How democratic are peace agreements? Breakfast seminar and debate based on the Colombian peace agreement and the Nobel Peace Prize to President Santos.
Breakfast meeting with Leiv Marsteintredet, University of Oslo, on Venezuela's way from revolution to crisis. Breakfast from 08:00 (50 kr)
Films from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico and Venezuela. Free entrance.
Breakfast seminar organized by NorLARNet and Norwegian Peoples' Aid. The main speaker is professor Roddy Brett, Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia.
Comments by John-Andrew McNeish, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Beate Thoresen, Norwegian People's Aid, and Roy Krøvel, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences.
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the peace accord in Guatemala, several events will be organized in Oslo by Mellom-Amerika-forum, consisting of 13 Norwegian organisations.
Seminar with Cristina Auerbach and Maria Esmeralda Saldana from the organisation Familia Pasta de Conchos, which works for the miners of Coahuila in Northern Mexico; organized by Peace Brigades International.
Language: Spanish, with interpretation depending on need
A new meeting place for all professionals in Oslo who speak or are studying Portuguese, organized by Brazilian Norwegian Chamber of Commerce.
Seminar, main speakers: Maria Canil, Conavigua, and Georges Midré, professor emeritus, UiT The Arctic University of Norway.
Guest lecture with Professor Javier Corrales, Amherst College; with comments from Leiv Marsteintredet, University of Oslo.
Breakfast forum on coping with oil in Norway, Angola and Venezuela; with Javier Corrales, Amherst College, Jonathon Moses, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and Ricardo Soares de Oliveira, University of Oxford, in conversation with Åse Gilje Østensen, Chr. Michelsen Institute.
Title of the thesis: “Actitudes lingüísticas de los bogotanos hacia los dialectos del español hablado en Colombia y las variedades nacionales de esta lengua en los demás países de Hispanoamérica”
This year’s award goes to Argentinian psychiatrist, anti-torture activist and human rights defender Dr Diana Kordon.
Diana Kordon, winner of the University of Oslo's Human Rights Award – Lisl and Leo Eitinger Prize in conversation with Nora Sveaass, member of the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture, and Inga Bostad, Director of the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights.
Lecture by Venezuelan historian and philosopher, Carmen Bohórquez Móran on Francisco de Miranda and the independence process in Latin America; organized by Venezuela's embassy in Norway. Language: Spanish with simultaneous translation to Norwegian
By Argentina’s ambassador to Norway, Monica Dinucci; organized by Grupo Contacto. Language: Spanish
Seminar on the present situation for the Colombian peace negotiations, with the director of the Pastoral Social de Colombia, Héctor Fabio, Diego Marín and Jemima García-Godos, University of Oslo; organized by Caritas Norway. Language: Spanish.
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”
Several events with participants and topics from Latin America.
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.