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Published Sep. 17, 2014 3:47 PM

The biggest threat to democracy today is intolerance and xenophobia, Anne Brasseur warned. The President of the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly discussed current conflicts in Europe in her ARENA lecture.

Habermas
Published Aug. 27, 2014 11:49 AM

Jürgen Habermas will hold the Holberg Lecture ’Democracy in Europe’ at the University of Stavanger on 11 September 2014. Erik O. Eriksen has been invited to comment on his work and engage in a debate with one of the great thinkers of our time.

Published May 27, 2014 10:13 AM

Henry Molaison is well known by thousands of psychology students as "H.M". Henry Molaison lost his memory on an operating table in an attempt to cure epilepsy. The study of H.M. has revolutionized our understanding of the organization of human memory.

Published Mar. 27, 2014 1:38 PM

Karen O'Brien, one of the lead authors of the IPCC's next report, is an optimist. For it is we as a society that holds the key to making the changes that are needed.

Published Feb. 16, 2014 10:09 PM

Norway's first Europe Minister, Vidar Helgesen, will hold the ARENA Lecture 2014. Helgesen will come to Blindern campus on 4 March to talk about Norway's relations with the EU against the backdrop of the 200th constitutional celebration and the 20th anniversary of the EEA Agreement.

Published Oct. 9, 2013 2:22 PM

John Moodie in this EUROPP blog post argues that while there are legitimate concerns over the use of Commission expert groups, there are adequate checks and balances in place to provide democratic safeguards.

Published Sep. 25, 2013 1:07 PM

The university sector has undergone major changes in coordination modes and systemic governance over the last decades. In this blog post, Tatiana Fumasoli presents some research results from the Flagship project as well as other studies which were discussed at two recent conferences.

Published Aug. 19, 2013 3:02 PM

Andreas Grimmel, guest researcher at ARENA, comments on the European Court of Justice’s growing role in the domain of fundamental rights. He argues that it is not a sign of judicial activism, but of political insufficiencies.

Published Aug. 9, 2013 3:32 PM

In this EUROPP blog post, Andreas Grimmel, guest researcher at ARENA, comments on the difficulties in negotiating a joint European energy policy that might ultimately help drive the transition to renewable energy sources.

Published June 18, 2013 9:56 AM

After the great floods in Gudbrandsdalen valley here in Norway and in Hungary - What new knowledge do we have about extreme weather and climate change? How can we reduce the risk of injury in the future? Such questions are the theme of the Extreme Dialogue Tuesday 18 June at 12-3pm, at the University of Oslo..

Published June 14, 2013 11:02 AM

A conference where speed presentations and fishbowl dialogues replace tedious monologues? Where an artist gets as much time to talk as a researcher? Where the public have a platform to have their say? Yes, to change society we must also change academia, say the organizers.

Published June 14, 2013 9:42 AM

Two days ago, the Greek government shut down the Greek public broadcast company (ERT), in a manner reminiscent of the junta ways back in the 60s-70s. Asimina Michailidou comments on the role of public broadcasting services in modern democracies.