August 29, 2017: Debate on inequality as general election in Norway comes closer

Inequality is a key issue in the upcoming Norwegian general election, to take place in September 2017. The think tank Agenda hosts an event entitled ‘Inequality 1,2,3 – all you need to know’, to present the perspectives of Kalle Moene, professor of economics, Rolf Aaberge, scientist at Statistics Norway, and Hannah Gitmark, an advisor. Heidi Nordby Lunde, parliamentary representative for the Conservative Party, and Kari Elisabeth Kaski, parliamentary candidate for the Socialist Left Party, discuss the political perspective and the solutions of their parties.

Location : Oslo, Norway

Event page – Agenda (in Norwegian)


August 27-September 1, 2017: World water week takes place in Stockholm

The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) organizes the annual conference World Water Week in Stockholm, under the theme “water and waste: reduce and reuse”. The conference convenes researchers, decision-makers, business innovators, and CSO representatives to foster new thinking and exchange ideas around the most pressing water-related challenges.                                              

Registration and conference program available on conference website.

Location - Stockholm, Sweden

Conference website - World Water Week

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August 27-29, 2017: ACER Research Conference 2017 takes place in Melbourne

Held annually, the Australian Council for Educational Research's (ACER) Research Conference highlights the latest national and international research in education for education leaders. Under the theme ‘Leadership for Improving Learning: Insights for Research’, this year’s conference profiles emerging research in leadership practices and initiatives that have driven change within educational institutions and produced significant improvements in student engagement and performance. The conference also includes a focus on developing a sustained approach to Indigenous education in Australia.

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Website - ACER


August 29-31, 2017: France hosts Ambassadors’ week in Paris

The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosts the 2017 edition of the Ambassadors’ Week, gathering all its ambassadors in Paris. This year’s theme is ‘Renewing our actions in a changing world’. A number of topics are on the agenda, including the future of Europe, multilateralism, French diplomacy in the age of digital development, and economic diplomacy. The issues are tackled by the ambassadors during private working sessions. On August 29, 2017, debates are open to the public (upon registration).

Event page – Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in French)

Registration page – Eventbrite


August 30, 2017: Youth Party Leaders debate in the run up to Norwegian elections

In the run-up to the Norwegian National elections in September 2017, the think tank ‘Agenda’ is hosting a debate between the leaders of the nine youth parties. The debate is centered around central topics in the election, as well as key issues for today’s youth in Norway , including diversity, employment, real estate, and more.

Location : Oslo, Norway

Event invitation - Agenda


August 29, 2017: Findings from the 2017 Lowy Institute Poll presented in Melbourne

Alex Oliver, author of the Lowy Institute Poll, presents findings from the 2017 poll. This poll is an important survey of Australians’ attitudes towards world events, including perceptions of international relations. 

Location: Clemenger Auditorium, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

Event website - Lowy Institute 


August 29, 2017: Debate on Norwegian development aid

Civita and Effektiv Altruisme host a panel debate on development-assistance policy. Development has not been a central topic in the current Norwegian electoral campaigns, and the think tank Civita questions whether this is the fault of politicians or the public. Participants are Tone Skogen, State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hilde Frafjord Johnson, former Minister of Development, Heikki Holmås, former Minister of Development, Marit Nybakk, member of the Foreign Committee, and Torild Skogsholm, former Secretary General of Care and current head of the secretariat for the Liberal Party.

Location: Trondheim, Norway

Event website - Civita


August 29, 2017: PRIO hosts conference on Brazil’s international engagement in times of domestic unrest

The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) hosts a conference to examine the current state of Brazil’s international engagement. In particular, the event takes a closer look at the country's international ambitions and humanitarian efforts. Although there has been significant economic growth and development in Brazil, recent political instability has lead to uncertainty about its role in the region.

The full conference program will be announced soon. 

Website - PRIO


August 30, 2017: Inaugural seminar on Ethiopian health issues

The Centre for Global Health and Faculty of Medicine at the University of Oslo hosts a seminar on Ethiopian health issues, such as heart disease in children, meningococcal, and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The seminar coincides with a visit by academics from Jimma University in Ethiopia.

Location: Oslo, Norway

Event website – University of Oslo

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Seminar on maternal and child health in the SDGs at Norway's Gamle Festsal

The Centre for Global Health holds a public seminar to honor the work of Dr. Abraham Haileamlak Mitike, Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health from Jimma University in Ethiopia, and Dr. Thein Thein Htay, former Deputy Minister for Health in Myanmar, a day before they are awarded the doctor honoris causa for their efforts in health and medical education from the University of Oslo. The event discusses the work left to be done since the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), regarding the health and wellbeing of mothers, newborns, and children (MNCH) in the context of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The two honorary guests, each from Norwegian development focus countries (Myanmar and Ethiopia), will present their perspectives on the challenges to MNCH. State Secretary Laila Bokhari is to give the keynote speech.

Location: Oslo, Norway

Event page - Institute for Health and Society

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