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The legacy of Dag Hammarskjöld

24 October 2017 18.00

We mark the United Nations Day on the 24th of October with a lecture and a conversation about the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Dag Hammarskjöld, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize post mortem in 1961.

Swedish Dag Hammarskjöld was UN’s second Secretary General, and the only person to ever be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize after passing away. He died in a plane crash in September 1961 – only a couple of weeks before the Peace Prize was to be announced.  The cause of the plane crash in Northern Rhodesia remains a mystery and, in October, the UN published a new report about his death.


On UN day, the Nobel Peace Center welcomes the Hammarskjöld-biographer, Roger Lipsey, who will take a closer look at who Hammarskjöld was as a UN-leader. He will hold the lecture:

The Theory and Practice of Peace. A lecture on Dag Hammarskjöld.

After the lecture, Lipsey will enter a conversation with professor Bernt Hagtvet, and they will open up for questions.

The event will take place in English.

Feel free to sign up the the Facebook event. 

The event is free and open to everybody.

This event is a collaboration with SouthNorth og Dag Hammarskjöldselskapet. 


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