World’s Largest Democracy? India’s 2024 Elections

18.04.2024 08:30 – 09:30English

900 million will soon head to the polls in India and sitting Prime Minister Narendra Modi is running for his third term.

Anwesha Dutta (CMI) Kenneth Bo Nielsen (UiO) Sarthak Bagchi (Ahmedabad University)

Upcoming events

Walden Bello

The Politics of Inequality and the Rise of the Illiberal Right

24.04.2024 14:00 – 16:00

Welcome to the annual GRIP Lecture with Walden Bello — activist, academic, journalist and writer.

The History of Palestine Solidarity in Scandinavia and the World

26.04.2024 14:00 – 15:30

What is Palestine solidarity and how did it emerge and develop globally?

Sune Haugbølle Pelle Valentin Olsen


Who’s who in the Middle East? An introduction

07.05.2024 11:15 – 11:45

Develop an in-depth understanding of key actors in the region.

Pelle Valentin Olsen


Who’s who in the Middle East? The Houthis

07.05.2024 12:00 – 13:00

Already engaged in a devastating civil war in Yemen, the Houthi movement is now picking a war with the West. Who are they?

Alexander Weissenburger Eirik Hovden Maria-Louise Clausen Pelle Valentin Olsen

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Don’t worry, here you can find recordings and summaries from most of our past evens.


Book launch: Islamic paths to modern Zanzibar

Welcome to the launch of two books on Zanzibari history.

Literary criticism of bureaucratic texts

What can social scientists learn from literary criticism methods for analysing public-facing texts?
South Africa: Towards the end of an ANC era?

South Africa: Towards the end of an ANC era?

Welcome to a breakfast meeting on the upcoming elections in South Africa.
Woman shouting

Food and family intervention policies: How are children included?

Welcome to a seminar on the intersection of food and family intervention policies in England.

Policing the Favelas in Rio de Janeiro: Cosmologies of War

Welcome to the book launch of Tomas Salem’s ethnography of the military police in Brazil and its relation to the far-right.

Gendered politics of autocratisation in Africa

How is gender used by populist politicians and autocratic leaders in Africa?

Researching displacement and humanitarian crises

Welcome to a double book launch with Heidi Mogstad and Estella Carpi.

Kan vi regne med støtte fra NATO?

Velkommen til frokostmøte om NATO og stormaktenes militære kapasitet.

Mapping displacement

Welcome to an IMER lunch seminar on modern mapping strategies and displacement.

Kvinnedagen: Selvbestemt abort til uke 18 og avvikling av dagens abortnemnder?

Velkommen til frokostsamtale om reguleringen av abort i Norge og de nylig foreslåtte endringene til Abortutvalget.

The Legacy of Aleksei Navalnyi and the Future of Russian Opposition

How will Russian opposition move on without Navalnyi?

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