The Environment - Reason for optimism, or reason to panic?

A breakfast seminar with Steven Pinker

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Time: Thursday, 06 June 2019 08:30-10:00
Place: PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

The Environment - Reason for optimism, or reason to panic?
Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh at sunset. Photo: Gudrun Østby / PRIO
What are the major valid environmental concerns of today? What can be said about the ability of humanity to address, adapt to, and solve key environmental challenges? What is the appropriate communication strategy for these challenges - through emphasizing hope, or despair?

Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and WWF Norway have the great pleasure of inviting you to an exclusive seminar with Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, Steven Pinker. 

Introductions and short remarks by Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, followed by panel discussion moderated by the Political Editor of Aftenposten, Trine Eilertsen

Steven Pinker, Professor of Psychology at Harvard University


Bård Vegar Solhjell, CEO, WWF Norway

Elisabeth Gilmore, Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, Clark University

Halvard Buhaug, Research Professor, PRIO and Professor of Political Science, NTNU


A light breakfast will be served.



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