Authoritarian Regimes on the Rise

25 okt 2022 17:00 18:00 ENG

Ingrid Breisteinslien Rosland (Rafto), Andrea Kronstad Felde (UiB) and Nathan Dumba

After decades of optimism and an increasingly democratic development and focus on human rights, we now see a concerning backlash: democracy and fundamental rights are under attack.

Democratically elected leaders are turning authoritarian step by step, and well-established dictators are tightening their grip on the population.

Why are we seeing this development? What are the warning signs? And what role do the students play?

This panel discussion will use the situation in Zimbabwe as a case example.

The event is organised by SAIH Bergen, and they will serve pizza from Kafe Spesial. All are welcome!


Ingrid Breisteinslien Rosland is senior advisor at the Rafto Foundation. Ingrid is project manager for the Women's Network, and focuses particularly on female human rights defenders in MENA and South-East Asia.

Andrea Kronstad Felde is research fellow at UiB at the Department of Politics and Administration. She researches student movements in authoritarian regimes in Africa south of the Sahara, and what links they have to global student movements.

Nathan Dumba is student activist and human rights defender from Zimbabwe. He is former SRC president of the University of Zimbabwe and former ZINASU leader.