The Holberg Week 2018
Welcome to the Holberg week 4 - 7 June. In addition to award ceremonies, there will be academic events featuring this year's Laureates, Cass Sunstein and Francesca R. Jensenius, as well as high-profile international scholars. Several of the events will be livestreamed.
4 June (Bergen)
The Nils Klim-seminar “The Politics of Inclusion: Quotas in Contemporary India”
Academic seminar with keynote by Nils Klim Laureate Francesca R. Jensenius and talks by Professor Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Vice-Chancellor at Ashoka University; Professor Pradeep Chhibber, University California, Berkeley; and Professor Anne Waldrop, OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University. Moderator: Professor Siri Gloppen, University of Bergen/Chr. Michelsens Institute.
Venue: Aud. 4, Faculty of Law, Dragefjellet, University of BergenTime: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Masterclass, with Holberg Laureate Cass Sunstein"What to do about human error"
Six Nordic PhD students have been selected to participate in an exclusive masterclass with Holberg Laureate Cass Sunstein and discuss "human error."
Venue: Aud. 4, Faculty of Law, Dragefjellet, University of BergenTime: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
5 June (Bergen)
The Holberg Symposium "Democracy and Truth"
Holberg Laureate Cass Sunstein has invited four prominent international scholars to discuss this year's topic.
In many nations, there is concern about whether democracies can arrive at truth - whether the issue involves questions of fact (the risks of immigration, climate change, tobacco, war) or policy and law (how best to address social problems, in terms of the precise relationship between means and ends).
Speakers: Tyler Cowen, Holbert Harris Professor of Economics, George Mason University; Lawrence Lessig, Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership, Harvard Law School; Ambassador Samantha Power, Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Tali Sharot, Associate Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London.
Live stream can be watched here.Venue: The University Aula, University of Bergen. Muséplass 3.Time: 09:00 AM – 1:00 PM
The Holberg Lecture "Freedom"
The 2018 Holberg address, delivered by Holberg Laureate Cass Sunstein. If people have freedom of choice, do their lives go better? Under what conditions? By what criteria?
Venue: The University Aula, University of Bergen. Muséplass 3.Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
6 June (Bergen)
Award Ceremony The Holberg Prize School Project
Thye year's winners will receive their awards from Minister of Research and Higher Education Iselin Nybø and Holberg Laureate Cass Sunstein.
Venue: Bergen Katedralskole, Kong Oscars gate 36Time: 10.00 AM–11.00 AM
Award Ceremony The Holberg Prize and the Nils Klim Prize
H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon og Minister of Research and Higher Education Iselin Nybø will confer the Holberg Prize og Nils Klim Prize. The award ceremony is by invitation only. (Doors close at 12:45)
Venue: The University Aula, the University of Bergen. Muséplass 3.Tid: 1:00 PM – 2.00 PM
7 June (Oslo)
The Holberg Laureate LIVE “Knowledge-based Policy-Making”
Research Director Anine Kierulf and Professor Cathrine Holst invite Holberg Laureate Cass R. Sunstein to a conversation about expertise and policy making at the House of Literature in Oslo.
Venue: The House of Literature, Oslo, Wergelandsveien 29 (Auditorium: Wergeland)Time: 6.00 PM – 7.15 PM