Past events


The Red Sea explained: The Houthis, naval forces, and commercial ships

Who are the Houthis? Why do they target merchant ships? How do naval forces protect the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden?

Ten years of Russia’s war against Ukraine

Welcome to a conference on Ukrainian resilience and European cooperation. What are the ways to bring justice domestically and internationally, and why does it matter? Why is European cooperation so important?

Book launch: The Global Lab

Welcome to a book launch with Adam Fejerskov and his book “The Global Lab: Inequality, Technology, and the Experimental Movement”.

Generational Shift in Indonesia?

All you need to know about the upcoming presidential elections in Indonesia.

The Right to a Personal Identity

How has human rights law developed and interpreted the right to a personal identity?

Women, War and Revolutionary Aftermaths in Northeastern Syria

How do Kurdish forces in Syria try to build a new democratic society in the shadow of war?

Krigens folkerett forklart

Krigens folkerett handler om regler i krig. Hvilke vurderinger må partene gjøre før, under og etter en væpnet konflikt?

Cocaine chaos: Ecuador’s drug war

In just five years, drug cartels have turned Ecuador from one of the safest countries in Latin America to one of the deadliest. How could this happen?

Twice Displaced: Fleeing Syria, Fleeing Sudan

Welcome to a conversation with “double-refugee” Salam Kanhoush.

NEW TIME: Reincarnation of Military Coups in Africa

What is causing the new wave of military coups in Africa?

Hvorfor sloss eritreere i Bergen?

Velkommen til samtale om det eritreiske regimet, diasporaen og flyktningspionasje.

Muslim Migrants in the West: a literary journey with Leila Aboulela

Welcome to a breakfast conversation with the award-winning Sudanese fiction writer, essayist, and playwright, Leila Aboulela.

Worldmaking after Empire: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination

An insight into African intellectuals’ visions of another global order, beyond that of Western Imperialism.

CANCELLED The Future of Israel and Palestine

The event has been cancelled.

Addressing corruption in health

Welcome to a U4 seminar on how to achieve universal health coverage and advance global health security.

Abolition of child protection – The ultimate denial of child rights

Welcome to a seminar that delves into the pressing issues surrounding child welfare today.

Bergen Global is a joint initiative between the University of Bergen and Chr. Michelsen Institute that addresses global challenges.