Nobel Conference

Sustainability

Nobel Conference

The mission of the Nobel Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College is to bring students, educators and members of the general public together with the leading thinkers of our time, to explore revolutionary, transformative, and pressing scientific questions and the ethical issues that arise with them. Since its inception in 1965, the Conference has brought together some of the world’s foremost scholars and thinkers, including 70 Nobel laureates. It is the first and only ongoing educational conference in the United States to receive the official authorization of The Nobel Foundation, Stockholm.

The subject of the 55th Nobel Conference is climate change. The changes being wrought on the earth’s climate system are vast, without precedent, and of such magnitude and scale as to potentially alter life itself. Nobel Conference 55 asks “What tools are available, what research efforts do we require, and what kind of people do we need to be to conceptualize and address global climate challenges?” Nobel Conference 55 brings together seven leading thinkers of diverse expertise and disciplinary backgrounds to help us better understand and respond to the scientific and ethical dimensions of climate change.

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