2021

  • Jihadist Governance in the Sahel
    Event
    Tue 22 Jun 2021
    Time: 11:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: Microsoft Teams

    Often depicted as “Islamic terrorists”, jihadist insurgent governance has rarely been systematically researched in the academic literature. In this seminar, we will discuss what the research tells us about how jihadists govern and why their governance differs not only between different groups but also within the same group.

  • When ‘Pockets of effectiveness’ matter politically: Extractive industry regulation and taxation in Uganda and Tanzania
    Event
    Mon 31 May 2021
    Time: 15:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: Zoom

    We are excited to announce this semester’s fifth and last Tax for Development Webinar with Anne Mette Kjær (Aarhus university). She will present the study “When ‘Pockets of effectiveness’ matter politically: Extractive industry regulation and taxation in Uganda and Tanzania”.

  • Informal taxation and community-driven development: Evidence from south-central Somalia
    Event
    Mon 10 May 2021
    Time: 15:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: Zoom

    We are excited to announce that this semester’s fourth seminar in our Tax for Development Webinar Series with Vanessa van den Boogaard and Fabrizio Santoro (both at the International Centre for Tax and Development) presenting the study "informal Taxation and community-driven development: Evidence from south-central Somalia".

  • How has the EU responded to the Covid-19 crisis?
    Event
    Tue 4 May 2021
    Time: 14:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: Microsoft Teams

    Covid-19 came on top of a number of other crises facing the European Union in recent years, and has put EU under unprecedented stress. In this webinar, we will take a closer look at EU’s response to crises, focusing on its response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Mixed Signals: What Putin Says about Gender Equality
    Event
    Thu 27 May 2021
    Time: 14:30 Europe/Oslo | Location: Microsoft Teams

    Researchers on Russia have noticed that Putin gradually has adopted a more conservative agenda, especially as regards gender issues. But is this reflected in the Russian president's own rhetoric?

  • The impact of climate change on UN Peacekeeping operations
    Event
    Mon 19 Apr 2021
    Time: 10:30 Europe/Oslo | Location: YouTube

    Follow this webinar to learn more about how climate change impacts UN peacekeeping operations.

  • Children in Violent Extremist Organizations
    Event
    Wed 21 Apr 2021
    Time: 15:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: Microsoft Teams

    Terrorist organizations, like ISIS, Hamas and the Taliban have exploited children for years. This seminar takes a closer look at the different ways in which these groups recruit and deploy children.

  • Informal elites as local bureaucrats: Why working as a tax collector increases the local accountability of city chiefs in Congo
    Event
    Mon 12 Apr 2021
    Time: 15:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: Zoom

    We are excited to announce that this semester’s third seminar in our Tax for Development Webinar Series will take place on Tuesday April 13th at 03:00 PM (CET). The speaker is Jonathan Weigel (London School of Economics). He will present the paper “Informal elites as local bureaucrats: Why working as a tax collector increases the local accountability of city chiefs in Congo”.

  • Belarus: At the Height of Mobilisation and Repression
    Event
    Sun 9 May 2021
    Time: 13:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: Microsoft Teams

    Nine months after the massive political protests started as a reaction to the 2020 presidential elections, this webinar examines the state of the political crisis in Belarus.

  • The weakest link? Digital technology and cyber security capacity building in Developing Countries
    Event
    Wed 7 Apr 2021
    Time: 14:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: Microsoft Teams

    The world gets more interconnected, and the dependency of cyberspace and its infrastructure is now evident in most sectors. Join this seminar to learn more about the need for security standards across countries.