Nobel Institute Director to Give Hartman Hotz Lecture
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Geir Lundestad, secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee and director of the Nobel Institute, will present “My 25 years with the Nobel Peace Prize,” at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, in Giffels Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public and is part of the Hartman Hotz Lectures in Law and Liberal Arts series.
Lundestad has served as the Nobel director and secretary since 1990. His lecture will offer a personal and candid look at the prize including the people who have won and the controversies that sometimes surround one of the world’s most prestigious awards.
In addition to his current work for the Nobel Committee and Nobel Institute, Lundestad is also an adjunct professor of international history at the University of Oslo. His other academic appointments have included associate professor of history, professor of history and professor of American civilization. He has been a research fellow at Harvard University and at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.
Writing in both English and Norwegian, Lundestad’s many articles and books cover a broad range of topics, including Norwegian history, the European community, the Cold War and American foreign policy. He is also a frequent commentator on Norwegian television and radio.
Lundestad earned a candidatus philologlae (the equivalent to a master of arts) in history from the University of Oslo in 1970 and a doctorate from the University of Tromso in 1976.
The event is sponsored by the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, the University of Arkansas School of Law and the Hartman Hotz Trust Committee. Dr. and Mrs. Palmer Hotz of Foster City, Calif., established the University of Arkansas Hartman Hotz Lectures in Law and Liberal Arts to honor the memory of his brother, Hartman Hotz. Hartman Hotz was a graduate in history from Fulbright College. After graduating from Yale University Law School, he joined the faculty of the University of Arkansas School of Law, where he made significant contributions to the study of law.
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