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ONLINE PUBLIC DEFENSE: Exploring Boundaries of Legitimate State Intervention (Øyvind S. Tefre)

30. September 2020 @ 13:30 - 17:30

On September 29-30, 2020, Øyvind S. Tefre will defend his doctoral thesis for the PhD Degree at the University of Bergen.


The title of the thesis

  • “Exploring Boundaries of Legitimate State Intervention: Adoption as a Child Protection Measure in Norway and the United States”


  • 1st opponent: Professor Katrin Kriz, Department of Sociology, Emmanuel College, United States
  • 2nd opponent: Professor Stefan Schnurr, Institute for Studies in Children and Youth Services, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland

Committee chair: Associate Professor Tor Halvorsen, Department of Administration and Organization Theory, University of Bergen

Supervisor: Professor Marit Skivenes, Department of Administration and Organization Theory, University of Bergen

Trial Lecture

September 29, 15.15 – 16.00. Zoom webinar: https://uib.zoom.us/j/69957693945?pwd=aUlHZ1hGMjI1WmFoMjlLU21JNjN5UT09

Public Defence

September 30th, 13.30 – 17.30. Zoom webinar: https://uib.zoom.us/j/61816956573?pwd=ck9oWVBtZjBHVXdrc3grQnZ0V1BpZz09

How to attend the trial lecture and public defence

Welcome to virtual trial lecture and defense! To attend the trial lecture and defense, click on the links to Zoom webinar above.

The trial lecture will start at 15.15. and the defense at 13.30., sharp. You may leave and rejoin the meeting at any time. If the Zoom application is new to you, we recommend that you press the link well before the events to download the program.

The audience are observing participants only, and therefore not able to turn on microphone and camera during the events. We recommend choosing “Speaker view”. Select this in the upper right corner when in Zoom.

If you want to attend as opponent ex auditorio, please send an e-mail to Hanne.Gravermoen@uib.no. Other questions can also be sent here. The thesis is available on request to Hanne.Gravermoen@uib.no.

The trial lecture and defense will be recorded in case of technical difficulties. The recorded material will only be used if any member of the committee is absent due to technical errors, and we will delete it immediately after the committee has approved the events.


30. September 2020
13:30 - 17:30
Event Category:


University of Bergen
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