Water rights and indigenous struggles

Date: Thursday 22 August Time: 11:15-12:15 Venue: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31 This event is part of the Bergen Exchanges 2019. For a full schedule of the week’s events, see here. Worldwide, indigenous peoples are mobilising against the neoliberalisation of nature, demonstrating radically different ways of knowing, being and living. To what extent can domestic and […]

Political corruption and corruption as a political strategy

Date: 19 August 2019 Time: 14:30-15:30 Venue: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31 This event is part of the Bergen Exchanges 2019. For a full schedule of the week’s events, see here. Political corruption – the use of political office for personal gain – takes many forms. Corruption allegations and selective prosecutions against political opponents is also […]

Indigenous governance, intersectionality and gender equality

Date: 20 August 2019 Time: 09:00-10:30 Venue: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31 This event is part of the Bergen Exchanges 2019. For a full schedule of the week’s events, see here. The increasing recognition and inclusion of legal pluralism in national political systems, and innovations in indigenous governance structures raises challenges related to intersectionality and intra-group […]

Climate change governance: global regimes, national interests, local norms

Date: Thursday 22 August Time: 12:30-13:30 Venue: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31 This event is part of the Bergen Exchanges 2019. For a full schedule of the week’s events, see here. Great efforts are invested in negotiations to secure international agreement on regulatory systems to limit global warming. But are global regimes for climate change mitigation […]

Film screening: 500 Years: Life in Resistance

Date: Tuesday 20 August Time: 14:30-17:00 Venue: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31 This event is part of the Bergen Exchanges 2019. For a full schedule of the week’s events, see here. 500 years tells the story of mounting resistance in Guatemala’s recent history. The documentary tells the epic story that led Guatemala to a tipping point […]

Keynote: The human right to water as a governance mechanism and political tool

Date: Thursday 22 August Time: 09:00-11:00 Venue: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31 This event is part of the Bergen Exchanges 2019. For a full schedule of the week’s events, see here. Keynote by Leo Heller (UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Water): The Human right to water as a governance mechanism and political tool Water […]

Film screening: River Nomads

Date: Thursday 22 August Time: 18:00-19:30 Venue: Auditorium 1, University of Bergen Law School  This event is part of the Bergen Exchanges 2019. For a full schedule of the week’s events, see here. Along the Niger River, the Kebbawa stand out because of their nomadic lifestyle. Little is known about these migrant fishermen who form […]

The Sami Truth Commission in a comparative perspective

Date: 20 August 2019 Time: 12:15-13:30 Venue: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31 This event is part of the Bergen Exchanges 2019. For a full schedule of the week’s events, see here. Truth commissions on violations against indigenous peoples In 2018 the Norwegian Parliament established a truth and reconciliation commission to look into historic abuses committed against […]