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15 Jun 2016 | Vacancy
CMI seeks an experienced social anthropologist who can strengthen the institute’s disciplinary, thematic and regional expertise, and is keen to work within thematically oriented, multi-disciplinary research teams.
3 May 2016 | Blog post
Many asylum seekers who choose assisted return are from a country destroyed by war and conflict. More than half of those who return to countries such as Afghanistan and Iraq plan to migrate again. Assisted return is a viable type of support to assist with the return, but is not sufficient to prevent large numbers of people once again leaving insecure countries of return. Only minor changes are required, however, to increase the potential for permanent return.
6 Apr 2016
Maja Janmyr (UiB), Are Knudsen (CMI) og Kjersti Gravelsæter Berg (UiB) i samtale om flyktningkrisen i Midtøsten.
10 Dec 2015 | Meeting on:
How can we promote migration research at CMI and UiB that responds to regional and international migration crises?
20 Jul 2015
Hawala networks can be useful partners in the work against money laundering of corruption gains, rather than the obstacle they are often considered to be.
25 Sep 2014
The separation of Sudan and South Sudan has caused severe problems for the pastoralists living in the borderlands between the two nations. What used to be common land is now subject to border disputes and strict regulations, but cattle and goats do not respect international borders.
12 Jun 2014
Poverty is in decline in Nepal. Steady economic growth and labour migration is part of the explanation.
22 May 2014
Rather than serving as civilian and humanitarian safe havens, refugee camps are notorious for their insecurity. When a violation occurs, to which actors shall responsibility be allocated?
8 May 2014
Is Somalia a failed state? Where can Somalia go from here and how can the country be rebuild?
7 May 2014 | Let's be fair
Open lecture with Manuel Vásquez (Professor of Religion at the University of Florida).
12 Feb 2014 | BreakfastForum
Caroline Osella (SOAS) and Knut Axel Jacobsen (UiB) in conversation with Åse Gilje Østensen (Royal Norwegian Naval Academy).
6 Sep 2013 | International workshop
Revisiting the Forced Displacement Conundrum
3 May 2012 | Seminar
Halvor Mehlum and Gry Østenstad on the political economy of migration policies.
2 May 2012 | Frokostforum
Ekspedisjonssjef for innvandringsavdelingen i Justis- og Beredskapsdepartementet Thor Arne Aass, assisterende direktør på CMI, Arne Strand og Halvar Andreassen Kjærre i samtale med Frøy Gudbrandsen.
22 Mar 2012
Presentations and debate with Deborah Potts (King's College London), Deborah Bryceson (University of Glasgow), Guy Standing (University of Bath).
22 Nov 2011
Sidan oppstarten i 2008 har 1470 irakiske asylsøkjarar returnert til heimlandet gjennom IRRINI-programmet. Programmet er basert på frivilleg heimreise. Sjølv om fleirtalet av dei returnerte er nøgde med programmet, syner ei ny evaluering at dei fleste irakarane opplever returen som langt frå frivilleg.
16 Nov 2011 | Seminar
Hadramawt, in southeastern Yemen, has been a point of departure of emigrants for centuries. How do the emigrants maintain relationships with one another? What are their strategies?
14 Nov 2011
1470 Iraqi asylum seekers have returned to Iraq through IRRINI, a Norwegian programme for voluntary return. The majority of the returnees are content with the programme, concludes an evaluation, but they do not see the return as voluntary. IRRINI is the last resort for a dignified return.
6 Apr 2011 | Enough Project report
South Sudan's July 9, 2011 Independence Day is fast approaching, but ongoing violence in Abyei, including the deliberate burning of villages by northern-aligned forces and the displacement of 20,000 people, threatens to undo progress toward peace in Sudan.
13 Oct 2010 | Public speech
Read the public address of Gen Salva Kiir Mayardit on his return from the official visit to the United States of America.
27 Sep 2010 | International Crisis Group - Briefing
Sudan's North and South must take political action to define their mutual boundary if they hope to avoid future complications, including a return to conflict.
20 Nov 2009 | CMI and UiB-Democracy and Rule of Law Programme
Invited guests and local researchers lecture and dicuss citizenship from various perspectives and different approacehs to citizenship.
31 Oct 2008 | "The Friday Seminar on Democracy and Rule of Law"
'What public sphere for Europe? asks professor Erik Oddvar Eriksen, Research Director at ARENA. The development of post-national democracy in Europe depends on the emergence of an overarching communicative space that functions as a public sphere.
19 Sep 2008 | "The Friday Seminar on Democracy and Rule of Law"
Elections in Africa - how democratic are they? Professor Heglge Rønning explores the recent elections in Angola in a comparative discussion of media and democracy in Africa.
23 May 2008 | CMI Workshop and lectures:
Professor Kais M. Firro holds the opening lecture. Minority politics, minority community dynamics, and relations between members of majority and minority religious communities in the Middle East from a historical and a contemporary perspective.
28 Jun 2007 | New Project
CMI has won a tender to evaluate the programme "Return to Afghanistan" and its influence on returned refugees' reintegration process in Afghanistan.
31 Oct 2005
"Without a functioning justice system, rebuilding a state after a conflict will not succeed. Without the foundation of the rule of law, it is impossible to secure all other nation-building processes" concludes Arne Strand who has just completed a major multidonor evaluation of humanitarian and reconstruction assistance to Afghanistan 2001-2005.
19 Aug 2005
In her book on The Adivasis of Bangladesh, Senior researcher Tone Bleie brings together a discussion of minority and indigenous rights with a social science analysis of how ethnic discrimination impacts on poverty processes and outcomes. She argues that colonial and post-colonial states compulsively produce majorities and minorities, marginalizing minorities with scant citizenship rights.