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The Eilert Sundt lecture

Eilert Sundt (1817 -1875) is considered to be the first social scientist in Norway. The first Eilert Sundt Lecture was arranged in 1993, the same year as the facultys 20th anniversary.


Bilde av professor Robert Plomin
Time and place: Oct. 16, 2018 2:15 PM4:30 PM, Aud 1, Eilert Sundts hus

The DNA revolution has made it possible to use DNA to predict at birth who we will become. This will transform psychology, society and how we understand ourselves, according to professor Robert Plomin.

Pascal Engel
Time and place: Nov. 28, 2017 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Aud 1, Eilert Sundts hus

How pessimistic are we allowed to be about the nature and the exercise of reason? Professor Pascal Engel will talk about the conditions of reason’s resistance, including in the public domain, in his lecture.

Time and place: Nov. 21, 2017 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Aud 1, Eilert Sundts hus

Is our privacy threatened by social media? Are we losing the ability to concentrate? Daniel Miller is a Professor in Anthropology at the University College London (UCL) and will present the findings from his Project "Why We Post".

poor family in USA
Time and place: Sep. 19, 2017 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Aud 1, Eilert Sundts hus

The number of American families living on $2.00 per person, per day, has skyrocketed to one and a half million American households, including about three million children. Where do these families live? How did they get so desperately poor? And what do they do to survive?