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Published Dec. 13, 2021 11:31 AM

The coffee farmers in Guatemala have large expenses in the face of fungal attacks and droughts, but the price of coffee remains the same. What does it take for a global value chain to adapt to climate change?

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Published Dec. 10, 2021 10:59 AM

Teachers at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography take chances in the auditorium: "A lecture is a format that was invented at a time when people barely had textbooks".

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Published Nov. 1, 2021 9:33 AM

Norwegians from minority backgrounds would like to see more awareness of minorities in society according to a sociologist: “White people do not perceive the colour of their skin as meaningful”.

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Published Sep. 28, 2021 12:47 PM

Når Karen O’Brien ankommer Bilbao for å ta imot prestisjetung pris, er gatene fulle av plakater med ansiktet hennes på. Samfunnsgeografen vil bruke oppmerksomheten til å belyse samfunnsvitenskapens rolle i klimaforskning.

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Published Sep. 27, 2021 8:59 AM

Karen O'Brien has been in Bilbao, Spain at the BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Awards Ceremony. Karen was awarded the prize alongside Ian Burton and Neil Adger for her contribution to climate change research.

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Published July 7, 2021 11:04 AM

Dear Future, I am Ready, to generate quantum social change…With this opening Karen O´Brien starts off in an inspiring conversation in this episode of the 21for21 podcast hosted by Digital Society School.

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Published June 20, 2021 10:09 PM

The "Transformations Conference 2021: Enabling Positive Tipping Points in an Uncertain World" took place 17 and 18 June 2021. This biannual conference started off in Oslo in 2013, grew via Stockholm in 2015, Dundee in 2017, and Santiago in 2019. As always a wonderful gathering, bringing together researchers and practitioners searching for new perspectives around climate and sustainability solutions.

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Published May 3, 2021 10:03 AM

Far right actors often rely heavily on traditional narratives about gender and family, whilst simultaneously weaponizing women’s rights and gender equality in pursuit of an anti-immigration and anti-Islam political agenda. In a recently published article, Katrine Fangen and Lisanne Lichtenberg explore this tension within the rhetoric of various German far right organizations.

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Published May 18, 2020 8:45 AM

Do you want to make Oslo more sustainable and at the same time gain credits and work-related experience? Collaboration, urban development and sustainability are keywords for the course CityStudio Oslo, which is now recruiting a new cohort of students for autumn 2020.