Events – University of Copenhagen



  • 12 April 2018, 16:00-18:00

    COPE Socials April 12th - The Global Refugee Crisis: The Impact on Europe & Denmark

    April’s talk will focus on a defining issue in European politics over the past few years. As governments across Europe and the western world struggle to address the current refugee and migrant crisis, this event will discuss recent developments around the topic and provide commentary on how States can move forward and share responsibility in the management of these issues.  » Read more

  • 15 March 2018, 16:00-18:00

    Cope Socials March 15th

    March’s talk will focus on the issue of displacement and climate-induced resettlement due to extreme flooding. We will be focusing on the case of Zambia, a country where the government has planned to resettle entire communities impacted by climate change. Whilst guidelines for this, known as Planned Relocation, are being developed, lessons from the ground show additional points that need to be addressed. » Read more

  • 22 February 2018, 16:00-18:00

    COPE Socials February 22nd - Forecast-Based Financing: Innovations in Preparing for Extreme Weather

    This month’s talk will focus on the issue of rising climate-related risks worldwide, where traditional forms of humanitarian finance for disasters is becoming insufficient. In turn, we’ve asked ourselves the question can we set up an automatic system triggering funds before disaster strikes? If so, we could prevent suffering, use humanitarian funds more efficiently and build community resilience.
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  • 7 December 2017, 09:00-16:30

    Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Master of Disaster Management

    This year marks the 10th year of the Master of Disaster Management at the University of Copenhagen. To celebrate this milestone, the School of Global Health (SGH) and Copenhagen Center for Disaster Studies (COPE) organize MDMa10, a full day event which features keynote speakers and panel discussions on relevant themes to Disaster Risk Management. Please join us as we celebrate the 10th year of the programme. MDMa10Disaster Risk Management Education Celebrating 10 years of the MDMa programme 7 December 2017; 9:00 to 16:30 Henrik Dam Auditorium, PanumFaculty of Health and Medical Sciences University of Copenhagen Blegdamsvej 3B, 2200 Copenhagen N Also, the event will be followed by a MDMa10 Dinner and Networking at 18.00 at Panum Canteen. Please find more information and details in this programme. Please register your participation by 30th November via: Online Registration We welcome your participation in helping us all look ahead and further ‘disaster risk management’ efforts. » Read more

  • 12 September - 16 November 2017

    COPE Socials

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  • 17 May - 19 May 2017

    NEEDS 2 - The Second Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies

    Hosted by the research project, Changing Disaster, COPE is happy to announce the second North European Emergency and Disaster Studies (NEEDS) conference to be from the 17th to the 19th of May 2017. The conference will include talks by world-renowed researchers and academics, and will challenge the traditional conference set-up with interactive and experimental problem and poster sessions, differerent exhibitions, as well as opportunities for meeting interesting people - and not to mention, seeing the lovely city of Copenhagen during spring.  Follow this link for more information on keynote speakers, registration and programme:  » Read more

  • 16 May 2017, 14:00-17:00

    PHD Defence - "Disasters as Usual The Public Life of Recurring Floods in Dresden" by Kristoffer Albris

    Disasters have been conceptualized both as events that impact society from the outside and as processes that result from historically-produced patterns of vulnerability in society. In other words, disasters both change society and are produced by it.  In seeking to go beyond this dual ontology, Kristoffer Albris thesis examines how disasters become usualised by being made subject to sustained public concern. Such an approach examines disasters not merely as catalysing or catalysed events, but instead as culture.  Through eleven months of ethnographic fieldwork, the thesis examines the afterlife of disasters in the city of Dresden, Germany, after it experienced what disaster historians call a disaster memory gap between 1941 and 2002, during which no major floods occurred in the city.  By pointing out how three recent recurring flood events in Dresden have prompted a variety of political debates, new public memories, and changes in social norms, the thesis argues that the intertwinement between society and disasters forces us to look at adaptation to natural hazards as involving more than mitigation or risk reduction strategies.   Assessment committee: Professor Kirsten Hastrup, Department of Anthropology, Copenhagen University Professor Kate Brown Department of Anthropology, Colorado State University, USA  Senior Fellow Franz Mauelshagen Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam, Tyskland » Read more

  • 21 April 2017, 15:00-18:00

    Disaster and Drinks - Space Weather

    Fun networking event for all people interested in disaster research in larger Copenhagen; in focus this month is the disaster threat of space weather, and Rico Belhke (DTU SPACE National Space Institute) will lead us through: "Space Weather: One of the Biggest Threats to Denmark?" » Read more

