Join the event online
- Link for joining the webinar on 21 January at 2 pm. Norwegian time (oslomet.zoom.us).
- If you are asked to fill in a passcode, the passcode is: 803782
The Anna Sethne Honorary Lecture is an annual guest lecture intended to inspire the integration of education and research with an emphasis on diversity, sustainability and interdisciplinary aspects.
The very first Anna Sethne Honorary Lecture will be held on 21 January 2022. We are happy and proud to announce that this lecture will be held by highly regarded researcher Richard Sennett. The lecture The Open City will address topics of diversity and urban life.
Minor changes to the programme may occur.
- Welcome and opening remarks. Sarah J. Paulson, Dean of the Faculty of Education and International Studies, Oslo Metropolitan University
- Presentation of the Anna Sethne Lecturer of Honour 2022. Hanne Skaaden, Vice-Dean of Research and Development of the Faculty of Education and International Studies, Oslo Metropolitan University
- Anna Sethne Honorary Lecture 2022 “The Open City”. Richard Sennett, Senior Advisor to the United Nations on its Program on Climate Change and Cities, Senior Fellow at the Center on Capitalism and Society at Columbia University and Visiting Professor of Urban Studies at MIT
- Comments and questions. Moderator: Kim Helsvig, Professor, Department of Primary and Secondary Teacher Education, Oslo Metropolitan University
- Closing remarks. Sarah J. Paulson, Dean of the Faculty of Education and International Studies, Oslo Metropolitan University
The event will be interpreted in sign language.
The webinar will be recorded.
The event takes place online
Due to restrictions related to the covid-19 pandemic, this event will be held as an online lecture. The online event does not require registration and is open to all.
The planned reception for invited guests following the event is sadly cancelled due to covid-19 restrictions.
About Richard Sennett
Richard Sennett is Professor of Sociology. He currently a Senior Fellow of the Center on Capitalism and Society at Columbia University and Visiting Professor of Urban Studies at MIT. He serves as Senior Advisor to the United Nations on its programme on Cities and climate change.
Previously, he founded the New York Institute for the Humanities, taught at New York University and at the London School of Economics, and served as President of the American Council on Work.
Since the publication in 1977 of The Fall of Public Man, his landmark study of the changing nature of public culture and urban society in Western societies, Sennett has been one of the most prominent figures in American sociology. Throughout his career Sennett has worked on a wide range of topics which are highly relevant for the Faculty of Education and International Studies as a teacher education institution dedicated to the study and promotion of diversity. He has consistently been oriented towards studies of social structures, individualism, segregation, multicultural life and religious identity in modern urban life, and he calls for historical perspectives on these phenomena to develop critical thinking about the present and the future.
Among Sennett’s most well-known books are also The Hidden Injuries of Class (1972), The Corrosion of Character (1998), The Culture of the New Capitalism (2006), The Craftsman (2008), and Building and Dwelling (2018).
Among other awards, he has received the Hegel Prize, the Spinoza Prize, an honorary doctorate from Cambridge University, and the Centennial Medal from Harvard University.
Richard Sennett grew up in the Cabrini-Green housing project in Chicago. He attended the Julliard School in New York, where he worked with Claus Adam, cellist of the Juilliard String Quartet. He then studied social relations at Harvard, working with David Riesman, and independently with Hannah Arendt.
Photo of Richard Sennett: Thomas Struth.
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Event Committee 2022
- Dag Fjæstad, NAFO - The National Centre of Multicultural Education (leader of committee)
- Inger Marie Lindboe, Department of Early Childhood Education
- Kim Gunnar Helsvig, Department of Primary and Secondary Teacher Education
- Anne Waldrop, Department of International Studies and Interpreting
- Ellen Beate Hellne-Halvorsen, Department of Vocational Teacher Education
The event on Facebook: Richard Sennett - The Open City (facebook.com)