Guest lectures and seminars


Espen Barth Eide, i dress. Mørk blå bakgrunn.
Time and place: Nov. 30, 2022 4:30 PM5:45 PM, Litteraturhuset, sal Wergeland

Hvordan samarbeider Norge med resten av Europa for å løse felles klima- og miljøutfordringer? Det er ett av spørsmålene klima- og miljøminister Espen Barth Eide tar for seg i årets ARENA-forelesning.

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Time and place: Dec. 9, 2021 12:00 PM12:00 PM, UTSATT TIL VÅREN

European Law Lunch with Craig Parsons, Professor of Political Science at University of Oregon and Senior Researcher at ARENA

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Time and place: Nov. 11, 2021 6:00 PM7:30 PM, Wergeland, House of Literature

Adam Bodnar, former Polish Ombudsman for Citizen Rights, will hold the 2021 ARENA lecture on 11 November.

Time and place: Oct. 22, 2019 1:15 PM2:15 PM, ARENA, University of Oslo

Katharina Meissner will hold a methods seminar entitled 'Using 'R' in qualitative research: QCA, process-tracing, and the case of EU trade sanctions'. The seminar is open to all ARENA staff. 

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Time and place: Sep. 18, 2019 6:30 PM8:00 PM, Law Library, Domus Bibliotheca, Karl Johans gate 47, Oslo

Sir Ivan Rogers, former UK ambassador to the EU is to hold the first EU3D Future of Europe Lecture, which will take place at the University of Oslo on 18 September 2019.

Group of people carrying the body in a burial march.
Time and place: Dec. 10, 2018 12:30 PM4:00 PM, Oslo Metropolitan University, Pilestredet 46: Athene 2

The seminar will discuss three recently published books which deal with challenging questions of identity and belonging, as well as terrorism.

Professor William E. Scheuerman will give a presentation 'Can Political Institutions Commit Civil Disobedience?' at the seminar at the Faculty of Law. The seminar is jointly organised by the Department of Public and International Law and ARENA.

Time and place: Sep. 11, 2018 2:15 PM3:15 PM, Aud. 1, Eilert Sundt House, Blindern Campus

Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide gave a lecture under The ARENA Lecture 2018 at Blindern on 11 September 2018. 

Time and place: Sep. 13, 2016 2:30 PM, Aud. 1, Eilert Sundt House, Blindern Campus

Norwegian Minister of Foreign affairs Børge Brende gave The ARENA Lecture 2016 at Blindern Campus on 13 September. 

Time and place: June 20, 2016June 24, 2016, Comenius University

Comenius University in Bratislava organises a PhD Summer School on political integration and differentiation in Europe in June.

Time and place: June 7, 2016 1:15 PM3:00 PM, Johan P. Olsen Room

On Tuesday 7 June ARENA's guest researcher Maximilian Conrad will assess the role and potential of the European Citizen's Initiative in the context of his newly published book Bridging the Gap?

ARENA and the Democracy Programme organise a research seminar on political parties and the place of partisanship in current democracies. 27 October is devoted to discussions on a forthcoming book which aims to rejuvenate the theoretical study of partisanship.

Time and place: June 15, 2015June 24, 2015, Kraków, Poland

How can democracy be built and sustained in Europe? How do we exert power in a global context? What is the role of Europe in new power relations? A Summer School on these topics will be organised in Kraków in June 2015.

Time and place: Feb. 7, 2015Feb. 15, 2015, Kraków, Poland

Who is an expert? What is knowledge? How can we reconcile expertise with various types of democracy? A Winter School on these topics for postgraduate students will be organised in Kraków in February 2015.

Anne Brasseur
Time and place: Sep. 10, 2014 4:30 PM, Aud. 1, Eilert Sundt House, Blindern Campus

Anne Brasseur, President of the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly, will visit Blindern campus on 10 September. She will discuss the challenges to human rights and democracy in Europe with students and others.

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Time and place: June 2, 2014 10:00 AM11:30 AM, Aud. 7, Eilert Sundt House, Blindern Campus

Former President of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek will hold a public lecture on the Ukraine crisis and the implications for the EU, Eastern Europe and the relationship with Russia on June 2nd.

We regret to announce that the lecture has been cancelled.

Time and place: Mar. 4, 2014 2:30 PM4:00 PM, Aud. 1, Eilert Sundt House, Blindern Campus

Europe Minister Vidar Helgesen will give The ARENA Lecture 2014 at Blindern Campus on March 4th. The lecture will be in Norwegian, more information on our Norwegian pages.

Time and place: Dec. 5, 2013 10:00 AM12:00 PM, House of Literature, Oslo

The financial crisis in the EU has pushed thousands of citizens to migrate in a bid to escape uncertainty, unemployment and poverty. Many pick Norway as their destination. What are their experiences? On 5 December ARENA invites to a public debate at the House of Literature to discuss findings from a research project on EU migrants in Norway.

Time and place: Nov. 12, 2013 2:00 PM4:00 PM, House of Literature, Oslo

As part of the seminar series Exit, Voice, and Loyalty, jointly organised by the Freedom of Expression Foundation and ARENA, Prof. Timothy Garton Ash from Oxford University held the public lecture 'Rethinking Europe'.

Time and place: Oct. 25, 2013 9:00 AM3:00 PM, Domus Media, Auditorium 13

The bicentennial celebration of the Norwegian Constitution in 2014 represents an important milestone and an opportunity to reflect on the role and status of the constitution and of democracy. ARENA and ASANOR will organise a seminar which is open for everyone, but which is particularly directed towards teachers within the social sciences and humanities.

Time and place: Oct. 24, 2013 2:00 PM3:30 PM, House of Literature, Oslo

As part of the seminar series Exit, Voice, and Loyalty, jointly organised by the Freedom of Expression Foundation and ARENA, Prof. Jeremy Adelman from Princeton University held the public lecture 'Intellectuals and the crisis of democracy in the 20th century: The odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman'.

Jan-Werner Müller from Princeton University will give the lecture 'Fear and Freedom: The Legacies of Mid-Twentieth-Century Liberalism' as a part of the series 'The 1814 Lectures'.

Seyla Benhabib will give The ARENA Lecture 2012 on 'Challenges to cosmopolitanism in Europe'.

Time and place: Feb. 16, 2011 7:00 PM9:00 PM, Wergelandssalen, Litteraturhuset

Europe and the USA: two unique historical experiments at a crossroads

Geert Mak on the EU and USA in crisis.