Recent events

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?


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?

Lista til Listhaug

16 February 19:30 - 21:00
Som svar på økninga i asylankomster presenterte innvandrings- og integreringsminister Sylvi Listhaug (FrP) i romjula en liste med forslag som skal bidra til å stramme inn asylpolitikken i Norge. IMER Bergen og CMI inviterer til debattmøte om innstramningsforslagenes praktiske konsekvenser.

The Syrian War

15 February 09:00 - 16:00
The Syrian chaos triggered in 2011 is presently the world’s #1 problem. Join UofB's one day conference on the Syrian War on 15 February.

Networking on migration

10 December 2015 12:30 - 14:00
How can we promote migration research at CMI and UiB that responds to regional and international migration crises?

Results Based Financing: The health system perspective

24 - 26 November 2015 09:00 - 16:00
Many experts see the introduction of results based financing (RBF) schemes as an opportunity to strengthen, or even reform, health systems; however, they are also a potential source of new risks and challenges that are not well understood.

MESA 2015 -- Roger Owen Book Award announcement

22 November 2015 19:00 - 20:30
The Everyday Maneuvers project member, Zeinab Abul-Magd (Oberlin College) won the prestigious biennial Roger Owen Book Award for Imagined Empires: A History of Revolt in Egypt. The announcement took place in Denver, Colorado at MESA’s (Middle East Studies Association) 2015 meeting.

A new push for peace in Colombia

4 November 2015 08:30 - 09:30
A conversation between Diego Martínez, General Secretary of the Permanent Committee for the Defense of Human Rights in Colombia, and Elin Skaar, Senior Researcher, CMI

How to make sense of a billion Tweets?

3 November 2015 18:00 - 19:30
Powerful communication tools in the pockets of billions and on our desktops have changed our ability to engage with the world through groups, apps, sites or maps. We organize ourselves, and participate in worldwide dialogue, through such tools. How are these tools used, particularly in developing countries, for humanitarian relief, governance and accountability, and civil society mobilization?