2014 - Page 2

Time and place: Sep. 26, 2014 3:15 PM, Auditorium 3, Dragefjellet, University of Bergen

Guest lecture by film director Christopher Murray from Universidad Católica de Chile. Murray visits Bergen for the film festival BIFF 2014.

Time and place: Sep. 25, 2014 7:30 PM, Majorstuen Seniorsenter, Slemdalsveien 3, Oslo

Conference by D. José Miguel Cruz, Chile’s ambassador to Norway; organized by Centro Hispano-Noruego.

See announcement.

Time and place: Sep. 24, 2014 - Oct. 1, 2014, Bergen

At BIFF 2014 there will be eight films from Latin America. See the list of films.

Some of the directors/producers will be present.

Time and place: Sep. 23, 2014 9:15 AM - 12:00 PM, Auditorium 5, Vilhelm Bjerknes' Hus, Moltke Moes vei 35, Blindern, University of Oslo

Seminar on Uruguay’s cannabis legislation: lessons, expectations and possible implications for the global drug policy regime.

Speakers: Uruguayan journalist Guillermo Garat,  who has studied and published extensively on drug policy in Uruguay;  Professor Willy Pedersen and Senior Research Fellow Ole Jørgen Røgeberg.

Time and place: Sep. 19, 2014 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Auditorium 1, Ground floor, Eilert Sundts hus, Blindern, University of Oslo

The ESOP Public lecture of 2014 will be given by the prominent scholars Ruth Berins Collier and James Robinson, who both have extensive research experience from Latin America.

See announcement.

Time and place: Sep. 18, 2014 - Sep. 19, 2014, Niels Treschows hus, 12th floor, Blindern campus, University of Oslo

Conference on Dominican-Haitian relations.

Time and place: Sep. 16, 2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Kulturhuset, Youngstorget, Oslo

A conversation on the upcoming elections in Brazil, between Yuri Kasahara, Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR), Torkjell Leira, author of “Brasil – Kjempen våkner”, and Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo. Others to be confirmed. Language: Norwegian

See the announcement.

Time and place: Sep. 16, 2014 2:00 PM - 3:45 PM, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, Cort Adelersgate 30, 2nd floor, Oslo

Seminar with Ivan Ormachea, President of ProDíalogo, Peru, based on the collaborative project "Social Conflict and Extractive Industries in Peru." Commentator: Stener Ekern, University of Oslo.  Q&A will follow.

See the announcement.

Time and place: Sep. 12, 2014 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM, Auditorium D, Sydneshaugen, University of Bergen

Guest lecture with Prof. Karl Erik Schøllhammer, Pontifície Universidade Católica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

See announcement.

Time and place: Sep. 11, 2014 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Tromsø Bibliotek, Tromsø

Seminar with Øystein Schjetne, Golden Colombia. The seminar is part of the festival “No Siesta – Fiesta!”.

See announcement.

Time and place: Sep. 9, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Maos lille røde, Det Akademiske Kvarter, Olav Kyrresgate 49, Bergen

The Tiniest Place is a documentary about the survivors of the Salvadorian Civil War. It will be held a short introduction. Organized by the Norwegian Solidarity Committee for Latin America (LAG). The film is in Spanish with English subtitles.

See announcement.  

Time and place: Sep. 3, 2014 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM, Gamle festsal, Domus Academica (Urbygningen), Karl Johans gate 47, University of Oslo

See Barcena's Power Point presentation. The video recording of the lecture will be added when it is ready.


Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), will hold a guest lecture on the occasion of being awarded an honorary doctorate at the University of Oslo.

See the announcement.

Note! New venue: Gamle festsal (see below)

Time and place: Aug. 25, 2014 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), 4th floor, Sognsveien 68, Oslo

A seminar with Guatemala’s Human Rights Ombudsman, Jorge De León Duque.

Language: English

Time and place: June 20, 2014 7:00 PM, Los locales de Majorstuen Seniorsenter, Slemdalsv. 3, Oslo

Cultural event including lecture by Dr. Salvador Palomino Flores, Peruvian anthropologist resident in Denmark.

See announcement.

Time and place: June 19, 2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Litteraturhuset (room: Kjelleren), Wergelandsv. 29, Oslo

Norway is becoming increasingly dependent on soya from Brazil as a source of protein in animal feed. Seminar on social and environmental challenges in soybean production, organized by Norwegian Church Aid, Framtiden i våre hender and Rainforest Foundation Norway.

See announcement.

Time and place: June 12, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Kulturhuset, Youngstorget 3, Oslo

What is the impact of the urbanization of the world's refugees on cities and informal areas?  First seminar in a series organized by Habitat Norway.

See announcement.

Time and place: June 11, 2014 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM, Litteraturhuset (room: Kverneland), Wergelandsv. 29, Oslo

Seminar ahead of the 15 June run-off presidential election in Colombia.

Language: Norwegian; with two presentations in English.

Time and place: May 21, 2014 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Norad Info Centre, Ruseløkkveien 26, Oslo (6th floor)

Introductions by Dr Martín Sabignoso, National Coordinator Programa SUMAR, and Dr Paul Gertler, Professor at School of Public Health at UC Berkeley. Organizer: Norad

See announcement.

Time and place: May 12, 2014 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM, Litteraturhuset (room: Nedjma), Wergelandsvn. 29, Oslo

Open seminar with researchers from Brazil, USA and Norway.

Language: English

Time and place: May 12, 2014 - May 14, 2014, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås

The seminar will bring together and appraise current international knowledge, experience, and expertise in integration of water-related disease control; including the results of the “Healthy Schools” project, in Colombia. Organised by Hans J. Overgaard, the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), with economic support from NorLARNet.

See announcement.

Time and place: May 8, 2014 9:15 AM - 11:00 AM, UiB-Global, Jekteviksbakken 31, Bergen

Guest lecture with Ronaldo Munck, Dublin City University. See announcement.

Time and place: May 6, 2014 7:00 PM, Kvarteret, Store Logen, Bergen

With the author, Torkjell Leira, and Johannes Nymark.

See announcement.  

Time and place: Apr. 30, 2014 6:00 PM, Café Ni Muser, Bispegata 9A, Trondheim

Programme to come – see announcement.  

Time and place: Apr. 24, 2014 6:00 PM - 11:59 PM, Kulturhuset, Youngstorget, Oslo

Torkjell Leira will present his book on Brazil, combined with a display of Brazilian culture.

See announcement.  

Time and place: Apr. 24, 2014 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, room P173, building P 48, Pilestredet 48, Oslo

Seminar on indigenous peoples and the peace process in Colombia; including a representative from Consejo Regional Indígena de Cauca (CRIC); organized by the Norwegian Students’ and Academics’ International Assistance Fund (SAIH).

Language: Norwegian/Spanish with interpretation

See announcement.