Tagged: Ilan Kelman

What makes somewhere an island?

Profiles of Norwegian science Ilan Kelman Agder, Norway Norway as an island country? Seems strange given its position on the edge of continental Europe with land borders (and studies of them) along Russia, Finland,...

Norway’s research with China endures

Profiles of Norwegian science Ilan Kelman Agder, Norway Continents and cultures apart, Norway and China nonetheless maintain a strong scientific bond. Research cooperation between the two countries is epitomized by Geir Inge Orderud, a...

Findings shared at sociology congress

Profiles of Norwegian science Ilan Kelman Agder, Norway Every four years, thousands of scientists gather to explore the latest findings and debates in sociology. This year from July 15 to 21, the World Congress...

Studying borders to understand nations

Profiles of Norwegian science Ilan Kelman Agder, Norway Over 1,500 miles of fascination. Such is Norway’s land border with other countries: Sweden, Finland, and Russia. Just exceeding the length of Alaska’s land borders with...

disaster research

We need more disaster research

On the EDGE: An opinion column about current issues in Norway and the United States Join the conversation! Ilan Kelman Agder, Norway Everywhere is vulnerable to disasters. Norway, too. From the 2004 Indian Ocean...

Norwegian terrorists

Caring for Norwegian terrorists abroad

Profiles of Norwegian science Ilan Kelman Agder, Norway A former soldier guarding Norway’s king travels to Somalia to fight for a religious terror group. A Norwegian citizen massacres dozens in 2013 in Nairobi’s Westgate...

A reindeer in Tromsø

Combining anthropology and ecology

Profiles of Norwegian science Ilan Kelman Agder, Norway People, communities, and governments continually navigate the political minefield of managing land use and natural resources. As today’s population shifts into cities, the knowledge and traditions...

Frøya research

Creativity or conformity?

Profiles of Norwegian science Ilan Kelman Agder, Norway Does Norway discourage world-class science? Are mediocrity and conformity preferred over sterling scientific achievement? From the numbers of Norwegian research teams seeking research funding, it might...

Harpa Concert and Conference Center.

Conference debates northern topics

Ilan Kelman Agder, Norway The annual Arctic Circle conference is set in Reykjavík. Every October, over 1,000 researchers, practitioners, and policy makers converge on the Harpa Concert and Conference Center to debate all topics...