be held in the same rooms as parallell sessions 1 and 2.

    Nordic Welfare Developments

    Venue: Juridisk eksamenssal - Domus Academica

    Panel chair: Associate professor Jo Thori Lind, Department of Economics, University of Oslo

    Postdoctoral Fellow Tore Wig and PhD Candidate Sirianne Dahlum, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo:

    • Female Political Empowerment and Internal Armed Conflict

    Associate Professor Roberto Iacono, Department of Social Work of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU):

    • The Nordic Model and the Oil Nation

    Professor Kalle Moene, Department of Economics, University of Oslo:

    • The Nordic Model

    Senior Researcher Andreas Kotsadam, Frisch Centre:

    • Early Industrialization and Protests

    Senior Researcher Magnus Bergsli Rasmussen, Institute for Social Research, Oslo, Haakon Gjerløw, University of Oslo, Øyvind S. Skorge, Institute for Social Research, Oslo, and Postdoctoral Fellow Tore Wig, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo:

    • The Welfare State as the Key to Industrial Peace? (presentation only, no paper)

     

    The Nordic Public Sphere in Historical Perspective

    Venue: Rettshistorisk samling - Domus Bibliotheca

    Panel chair: Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Dag Michaelsen, University of Oslo

    Associate professor Ruth Hemstad, Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo and National Library of Norway:

    • The Cultivation of a Nordic Public Sphere, 1815-1850

    Professor Torbjörn Nilsson, Institute of Contemporary History, Södertörn University:

    • How was History used in the State Building Process in Finland and Norway after 1809 and 1814 respectively? A Comparison between and within two Nordic States and further two involved

    Comments by Katherine Aaslestad

    Discussions

    Break

    Researcher Håkon Larsen, Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences

    • The Public Sphere as a Precondition for the Nordic Model

    Professor Ole J. Mjøs, Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen, Professor Gunn Enli and Professor Trine Syvertsen, Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo :

    • The State and the Media: Historical Origins of “The Media Welfare State”

    Associate Professor Svein Ivar Angell, Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion, University of Bergen:

    • Peace as Trademark: Norway's Educational Exchange during the Cold War

    Comments by Dag Michalsen

    Discussions

    Renewing the Nordic Model: Civilizing Capitalism and the Nordic Model.

    Venue: Stallen, Professorboligen

    Part I

    Chair: Ph.D. Fellow Kelly McKowen, Princeton University

    Professor Atle Midttun, Department of Law, BI Norwegian Business School

    • Paper 1: Exporting Welfare Capitalism: From CSR to the Human Rights Agenda

    Discussion

    Professor Per Ingvar Olsen, Department of Strategy, BI Norwegian Business School

    • Paper 2: Collaborative Human Resource Economies in a Competitive World

    Discussion

    Professor Atle Midttun, Department of Law, BI Norwegian Business School, and Professor Eli Moen, Department of Communication and Culture, BI Norwegian Business School

    • Paper 3: Nordic Labor Relations in the World of Outsourcing

    Discussion

    Assistant Professor Nik Brandal, Bjørknes University College, and Associate Professor Dag Einar Thorsen, Department of Business, Strategy and Political Sciences, University College of Southeast Norway

    • Paper 4: Challenges to the Nordic Way of Doing Politics

      PhD Fellow Kelly McKowen

      • Q & A from audience + discussion

      Break (5 minutes)

       

      Part II

      Chair: Dr. Virginia Lieberman, The Evolution Institute

      Professor Atle Midttun, Department of Law, BI Norwegian Business School,

      • Paper 1: Ecomodernity Nordic Style

      Discussion

      Professor Jerry Lieberman, The Evolution Institute

      • Paper 2: The ‘Wellbeing Society’ and the Role of Labor Unions in Norway and the United States

      Discussion

      Dr. Virginia Lieberman

      • Q & A from audience + discussion

      Head of Research Nina Witoszek, Professor Atle Midttun, Professor David S. Wilson

      • Wrap up: The Nordic Welfare States and the Art of Managing Change

      The Making and Circulation of Nordic Models

      Venue: Loftet, Professorboligen

      Panel Organizers:

      Panel Chair: Klaus Petersen

      PhD Alan Granadino:

      • From Utopia to IKEA – The Brand ‘Nordic Model’ in the Spanish Left in the 1970s and the 2010s

      Comments by Andreas M. Hellenes

      Professor Michael A. Livingston, Rutgers Law School:

      • Scandinavia 2.0 The New Nordic Model and its Influence in North America

      Comments by Byron Rom-Jensen

      PhD Fellow Andreas Mørkved Hellenes, ‎Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris/University of Oslo:

      • Accepting Model Status – The Swedish Appropriation of the Swedish Model

      Comments by Alan Granadino

      PhD Fellow Byron Rom-Jensen, School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University:

      • A Transoceanic Model: Nordic Industrial Policy in the American Labor Market, 1961-1963

      Comments by Michael Livingston

      Haldor Byrkjeflot + organizers:

      Brief summary of discussions and possibilities for future Cooperation

      The Nordic Model of Global Humanitarianism: Contestations and Contextualisations

      Venue: "Kjerka", Domus Media

      Panel Chairs:

      • Associate professor Johan Strang, Centre for Nordic Studies CENS, University of Helsinki
      • Associate professor Kristin B. Sandvik, Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, University of Oslo

       

      Postdoctoral Fellow Ainur Elmgren, Centre for Nordic Studies and Network for European Studies, University of Helsinki:

      • People’s Health versus Individual Rights: Finnish Critiques of Legal Sterilization

      Comments by Hanne Hagtvedt Vik

       

      Senior Researcher, Associate Professor Johan Karlsson Schaffer, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo/School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg:

