IMER BERGEN NEWSLETTER
NR. 3/2017 - 11th of September 2017
- IMER news
- Upcoming IMER lunch seminars
- New publications
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NORWEGIAN PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION 2017:
As of writing, the Norwegian parliamentary election for 2017 will soon be over. Researchers from IMER have written op-eds during the campaign about issues they thought deserved more attention.
Synnøve Bendixsen, together with Erlend Eidsvik, Håvard Hårstad and Arne Wiig, wrote an op-ed in Bergens Tidende where they highlighted that the Norwegian election campaigns have largely neglected topics beyond the Norwegian borders.
Olav Elgvin wrote an op-ed in Dagbladet about the climate crisis, how it affects issues like refugees and migration, and the choices about climate policy that Norway has to face.
Following the election, IMER is looking into arranging a panel discussion between researchers and politicians on how Norwegian policies on integration and immigration will develop with the next government. More information to follow.
UPCOMING IMER LUNCH SEMINARS
20. SEPTEMBER: LABELLING SYRIAN REFUGEES IN LEBANON
The war in Syria has created a large flow of refugees to Lebanon. Fresh from fieldwork in Lebanon, Maja Janmyr from the Law faculty at UiB will talk about how they are labelled and categorized by different actors in Lebanon. These social labels has important implications for what they may and may not do, and how they are seen by others.
4. OCTOBER: WHY AREN'T PEOPLE IN JEMEN ALREADY ON THE MOVE?
Jemen is currently experiencing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, due to war and drought. Still, people in Jemen have mostly stayed in Jemen, and have not fled other countries. Why? Eirik Hovden, a post-doc researcher at the Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion at UiB and a specialist on Jemen, will explore this question in this seminar, through a look at Jemen's recent history.
2. NOVEMBER: MAID IN INDIA. EXPLORING DOMESTIC LABOR RELATIONS IN CONTEMPORARY INDIA
Labor relations are not only about industrial relations. They are also about work in the home. For this seminar, PhD candidate Padmaja Barua from the Department of Health Promotion and Development at UiB will delve into the situations of domestic maids in India.
22. NOVEMBER: BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE. THE PERILS OF REPRESENTING MUSLIMS IN NORWAY
How do representatives of Muslims in Norway navigate between the demands of the authorities, the media, and their Muslim constituents? How do these tensions influence their decision making and their political positioning? Olav Elgvin, PhD candidate at the Department for Comparative Politics at UiB, will give a presentation on this topic based on recent field work.
Bendixsen, Synnøve, Bringslid, Mary Bente and Vike, Halvard (ed.): Egalitarianism in Scandinavia. Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. This exciting new anthology, co-edited by Synnøve Bendixsen from IMER, investigates egalitarianism in the Scandivian countries, with a critical focus on the idea of "Scandinavian exceptionalism". The anthology contains articles by Christine Jacobsen and Marry-Anne Karlsen from IMER. Karlsen explores irregular migration and the Norwegian welfare state, while Jacobsen explores dynamics of gender equality and homotolerance in contemporary Norway.