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Published Mar 11, 2013 11:25 PM

Article (in Norwegian) by Leiv Marsteintredet on how presidential democracies solve the problems caused by presidential successions, related to the present situation in Venezuela.

Published Mar 6, 2013 12:53 PM

Kari Soriano Salkjelsvik, University of Bergen is one of the organizers of this session at 129th MLA Annual Convention in Chicago, 9–12 January 2014.

Deadline for submission of paper proposals is 22 March.

Read more here.  

Published Feb 25, 2013 11:51 AM

In an article published in Aftenposten 22 February Cecilie Hirsch, PhD candidate at the University of Oslo, critcizes the newspaper's coverage of the elections in Ecuador for being based on several erroneous allegations.

Published Feb 4, 2013 11:23 PM

In this article (in Norwegian) from Aftenposten 1 February 2013 Benedicte Bull, associate professor at the University of Oslo, and Osvaldo Dorich criticize an article by Bård Larsen for repeating Chile's former dictator  Augusto Pinochet's key arguments.

Published Jan 15, 2013 10:05 AM

The magazine íconos, published by the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), Ecuador, comes out three times a year. The newest call for papers can be found here. Deadline: 15 February

Published Jan 15, 2013 10:01 AM

Call from the Latin America Programme at The Research Council of Norway (NFR). Deadline: 13 February; 13:00

Read more here.  

Published Jan 11, 2013 03:41 PM

Article (in Norwegian) from Klassekampen 10 January 2013 by Audun Solli, PhD candidate at the University of Oslo, about the political future of Venezuela if Hugo Chávez' health prevents him from continuing as president.

Published Jan 8, 2013 10:09 AM

In February 2012 a group of researchers and others with interest in Peru established the NorLARNet Peru group. The group functions as forum for discussion and exchange. New participants are warmly welcomed. Access the list of participants and the overview of previous and planned activities here.

Published Jan 2, 2013 04:05 PM

As part of the comprehensive exchange programme Science without Borders, Brazil will offer up to 100 Brazilian students  at Bachelor and Master level to study at educational institutions in Norway during the academic year 2013-2014. The subjects covered by Science without Borders are mainly within the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Read more here.

Read the Brazilian call for applications here.  

Published Jan 2, 2013 04:02 PM

Norwegian institutions of higher education and research are invited to apply for funds for joint cooperation projects between higher education and research institutions in Brazil and Norway. Deadline: 26 February at 14:00

Read more here.  

Published Dec 11, 2012 11:24 AM

International Seminar on 28-30 August 2013 at Institute of Bioethics, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia, in collaboration with University of Oslo.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 March.

Read more here.  

Published Dec 11, 2012 11:24 AM

International Seminar on 28-30 August 2013 at Institute of Bioethics, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia, in collaboration with University of Oslo.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 March.

Read more here.  

Published Dec 3, 2012 01:50 PM

Ten years have passed since Brazil's history took a new turn with the election of Lula da Silva as president. In this blog post (in Norwegian) Torkjell Leira explores the importance of Lula's years in office.

Published Nov 29, 2012 11:00 AM
Published Nov 28, 2012 10:48 AM

Applicants’ research must address the theme of drugs and at least one of the other two themes of security and democracy in Latin America or the Caribbean.

Deadline: 20 January

Read more here.  

Published Oct 30, 2012 09:55 AM

Article (In Norwegian) from NRK Ytring October 15th by Jemima García-Godos. The negotiations between FARC and the Colombian government, which began in Oslo on Wednesday 17th, could not have had a better starting point. It is allowed to hope that they will succeed, writes the author.

Published Oct 18, 2012 04:39 PM

Article (in Norwegian) from Klassekampen 13 October by Camila Gianella and Catalina Vallejo from Chr Michelsen Institute, on what to expect from the peace negotiations between FARC and the Colombian government.

Published Oct 18, 2012 01:47 PM

The Ministry of Education and Research has assigned a representative to the embassy in Brasilia, Mr. Olve Sørensen. His responsibility will be to strengthen the cooperation on research and higher education between Norway and Brazil. He can be contacted at: olvsoere@online.no or olve.sorensen@kd.dep.no

Published Oct 18, 2012 01:43 PM

Conference organised by CROP and Chr. Michelsen Institute that will take place in Bergen 21 – 22 February 2013.

Deadline for submission of abstracts is 15 November.

Read more here.  

Published Oct 16, 2012 04:38 PM

The Research Council of Norway (NFR) has published a call for proposals, announcing that a total of NOK 24 million is available for Researcher projects and Personal postdoctoral research fellowships contributing to the knowledge about Latin America in Norway.

Deadline for applications: 28 November 2012 at 13:00.

You will find the link to the call for proposals on this page.  

Published Sep 17, 2012 11:43 PM

An article on 25 August by Johannes Nymark, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) focusing on the removal from office of president Fernando Lugo in Paraguay and the reactions from Latin American countries and the USA, sparked a lively debate in Bergens Tidende with Leiv Marsteintredet (4 Sept and 11 Sept), University of Bergen and Dave Watson (6 Sept and 17 Sept), The Norwegian Solidarity Committee for Latin America (LAG).  

Published Aug 27, 2012 06:16 PM

The 1 September is the deadline for submitting proposals to the next congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), which will take place in Washington D.C. 29 May - 1 June 2013. (Note that the deadline for membership was 24 August)

Read more here.  

Published Aug 16, 2012 04:28 PM

South America is an example that it is possible to overcome international crises without a social disaster. The only thing that is needed is political will, writes Heidi Lundeberg, leader of The Norwegian Solidarity Committee for Latin America (LAG),  in this article in Aftenposten on 15 August.

Published Aug 16, 2012 02:05 PM

Norwegian institutions may apply for grants for research stays in Norway to Ph.D. students and younger researchers from Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Mexico.

Read more here.  

Published Aug 16, 2012 02:03 PM

Young researchers from Norwegian institutions can apply for a grant to work at one of the 15 CGIAR centres for international agricultural research, including centres in Mexico, Peru and Colombia.

Read more here.