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.