  • 7 April 2017, 13:00-19:00

    Peer Illner's PHD Defence - Disaster in Crisis

    On Friday 7th April, Peer Illner from the Department for Arts and Cultural Studies (Institut for Kunst og Kulturvidensab) will be publicly defending his thesis entitled: 'Disaster in Crisis. Social Reproduction Struggles during the Long American Downturn » Read more

  • 12 December 2016, 13:00-16:00

    PhD defense: Laying the foundation for a new approach to understanding cholera risk: a study on water availability and water use

    Charlotte Crim Tamason will defend her PhD thesis Laying the foundation for a new approach to understanding cholera risk: a study on water availability and water use in the auditorium of the Medical Museion.After the defense there will be a reception in an adjoining room. » Read more

  • 28 October 2016, 14:00

    Organisatorisk Læring og Improvisation i Udfordrende Omgivelser

    Morten Thanning Vendelø, CBS-coordinator of COPE, has been appointed as professor with special responsibilities at the Department of Organization, Copenhagen Business School.His inaugural lecture takes place at Copenhagen Business School on the 28th of October.The invitation is available here: link » Read more

  • 7 December - 8 December 2015

    PhD course: Advances in Disaster Research

    In cooperation with NORDRESS, COPE are inviting applicants to the PhD course “Advances in Disaster Research”. The PhD course takes place on the 7-8 December in Copenhagen. Please find a short description of the course and a tentative program here. » Read more

  • 18 September 2015, 16:00-19:00

    Debate: Katrina 10 Years After

    Panel discussion on Katrina and cities as risk areas. With leading researchers from the project ’Changing Disasters’ at Copenhagen Center for Disaster Research. » Read more

  • 6 December 2013, 14:00-16:00

    Communicating with Citizens in the Case of Disasterous Events - Why Bother?

    Nina Blom Andersen discusses the importance of communication to (and from) citizens in the case of a disaster. » Read more

  • 7 November 2013, 14:00-16:00

    Perceptions of Risk

    Prof. Henning Boje Andersen will be hosting a talk entitled "Perceptions of Risk", regarding psychometric and demographic approaches to risk assessment. » Read more

  • 10 October 2013, 14:00-16:00

    Disaster Risk Reduction and the Ethics of Climate Change Loss and Damage

    Andrew Crabtree examines international environmental law, regarding loss and damage caused by climate change. » Read more

  • 19 June 2013, 14:00-16:00

    Origins of Religiousness: The Role of Natural Disasters

    Guest speaker Jeanet Sinding Bentzen. This seminar will discuss cross-continental religious coping, as a response to natural disasters. » Read more

  • 30 May 2013, 14:00-16:00

    The Predicament of Privilege: On the Affective Structures of Disaster Management

    Guest speaker Devika Sharma. This seminar will aim to identify a certain ‘structure of feeling’ central to the Western cultural imagination of disaster » Read more

  • 23 May 2013, 15:00-16:00

    Meet the President of the Red Cross

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and COPE invite you to a one hour q&a session with Peter Maurer » Read more

  • 3 May 2013, 14:15-16:00

    What Aid Can Accomplish -- Indonesia's Lessons on Disaster Preparedness and Response

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and COPE invite you to a unique seminar on MDF and JRD results in Indonesia post-2004. » Read more

  • 25 April 2013, 14:00-16:00

    Air Disasters as Organizational Errors: the Linate Air Disaster

    Guest lecturer Maurizio Catino. The aim of this seminar is to analyze the Linate air disaster, in which two airplanes collided, causing 118 deaths. » Read more

  • 8 April 2013, 14:00-16:00

    Political Puzzles of Disaster Management: The Case of Mass Vaccination Against Pandemic Flu in Developed Democracies

    Guest lecturer Erik Bækkeskov. This seminar is about emerging questions within the field of political science, related to pandemic influenza response. » Read more

  • 7 March 2013, 14:00-16:00

    Climate Change and Conflict and Adaptation in Fragile States

    Guest lecturer Mo Hamza. No additional information at the moment. » Read more

  • 31 January 2013, 14:00-16:00

    Estimating the Impacts of Natural Catastrophes: The Case of Typhoon Damrey in Vietnam

    Guest lecturer Henrik Hansen. No additional information at the moment. » Read more