Keynotes Schedule

The NFU 2014 Keynote Plenary program: ON WHOSE TERMS?

Note: All Keynote Plenary sessions will take place in Auditorium 2 Teorifagsbygget


Wednesday October 1st

11:00 – 12:30

Keynote Plenary 1) Working in Both the North and the South: Comparative Experiences

–          Professor Peter Geschiere, University of Amsterdam

–          Professor Emerita Randi Rønning Balsvik, University of Tromsø

–          Moderator: Dr. Christine Smith-Simonsen, Director, Centre for Peace Studies, University of Tromsø

15:30 – 17:00

Keynote Plenary 2) Cross-Cultural Research Collaboration: Negotiating Codes and Dissonant Expectations

Part 1, dialogues:

–          Professor Anne Britt Flemmen, University of Tromsø/Dr. Mulumebet Zenebe, Addis Ababa University

–          Dr. Natalie Kukarenko, Pomor State University/Professor Anne Britt Flemmen, University of Tromsø

–          Dr. Torjer Olsen, University of Tromsø/Rachel Issa Djesa, Assistant Fellow, University of Tromsø

–          Moderator: Professor Siri Gerrard, University of Tromsø

17:15 – 18:30

Part 2:

–          Dr. Jens Dahl, University of Copenhagen

–          Gunnar Sørbø, Senior Researcher, Christan Michelsen Institute

–          Moderator: Dr. Torjer Olsen, Centre for Sami Studies, University of Tromsø


Thursday October 2nd

11:00 – 12:00

Keynote Plenary 3) Power, Communication and Development: Epistemological Output of Cross-Cultural Collaboration

–          Professor Lisbet Holtedahl, University of Tromsø

–          Moderator: Dr. Trond Waage, Visual Cultural Studies, University of Tromsø

15:00 – 17:00

Keynote Plenary 4) Policymakers’ Reflections: Major Challenges and Future Goals

–          Director Jesper Simonsen, Norwegian Research Council (presenting the Norglobal II program)

–          Sverre Jervell, former diplomat, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

–          Director Paul Richard Fife, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad)

–          Moderator: Håkon Fottland, Senior Counselor, University of Tromsø

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