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August 2020

Bergen Exchanges: Urban Inequality and Securitization    

17 August 2020 @ 17:30 - 19:00 CEST
Zoom, Jekteviksbakken 31
Bergen, 5006 Norway
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For this year's Bergen Exchanges on Law and Transformation, GRIP is hosting the session "Urban Inequality and Securitization" on August 17. You can attend the event physically or watch it online.  The recent virus pandemic has, arguably, transformed all aspects of human life—including the domains of biomedical health, global mobility patterns and everyday interaction. It has also, however, deeply impacted the multiple inequalities that are weaved into the texture of urban spaces and transformed these—often through forms of what one…

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Bergen Exchanges: Knowledge Inequalities and Possibilities for Decolonizing the Academy  

19 August 2020 @ 17:00 - 18:30 CEST
Zoom, Jekteviksbakken 31
Bergen, 5006 Norway
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During Bergen Exchanges on Law and Trans­­for­­ma­tion 2020, GRIP is hosting the session "Knowledge Inequalities and Possibilities for Decolonizing the Academy" on August 19. You can attend the seminar physically at Bergen Global or watch the seminar online. Many recent works from across the globe—including the book Epistemic Freedom in Africa (2018), calls us to fundamentally re-think knowledge regimes, epistemic traditions and the nature of academic practice, including the institution of the uni­versi­ty. Such dis­cussions relate fundamentally to problematic colonial…

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February 2021

The fluid-permanence of urban habitation: Launch of journal Parangolé

10 February 2021 @ 15:30 - 17:00 CET
Zoom, Jekteviksbakken 31
Bergen, 5006 Norway

This launch is part of Day Zero and the SDG Conference Bergen 2021. See the full programme for Day Zero here. PARANGOLÉ is an emerging annual journal that explores ideas on inequality, urbanisation and design from around the world. The first issue of Parangolé, entitled Motherland, is concerned with people living in emergency shelters, camps, informal settlements. The event will highlight some of the contributions in the Motherland issue. The speakers will discuss how humanitarians, theoreticians and the built environment…

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GRIP Session at the SDG Conference 2021:
A Global Perspective on Inequality in Reformulating SDGs

11 February 2021 @ 13:00 - 14:30 CET
Zoom

GRIP is hosting a session on inequality during the SDG Conference Bergen 2021. The event is virtual and free of charge. In changing global circumstances, various forms of inequalities co-exist and intersect. These impact not only how the current pandemic unfolds but also indicate where emphasis may be put to establish pathways out of the current impasse. In this session, we will address how multiple dimensions of inequality, especially related to economy, social systems, politics, culture, environment and knowledge, may…

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Book Launch: Tax Justice and Global Inequality

17 February 2021 @ 16:00 - 17:00 CET
Zoom

As COVID-19 pushes millions of people into poverty while others continue to accumulate their wealth, new calls for more fair and just taxation are raised. The current challenges of increasing global inequalities demand a re-examination of the financial architecture and tax system we live in, to secure resources for development and to enable countries to protect their sources of revenue for the financial challenges that lie ahead. How can countries secure resources for their development and how can tax systems…

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April 2021

Bergen Global: Film & Reflections – Inequality

21 April 2021 @ 16:00 - 19:00 CEST
Zoom, Jekteviksbakken 31
Bergen, 5006 Norway

On the 21st of April Bergen Global will hold a film screening of Picture a Scientist, followed by a webinar hosted by GRIPs Executive Director Bjørn Enge Bertelsen. The event is a part of the Bergen School of Global Studies (BSGS) event series that addresses various global challenges, including inequality. Bjørn Enge Bertelsen from GRIP is the leader of the Inequality Pillar of BSGS and will host a webinar with the participants Ragnhild Muriaas, Dorothy Jane Dankel, and Lise Rakner.…

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May 2021

Vaccine Inequality Webinar

20 May 2021 @ 15:30 - 16:30 CEST
Zoom, Jekteviksbakken 31
Bergen, 5006 Norway

Access and equal distribution of vaccines are essential in managing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The current challenges of vaccine inequality demand a re-examination of the vaccine distribution mechanisms.    The Global Research Programme on Inequality (GRIP) in cooperation with the Pandemic Centre at UIB arranges a seminar to explore vaccine distribution mechanisms, and look for possibilities to facilitate more equal, fair and sustainable futures.   The webinar will address such questions as what are the consequences of wealthier nations buying…

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September 2021

SANORD Conference

9 September 2021 @ 09:00 - 10 September 2021 @ 16:00 CEST
Zoom

Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL) and University of Bergen (UiB) are proud to host the 13th annual  SANORD conference, 9-11 September 2020, in Bergen.

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Child Poverty, Inequality, Social Protection, and Inclusion: Policy Options and Constraints before and after COVID

14 September 2021 @ 15:00 - 16:00 CEST
Zoom

  Rising inequality and growing child poverty are some of the most devastating consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the pre-existing structural disparities around the world are exacerbated and more children are pushed into multi-dimensional poverty, there is an urgent need to address policies implemented to alleviate and counteract these effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to look at the knowledge gaps and future research agendas on these topics. The Global Research Programme on Inequality (GRIP) in cooperation…

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Knowledge, Evidence, and Narratives on Child Poverty and Covid-19: Post-pandemic Research Agenda

21 September 2021 @ 15:00 - 16:00 CEST
Zoom

Rising inequality and growing child poverty are some of the most devastating consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the pre-existing structural disparities around the world are exacerbated and more children are pushed into multi-dimensional poverty, there is an urgent need to address policies implemented to alleviate and counteract these effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to look at the knowledge gaps and future research agendas on these topics.   The Global Research Programme on Inequality (GRIP) in cooperation…

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