Bjorn Lomborg, the “Skeptical Environmentalist”, in Hungary this weekend
Bjorn Lomborg is a very controversial figure; he is widely disliked by many environmental protectionists for his views that are detailed in his two books, The Skeptical Environmentalist and Cool It. He will be in Budapest this weekend, where he will give several lectures, which are open to the public.
In November 2001, Lomborg was selected as a "Global Leader for Tomorrow" by the World Economic Forum. In June 2002, BusinessWeek magazine named Lomborg one of the "50 Stars of Europe", in the category of Agenda Setters. The magazine noted, "No matter what they think of his views, nobody denies that Bjorn Lomborg has shaken the environmental movement to its core." Lomborg was also selected as one of TIME magazine's 100 most influential people of 2004, and in 2007 Lomborg was named one of the "50 people who could save the planet" by UK newspaper The Guardian.
Schedule in Budapest (all programs are in English):
Saturday, April 26th at 6pm – Guest lecturer at the 9th annual Eötvös Conference of Honors Colleges.
Organizer: Eötvös College and the Green Society of Budapest University of Technology and Economics.
Address: 1118 Budapest, Ménesi út 11-13. (Close to Móricz Zsigmond körtér)
Sunday, April 27th at 12:30pm – Lecture at the 15th International Book Festival
Moderated by János Betlen and Szabolcs Pogonyi, editors of Metazin.hu
Address: Millenáris Park Jövő Háza, Supka Géza room
1024 Budapest, Kis Rókus utca 16-20. (Close to Moszkva tér)
Monday, April 28th, 10am-1pm – Press conference
Address: Nyitott Műhely
1023 Budapest, Ráth György utca 4. (Close to Déli train station)
More information: www.lomborg.com
- Bjorn Lomborg, the “Skeptical Environmentalist”, in Hungary this weekend (Daniel Freeman, Funzine, 2008 April)