Letten Prize Day 2021

Gamle festsal, University of Oslo, Norway

The Letten Prize Day is both a seminar and a Letten Prize Award Cermony. The day includes a lecture of Letten Prize Laureate for 2018 Tarunabh Khaitan, and this years winner Meta Rostenberg. The events are open for all. 

The Letten Seminar: The Role of the Legal Scholar in the World: The Promises and Pitfalls of Legal Activism

Professor Tarunabh Khaitan, Letten Prize Winner 2018
Professor Tarunabh Khaitan, Letten Prize Winner 2018. Photo: University of Oxford.

09:00 – 10:00    Letten Prize Lecture,  Professor Tarunabh Khaitan, 2018 Letten prize winner
10:00 – 10:20    Title: TBA, Associate Professor Anniken Sørlie, HiOF/UiO
10:20 – 10:40    Title: Justice at Shahbag – ‘there and back again’, Postdoctoral Fellow
                                M. Sanjeeb Hossain, UiO
10:40 – 11:10    Coffee break
11:10 – 11:30    Title: The Responsive Scholar: Critical Empathy and Critical Empiricism,
                               Professor Malcolm Langford, UiO
11:30 – 11:50    Title: A closet full of clothes? Tailoring your legal activist outfit,
                               Professor Ingunn Ikdahl, UiO
11:50 – 12:10    Coffee Break
12:10 – 13:00    Panel discussion
Letten Prize Laureate, Professor Tarunabh Khaitan, University of Oxford
President of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Professor Hans Petter Graver,
University of Oslo
Associate Professor, Malgorzata Cyndecka, University of Bergen
Moderator: Asta Busingye Lydersen, journalist

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch (for all registered participants)

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                                                                              The Letten Prize Award Ceremony 2021

Meta Roestenberg
 Professor Meta Rostenberg, Letten Prize Winner 2021. Photo: Milette Raats.

14:00 - 15:00
Introduction to Letten F. Saugstad and the Letten Prize
Statement from the Letten Prize Committee, Chair Heidi Holmen
Awarding the Letten Prize, Norwegian Ambassador for Global Health John-Arne Røttingen
Acceptance speach and interview with the 2021 winner Professor Meta Roestenberg
Performance by artist Nils Bech

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Full program for the award ceremony and the lecture. 

For online participation: Link will become available



The purpose of the prize ‘is to recognize younger researchers’ contributions in the fields of health, development, environment and equality in all aspects of human life’. Furthermore, ‘the prize aims to raise public awareness of how research can be used to solve global human development challenges’. The Letten Prize is a collaboration between the Letten Foundation and The Young Academy of Norway. 

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