Arne Næss Programme on Global Justice and the Environment
The Arne Naess Programme on Global Justice and the Environment at the University of Oslo, draws on the legacy of Norway’s foremost eco-philosopher, Ghandi scholar and environmental activist. The Programme’s overall aim is to bring together young researchers, leading international thinkers, and practitioners from diverse fields to stimulate novel solutions to socio-environmental challenges of our time.
Former guests of the Arne Næss Symposium include, among others, George Monbiot, Bill McKibben, Benjamin Barber, Eva Joly and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
About the Programme:
The Programme has four main components:
1) The Arne Naess Chair, awarded each year to one or several scholars of international standing who have made a significant contribution to the study of global justice and the environment;
2) The annual Arne Naess Symposium, bringing together philosophers, politicians, natural scientists, economists, “cultural creatives” and civil society. The symposium is broadcast on public television (NRK2);
3) Three Arne Naess Student Stipends, awarded each spring to outstanding young scholars;
4) The course in environmental humanities, based on a critical exploration of ecological thought and action.