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Climate Issues in Iceland Discussed in New York

The Scandinavia House in New York, the Nordic Center in America, will host lectures on climate issues in Iceland and Norway tomorrow. The first is “Dreamland Iceland: A Universe on an Island” by Icelandic author Andri Snaer Magnason.

Magnason will speak about Iceland as a political, economic and sociological microcosm of the world, arguing that Iceland as an island can be used as a model to understand issues of conflict, interest, influence, war, independence and dependency around the globe.

The New York Times calls Magnason’s book Dreamland: Self Help for a Frightened Nation, which was awarded both the Icelandic Literary Award and the Icelandic Bookseller Prize in 2006, “a devastating polemic that puts Iceland’s environmental issues into a global perspective.”

The lecture is presented in collaboration with the Icelandic Consulate General in New York.

The second presentation is by ASF Visiting Lecturer Sven Arntzen entitled “Ecophilosophy in Norway: Its Development and Orientation.”

Click here to read an interview with Magnason.

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