Nobel Week Dialogue

Our line up of panellists participating in this year's Nobel Week Dialogue include world-leading experts and inspiring thought leaders. Keep checking back for the latest updates to the panellist list.

Frances Arnold

Nobel Prize laureate

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018.

Frances Arnold received the chemistry prize for pioneering directed enzyme evolution methods used widely for applications across medicine, consumer products, agriculture, fuels and chemicals.

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Anna Blennow is an associated professor of Latin at the University of Gothenburg. She is also a renowned essayist and literary critic in Swedish daily press and radio.

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Nicolas J.A. Buchoud

Nicolas J.A. Buchoud is a fellow of the Global Solutions Initiative and O.P. Jindal Global University Centre for Sustainability and an honorary member of the Indonesian Creative Cities Network.

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Kevin Casas-Zamora is the Secretary-General of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance and a Senior Fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue, a Washington DC-based policy research centre.

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Sanna Ghotbi is co-founder and citizen participation expert at Digidem Lab, a democracy lab based in Sweden that works locally and globally to increase the power of those with least in local decision-making.

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Serge Haroche

Nobel Prize laureate

Nobel Prize in Physics 2012

Serge Haroche is professor emeritus at Collège de France. His main research activities have been in quantum optics and quantum information science. Serge Haroche will participate on-site.

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Limin Hee is Director of Research at Singapore’s Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC), a nexus and knowledge centre for liveable and sustainable cities, where she focuses on research strategies, content development and international collaborations.

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Susan Parnell is a professor of urban geography at the University of Bristol and emeritus professor at the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town.

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An architect and engineer by training, Carlo Ratti teaches at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he directs the Senseable City Lab, and is a founding partner of the international design and innovation office Carlo Ratti Associati.

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Paul M. Romer

Nobel Prize laureate

Prize in economic sciences 2018.

Paul Romer is an economist and policy entrepreneur that has spent his career at the intersection of economics, innovation, technology, and urbanisation, working to speed up human progress. Paul Romer will participate online.

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Physics prize 2011.

Brian P. Schmidt is Vice-Chancellor and President of The Australian National University. He received the Nobel Prize for discovering the accelerating expansion of the Universe.

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Karen Seto is the Frederick C. Hixon Professor of Geography and Urbanization Science at the Yale School of the Environment. Her central research focus is how urbanisation will affect the planet.

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Adam Smith

As chief scientific officer for Nobel Prize Outreach, Adam Smith has played a key role in putting together the Nobel Week Dialogue. His background is in scientific research and science publishing.

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Laura Sprechmann

Laura Sprechmann is CEO for Nobel Prize Outreach, the company that aims to spread knowledge and raise interest in the Nobel Prize-awarded achievements to a global audience, through digital media and international events.

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Juleen Zierath

Juleen Zierath is professor of clinical integrative physiology at Karolinska lnstitutet. Her research has revealed key steps in insulin signaling pathways that are impaired in diabetic patients.

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Nobel Week Dialogue 2021