Holberg Prize News
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.
We are pleased to welcome everyone to the Holberg Week, 2018. 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, 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.
The Holberg Prize 2018 is awarded to American legal scholar Cass Sunstein for his groundbreaking research in law and related fields. The Nils Klim Prize is awarded to Norwegian political scientist Francesca R. Jensenius for her outstanding research on elections, development patterns, and the empowerment of minority groups and women in India and elsewhere.
On Wednesday, March 14, 09:00 (CET) we will announce the winners of the Holberg Prize and Nils Klim Prize 2018.
On 13 February the Holberg Board decided that the prize amount would increase from NOK 4.5 million to NOK 6 million (USD 760,000). The increase is effective this year.
Last week, the Holberg Committee convened in Amsterdam, and Nils Klim Laureate Claes de Vreese spoke at the Norwegian Honorary Consulate General.