Holberg Prize News

Cui Zhiyuan joins the Holberg Committee

As of June this year, Professor Cui Zhiyuan from Tsinghua University is appointed a new member of the Holberg Committee.

The Holberg Debate 2018: "Politics and Affects: The Dynamics of Social Mobilization"

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.

Cass Sunstein's Acceptance Speech

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

The Holberg Prize and the Nils Klim Prize 2018 conferred

Today, the Holberg Prize was conferred upon Harvard Law Professor Cass Sunstein by HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway.

Shouldn’t Every Adolescent Wait for Godot?

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.

Meet the 2018 Masterclass panellists

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.

Programme for the Holberg Week, with streaming links

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.

Graduate opportunity: Masterclass with Cass R. Sunstein

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.

2018 Holberg Prize and Nils Klim Prize Laureates Announced

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.

Announcement for the Holberg Prize and Nils Klim Prize 2018

On Wednesday, March 14, 09:00 (CET) we will announce the winners of the Holberg Prize and Nils Klim Prize 2018.