Norsk Forening for Utviklingsforskning (NFU)
Universitas Bergensis
Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI)

Do you take an interest in development research and global challenges?
Come to Bergen in August 2017!

Are you keen to challenge globalisation, to tackle inequalities, to query (planetary) boundaries, to join the flow of ideas?
Participate in the EADI NORDIC Conference 2017!

The conference is a joint partnership between EADI (European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes), NFU (Norwegian Association of Development Research), the University of Bergen (UiB) and the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI).

The conference is kindly sponsored by the Research Council of Norway, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Bryggen in Bergen – the German Wharf (modified)

Target Groups

The conference targets scholars, students, practitioners and policy-makers within the broad field of development research:

  • Researchers and students
  • Members of development agencies
  • Representatives of governmental, non-governmental agencies
  • Representatives of civil society organisations

Conference Format

The format will be interactive, with panel and working group sessions. Presentations and papers will be available online and in the conference documentation.

Since 2008, the Dudley Seers Lecture has been an inherent part of the EADI General Conferences. Remembering one of the founding members and the first EADI president, this lecture  allows an eminent speaker to formally set the tone for the debates at and around the conference.

We are delighted that Professor James K. Galbraith has accepted our invitation to deliver the Dudley Seers Lecture on 20. August 2017 in Bergen.

James K. Galbraith holds the Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations and a professorship of government at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. His research focusses on global  inequalities and economic development.

Bergen Harbour a beautiful day
Location of Bergen in Norway


The conference is located in Bergen on the west coast of Norway.

To get more impressions of the beautiful city, please visit our Photo Gallery.

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