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The 5th Joint Nordic Conference on Development Research (NorDev) Knowledge Production in North-South Collaboration:

Challenges in an Era of New Global Divides’

Venue: The Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Copenhagen, Branch: Dalgas Have 15, 2000 Frederiksberg

Dates: Thursday-Friday 27-28th June 2019

Hosts: The Centre for Business and Development Studies (CBDS, CBS), jointly organised by the associations for development research in Denmark (FAU),

Finland (FSDR), Norway (NFU), and the Swedish Development Studies Network (SDSN)

Tentative program (as of 07-02-2019)

Day one: Thursday 27 June 2019

08.00-09.00 Registration and coffee (CBS Branch, Dalgas Have 15, 2000 Frederiksberg, Ground floor at Lecture Hall SC.033 (right at the main entrance)

09.00-09.15 Welcome session: Welcome session, by Søren Jeppesen, CBS, Spokesperson of FAU, Randi Solhjell, PHS, Oslo, Chairman of NFU and Fred Söderbaum, GS, Gothenburg & SDSN

09.15-10.45 Key note speaker 1: Gurminder Bhambra (confirmed), Moderated by Henning Melber, NAI & EADI

10.45-11.15 Break (Coffee and tea)

11.15-12.30 1st Panel & workshop session (12 in parallel)

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30-15.00 Key panels and roundtables (including 3 sub-sessions/events: the DIIS panel (2), the round table (part of panel 7) and the EADI book presentation) 

15.00-15.30 Break

15.30-17.00 2nd Panel & workshop session (12 panels in parallel)

17.00-18.00 Plenary – by Danida Fellowship Centre – Handing out Danida Fellowship Prize 2019.

18.00-19.30 Reception at Danida Fellowship Centre, Hostrupsvej 22, 2000 Frederiksberg.

19.30 Conference dinner at Nyhavn




Day two: Friday 28 June 2019


09.00-09.15 Introduction to day 2, by Søren Jeppesen, CBS & FAU & Nordic Development Research Associations

09.15-10.00 2nd Keynote plenary session:  Thandika Mkandawire (TBC)

10.00-10.30Discussion – moderated by Tiina Kontinen, IDS & FSDR

10.30-11.00 Break (coffee and tea)

11.00-12.15 3rd  Panel & workshop session (10-12 in parallel)

12.15-13.15 Lunch

13.15-14.45 2nd joint plenary session (Could include a short 3rd Keynote presentation and then a joint panel session with the 3 keynotes (+ others?) on ‘Approaches to reducing the Global Divides in Knowledge Production’. Moderated by Erlend Eidsvik, NFU and Ilona Steiner, FSDR

14.45-15.15 Break

15.15-16.00 Closing session/Round table: How can the Nordic Development Research environment contribute to closing the divides? &

Closing remarks. Moderated by Søren Jeppesen FAU/CBS and Randi Solhjell, PHS/NFU + Chair of FSDR?

16.00-16.30 Coffee to go & see you at the next joint Nordic Conference in 2021, Finland.

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