Courage That Changes the World:
Sophie Scholl left her classes to secretly distribute pamphlets
against Adolf Hitler, eleven-year-old Malala Yousafzai lived amidst
the Taliban while blogging about their brutality. Anthropologist
Brian Palmer is haunted by such individuals who risk everything for a more humane society. He gathers wisdom from heroic lives and applies it to everyday questions of surviving as an idealist in an unforgiving world. What can our bravest contemporaries and fallen friends teach us about how to live?
At Harvard, Palmer’s courses on courage and engagement attracted as many as 600 students per term and he was voted the university’s best lecturer. Currently based at Uppsala University in Sweden, Palmer co-created the Raoul Wallenberg Calendar, a portrayal of 365 heroes that was printed in over 100,000 copies in three languages and serialized on Radio Sweden on each day of 2013. He and Ola Larsmo wrote the book 101 historiska hjältar (101 Historical Heroes) published in 2013 with a paperback edition in 2015. In 2014, Palmer interviewed Edward Snowden.
His website is brianpalmer.org.
Welcome to this lecture!
In collaboration with Folkuniversitetet.
Place: Ekonomikum, Hörsal 2
Admission: Free for members. 60 kr for non-members. Become a member at the lecture, 100 kr for one year of membership!