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February 2020

DAY ZERO

5 February 2020 @ 08:00 - 09:00 CET
Kvarteret, Olav Kyrres gate 49
Bergen, 5015 Norway
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Bjørn Enge Bertelsen, Director of the Global Research Programme on Inequality (GRIP), is the moderator for the breakfast seminar for Day Zero of the SDG Conference Bergen 2020. The seminar on Day Zero asks how the social sciences and the humanities can contribute with knowledge to achieve the SDGs and confront the challenges brought on by the Anthropocene age. The seminar will discuss some profound contemporary issues related to technology development, global inequality, democracy and sustainability. Day Zero is an…

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May 2020

Webminar: Inequality, post-corona

8 May 2020 @ 11:00 - 12:00 CEST
Zoom or Youtube

Will the pandemic reveal underlying political and economic drivers of inequality, and what might a holistic and equitable response to the outbreak look like? In the World Economic Outlook for April, IMF predicts that the global economy will contract with three percent this year, a worse downturn than the financial crisis of 2008. This is a direct consequence of the corona-prevention messures put in place by governments worldwide. The economic impacts disproportionately affect people and countries alike, exacerbating existing inequalities. Unemployment, access to…

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August 2020

Bergen Exchanges 2020

17 August 2020 @ 08:00 - 21 August 2020 @ 17:00 CEST

GRIP is one of the organising partners of Bergen Exchanges on Law and Social Transformation in August. The 2020 Bergen Ex­chang­es will take place from 17-21 August 2020. The main focus will be on Inequality & Intersectionality, Migration, Humanitarianism, Demo­cracy and Methods. GRIP will organise two roundtables during Bergen Exchanges. The first is titled “Urban inequality and securitization”, and will take place on 17 August. The second, titled “Knowledge inequalities and possibilities for decolonizing the academy”, will be held on…

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Bergen Exchanges: Urban Inequality and Securitization    

17 August 2020 @ 17:30 - 19:00 CEST
Bergen Global & 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
Bergen Global & 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
Bergen Global & 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
Bergen Global & 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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