By inviting a handful of scholars, we hope to generate a debate which will be aimed at discussing the potential reconciliatory impacts of various actors and bodies within sport and culture.
However, there are many examples of sport and culture providing platforms for driving and expressing conflicts, rivalry and animosity. We wish to discuss these paradoxical aspects and have invited scholars who will shed light on the role of sport and culture in conflicts.
‘War minus the shooting’? – Sport, conflict and conciliation.
Professor Hans Kristian Hognestad, USN
Sport and Peacebuilding: Reflections on Research in Kosovo.
Professor Richard Giulianotti Loughborough University / USN
11.00 - Coffee break
Writing from Nowhere: Behrouz Boochani’s No Friends but the Mountain.
Associate Professor Lotta Strandberg, USN
11.30 - Lunch
The point of no return: Neutrality and Sport after the Invasion of Ukraine.
Professor Hans Erik Næss, Kristiania University College
Human Rights and Conflicts.
Assistant Professor Murtaza Mohiqi, USN
13.05 - Coffee break
Panel debate: The role of sport and culture in conflicts
Hosted by Sport and Cultural Policy Research group in collaboration with Human Rights and Diversities Research group, University of South-Eastern Norway