19 October 2021

Protection, Gender and Inclusion Online Seminar

The seminar Protection, Gender and Inclusion will take place on 21 and 22 October 2021 and is hosted in partnership of GRÓ GEST and the Icelandic Red Cross with financial support from the Icelandic Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
From the left: Yulia Gradskova, Thomas Brorsen Smidt, Giti Chandra, Ulla Manns, Madina Tlostanova, and Cecilia Guadalupe Salinas
7 October 2021

Decolonizing Nordic Higher Education

This week research specialist Giti Chandra and academic coordinator Thomas Brorsen Smidt of GRÓ-GEST took part in the intra-Nordic workshop “Decolonizing Nordic Higher Education” at Södertörn University in Stockholm. The workshop, which was held on October 5 and 6, was organised by GRÓ-GEST in collaboration with Yulia Gradskova, associate professor of history at Södertörn University, and was supported by ReNEW, a research hub established to enhance cooperation to develop new quality research on the Nordic region within a global context.
4 October 2021

IDEAS - Workshop on Script Writing for Podcasts

This week, on 3-5 of October, GEST project manager Dr Thomas Brorsen Smidt travelled to Athens to facilitate a workshop on script writing for podcasting and how to make feminist knowledge and women’s empowerment accessible through mono-sensory media.
1 October 2021

Building Trust for Sustainable Peace: Conference

GRÓ GEST joins Höfði Reykjavík Peace Centre in hosting its annual conference on peace, this year in cooperation with the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs and The Institute for Sustainability Studies. The conference takes place on Friday, 8 October from 12 pm to 4.30 pm at Veröld - The House of Vigdís at the University of Iceland. See programme here:
7 September 2021

Open Lecture: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of We Should All Be Feminists and Half of a Yellow Sun, will give an open lecture in the Large Hall of Háskólabíó – University Cinema on Friday, 10 September at 2 pm. The lecture is a part of The Reykjavík International Literary Festival programme and is organized in collaboration with RIKK – Institute for Gender, Equality and Difference and GRÓ-GEST. Irma Erlingsdóttir moderates.
Fellows 2021 exploring downtown Reykjavik during Orientation
18 August 2021

GEST Welcomes the 2021 Cohort

It was with a great pleasure that the GEST team welcomed its 2021 cohort to Iceland in August. The fellows arrived over a period of two weeks, and the teaching started on the 13th of August, after three days of orientation that was partially online. The 2021 cohort consists of twenty fellows from 15 countries. This year, for the first time, fellows from China, Egypt, Mexico, Mongolia, Namibia, and Nepal are joining the programme.