Norwegian Nobel Institute – Lecture Series
Scandinavian University Press
In 1992 the Norwegian Nobel Institute decided to launch the Norwegian Nobel Institute Spring Lectures. The institute invites an internationally prominent scholar to give a series of lectures on a topic that is both academically important and relevant to the institute’s work as secretariat to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, awarders of the Nobel Peace Prize. The invited scholar is to come from the academic fields mentioned in the Statutes of the Norwegian Nobel Committee as one of the seven categories of persons having the right to nominate candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize: “University professors of political science and jurisprudence, history and philosophy.”
Below are lectures from 1993-1995 that are in print.
Communism: The Vanished Specter
by Richard Pipes
This book reproduces the text of two lectures delivered in Oslo in May 1993, at the invitation of the Norwegian Nobel Institute. The author’s purpose is to explain, in broad historical and philosophical categories, why communism triumphed in Russia but ultimately failed.
Hardcover: 194 pages
Published in 1994
The Nationality Question in the Soviet Union
by Hélène Carrère d´Encausse
This volume reproduces the text of lectures in April 1994 on the invitation of the Norwegian Nobel Institute. The author analyses the history of Russia’s relationship to its various neighbors and how they were oppressed under the Soviet communist system.
Paperback: 74 pages
Published in 1995
The Chinese Way.
China’s Position in International Relations
by Wang Gungwu
This volume reproduces the text of lectures delivered in May 1995 on the invitation of the Norwegian Nobel Institute. The author explores the rapid but uneasy economic and political rise of China and suggests its possible consequences for Asia and the world.
Paperback: 89 pages
Published in 1995
The Past, the Present and the Future of the European Union
by Roy Jenkins
This book reproduces the text of two lectures delivered in May 1997 on the invitation of the Norwegian Nobel Institute. Roy Jenkins, Lord Jenkins Hillhead, gives a historical analysis of how the European Union (EU) has developed, a clear summary of where the EU stands today, with particular emphasis on Britain’s rather ambivalent role, and tentative comments on the direction in which the EU is likely to develop in the future.
Paperback: 50 pages
Published in 1997