On visiting the neighbors

Long time neighbor, first time visitor: I finally got to take a tour of the US Embassy today (..unsurprisingly, zero cameras or phones allowed) just before giving a briefing on refugee issues to D.C. and Oslo staff. The building is shaped like a triangle — stairwells included!

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On having a corner window

Fresh off a winter holiday spent at a cabin in the mountains, I’ve landed in Geneva and am happy to report that UNHCR’s archives offer working space on the third floor — not in the basement, as I had feared! (y’all can see the window behind my case of documents, right!?)

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On lunch

Foreign Minister (Utenriksministeren) Børge Brende visited HVB today for a public lecture and lunch. update: Norsk utenrikspolitikk i en ny tid

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On summer school

From 29 June to 3 July, I attended the University of Essex’s Human Rights Centre’s five day summer school on Human Rights Research Methods. From their description of program learning outcomes, All sessions will address research design, methodology and impact and will draw heavily on examples and case-studies. The programme also includes dedicated sessions on particular […]

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On site visits: Crotone

Spent 13 May 2015 doing a site visit of the CARA Sant’Anna di Isola Capo Rizzuto center for asylum-seekers in Crotone, Italy. Met with staff guards, translators, regional head of Immigration (Italian Police). Discussed physical layout of center, the rotation system for guards’ contracts, overall safety of center, their impressions of the increasing wave of […]

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On this blog

I am halfway finished with a MSc program in Human Rights and Multiculturalism, living and studying in Norway. My current research centers on international refugee management policies, specifically on the historical use and development of resettlement (overføringsflyktning, kvoteflyktning) in Norway and Sweden. edit: As of February 2016, my research is affiliated with the section on Foreign […]

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