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Friday, 23 March 2018

Work lunch - evaluating and planning teaching

Today I have attended a work lunch with two colleagues concerning evaluation and planning of teaching at Master level on welfare policies etc.

To attend 2018 OECD Social Policy Ministerial

I have been registered for attending 2018 OECD Social Policy Ministerial, which has the theme "Social policy for shared prosperity: Embracing the future". The event, which will be held in Montréal, Canada, May 14-15th, will include a Policy Forum as well as ministerial meeting involving 35 ministers of social policy.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

17 MA exam papers graded

I have just reported having graded 17 home exam papers in "Philosophy of science and health care ethics".

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Complaint examiner in GEN550

I have agreed to act as internal complaint examiner for the exam in the MEES master course "A new posthuman era? New theoretical reflections on the human and its relations" (GEN550), coordinated by Ingvil Førland Hellstrand.

Interviewed on colonizing Mars for NRK P2 Verdibørsen

I have just been at NRK Rogaland recording an interview organised by Jostein Gjertsen and also featuring Ingvil Førland Hellstrand, on the theme of colonizing Mars. Will air on NRK P2´s Verdibørsen tomorrow.

Monday, 19 March 2018

Performance appraisal; PhD project on welfare highly uncertain

I have just attended the annual performance appraisal with my Head of department. Topics included next academic year´s work plan, research activities and plans, etc.

An important topic we discussed is my proposal for a PhD project on welfare and prosperity - now focused on socioeconomically vulnerable groups. After receiving negative feedback from a key colleague for a second time, the feasibility of the project is highly uncertain, if not definitively disproved.

Friday, 16 March 2018

Wolf chapter revised and expanded

I have revised and expanded my chapter "Rovdyrstriden: Det kulturelle bakteppet", an invited contribution to a book on large predators in Southern Norway. Now approaching a full draft (currently close to 5.000 words).