Bergen Exchanges on this week!

From 14 to 18 August in Bergen, Norway

Scholars and practitioners from across the world will gather in Bergen this week for the 10th annual Bergen Exchanges on Law and Social Transformation.

Hosted by the Centre on Law and Social Transform  (LawTransform), the BeEx2023 program features sessions on a range of topics related to law and society including democracy, child rights, reproductive justice, indigenous rights, migration and transitional justice.

Take a look at the full program here! All the sessions – at Kulturhuset, University Aula and Bergen Global – are free and open to all.

The program also features the following humanitarian related sessions.

Tuesday 15 August 11:30 – 12:15

Continental encampment: Genealogies of humanitarian containment in the Middle East and Europe – Book launch  

Participants: Synnøve Bendixsen, University of Bergen (UiB); Antonio De Lauri, Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) and NCHS Director

Moderator: Kjersti Gravelsæter Berg, NLA Høgskolen, Bergen

Wednesday 16 August 12:15 – 13:00

Intersectional barriers for Sudanese refugees – Roundtable

Participants: Munzoul Assal, University of Khartoum; Sara Abbas, Fellow: Open Society Foundation; Samah Khalaf Allah, University of Bayreuth, Germany

Moderator: Mari Norbakk, CMI

Established as a collaboration between CMI and UiB, LawTransform is a network of scholars, students and practitioners who share an interest in how law shapes societies, and the use of rights and courts as tools for social change.