The good, the bad and the ugly

The 4th No-Age meeting is approaching

Venue: Helga Engs Hus, Blindern Campus

Time/date: 9 am to 1pm on the 30th April 2020

“The good, the bad and the ugly” Why would we need a Centre for healthy ageing” at the University of Oslo and why should it be an interdisiplinary approach? With Key Note Speaker Cass R. Sunstein

Cass R. Sunstein is currently the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard. He is the founder and director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy at Harvard Law School. In 2018, he received the Holberg Prize from the government of Norway, sometimes described as the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for law and the humanities. From 2009 to 2012, he was Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, and after that, he served on the President’s Review Board on Intelligence and Communications Technologies and on the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Board. Mr. Sunstein has testified before congressional committees on many subjects, and he has advised officials at the United Nations, the European Commission, the World Bank, and many nations on issues of law and public policy. He serves as an adviser to the Behavioural Insights Team in the United Kingdom

Organizers: Evandro Fei Fang, Hilde Loge Nilsen, Jon Storm-Mathisen and Linda Hildegard Bergersen

To address new developments in academia and society we need interdisciplinary research that broaden our perspective and ask the unexpected questions. Our interdisciplinary approach is not only to be together and get inspired but most importantly an exchange of mind set.


Coffee and refreshments will be served
9:00 Opening remarks by Linda Hildegard Bergersen

9:05 Lene Juel Rasmussen Director of Center of Healthy Aging at the University of Copenhagen
“Why we succeed”

9:30 Key note speaker: Cass R. Sunstein
“Wanting not to know”

10:30 Aasta Marie Bjorvand Bjørkøy
“Ageing and dignity”

11:00 Knut Røed Frisch Centre, University of Oslo
“Working day and night”

11:30 Tove Pettersen University of Oslo
“Simone de Beauvoir’s Old Age: Philosophy, Ethics and Gender”.

12:00 Olav Gjelsvik University of Oslo
«You shall get all you need, but you should not need much.”

12:30-1300 Panel discussion and closing remarks

All welcome, no registration

With Linda Hildegard Bergersen; Jon Storm-Mathisen; Hilde Loge Nilsen; Evandro Fang; Lene Juel Rasmussen

Feature image (Evandro Fang): This is the central roundel of a 4th-century AD mosaic floor from a villa at Hinton St. Mary, Dorset. It is one of the most important early Christian remains from the Roman Empire. The roundel is probably the earliest known mosaic picture of Christ. At either side are pomegranates, signalling immortality.


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