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Several events with participants and topics from Latin America.
As part of the festival, there will be an academic event in two parts:
1) Presentation of research projects on Latin America by the research group Politics of Cultures in Latin America (POCLAT) at UiT The Arctic University of Norway
2) Conference by Leiv Marsteintredet, University of Oslo: “Venezuela og Latin-Amerika: Et land i krise, en region i endring”
This year’s award goes to Argentinian psychiatrist, anti-torture activist and human rights defender Dr Diana Kordon.
The Eilert Sundt-lecture 2016 will be given by anthropologist Gastón Gardillo, University of British Colombia.
Introductions by Mariel Cristina Aguilar Støen, University of Oslo, and Nicolás Mendoza, Norwegian University of Life Sciences.
Seminar with Eduardo Viola, who is Full Professor of International Relations at the University of Brasilia since 1993. He has researched and published extensively on issues of: Brazilian climate and energy policy and politics; Brazilian foreign policy; Global Climate Governance; and, Comparative climate/energy policies in major Latin American countries. Organized by the Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (under construction).
Lunch will be served. To participate send an e-mail to: email@example.com
See the long list of films from Latin America at this year’s Films from the South Festival. The directors Amat Escalante from Mexico and Gabriel Mascaro from Brazil will attend the festival.
Breakfast seminar on the on the peace agreement in Colombia and the upcoming referendum. Language: Norwegian, with one presentation in English.
Lecture by author Mercedes Alvarado, with an introduction by Mexico’s ambassador to Norway, Luis Javier Campuzano; organized by Centro Hispano-Noruego.
Seminar on Norwegian Church Aid's 40 years of work in Guatemala, with the participation of four high-profile judges from Guatemala. Language: Norwegian (with interpretation from Spanish)
Seminar organized by Marit Ursin at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, with economic support from NorLARNet.
Hans Jacob Ohldieck, University of Bergen, presents the Latin American boom and shows how it was affected by the political conditions of the time. Organized by Bergen Public Library.
The Norwegian Association of Lawyers invites you to a seminar with four high-profile judges from Guatemala on the struggle for a state governed by the rule of law. Deadline for registration: 15 September (limited number of participants) Language: Norwegian (with interpretation from Spanish)
Introductions by Diego Marin Rios and Andrea Ramirez Stangeland, both from Støttegruppen for Fred i Colombia.
Screening of the documentaries "Gult kort til VM" (30 min) and "Drømmen om OL" (50 min) by Einar Braathen, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, and Anne Kjersti Bjørn, and a conversation between the film makers and Margit Ystanes, University of Bergen. The event is part of "Forskningsdagene", organized by the Research Council of Norway.
Seminar with four high-profile judges from Guatemala: Yassmin Barrios, Haraldo Vasquez, Miguel Angel Galvez and Claudia Gonzales, in dialogue with Elin Skaar, Chr. Michelsen Institute.
At the Bergen Intrernasjonale Filmfestival 2016 there will be nine films with the story taking place in Latin America.
Argentinian director Alejandro Fernández Mouján will be present on Wednesday 21 September for the screening of his film Damiana Kryygi , about anthropology and indigenous people in Argentina and Uruguay. This is part of a cooperation between BIFF and the University of Bergen on documentaries disseminating research.
Eduardo Gudynas, executive secretary of the Latin American Centre for Social Ecology (Uruguay), and this year’s Arne Næss Professor in Global Justice at SUM, University of Oslo, is one of the speakers at the Arne Næss Symposium 2016.
Screening of the documentary “When Two Worlds Collide” and conversation between Eduardo Gudynas, Latin American Centre for Social Ecology (Uruguay), and Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo; organized by Oslo Dokumentarkino.
Public lecture by Lena Lavinas at the NorLARNet Conference 2016.
Public lecture by Margarita López Maya at the NorLARNet Conference 2016.
NorLARNet's 3rd conference will take place at Grand Hotel Terminus in Bergen from 1 - 2 September 2016. See the conference website.