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Sorry for the inconvenience: Rebuilding Egypt

3 Feb 2011 | Nefissa Naguib blogs from Cairo:
Driven by solidarity and national pride, the Lotus Revolution pulled order out of chaos. By now the military chiefs know that citizens who took control of their lives and future will know how to do to it again.

Fattige trenger kreditt

21 Dec 2010 | Kronikk
Forskning tyder ikke på at mikrokreditt fører til økt fattigdom. Kollaps for mikrokredittinstitusjonene vi gå ut over de fattige, skriver seniorforsker Arne Wiig i en kronikk i Dagens Næringsliv 20. desember.

Institutionalizing Protection for Internally Displaced Persons

6 Dec 2010 | Seminar
This half-day seminar discusses refugees and legal protection in countries in Africa, in Colombia and in Palestine. Professor César Rodríguez-Garavito from the University of the Andes discusses with scholars from the University of Bergen and CMI.

Strategic assessment of the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre

3 Dec 2010 | Tender: Deadline 20 December
CMI / U4 is commissioning a strategic assessment of the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre. Work is to be completed in January-April 2011.

China in Africa: What role does China play in Angola's reconstruction programme?

23 Nov 2010 | CMI Seminar:
China's role in Angola is particularly massive and major loans have been provided for Angola's reconstruction in exchange for access to Angola's oil. Corkin explores the role of the Angolan government in the evolvement of Chinese-Angolan relations.

Women and Agency

23 Nov 2010 | Seminar
The Research School in Middle Eastern Studies at AHKR and CMI invites to a half-day seminar on Women and Agency.

Afghanistan: Krig, fred og flukt

27 Oct 2010 | Internasjonal Uke: Krig og fred og sånn
Krigen i Afghanistan har snart vart i ti år, men konflikten har vart mykje lengre. Afghanistan har vorte ramma av fleire krigar og konfliktar dei siste tiåra, og befolkninga har vore prega sterkt. Kva har utløyst konflikten og kvifor den har vore så vanskeleg å løyse, spør Arne Strand. Religion, ekstremisme, terror, korrupsjon og okkupasjon er viktige tema.

Focus days 2010: Afghanistan/Pakistan

20 Oct 2010
Peter Marsden, Jonas Gahr Støre, Kai Eide, Kristian Berg Harpviken, Arne Strand, Orzala Ashraf Nehmat, Kaja Borchrevink, Elisabeth Eide, Laila Bokhari and others explore context, history and current challenges. Welcome to debates, book salons, seminars and discussions with experts on Afghanistan and Pakistan.

U.S president Obama UN speech on Sudan

6 Oct 2010 | Video
Remarks by U.S. President Obama in a Ministerial Meeting on Sudan.

Blant krigarar, strategar og vanlege folk - forsking i konfliktområde

30 Sep 2010 | Forskingsdagane
Forskingsdagane, UiB og CMI inviterar til samtale mellom forskarar i Bergen ressurssenter for internasjonal utvikling. Tema idag er: Blant krigarar, strategar og vanlege folk - forsking i konfliktområde.

UNPAID DEBT: The Legacy of Lundin, Petronas and OMV in Sudan, 1997-2003

23 Jul 2010 | European Coalition on Oil in Sudan
With the report UNPAID DEBT, ECOS calls upon the oil companies Lundin Petroleum from Sweden, Petronas from Malaysia and Austria's OMV and their home governments to account for the injustices suffered by the victims of the oil wars in Block 5A.

Nahr el-Bared talks back

20 May 2010 | Film screening
On 20th May 2007, fighting broke out between the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and a new militia group calling itself Fatah al-Islam based in Nahr el-Bared, a Palestinian refugee camp near Tripoli, North Lebanon. After 15-weeks of intense bombardment, the camp was reduced to rubble and more than 30,000 residents made homeless. Despite plans to rebuild the ruined camp, the displaced families live under dire conditions and face an uncertain future.

