Is there a common ‘Nordic narrative’ of international law? Do Nordic policies overlap on international law approaches, and is there something distinctly Nordic? These were some of the issues discussed at the recent ReNEW-funded conference on ‘Nordic Narratives of International Law’ hosted at the University of Oslo.
Is there a Nordic peace model? How important is the Nordic brand as peace builders and peace nations in international diplomacy? These were some of the questions asked at the conference ‘Nordic Peace Revisited’ Mar. 18-19.
How can critical, academic research contribute to dignity of migrants and refugees? This is one of the core questions in a UiO Nordic/Nordhost facilitated conference taking place in Rome April 1-3 April.
Professor Malcolm Langford has been actively debating Norway's campaign for a seat in the UN Security Council from 2021.
In a recent article in Aftenposten, NOWEDE researchers respond to report about nordic socialism from Donald Trump's economic advisers.
NORDHOST researcher Vanessa Barker is interviewed on welfare state and nationalism by Masha Geesen in New Yorker
NORDHOST aims at participating with a strong public voice in matters on migration and hospitality. One step taken in this concern is arranging public events in the House of Literature (Litteraturhuset) in Oslo. The first of these events took place on 18th September.
NORDHOST researcher Vanessa Barker reflects on Sweden's election 09.09.18
Nordic Branding held it's Second Aannual Conference at Schæffergården in Copenhagen, Aug. 13-14.
Call for papers for two-day conference in Oslo, Mar. 18-19, 2019
Could Norway's reaction to Turkey's use of force in Syria affect how we are perceived globally?
The Nordic societies are more complex than indicated by the one-sided endorsements and collective praise. In many areas, the experiences of the five countries differ widely, and Nordic responses to global challenges are full of ambiguities and paradoxes.
NORDHOST is taking the initiative to an inter-European conference on migration and ethics in Rome! The conference will be arranged as a round-table event, titled: “European Spaces of Hospitality – Dialogues across borders on Migration and Ethics,” and is taking place in April 2019
“En bra plats att vara på” (Artos Academic 2016) is an anthropological study of long-term integration and diversity work in the Church of Sweden.
NordForsk has awarded approximately €4.3 million in funding to the Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World (ReNEW) research consortium. The consortium that brings together UiO and five other universities is led by the Centre for Nordic Studies CENS at the University of Helsinki. Its aim is strategic cooperation for producing new knowledge and a new way of perceiving the Nordic countries, both from within and from a global perspective.
Call for abstracts for Nordic Branding workshop in Paris 20 -22 June 2018 on Gender Equality as Branding: Moving Beyond Nordic Exceptionalism
New publication by Katarzyna Jezierska and Ann Towns in "Place Branding and Public Diplomacy"
NORDHOST arranged the group’s first open seminar titled Still a Nordic Welfare State? Religion, Migration, Values at The Faculty of Law, University of Oslo 4th and 5th December, followed by a day and half of NORDHOST business. Six excellent keynote speakers were invited and challenged to reflect on given titles, delivering enlightening talks for plenary discussions.
NORDHOST is happy to welcome a new affiliated PhD. fellow from Denmark, with an exciting, highly relevant project.
Several of the NORDHOST researchers have new publications out.
In a letter sent to the Storting President Nov. 29, 17 Law Professors from the University of Oslo, The University of Bergen, and the University of Tromsø write that the Storting's procedures for election to the Nobel Peace Prize Commitee should be reviewed in light of Nobel's will and testament.
NORDHOST congratulates colleague Vanessa Barker with her new publication!
Researchers from Nordic Branding have received funding from the Swedish research council for the project “The Scandinavian rights revolution: Individual rights, civil society mobilization and democratic change.” The project that grew out of Nordic Branding has a frame of three years and falls within the pillar “Rights and Democracy.”
The NORDHOST seminar in December, Still a Nordic Welfare State? Religion, Migration, Values, is open for registration.