Relive the Mohn Prize seminar 2024

The Mohn Prize Seminar is arranged biannually to honour the laureate and discuss topics within their research and contributions to society. Watch the 2024 seminar in its entirety above.

Through a mix of shorter presentations, panels and discussions we higlighted Prof. Young's research and contributions to the broader research community. An excellent list of speakers and contributors of highly relevant people from the science and policy communities, both internationally and nationally, discussed the way forward.


09:30 Welcome by Jan Gunnar Winther, Prorector of research at UiT

09:35: Prof. Oran Young introduces his research

09:50: Dialogue: On Science Policy

10:15 Break

Arctic Governance

10:30: Learning from the past and looking to the future
Jennifer Spence (Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University)

10:40: Russia in the Arctic - ambitions and narratives
Kari Aga Myklebost (UiT)

10:50: Cold Realities: China Reconsiders Its Arctic Strategy’
Marc Lanteigne (UiT)

11:00: Discussion on Arctic Governance with the speakers

11:30 Free lunch - Please inform us of any dietary restrictions when signing up

Global Environmental Politics

12:00: Arctic Environmental Governance: Resilience to Geopolitical Change
Olav Schram Stokke (UiO / Fridtjof Nansen Institute)

12:10: A Global Treaty for a Global Arctic? 
Vito De Lucia (UiT)

12:25 Debate: Thoughts on research priorities – What is important now?
“The Age of the Arctic“ 40 years after (Young, 1985- paper)

12:55 Summary and thank you
Alf Håkon Hoel (UiT)

Organizing committee: Hans Kristian HernesAlf Håkon HoelMarit Reigstad