The 2019 Nobel Conference will take on the topic, “Climate Changed: Facing Our Future” September 24-25 at Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter.
Featuring five world-leading experts who have contributed to the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) along with author and historian Dr. Amitav Ghosh (The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable) and Canadian Inuit advocate and author Sheila Watt-Cloutier (The Right to Be Cold), the conference will explore the science and ethics of climate change as well as approaches to mitigation and adaptation.
For five decades, the annual Nobel Conference has drawn about 4,500 people to the college campus in Saint Peter, Minn. The conference links a general audience, including high school students and teachers, with the world’s foremost scholars and researchers in discussion centered on contemporary issues relating to the natural and social sciences.
2019 speakers include:
Dr. Amitav Ghosh (Novelist, historian, essayist, and author; 2018 recipient of the Jnanpith Award; “one of the most important global thinkers of the preceding decade” – Foreign Policy magazine)
Dr. Richard Alley (Professor of Geosciences, Penn State University; IPCC contributor; PBS, NPR, and New York Times contributor)
Dr. Diana Liverman (Regents Professor of Geography and Development, Arizona State University; IPCC contributor; researcher on climate change and sustainable development)
Sheila Watt-Cloutier (Canadian Inuit advocate, author, and political representative; 2015 winner of the Right Livelihood Award)
Dr. Gabriele Hegerl (Professor of Statistical Climate Systems Science, University of Edinburgh; IPCC contributor, pioneering researcher on climate modeling)
Dr. David Keith (Professor of Applied Physics, Harvard University, and Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; IPCC contributor; TIME Magazine “Hero of the Environment”; leading researcher on climate engineering)
Dr. Mike Hulme (Professor of Human Geography and Fellow of Pembroke College, University of Cambridge; IPCC contributor, climate modeling expert and leading authority on interdisciplinary approaches to addressing climate change)
Tickets are sold out for the highly-anticipated conference, but the lectures will be streamed live online.