Student activism under attack

22.03.2023 16:00 - 18:00English

Welcome to SAIH's report launch.

Photo: SAIH

Student activists have long been leaders in the fight for human rights and social justice, leaving their mark throughout history, both on and off campus. This can be seen in recent movements such as #FeesMustFall in South Africa, the political demonstrations in Belarus, and the recent protests in Iran.

However, with civil liberties, rights, and freedoms under extreme pressure around the world, student activists, like other key civil society actors at the forefront, often face significant risks, repression, threats, and physical violence.

SAIH Bergen invites you to a presentation and panel discussion on SAIH’s latest campaign and report on student activism. The report explores the forms of repression used to undermine student activism across the world. Report writer Amy Kapit, Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Swarthmore College, will present highlights from the report.

After the presentation, there will be a panel discussion lead by Hector Ulloa, president of SAIH.

– Lise Rakner, Professor of Political Science at the Department of Government, University of Bergen.
– Andrea Nesvik Voss, Leader of the Student Parliament in Bergen.
– Amy Kapit, Visiting Assistant Professor of Peace & Conflict Studies at Swarthmore College

There will be served pizza from Kafe Spesial

Event info.

Bergen Global
Jekteviksbakken 31, Bergen

16:00 - 18:00
SAIH Bergen Add to calendar 22.03.2023, 22.03.2023

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