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February 2018

Brown Bag Lunch Talk: Death in the Philippines: corruption, drugs and contraception

February 8, 2018 - 12:30-13:30
NIAS, room 18.1.08, CSS, University of Copenhagen, Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353 Cph

NIAS and ADI are pleased to invite you to a brown bag talk by Steffen Jensen, Professor mso at the Department of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University and Project Senior Researcher at Dignity and Astrid Krabbe Trolle, PhD Fellow, Dept. of Crioss-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen. Feel free to bring your own lunch. There will be coffee/tea.  

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Master students in Development, welcome to the Development Research Day 2018!

February 14, 2018 - 09:00-12:00
Helsinki Helsinki, Finland + Google Map

The Finnish Society for Development Research (FSDR) invites you to join us in Helsinki, for a special Masters' Students Workshop on Wednesday 14th February 2018, from 9:00 to 12:00. This is a friendly occasion for students to present an idea, a research plan, or a chapter related to their ongoing or forthcoming Masters' thesis project. It is a multidisciplinary workshop and the disciplines are not limited in advance. The work should however employ one of the development research frameworks: development studies, developing country research,…

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The Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation

February 15, 2018
CBS, Porcelænshaven 26, room PH407, 2000 Frederiksberg + Google Map

The Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation is open for applications for its annual allocation of grants. The deadline for applications is 15 February 2018 The objective of the foundation is to enhance exchange of knowledge and understanding between Japan and the five Nordic countries. Financial support is granted to research, development, education and training within medicine, the humanities, social and natural sciences, technology and culture. You can find detailed guidelines and online application on www.sjsf.se Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation ∙ Copenhagen Business School…

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How did China escape the poverty trap?

February 15, 2018 - 14:00

How do organisations effectively transform themselves to cope with changing environments? Yuen Yuen Ang presents a new way to think about building adaptive capacity, with lessons from China. Effective adaptation is desirable, but we know little about the conditions that enable adaptation, and even less so, whether and how such conditions may exist in authoritarian regimes. Yuen Yuen Ang’s book "How China Escaped the Poverty Trap", applies the complexity lens to understanding the sources of adaptive capacity, with specific attention…

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Political Modernity in the Postcolony: Some Reflections From India’s Bhil Heartland

February 15, 2018 - 14:15-16:00
Sophus Bugges hus, Blindern, seminarrom 2 (130), Niels Henrik Abels vei 36
Oslo, Norway
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In this seminar, Alf Gunvald Nilsen analyzes the roles historically played by law, civil society, and citizenship in the social movements of Bhil Adivasis in western India. One of the foundational mythologies of sociological Eurocentrism pivots on the proposition that political modernity originated in the West. On this reading, the democratic nation-state, and institutions such as citizenship and civil society are purely Western achievements that only made their way southwards long after they had been consolidated in the north Atlantic…

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Meeting Point Japan 2018 – Innovation and Celebrations!

February 19, 2018 - 16:30-20:00
Stockholm School of Economics, Sveavägen 65
Stockholm, Sweden
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Meeting Point Japan 2018 – Innovation and Celebrations!  Welcome to a seminar and networking event for all people with a professional or personal interest in Japan, from business, academia and government! Date: Monday, February 19 Time: 16:30 – 20:00 (Registration: 16:00-16:30) Venue: Aulan and Atrium, Stockholm School of Economics   Mr. Toshiyuki Shiga of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Innovation Network Corporation will speak about why innovation is key to the future success of Japanese industry. Mr. Jacob Wallenberg of…

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Bakom rubriken: Kina redo att inta huvudscenen

February 20, 2018 - 18:00-19:00
Hörsalen, Östasiatiska museet, Tyghusplan 4, Skeppsholmen
Stockholm, Sweden
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Vilken roll vill Kina spela som framväxande supermakt och hur kommer relationerna mellan USA och Kina att utvecklas? Vilket ansvar anser sig Kina ha i Nordkoreafrågan? På det kinesiska kommunistpartiets kongress i oktober förklarade Xi Jinping att det var dags för Kina ”att inta huvudscenen i världen och ge större bidrag till mänskligheten”. Kina förklarades också ha en modell som innebar ”nya val för andra utvecklingsländer”. Trump har samtidigt meddelat att USA drar sig ur det internationella klimatavtalet, och skapat…

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Call for experts: FinCEAL Plus Co-organizes Japan-Finland Seminar on Personalized Medicine and Health, in Tokyo, Japan on 9th April 2018

February 22, 2018

UniPID - Finnish University Partnership for International Development / FinCEAL Plus and Business Finland, Japan, are organizing a high-level research seminar focusing on Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation in Personalized Medicine and Health, in Tokyo, Japan, 9th April 2018 in the occasion of the visit of Päivi Sillanaukee, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health of Finland, to Japan. The objectives of the Seminar are to: -Provide a space for different stakeholders to share their expertise and…

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How India Became Democratic: Citizenship and the Making of the Universal Franchise

February 23, 2018 - 11:00-12:00
Room 10-4-05, ToRS, KUA2, Faculty of Humanities, South Campus, University of Copenhagen Denmark + Google Map

Centre of Global South Asian Studies invites you to a public guest lecture by Dr Ornit Shani, Senior Lecturer, Department of Asian Studies, University of Haifa. Ornit Shani received her PhD from the University of Cambridge. She was a Research Fellow at St John’s College, Cambridge University. Her current research focuses on the modern history of democracy and citizenship in India. Her new book How India Became Democratic: Citizenship and the Making of the Universal explores the greatest experiment in democratic human history. It tells…

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Japan Alumni and Researcher Assembly 2018

February 23, 2018 - 13:30-17:30
University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science, Bülowsvej 17, 1870 Frederiksberg C

This assembly aims to promote networking within the Japan-related research communities in Denmark, and to provide a forum for Danish and Japanese researchers, business people and students to meet, discuss new ideas, and to promote Japan-related research and student scholarships. For complete programme of the day and a full invitation follow this link.       The assembly is free of charge but requires registration. To register, please send an e-mail to [email protected] with the following information: -Name -Affiliation/ Position…

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