Kvinnekamp i Sudan

9 Apr 2010 | Valg i Sudan 11 April
Søndag 11. april skal det avholdes valg i Sudan. For første gang i sudansk historie stiller en kvinne som presidentkandidat. Valgkommisjonen nektet henne å delta. Men sudansk høyesterett besluttet at Fatima Abdel Mahmoud likevel kan stille som utfordrer til den omstridte Omar al-Bashir. I tillegg er det vedtatt at alle nasjonale og regionale parlamenter i Sudan skal ha minst 25% kvinnelige representanter. Er kvinnekampen i Sudan vunnet?

Literary Salon with Albie Sachs (video)

24 Mar 2010 | CMI Video
Excerpt from Literary Salon with Judge Albie Sachs at Bergen Resource Centre for International Development 15 March.

Addressing Maternal Mortality: What is the Added Value of Human Rights?

2 Feb 2010 | CMISeminar
Alicia Ely Yamin, Joseph H. Flom Fellow on Global Health and Human Rights, and professor II at CMI, argues that using human rights approaches to effectively address maternal mortality challenges human rights paradigms as well as development practice.

Muslimer i nye samfunn

20 Jan 2010 | Ny bok:
Anne Sofie Roald har skrevet bok om det multikulturelle Sveriges utfordringer; om spenninger mellom assimilasjon og autonomi, mellom individuelle og kollektive kulturelle rettigheter.

Where Pathos Rules: The visual culture of the Resource Curse

15 Dec 2009 | CMISeminar
Owen Logan, a photographer and research fellow at the University of Aberdeen, works with the "Lives in the Oil Industry" and with the CMI project Flammable Societies - Studies on the Socio-Economics of Oil and Gas.

Sharia and Human Rights

26 Nov 2009 | Workshop
This seminar will elaborate on the relationship between sharia and human rights. Is Islam compatible with human rights? What are the implications of the struggles of contemporary Islamic feminists and Muslim human rights activists on both the concept of sharia and human rights? What are the challenges and consequences?

Thematic symposium on citizenship

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.

Interventions for Improved Health Worker Performance

14 May 2009 | Workshop
This workshop aims to define a research agenda for improved knowledge of the effectiveness of strategies for improved health worker performance in low income countries.

Ytringsfrihet i ulike kontekster

17 Apr 2009 | The Friday Seminar on Democracy and Rule of Law
Perspektiver etter karikaturstroden. Karikaturstriden i kjølvannet av Jyllandspostens Muhammed-tegninger skapte stor debatt om ytringsfriheten i mange verdenshjørner. Elisabeth Eide m.fl. har nå analysert mediedekningen av karikaturstriden i boken Transnational Media Events. The Mohammed Cartoons and the Imagined Clash of Civilizations. Vi vil diskutere hva vi har lært etter karikaturkontroversen.

Kampen om Internett

20 Mar 2009 | The Friday Seminar on Democracy and Rule of Law
Terje Rasmussen innleder med foredraget Kampen om Internett. Rasmussens foredrag handler om Internett som en brukerskapt teknologi, og munner ut i en diskusjon om såkalt Internet governance.

Hvorfor internasjonale straffedomstoler? Midt-Østen som eksempel

20 Feb 2009 | The Friday Seminar on Democracy and Rule of Law
Terje Einarsen er invitert for å snakke om betydningen av internasjonale straffedomstoler. Han har sammen med andre fremstående jurister tatt til orde for opprettelse av internasjonale straffedomstoler for Midt-Østen.

International Income Inequality: A Matter of Measurement?

24 Nov 2008 | CMI Seminar
Purchasing power adjusted incomes applied in cross-country comparisons are measured with bias. The poorer a country is, the more its income tends to be overestimated. Consequently, international income inequality is substantially underestimated.

