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Nobel Conference 48 Update

The oceans have long been a source of fascination, from the tales of Sinbad to the popular Blue Planet documentary. The marine world provides us with seafood and medicines, fertilizers and petroleum. And the oceans are associated with danger, from the exaggerated fiction of Jaws to poorly understood feedback on climate change. Nobel Conference 48 at Gustavus Adolphus College […]

Theme for Nobel Conference 46 – Food and Nutrition

What makes food good? To ask this question in contemporary society is to enter an arena in which aesthetic, ethical, economic, agro-ecological and physiological definitions of goodness intertwine, clash and vie for eaters’ attention. Few issues seem to demand our attention so frequently—and on such visceral levels—as does our need for good food. The question […]

Rajendra Pachauri to Speak on the Connection Between Water and Climate

We are excited to have Dr Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman of the IPCC, as a speaker at Nobel Conference 45, H2O: Uncertain Resource. Dr. Pachauri was elected chair of the IPCC, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, in 2002 and re-elected in 2008. The IPCC is an international body that assesses the current status and causes […]