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  • 12 November: ‘MFA’s national conference on religious freedom’ How can Norway promote freedom of faith in countries where religious minorities are under pressure? Presentations on Rohingyas in Myanmar and Yezidis in Iraq. Program here (in Norwegian). 9am–1pm at the Munch Museum, Tøyengata 53. Mostly in Norwegian.
  • 12 November: ‘Breakfast meeting with OHCHR Special Rapporteur Michael Forst’ How can private sector support free speech and human rights defender? Breakfast meeting with Michael Forst, OHCHR Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders. Organised by the Initiative for Ethical Trade (IEH). 07:45am–09:30am at the IEH office in Hausmannsgate 19. In English. 
  • 12 November: ‘International Law’s rules for formation and secession of states’ Organised by The Norwegian Bar Association (Advokatforeningen). 6pm–7:30pm at Litteraturhuset. In Norwegian. 
  • 13 November: ‘Support to human rights defenders in changing and challenging times’ Conference addressing the global human rights movement by looking at the past, present and future of human rights work. Full program here. 12pm–5:30pm at the Nobel Peace Center. In English.
  • 13 November: ‘How to ensure inclusive development in Malawi?’ Panel discussion hosted by the Norwegian Council for Africa. 6pm–7:30pm at the Human Rights House, Kirkegata 5. In English.
  • 13 November: ‘Norway, the world and the nuclear bomb’ Panel discussion with among others Beatrice Fihn, Director of ICAN, which received the Nobel Peace Prize last year. Organised by the Nobel Peace Center and ICAN Norway. 8pm–9pm at the Nobel Peace Center. In English. 
  • 14 November: ‘UN Peace Operations in a Changing Global Order’ Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix will talk about the status of UN Peace Operations. Organised by NUPI. 12:30 at the NUPI office. In English.
  • 14 November: ‘Norway and the Nuclear Weapons Ban: What Comes Next?’ The UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was adopted by 122 states in July 2017. What are the implications for Norway of joining the ban treaty, and what will be the consequences of staying outside the treaty? Seminar with among others Beatrice Fihn, Director of ICAN. Organised by PRIO and ICAN. 8:30am–9:30am at the PRIO office, Hausmanns gate 3. In English. 
  • 14 November: ‘Roadmap to Peace in Mozambique’ What are the main priorities of the Mozambican government on Women, Peace and Security? And how does the National Action Plan relate to the overall peacebuilding process in Mozambique? Seminar with among others H.E. Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, President of Mozambique. 4pm–6pm at Ingeniørenes Hus, Kronprinsens gate 17. In English.
  • 14 November: ‘From the Arabic Spring to a winter of dissatisfaction’ Breakfast meeting hosted by the Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA). 8:15am–9:30am at the NPA office on Stortorvet 10 (Glasmagasinet, 4th floor, entrance from Møllergata). In English. 
  • 14 November: ‘How to fight modern slavery in Norway?’ Organised by The Norwegian Church, Rafto Foundation for Human Rights, by The Christian Council of Norway, The Norwegian Human Rights Fund and Initiative for Ethical Trade. 4:30pm–6pm at Mela, Mariboes gate 8.
  • 14 November: ‘What is the problem with the Human Rights?’ Are the Human Rights threatening democracy? Organised by The Norwegian Humanist Association (Human-Etisk Forbund). 6pm–8pm at Litteraturhuset. In English. 
  • 15 November: ‘Migration, vulnerability and modern slavery’ Organised by The Christian Council of Norway and part of ‘Global Week 2018: Modern slavery’(11–18 November). 8am–10:30am at Kirkens Hus, Rådhusgata 1. In Norwegian. 
  • 15 November: ‘Yascha Mounk: Democtatic weathering?’ Uni. Oslo and the think tank Agenda have invited Harvard researcher Yascha Mounk to talk about democracies in crisis. 9am–10:30am in the University Aula (Domus media), Karl Johans gate. In English.
  • 15 November: ‘What works in development aid?’ And how will the future dev aid take form? Conference organised by Save the Children. 8:30am–2:30pm at Ingeniørenes Hus, Kronprinsens gate 17. First part of the program (8:30am–11:15am) will be in English.
  • 15 November: ‘National conference on human trafficking’ Organised by ROSA, an NGO assisting victims of trafficking. NB! Fully booked. 9am–5pm at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel.
  • 15 November: ‘Mozambique's debt crisis - who will pay the bill?’ Panel debate organised by Tax Justice Network Norway, Norwegian Council for Africa, Transparecy International Norway and SLUG – Debt Justice Network Norway. 6pm–7:30pm at Kirkegata 5. In English.
  • 15 November: ‘Dictator export: Legal or not?’ Panel debate on Norwegian arms export to dictatorships. Hosted by Changemaker. 7pm–9pm at Kulturhuset. In Norwegian.
  • 15 November: ‘A threat to academic freedom is a threat to women's rights’ Breakfast seminar organised by Uni. Oslo Centre for Gender Research, Kilden Gender Research and FOKUS – Forum for Women and Development. 8am–10am at Litteraturhuset. In English.