CMI-forsker skal kontrollere Verdensbanken

27 Oct 2008 | Pressemelding
16. oktober ble seniorforsker Alf Morten Jerve oppnevnt av styret i Verdensbanken til en stilling som medlem av Verdensbankens Inspeksjonspanel. Jerve tiltrer 1. november 2008, og slutter samtidig ved CMI.

Crime, Poverty and Police Corruption in Developing Countries

23 Oct 2008 | CMI Seminar
Crime and the fear of being hit by crime and small-scale violence are key economic and social problems in most developing countries. How is police corruption linked to the wider processes of development - including crime, violence and poverty, asks Jens Chr. Andvig from NUPI and Odd-Helge Fjeldstad in this seminar.

Illicit Trafficking, Violence and the State in Latin America

20 Oct 2008 | Norlanet/CMI Seminar:
Drugs and illicit trafficking has caused an upsurge of violence in large parts of Latin America threatening human security, the economies of the region and state legitimacy. This seminar explores the linkages between illicit trafficking, the spiralling violence and the state in Latin America.

Opphavsrett - med fokus på undervisning og forskning.

15 Oct 2008 | Seminar på HiB:
Professor Kai Krüger innleder om opphavsrett i universitets- og høgskolesektoren, Professor Olav Torvund diskuterer opphavsrett og akademisk frihet.

Roads to Reconciliation: Transitional Justice in Norway and Beyond

4 Sep 2008 | Human Rights Symposium
How do societies deal with gross human rights violations after the end of violent conflict? This symposium critically examines the justice and reconciliation processes by comparing the Norwegian post-World War II experience to more recent cases from Latin America, Africa and Asia.

Conversation on "New Industries of Spirituality and Violence"

5 Jun 2008 | CMI Seminar
Over the past decade, the study of so-called religious violence has evolved into a veritable cottage industry. Taking a critical view of the 'religious violence industry', this CMI seminar brings together two scholars, Faisal Devji and Kathinka Frøystad, whose historical and ethnographically informed research engages directly with the issues of 'religion' and 'violence.'

Building ethnic citizenship?

13 May 2008 | CMI Seminar
Indigenous responses to multicultural state reform in Guatemala and Mexico. Professor Rachel Sieder analyzes indigenous peoples' efforts to articulate alternative visions of government, law and justice.

Edging closer to the Soviet Trap

20 Feb 2008 | What next for Afghanistan?
"The weakening resolve" in Afghanistan, argues Astri Suhrke, reflects growing European concern that the strategy staked out by Washington may be neither realistic nor desirable.

Open Access

25 Sep 2007 | Launching BORA
CMI has officially joined the opened access family. BORA ensures secure, digital long-term archiving and free access to all of CMI's research production.

Decommissioning in Northern Ireland and Lebanon

5 Sep 2007 | CMISeminar
Why has the issue of decommissioning proved so difficult and divisive in these two deeply divided societies? Dr. Michael Kerr is a specialist in ethnic conflict regulation and power-sharing in divided societies.

Transitional Justice Mechanisms: Assessing the effects on violence and reconciliation

28 Jun 2007 | New Human Rights Project
What are the links between various transitional justice mechanisms and the degree of violence and reconciliation in the post-war or post-authoritarian period?

Årets stipend tildeles Jonas Krabbe Hjort

7 Jun 2007 | Fondet "Nationalgaven til Chr. Michelsen"
Årets stipend på kr. 50.000 tildeles Jonas Krabbe Hjort, doktorgradsstudent ved University of California, Berkeley, med spesialisering i utviklingsøkonomi.

Ethnographies of Aid and Development

31 May 2007 | Seminar with Dr David Lewis
The success of any international development agency depends on an understanding of the ways in which a community and individuals relate to ideas and resources, argues Dr. David Lewis from the London School of Economics.

Social exclusion: Is socio-cultural identity a barrier to poverty reduction?

29 May 2007 | Workshop and seminar with Professor Erik Thorbecke
Workshop and seminar with Professor Erik Thorbecke from Cornell University on social exclusion: Is socio-cultural identity a barrier to poverty reduction? How does discrimination in the job market affect income inequality?

