The great issues of today

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The 2015 Nobel Week Dialogue in Gothenburg offered many interesting panel discussions, meetings and conversations. In the picture Edvard and May-Britt Moser who received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2014 along with Margaret Boden, a professor at Sussex University. Photo: Jonas Borg © Nobel Media 2015

The Center will be a self-evident venue for discussions and meetings about the great issues of the day. Here scientists, decision makers, opinion moulders, artists, school children, students from all over the world will discuss and learn in depth about the major challenges facing humanity.

The programme activities at the Nobel Center will be broad, while maintaining consistently high quality.

They will be adaptable and be aimed at different target groups on different occasions. The Nobel Center will serve regularly as an arena for meetings and public events intended to attract
a large, broad audience. These might include a lecture by Malala Yousafzai, 2014 Peace Prize Laureate, or by climate expert Steven Chu, 1997 Laureate in Physics and President Obama’s former energy secretary.

In recent years, some 1,000 people have participated in the Nobel Week Dialogue in Stockholm and Gothenburg. Important issues for humanity related to genetics, energy and ageing have been
discussed at these events – by leading scientists including Nobel Laureates, as well as by artists and by decision makers in the political and business spheres – in an open, dialogue-oriented format. At the Nobel Center, we will develop more activities of this kind.

Thanks to the power of the Nobel Prize, we will be able to attract people who may otherwise be difficult to persuade to visit Stockholm. They will participate in a natural way in the Center’s conferences, meetings and Nobel Prize-related programmes.