Conference in Honour of Hannesson

The School of Social Sciences and the Economics Faculty at the University of Iceland, and RNH, hold a conference on “Environmental Protection and Natural Resource Utilisation” Thursday 8 October 2015 at 16.30–18 at the Festivities Hall of the University. The conference is in honour of one of Iceland’s most distinguished scholars, Rognvaldur Hannesson, Professor Emeritus in Resource Economics at the Norwegian School of Commerce in Bergen, the author of around 100 academic papers and six books. The conference focuses on Hannesson’s latest book, Ecofundamentalism, where the author makes a distinction between wise use environmentalism, which he favours, and ecofundamentalism, which he criticizes. Professor Dadi Mar Kristofersson, President of the School of Social Sciences, introduces the guest of honour. Professor Hannesson delivers a keynote lecture. Two discussants comment on the subject, Bengt Kristrom, Professor of Resource Economics at Umea University in Sweden, and Julian Morris, Director of Academic Studies at Reason Foundation in the United States. After questions and answers, Professor Hannesson gives final remarks. A reception on the premises follows. Admission is free and all are welcome.

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