  • 19 November: ‘Breakfast, peace and security’ 600 million youth live in war and conflict zones. Why are they not heard when peace is negotiated? Organised by The Norwegian Children and Youth Council (LNU). 8:45am–10am at Kulturhuset, Youngs gate 6. In Norwegian. 
  • 19 November: ‘Book launch: #SlaveTech’ Launch of Catharina Drejer and Kevin Bales’ book on how technology and slavery have been connected before and today. Organised by the think tank Skaperkraft. 7pm–9pm at Skatten, Hagegata 22–24 (Tøyen torg). Presumably in English.
  • 22 November: ‘The temptations of terrorist watchlists: How the U.S. No Fly List is changing the meaning of citizenship’ On what basis should watchlisting decisions be made and by whom? And have watchlists begun to proliferate beyond their original purposes and beyond the liberal democracies that invented them? Organised by NUPI. 2:30pm at the NUPI office. In English.



  • 27 November: ‘New Connections’ A global conference on Business’ Role in Reaching the Sustainable Development Goals on Women’s Economic Empowerment. Hosted by Care, Norfund and NHO. 8:30am–1pm at Sentralen, Øvre Slottgate 3. In English. 
  • 28 November: ‘Critical approaches in terrorism research: Power, pre-emption and preventing violent extremism’ What is a critical methodology? How and when are critical methodologies useful in terrorism research? Organised by NUPI. 10am at the NUPI office. In English. 
  • 29 November: ‘Gender matters – it’s your business’ How can a business best gain from gender engagement? And how to overcome company risks in international work towards gender equality? Hosted by Care and NHO. Part of the New Connections conference. 8:30am–1pm at Kulturhuset (next to Youngstorget). In English. 
  • 30 November: ‘Radi-Aid report launch: Perceptions of visual communication from INGOs’ The use of images by NGOs and humanitarian organisations are often criticised for using stereotypes and promoting an oversimplified view of reality. How do the INGOs themselves feel about the way African countries are depicted? Organised by Radi-Aid and SAIH. 11:30am–2pm at Ingensteds, Brenneriveien 9. In English.



  • 5 December: ‘The University of Oslo's Human Rights Award 2018’ This year awarded to professor Nora Sveaass, at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo. Organised by the University of Oslo and part of Oslo Peace Days. 6pm–8pm at Domus Academica (Uni. Oslo), Karl Johans gate 47.
  • 6 December: ‘Seminar on Human Rights’ Focussing on contemporary and historical perceptions of what is and what should be the fundamental rights of human beings. Organised by the University of Oslo and part of Oslo Peace Days. 9am–4pm at Domus Academica (Uni. Oslo), Karl Johans gate 47. Partly in English (see program). 
  • 7 December: ‘Seminar: Peace and the environment’ Thematic day addressing aspects of the relationship between peace and the environment – which remains disputed. Organised by the University of Oslo and part of Oslo Peace Days. 9am–3pm at Domus Academica (Uni. Oslo), Kar Johans gate 47. Partly in English (see program).


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  • 18 December: ‘Workshop on Humanitarianism and Political Space’ Liquid sovereignty, (de)colonized knowledge and the reshaping of humanitarianism. Organised by PRIO. Attendance is by invitation only. 9am at the PRIO office, Hausmanns gate 3. In English. 
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