I have learned a lot about Yemen during these past weeks. It surprised me how many people did not know about this conflict. This is a conflict where 80 % of the population is in need of humanitarian assistance, this includes more that 12 million children. We created awareness by putting up posters around theFortsett å lese «The conflict on Yemen»
Waris Dirie grew up in Africa and moved to London as a young girl to work as a cleaner for the Somalian embassy. She was approached about modeling and became a famous model. However, after modeling for several years she became a women’s rights activist. She wanted to bring the topic of female circumcision toFortsett å lese «Waris Dirie»
Julien Bourrelle talks about how cultures behave differently and can therefore create misunderstandings. He argues that people walk around with cultural glasses. When we meet a person from another culture, we tend to forget that they are used to different norms. Misunderstandings can therefore quickly arise. Julien gave many examples during the lecture, one ofFortsett å lese «How Culture Drives Behaviours-Ted talk»
Myanmar or Burma, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. The county is located in Southeast Asia with a population of about 54 million. Myanmar is under a militarycoup. The nation has suffered nearly 50 years of rule under strong military ruling before the vote in 2011. For as long as five years, SuuFortsett å lese «Myanmar»
Amir is a 12-year-old boy at the beginning of the book. Amir is sensitive and intelligent. Amir´s actions at the beginning of the book are selfish. He sets himself first and thinks he´s better than Hassan. He feels guilty for his actions later and therefore redeems himself later in the book. Amir has the bestFortsett å lese «Character descriptions»
The kite runner is a book set in Afghanistan. It is about the two boys Amir and Hassan. Amir is wealthy and lives with his father. Hassan is the son of the man who works for Amir´s father. The first half of the book shows Amir and Hassan growing up together. You get an understandingFortsett å lese «THE KITE RUNNER»
«The great hack» is about how companies like Cambridge Analytica take peoples data and use it to promote different products. These companies can also use the information for political campaigns. For example, if you support Joe Biden you are more likely to get positive media coverage about Biden and negative about Donald Trump. The «socialFortsett å lese ««The great hack» and «social dilemma»»
“Operasjons dagsverk” is an organization that was founded by young people. Their goal is to help people that need assistance. This year’s money goes to trauma processing, dialogue and education for refugees from South Sudan. It is important that Norwegian students take part in this project. Most students have the opportunity to take one dayFortsett å lese «“Operasjons dagsverk”»
Goal number two is zero hunger. It is estimated that about 690 million people suffers from hunger. That is 8.9 percent of the world population. During the COVID-19 pandemic there could be 130 million more people suffering from hunger. This year’s Nobel Peace Prize has been given to the organization WFP. They were given thisFortsett å lese «Nobel Prize 2020»
Zoom lecture – Pandemics and international politics A pandemic is a new disease that spreads worldwide. There has been many different pandemics and epidemics throughout history. Two of the pandemics are the black plague (1346- 1351) and the Spanish flu (1918-1920). World Health Organization is an organization that was founded in 1948. Their goal is to better the state of health to the world’s population. The FN call for a global truce. They did this so the world canFortsett å lese «Zoom lecture»
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