      • Between Activism and Ambivalence: The Nordic States and Human Rights

      Comments by Johan Strang

       

      Associate Professor Kristine Kjærsgaard, Department of History, University of Southern Denmark:

      • From International Agreement to National Implementation: The Impact of UN Women’s Conferences 1975-1995 on Equality for Women in Denmark

      Comments by Sunniva Engh

       

      Associate Professor Hanne Hagtvedt Vik and MA Student Skage Alexander Østberg,  Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo:

      • Why Virtuous? Explaining Swift Norwegian Ratifications of Human Rights Treaties in the 1980s. The Making and circulation of Nordic Models - panel Histories of Human Rights in the Nordic Countries

      Comments by Kristin Sandvik

       

      Research Assistant Amanda Cellini, PRIO Peace Research Institute Oslo:

      • Settling Resettlement: A Normative Study of Norway, Sweden and the Resettlement of Hungarians in 1956/57

      Comments by Malcolm Langford

      Reforms in Healthcare and Education: Nordic Comparisons

      Panel organizers:

      Panel chair:

      • Researcher Laila Nordstrand Berg, Department for Political Science and Management, University of Agder

      Venue: Meeting room 325-326, 2nd floor Domus Bibliotheca

      PhD Fellow Martin Stangborli Time, Department of Political Science and Management, University of Agder, and Professor Frode Veggeland, Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo:

      • Crisis Management in Cross-Border Health Governance. How to manage the unmanageable?

      Comments by Elias Pekkola

      Professor Eva-Maria Svensson, Professor Sara Stendahl, Senior Lecturer Thomas Erhag, Seniro Lecturer Pernilla Rendahl, Doctoral Student Otto Swedrup, Department of Law, University of Gothenburg:

      • The Legal Challenge of an Ageing Population - is the Nordic Welfare Model Sustainable?

      Comments by Sigrid Blömeke

      Professor Sigrid Blömeke, Centre for Educational Measurement, University of Oslo and Professor Jan-Eric Gustafsson, Department of Education and Special Educaton, University of Gothenburg:

      • Standard Setting in Education: A Comparison of Practices in the Nordic Countries

      Comments by Karsten Vrangbæk

      Emeritus Professor Reijo Miettinen, Helsinki University:

      • Hegel’s political theory as a framework of analyzing human development and welfare state

      Comments by Sara Stendahl

      Democratic and Corporate Governance

      Venue: Eckhoffs hjørne, 2nd floor, Domus Bibliotheca

      Chair: Professor Inger Johanne Sand, Department of Public and International Law, University of Oslo

      Max Lyles and Filippo Valguarnera, Department of Law, University of Gothenburg:

      • Expediency or Legality? The Conflict between the Interests of the Polizeistaat and the Claims of the Rechtsstaat in the Formation and Development of Nordic Administrative Law vis-à-vis the Continental Tradition

      Comments by Inger-Johanne Sand

      Professor John Erik Fossum and Senior Researcher Espen D. H. Olsen, ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo:

      • Unpacking and reconceptualizing the Nordic model in a Europeanized context

      Comments by Christoffer Eriksen

      PhD Student Christopher Wilson, Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo:

      • Overconfidence in Open Government: a “Nordic Model” for Ineffective Implementation of the Open Government Partnership

      Comments by Espen Olsen

      Associate Professor Peter Scharff Smith, Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, University of Oslo:

      • Imprisonment in the Nordic Countries – Does a Nordic Penal Model Exist?

      Comments by Christoffer Eriksen

      Professor Inger-Johanne Sand, Department of Public and International Law, University of Oslo:

      • The lack of self-reflection of democratic constitutional states under conditions of globalization –the Nordic model

      Comments by Espen D.H. Olsen

      State Feminism in Nordic Foreign policy: Feminist Foreign Policies

      Venue: Lødrups kjeller, Domus media

      Chair: Inger Skjelsbæk, Research Professor, PRIO and Associate Professor UiO (Psychology Department)

      Discussant: Senior Researcher Nina Græger (Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, NUPI)

      Paper 1: Women, Peace and Security: the Case of Norway as Norm-Entrepreneur

      Inger Skjelsbæk, Research Professor, PRIO and Associate Professor UiO (Psychology Department)

      Torunn L. Tryggestad, Senior Researcher (PRIO), Director of the PRIO center on Gender, Peace and Security,

      Paper 2: The Nordic Gender Equality Model

      Mari Teigen, Research Professor, Institute for Social Research, ISF

      Paper 3: The Nordic Countries and Gender Equal Peace

      Louise Olsson, Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University

      11.45-12.30 Lunch

      Lunch will be served in the Professorboligen.

      13.00-17.00 Open Plenary Session

      Global challenges - Nordic experiences: Academic and political perspectives

      Venue: University Aula

      The session will be streamed and broadcasted at "Kunnskapskanalen".

       

      Welcome remarks by Media consultant Paddy Coulter, Oxford University and Academic Director Haldor Byrkjeflot, UiO:Nordic

      First part: A cooperation crisis? Research perspectives and responses

      Keynote speaker, Professor Richard Sennett, NYU/LSE

      • Cooperative Capitalism?

      Panel debate chaired by Paddy Coulter.

      Audience Q&A and general discussion

      Second part: Cooperation crisis?: Political perspectives and responses

      Minister of EEA and EU Affairs and Minister of Nordic Cooperation Frank Bakke-Jensen

      • The value of Nordic collaboration in a changing world

      Rector Ole Petter Ottersen, University of Oslo introduces the President of Iceland

      Closing speech by Guðni Jóhannesson, President of Iceland

      • What challenges? What opportunities? The future of the Nordic model

       

      17.00 Reception for all participants

      Venue: Domus Bibliotheca

       

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