Bergen Exchanges 2020

The 2020 Bergen Exchanges will take place from 17-21 August 2020. The main focus will be on Inequality & Intersectionality, Migration, Humanitarianism, Democracy and Methods.

The PhD course Effects of Lawfare will start on the 12 August and run until 21 August. Call for applications will be released in January 2020.

If you are interested in attending, please email

If you are interested in volunteering, click here.

More information to follow.


The Bergen Exchanges is a meeting place for scholars and practitioners from across the globe who seek to understand how law serves as an instrument of change – and how it shapes and is shaped by power relations. During a week of public discussions, we examine strategic uses of rights and law and how legal institutions function as arenas for political contestation (lawfare). Read more about the history and motivation behind the Bergen Exchanges here.


The Bergen Exchanges will take place in Bergen, Norway from 17-21 August 2020. The main events venue is at Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31, but some events will be in different venues. For more information about travel and the city of Bergen, see here.

PhD course

Alongside the Bergen Exchanges, we run a PhD course on the Effects of Lawfare. The course will run from 12-21 August. For more information, see here. To learn more about the PhD course, here is what happened in 2019.

Project workshops 

Alongside the events of the Bergen Exchanges, there are also project workshops for our active and developing projects (see here for information). The workshops bring together researchers working on the projects for two days of discussions and presentations. The projects will host public sessions to present the ongoing project findings during the Bergen Exchanges.

To get in touch

For more information, please contact LawTransform director Siri Gloppen ( For information about the PhD course, contact Lara Cortes ( If you would like to volunteer at the Bergen Exchanges, contact Marit Tjelmeland (