The Arne Næss Symposium is part of the Arne Næss programme at the University of Oslo established in 2007. Based at the Center for Development and the Environment at UiO, the Arne Næss Chair and Symposium are today the only ongoing project that preserves and critically develops the intellectual legacy after Arne Næss. The Arne Næss professors – who represent leading international scholars working on the questions of global justice and the environment – are invited to engage with the Norwegian researchers, students, NGOs and the public sphere. They are also encouraged to carry on the Socratic quest that imbues Næss’s philosophy.
The preliminary title of the 2019 Arne Næss Symposium – featuring Eva Joly - is 'Global Justice Today: How to Fight the Power of Oligarchs and Tax Havens?' The aim of the 2019 Symposium is to shed new light on one of the most insidious – and under-researched - sources of social and environmental injustice today: international corruption supported by tax havens. Eva Joly – a moral voice in the debate on global justice – is a highly respected international expert in the field. Joly combines keen interest in the global environmental agenda (as the EU parliamentarian in the Green Party) with passion for social and environmental justice. She is well known for her courageous investigation of corruption, fraud and money laundering of international corporations and oil companies, as well as for “fighting fraud in the interests of ordinary people, trying to prevent the oligarchy taking all the power and all the money” (The Guardian, 2011).
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