Events

Recent events

U4 Proxy Challenge Competition 2016 – Call for proposals

1 September 12:00 - 12:00
The Proxy Challenge Competition was launched in 2013 to help aid donors better assess the results of anti-corruption efforts. In 2014, U4 ran the first edition of the challenge, and brought together a body of promising, bespoke proxy indicators. In this second round we still aim to find the best proxy indicators that can track progress of anti-corruption reform initiatives. We need reliable, intuitive, accessible, and cost-effective assessment methods that are useful across country-contexts.

INDNOR Workshop

30 August 10:15 - 14:15

2016 Bergen Exchanges on Law & Social Transformation

22 - 26 August 09:00 - 17:00
The Bergen Exchanges on Law & Social Transformation is an annual interdisciplinary meeting place for scholars who want to understand the interplay between law and social change. The lectures, roundtables and panels bring together scholars and practitioners from all over the world. Welcome

Hva lærte Norge i Afghanistan?

13 June 18:00 - 20:00

Jemen - det ulykkelige Arabia?

31 May 08:30 - 09:30

Samtale om skatteparadiser

13 April 13:00 - 13:40

Når grensene stenges. Flyktningkrisen i Midtøsten

6 April 08:30 - 09:30
Maja Janmyr (UiB), Are Knudsen (CMI) og Kjersti Gravelsæter Berg (UiB) i samtale om flyktningkrisen i Midtøsten.

The History of Terrorism

5 April 08:30 - 09:30
Lessons from 150 years of terrorism and counter-terrorism.

Africa-China Relations: Balance, Growth and a Sustainable Future

16 - 17 March 09:00 - 12:35
Li & Orre present their research on Chinese telecommunication companies in Angola

Shared Prosperity

15 March 18:00 - 19:00
Kaushik Basu is an Indian economist and academic who is Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist of the World Bank. In the Chr. Michelsen lecture he will discuss the normative properties of shared prosperity and the implications for actual policymaking, especially in the presence of globalization.

Oil regimes on the verge of collapse

11 March 08:30 - 09:30
When oil prices fell in 2014, Angola and Venezuela lost half of their income base. Crisis followed. Why has it been so hard for these countries to reform their political economies?

What is terrorism?

2 March 10:00 - 11:00
Terrorism dominates the news as violent attacks hurt random civilians and provoke strong reactions and condemnations across the globe. Fighting terror is high on the political agenda. But what is terrorism?

Legislative Candidacy in Electoral Authoritarian Regimes. Evidence from Tanzania

26 February 12:15 - 13:30
Authoritarian regimes is the most common regime type aside from democracy. In these settings, the ruling party permits opposition but stifles their chances to win. Why do individuals run for legislative office on opposition versus ruling party tickets in such regimes? asks Keith Weghorst, Post-doctoral fellow at Vanderbuilt University in this seminar.

Political Buddhism, ‘Unethical Conversions’ and Religious Freedom in Sri Lanka

25 February 16:30
The Anti-Conversion Bill was never adopted in Sri Lanka, but the heated debate surrounding the law proposal in 2004 points to the dilemmas of proselytism. How far can you go to convert someone to your religion?

Terrorlovgivning

24 February 08:30 - 09:30
Politiet og PST har fått stadig vidare fullmakter til å nytta skjulte tvangsmidlar mot den som ein mistenkjer kan ha planar om terrorhandlingar ein gong i framtida. Kva effektar og bieffektar har terrorlovgjevinga?