Social Relations of Rural Poverty in Mozambique

20 Dec 2006
CMI presents the first report in a series of three qualitative studies on poverty in Mozambique. The study looks into people's own emic perceptions of poverty, and offers a host of policy implications.

Islam and Muslims in the West

15 Nov 2006
What does the new politics of security mean for Muslims? Associate Professor Michael Humphrey has published widely on the themes of ethnic identity, Islam, globalization, refugees, law, terrorism, war, human rights and reconciliation. His current research projects are concerned with atrocity, healing, national reconstruction and reconciliation.

National and international responses to the crisis in Darfur

20 Sep 2006
Munzoul A M Assal, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Khartoum, Sudan, is visiting CMI. Assal participates in the CMI study Peacebuidling in the Sudan: Micro-macro issues. Assal received his PhD from the University of Bergen, where he wrote about Diaspora and Challenges of Home-Making for Somalis and Sudanese in Norway. To be published soon is Diaspora Within and Without Africa: Homogeneity, Heterogeneity, Dynamism.

Business corruption: incidence, mechanisms and consequences

12 Jun 2006
CMI reseacher Tina Søreide, defends her PhD at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration 12 June. Her dissertation is made up of five articles that deal with different aspects of business corruption from a critical assessment of corruption indices to corruption in international business transactions. She has also looked at corruption and procurement and on how corruption may affect privatization.

Autoridades tradicionais e Sociedade Civil em Angola

20 Apr 2006 | Seminário
Desde o alcance da paz em 2002, o estado tem tomado iniciativas para estabelecer o aparato do seu governo civil em todo o vasto território. Como é que o aparato do estado interage com a diversos tipos de líderes tradicionais e o seu poder e autoridade social? Prof . Armando Marques Guedes da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, N´Gunu Tiny da London School of Economics e Gonçalo de Almeida Ribeiro da Harvard Law School

Traditional Authorities and Civil Society in Angola

20 Apr 2006
Since peace 'broke out' in Angola in 2002, the state has undertaken to establish its civil government apparatus throughout the vast territory. How does the state apparatus interact with the various kinds of 'traditional' leaders and their social power and authority? Prof. Dr. Armando Marques Guedes from the University Nova of Lisbon, N'Gunu Tiny, from London School of Economics and Gonçalo Almeida Ribeiro from Harvard Law School.

Violence in the postconflict state

18 Apr 2006
CMI has been awarded a 2-year grant under the Research Council of Norway's new program on Poverty and Peace. The project, entitled Violence in the Post-Conflict State", starts by noting that civil wars are often followed by continued or new forms of violence in the affected states. Such violence - whether associated with ex-combatants, organized crime, disaffected warlords, recriminating agents of the state or post-war marginalized groups - seems widespread but poorly understood.

Is bonded labour voluntary?

30 Mar 2006
UN estimates that 20 million are held in bonded labor. Several economic analyses assert that bonded laborers accept these contracts voluntarily, which could imply that a ban would make such laborers worse off. In his new CMI Working Paper, Espen VIllanger questions the voluntariness of bonded labor.

Exploring the research-policy linkage

29 Mar 2006
In aid dependent countries, reforms frequently take place in the form of paradigmatic shifts, largely influenced by changes in donor policies. Problems of implementation,however, are often not properly addressed and remain largely unaffected by new reforms. The distance between proclaimed objectives and actual achievements is therefore dramatically wide. The main point of this article has been to investigate the role of domestic research in such a system of policymaking.

President Mogae: Natural resources are our bedrock

20 Mar 2006
The President of Botswana H.E. Festus Mogae visited Bergen Friday 24 March. Botswana is seen as an outstanding success-story in sub-Saharan Africa. In his speech "Natural Resources: Resourcing Development: The Botswana Experience." Mogae analyses the Botswana experience.