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Breakfast Meeting: Perspectives on the Futures of Post-Conflict Societies

21 October 2022 @ 08:30 - 09:30 CEST

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21 October 2022
08:30 - 09:30 CEST


The Global Research Programme on Inequality


Bergen Global and Zoom
Jekteviksbakken 31
Bergen, 5006 Norway
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GRIP welcomes all to a breakfast seminar at Bergen Global (and Zoom) Friday 21st of October 08:30 – 09:30.


This breakfast meeting will focus on investigating possible futures of post-conflict societies in different regional contexts. Moderator Elina Troscenko (GRIP) in conversation with film director Akuol de Mabior, researcher Sarah Tobin (CMI), Carmeliza Rosário (CMI) and Torunn Wimpelmann (CMI) will focus on exploring how younger generations, particularly women, approach and see the futures of post-conflict societies.


This event is a collaboration between GRIP and Bergen International Film Festival (BIFF) where film director Akuol de Mabior will be showing her most recent documentary NO SIMPLE WAY HOME, which is a personal film about politics, nation building and belonging in South Sudan.


The promise of liberation and independence, is not the reality of liberation and independence  Akuol’s mother and Vice president Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior


The film opens this year’s human rights programme Checkpoints at BIFF. It will be screened on 20, 21 and 26 October. We encourage all to attend the screenings at Bergen Kino. 


The seminar panel will explore the challenges and complexities of building futures in post-conflict societies. What are the gendered dimensions and perspectives on the futures of societies thorn and raged by conflicts? What role do young generations play in post-conflict contexts? The discussion will offer perspectives from Africa, the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia.

Breakfast will be served. Welcome all! 



Akuol Garang de Mabior, the director of the documentary, is a South Sudanese filmmaker currently based in Kenya. She has directed three short films: Tomato Soup (2017), Ihlazo (2017) and Fall into the Sky (2018).  Believing that the perspectives of African women are undervalued, she aims to create stories for the screen that reach African audiences and encourage a renewed African imagination.

Sarah A.Tobin is a Research Director at the Chr. Michelsen Institute, as well as an anthropologist specializing in displacement and migration issues in the Middle East and Africa, economic anthropology and Islam.

Torunn Wimpelmann is a Research Director at the Chr. Michelsen Institute, and a political ethnographer whose current focus is on the intersections between gender, and political and legal orders in contemporary Afghanistan.

Elina Troscenko is Advisor and Research Coordinator at GRIP. In her academic work she has been focusing on Soviet legacies in the Baltics, the Caucasus and Central Asia exploring issues relating to borders, citizenship and bureaucratic practices of the state in relation to marginalized populations.

Carmeliza Rosário is an anthropologist, with working experience in poverty, vulnerability, inequality and gender. Her main country of research is Mozambique, and she has additional experience in Southern, Central, Western and Eastern Africa. Carmeliza is a GRIP affiliate.

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