Francesca Refsum Jensenius
The Norwegian political scientist Francesca R. Jensenius is awarded the 2018 Nils Klim Prize for her research on electoral dynamics, development, and the empowerment of women and minority groups in India and elsewhere.
Cass R. Sunstein
The American legal scholar Cass R. Sunstein is awarded the 2018 Holberg Prize for his wide-ranging, original, prolific and highly influential research in law and related academic fields.
News Holberg Prize
We are pleased to welcome everyone to the Holberg Week, 2018. In addition to award ceremonies, there weill 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, see the links for each event.
The Holberg Prize is offering scholarships for five Nordic PhD candidates to participate in a Masterclass with Professor Cass R. Sunstein on "What to Do About Human Error". The event takes place during the Holberg Week, on 4 June, in Bergen.
Nils Klim Prize News
In 2011, Jørn Jacobsen was awarded the Nils Klim Prize for his research into Norwegian criminal law. In this interview from 2017 he talks about why he chose an academic career, the value of legal theory, and challenges in criminal law.
"I am interested in how laws and regulations that are meant to promote justice or equality work in practice. How quickly can we see changes in society?" says Nils Klim Laureate Francesca R. Jensenius.