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:: Habermas at the Holberg Prize Seminar, Norway (19-11-2005 00:56)
Press release:

Invitation to the Holberg Prize Seminar

The Ludvig Holberge Memorial Fund is pleased to issue an open invitation to attend a seminar with a number of well-known speakers, including this year’s Holberg Prize winner, Jürgen Habermas. The seminar will be held Tuesday, 29 November, in Auditorium 1, in the Law Faculty building (University of Bergen). People intending to attend are asked to sign up with the Memorial Fund Secretariat, at www.holbergprisen.no.

The Holberg Prize is awarded annually to an outstanding scholar from the humanities, social sciences, law or theology. (Please see the web site for more information.) This year’s prize will be presented to Jürgen Habermas at an official ceremony, 30 November.

At the seminar on 29 November, Habermas will given a lecture entitled, " The Role of Religion in the Public Sphere". Other speakers at the seminar include:
Cristina Lafont, Northwestern University, USA,
Helge Høibraaten, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany,
Thomas Schmidt, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Germany
Hauke Brunkhorst, Universität Flensburg, Germany

Seminar Programme:
10.00-10.15 Opening – Director of the Board of the Ludvig Holberge Memorial Fund, Jan Fridthjof Bernt
10.15-11.15 Jürgen Habermas: "The Role of Religion in the Public Sphere"
11.15-12.15 Comments and discussion
12.15-13.15 Lunch
13.15-13.45 Cristina Lafont: "The Idea of Public Reason"
13.45-14.15 Comments and discussion
14.15-14.30 Pause
14.30-15.00 Helge Høibraaten: "Post-Metaphysical Thinking, Religion and Secular Society"
15.00-15.30 Comments and discussion
15.30-16.00 Thomas Schmidt: "The Discourse of Religion in the Post-secular Society"
16.00-16.30 Comments and discussion
16.30-17.00 Pause
17.00-17.30 Hauke Brunkhorst: "The Transformation of Solidarity and the Enduring Impact of Monotheism"
17.30-18.00 Comments and discussion

For more information and to sign up for this open seminar, please contact:
Bodil Kjelstrup
Project Coordinator, Holberg Prize
telphone: (+47) 55 58 69 92
E-mail: Bodil.Kjelstrup@holberg.uib.no
www.holberg.uib.no
address: PO.box 7800, NO-5020 Bergen
Thomas Gregersen