Seminar: Free trade and investment agreements & food and health

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 17:32

On October 8th from noon to 4pm we ask how the planned trade and investment agreements could impact on food and health in Finland, in so-called developing countries and in emerging economies. Could the planned agremeent on services (TiSA) privatise drinking water and public health care and limit policy regulation even when done in the interest of public health and environment? How consistent EU is demanding removal of import duties and abolishing its own subsidies?

10/08/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00

Current SUPRA students at NIAS

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:31

Khaleda Gani Dutt, PhD, Stockholm University
Topic: Engendering Gendered Spaces: Education for Rural Transformation - Qualitative case study in Rajasthan and West Bengal India

Kristian Kongshøj, PhD, Aalborg University
Topic: Social Citizenship in China and the Nordic countries

09/29/2014 to 10/12/2014

Lecture at Lund University: Socio-economic and political horizontal inequalities and Sons of the Soil conflict in Asia

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:35

Guest lecture with Isabelle Cote

10/29/2014 - 10:15 to 12:00

Workshop at Lund University: Emerging Realities

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:30

Research on inequality has contributed to persisting inequalities by focusing on the wrong issues and by making the mechanisms of the production and reproduction of inequality invisible. In fact, the social sciences are supposed to fulfill this task to some degree. This workshop addresses the problem by critically engaging with existing conceptual interpretations of inequality, highlighting their role in reproducing inequality and suggesting alternative conceptual approaches.

10/09/2014 - 09:00 to 10/10/2014 - 17:00

Lund: Open seminar with PhD fellow and alumnus Mathew Abraham

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:28

Collective action, distributive justice and development – Lessons from producer collectives in rural India

10/06/2014 - 13:15 to 15:00

The ICAS Book Prize

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 16:06

The ICAS Book Prize (IBP) has been established by the International Convention of Asia Scholars in 2004. It aims to create an international focus for publications on Asia while increasing their worldwide visibility. The biennial ICAS Book Prize is awarded for outstanding English-language works in the field of Asian Studies. Also prizes will be awarded to the best dissertation in the Humanities and the Social Sciences. In 2007 the Colleagues Choice Award was established following numerous requests to give the academic community the opportunity to voice their choice.


Changing Asian Security - a Japanese Perspective: How to Read Asia Today

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 16:01

with ICHIRO FUJISAKI,  President, America-Japan Society, Inc; Distinguished Professor and Chairman of International Strategies, Sophia University, Tokyo; Distinguished Professor, Keio University, Tokyo; Former Ambassador of Japan to the US, Former G8 Sherpa

10/16/2014 - 09:15 to 10:45

Asia brown bag lecture: Ayo Wahlberg

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 15:55

NIAS and ADI invite you to a brown bag lecture by Ayo Wahlberg from the Department of Anthroplogy.
Routinising reproductive technologies in China

10/02/2014 - 12:00 to 13:00

Oslo: Myanmar Film Screening

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 15:51

MYANMAR Film screening and discussion about the Moken people in Myanmar.  

Presentation by Audun Aagre.  Screening of the movie "No word for worry" about the Moken people also known as the sea nomads, whose traditional life style is disappearing

10/09/2014 - 18:30

UIO Dissertation defense: Kenneth Bo Nielsen

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 14:31

Kenneth Bo Nielsen at Institute for Social Anthropology and Center for Development and Environment (SUM) will defend his Ph.D. dissertation: Saving the Farmland: The Making of Popular Anti-Land Acquisition Politics in Singur, West Bengal.

First opponent: Lucia Michelutti, University College London

Second opponent: Dr. Sirpa Tenhunen, University of Helsinki

Third opponent: Professor Paul Wenzel Geissler, Sosialantropologisk institutt, Universitetet i Oslo

Venue: Domus odontologica, store auditorium, A1.1001, University of Oslo

10/21/2014 - 11:15 to 16:00