Seminar with Arturo López-Levy, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (USA). The seminar will be in the form of a conversation with Vegard Bye, who is submitting his dr. philos. thesis in political science on transformations in Cuba in May 2018. Organized by OsloMet, with economic support from NorLARNet.
Heidi Mayorga Escalante, a lawyer and indigenous leader from Talamanca, will tell about indigenous peoples' rights in theory and practice in Costa Rica. Language: Spanish, with interpretation to Norwegian
Interview with filmmaker Fernando Solanas and an exclusive screening of his most recent film, followed by a panel about the topics of the documentary; organized by the University of Bergen in cooperation with NorLARNet.
Seminar with Herman Duarte, Igualitos Foundation, on the landmark decision by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights regarding sexual orientation and gender identity, and how this was used in Costa Rica's presidential elections. Organized by Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo, in cooperation with NorLARNet.
Screening of documentary (in Spanish with English subtitles) by Margarita Cadenas, after and introductory talk (in English) with Masaya Llavaneras Blanco, Balsillie School of International Affairs (Canada), and Antulio Rosales and Benedicte Bull from the University of Oslo, and others to be announced. Organized by The Oslo Documentary Cinema and NorLARNet.
The Ambassador of Brazil, George Monteiro Prata, will give an update on the possible candidates and what to expect from the primary campaigns. Organized by the Brazilian-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce.
Talk on the recent protests in Nicaragua and the growing discontent with President Daniel Ortega, organized by the Norwegian Solidarity Committee for Latin America (LAG).
Seminar on crime in Latin American literature, including keynote by Pablo Dabove, University of Colorado Boulder. Language: Spanish. Open for all.
Two Norwegian authors in conversation, with a focus on Latin America; organized by Norsk Forfattersentrum and Deichman Majorstuen. Language: Norwegian
Catalina Vallejo (Colombian Lawyer, PhD) and Esmeralda Colombo, PhD Candidate at the University of Bergen in conversation with Siri Gloppen, Chr. Michelsen Institute / University of Bergen.
Evening panel talk with Brazil experts.
Pablo Escobar’s son, Juan Pablo Escobar, interviewed by Tom Egeland, on his new book about his father. Language: English
Public Lecture by Professor Raquel Rolnik, former UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing; organized by the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo, in cooperation with NorLARNet and others.
Breakfast seminar with short film from Colombia, speech by Gerald Staberock, General Secretary World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), and comments by Nora Sveaass and Jemima García-Godos from the University of Oslo; organized by the Norwegian Human Rights Fund.
Human Rights breakfast with Jemima García-Godos, University of Oslo; Leiry Cornejo Chavez, European University Institute; and Juan Pablo Perez-Leon Acevedo, University of Oslo.
Breakfast seminar with Javier Corrales, Amherst College, Massachusetts (USA), and Hans Geir Aasmundsen, University of Bergen.
Meeting on the elections and the fight for democracy in Honduras with activists Martin Fernandez, Movimiento Amplio Dignidad y Justicia (MADJ), and Leonel George, Coordinadora de Organizaciones Populares del Aguan (COPA); organized by The Norwegian Solidarity Committee for Latin America (LAG). Language: Spanish, with interpretation to Norwegian.
Breakfast seminar on the elections and the fight for democracy in Honduras with activists Martin Fernandez, Movimiento Amplio Dignidad y Justicia (MADJ), and Leonel George, Coordinadora de Organizaciones Populares del Aguan (COPA); organized by Norwegian People’s Aid.
Debate following the screening of the documentary “500 Years” at the HUMAN International Documentary Film Festival, with Andrea Ixchiú, journalist and activist from Guatemala; Pamela Yates, director of 500 Years; and Mariel Aguilar-Støen, University of Oslo. Language: English
The annual Lektor Fjord Memorial Lecture will this year be given by Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo.
There will be three films from Latin America at the festival: Piripkura, State of Exception and 500.
Seminar with Venezuelan and Norwegian scholars and human rights activists seeking to analyze the crisis in Venezuela from a legal point of view.
Seminar organized by Caritas Norway on the humanitarian and political crisis in Venezuela, with Marianne Gulli, the Norwegian Solidarity Committee for Latin America (LAG); Silvia Barbarino, The Norwegian-Venezuelan Justice Alliance; Antulio Rosales, University of Oslo; and Knut Andreas Lid, Caritas Norway.
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Lunch seminar with two of the directors of Cuba Posible, an independent Cuban think tank.