Global Health & Inequality – the role of health research diplomacy

Date: Thursday 20 August 2020 Time: 16:30-17:30 Venue: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31 #BeEx2020 Inequalities in health – within and between societies – are closely linked to how we organize our societies and how resources are distributed. This seminar will discuss why it is important to research inequality in health – its drivers, dynamics and effects […]

Water, Inequality and Rights

Date: Tuesday 18 August 2020 Time: 16:30-17:30 Venue: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31 #BeEx2020 You can attend the seminar physically at Bergen Global (limited places) or watch the seminar online (the link will be provided shortly). In 2010 the United Nations declared the right to water and sanitation as a Human Right. This was part of […]

Researching Migration & Law

Lives of migrants and refugees are radically marked by law and its absence – they have far weaker and more precarious legal protections than citizens while being subject to harsher restrictions and controls. Increasing politicization of migration has further eroded legal protections, both at domestic and international level and harnessed the cruelty of the law, and the question of how refugees and migrants can be better protected in the current conditions is one of the big questions of our time. This roundtable will present research aiming to understanding the dynamics and impacts of the law as it relates to migrants and refugees – and possibly contribute to change. And we will discuss how the Covid19 pandemic affects their research – and conditions on the ground.

Researching intersectionality of gender, ability, class & caste

Women are created equal, but some women are more equal than others. Attention to gender and ways in which social inequalities are gendered have been emancipatory, in society and in research. The same is true for race, disability, and other markers of social inequality. But it is increasingly being acknowledged that we need to understand and acknowledge the ways in which these interact to create disadvantage within disadvantage. But how do we do this in practice in our research.

Gendered (In)Equality and the Law

Date: Wednesday 19th August 2020 Time: 15:00-15:45 Venue: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31 #BeEx2020 In her Keynote on “Gender (In) Equality and the Law”, Jayna Kothari will present critically on some of the recent constitutional developments on gender (in) equality in India. In the last decade, the Indian Supreme Court has been seen as leading the […]

Knowledge inequalities and possibilities for decolonizing the academy

Date: Wednesday 19 August 2020 Time: 17:00-18:30 Venue: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 1, Bergen #BeEx2020 You can attend the seminar physically at Bergen Global (limited places) or watch the seminar online (the link will be provided shortly). Many recent works from across the globe—including the book Epistemic Freedom in Africa (2018), calls us to fundamentally re-think […]

Webinar: Protecting Children, Creating Citizens: Participatory Child Protection Practice

Date, time: 18 August 2020, 17.30-19.00 BeEx Webinar Zoom link will be provided shortly. Keynote: Protecting Children, Creating Citizens: Participatory Child Protection Practice by Professor Katrin Kriz (Emmanuel College, US). Child participation is one of the core principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). The Convention asserts that children […]

Democracy and Autocratization by Law

Date: Monday 17 August 2020 Time: 16:15-17:15 Venue: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31 #BeEx2020 You can attend the seminar physically at Bergen Global (limited places) or watch the seminar online (the link will be provided shortly). Across the word, we now see many regimes moving towards less democratic forms of rule. This is often done through […]

Opening Keynote of the BeEx by Malcolm Langford: Inequality & Law in Times of Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed, once again, the deep and persistent socio-economic inequalities in society. Across the world, marginalised and low-income groups have suffered the most from both infection transmission and the effects of lockdowns. In this lecture, Malcolm Langford will discuss the possibilities and limitations of using law to tackle inequality, with a focus on socio-economic rights and the current crisis. He will argue that while human rights law holds untapped potential, it will be the strategic framing and mobilisation of law by all actors that will shape and inflect the long-term impact of COVID-19 on inequality.

Urban inequality and securitization

Date: Monday 17 August 2020 Time: 17:30-19:00 Venue: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31 #BeEx2020 You can attend the seminar physically at Bergen Global (limited places) or watch the seminar online (the link will be provided shortly). The recent virus pandemic has, arguably, transformed all aspects of human life—including the domains of biomedical health, global mobility patterns […]