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Vote leave campaign poster
Published Sep. 5, 2017 5:09 PM

European integration was long seen as unproblematic. Then Brexit came as a shock. ‘The world is changing, and it's both exciting and frightening,’ Professor Johan P. Olsen says. 

Published July 7, 2017 11:37 AM

While the differences between rich and poor have never been higher across OECD-countries, new research suggests that increased inequality can lead to higher risk of violence, racism, and extremism.

Gjørv commission at Utøya
Published July 3, 2017 10:29 AM

The 22 July Commission in Norway was closed and dominated by directors and experts. The Commission for Nuclear Waste Storage in Germany was open and dominated by expert groups and politicians. Which was better?

Overheatings project group at the closing conference.
Published June 29, 2017 11:37 AM

The Closing Conference of Overheating was held June 1, at the House of Literature in Oslo. The event was streamed live and is now available to watch in the following videos.

Published June 27, 2017 10:02 AM

The exhibition "Bel Suol d’Amore: The Scattered Colonial Body", by artist Leone Contini and curator Arnd Schneider, will be displayed at the Museo delle Civiltà in Rome from June 24 to July 9. 

Published June 1, 2017 4:14 PM

Economists have a large impact on policy-making, Johan Christensen writes in his latest book, where he reveals that neutral bureaucrats do not exist.

Thomas Hylland Eriksen
Published May 5, 2017 2:22 PM

What do you do when a global cooperation pollutes your hometown, while the owners live on a different continent? Who can you complain to when your job is moved to China? The research project Overheating has studied local consequences of globalization.

The closing conference was June 1.

Researchers in the project Life Science
Published May 3, 2017 11:13 AM

Large application granted. The vision of the convergence environment is to understand how environmental and social processes and their relationships dictate flows and impacts of anthropogenic toxicants from electronic waste.

GLOBUS workshop participants
Published Mar. 24, 2017 2:15 PM

GLOBUS researchers gathered in Oslo on 19 and 20 January 2017 to discuss how to make sense of the EU’s contribution – if any – to a rightful world order.

Hillary Clinton, Beijing 1995
Published Mar. 8, 2017 3:06 PM

On the International Women's Day, Cathrine Holst warns that the global state of gender equality is under threat. 

Published Mar. 7, 2017 1:51 PM

Experience from the oil and gas industry gave Norway an advantage in the development of offshore wind farms. However, this industry has also made it difficult to achieve continuity in the development of offshore wind power, according to a recent doctorate.

Thomas Hylland Eriksen
Published Feb. 16, 2017 10:00 AM

- It is all accelerating too violently and too fast and we are lacking restricting mechanisms that would slow us down, says Thomas Hylland Eriksen in an interview with Politiken.

Workshop conveners
Published Feb. 7, 2017 10:16 AM

Things were simpler before. All refugees were political dissidents, and all Europeans were European citizens. Not anymore. The refugee crisis has affected the way we view not only refugees but also European citizens.

University square
Published Feb. 1, 2017 9:00 AM

Half of all Norwegian jobs will require a masters degree in the next ten years. It will therefore be increasingly important to ensure universities' success, says FLAGSHIP researchers to University World News. 

Published Jan. 24, 2017 2:38 PM

Jarle Trondal and Christopher Ansell have written a column for Statecrafting.net, building on their newly published book Governance in Turbulent Times. 

Burned forest in Argentina.
Published Dec. 21, 2016 11:02 AM

Cecilia Salinas doctoral thesis explores how politics actually counteract and jeopardize adopted policy.

Men preparing food offerings.
Published Dec. 7, 2016 4:04 PM

What would it mean to consider that non-human beings also do work? Is it possible to have other forms of food production, not through human domination, but collaboration through “multispecies teamwork”?

Published Nov. 21, 2016 12:44 PM

The historic UN climate agreement has entered into force. Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo, has little confidence in the agreement, and claims that climate change needs to be addressed locally, not globally.

Protests in Pretoria, South Africa.
Published Nov. 2, 2016 2:05 PM

- We need new strategies to understand what is happening and why people are responding in similar ways all over the world, says anthropologist Vito Laterza.

Group photo of the heads of GLOBUS' research groups
Published Oct. 27, 2016 3:06 PM

Since its inception the European Union has proclaimed an ambition to promote justice at the global level. But what precisely is the EU’s contribution to global justice? What could a just foreign policy look like? These were among the questions discussed at the launch of the ARENA-coordinated GLOBUS project.

Published Oct. 11, 2016 8:30 AM

The health authorities in Norway have not yet established a clinical follow-up program for children born to drug-addicted mothers. New research emphasizes that these children have a real need for it. 

Published Oct. 7, 2016 1:33 PM

We like eating meat more than the thought of eating animals. Scientists conclude that we choose not to really think about what we eat, because if we do we lose the appetite. 

Published Sep. 30, 2016 10:10 AM

How to link development and poverty eradication with sustainability, migration and security? Read the Global Justice Blog for an analysis of the main points of contestation in the EU's upcoming review of its common development policy. 

Gaston Gardillo
Published Sep. 29, 2016 2:51 PM

Gastón Gordillo will present this years Eilert Sundt-lecture on October 20th. The anthropologist is analyzing how these violent transformations in the form and texture of terrain affect local people, the trees and animals.

brexit wordle
Published June 13, 2016 10:52 AM

The closer the relationship a non-member has to the EU, the more the EU sets the terms of operation for that state, John Erik Fossum writes, drawing some lessons from Norway in the event of a future Brexit.