Holberg Prize News
The Holberg Prize is delighted to be able to publish the written version of Prof. Achille Mbembe's address, given at the Holberg Debate on 1 December, 2018, in Bergen, Norway.
Legendary researchers and activists joined the panel for the 1 December Holberg Debate.
During the Holberg week of June 2018, Holberg Prize Laureate Cass Sunstein met with Anine Kierulf to talk about his research, backround and and how he has worked to promote enduring constitutional ideals –freedom, dignity, equality, self-government, the rule of law – under contemporary circumstances.
The Holberg Committee recently met in Amsterdam to decide on a shortlist for the 2019 Holberg Prize.
As of June this year, Professor Cui Zhiyuan from Tsinghua University is appointed a new member of the Holberg Committee.
Fifty years after the Year of Revolt, how important are affects in influencing the behaviour of voters, activists and policy makers? Achile Mbembe, Kathleen Cleaver and George Galloway meet in Bergen to discuss this question on 1 December.
The following is a transcript from the acceptance speech held by Holberg Laureate Cass Sunstein, at the Award Ceremony in the University Aula, on June 6, 2018
Today, the Holberg Prize was conferred upon Harvard Law Professor Cass Sunstein by HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway.
Should free speech laws be changed, and if so, how? How should the US approach the issue of gun control? And has the US Supreme Court become too politicized? These are some of the questions that 2018 Holberg Laureate Cass Sunstein addresses in this interview.
A record 49 applications were received for this year's Masterclass. From these, six PhD candidates from Nordic universities have been selected to discuss "What to do about human error" with 2018 Holberg Laureate Cass Sunstein on 4 June.