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LUSEM students in the audience for Nobel minds round table discussion

Screen shot from "Snillen spekulerar", showing people talking in an old-school library.
The broadcast ”Snillen spekulerar” (Nobel minds) can be seen world-wide on SVT Play.

Three students from LUSEM were invited as audience for the round table discussion in Stockholm with the Nobel laureates, earlier in December. The show was broadcast on SVT and BBC World on 18 December 2023 and can be streamed online anytime.

We asked three quick questions about the experience to Rami Zalfou, a doctoral student in Economic History at LUSEM.

What did it feel like to participate in the audience at the recording of the round table discussion with this year’s Nobel laureates?

“It was an exciting opportunity to join the audience for Snillen spekulerar (Nobel minds) – I got to watch the live discussion in the Bernadotte Library at the Royal Palace which was a treat.”

What did you take home with you from the round table discussion?

“There should be more events of this kind where scholars discuss their work in a public setting and communicate their ideas to the public.”

What are your research interests?

“I’m interested in migration and inequality in the Middle East region.”

The LUSEM students were invited to the broadcast due to Claudia Goldin, honorary doctor at LUSEM and Professor of Economics at Harvard University, being the laureate of the Prize in Economic Sciences. Also, students from the Faculty of Science at Lund University participated, due to Anne L'Huillier, Professor of Atomic Physics at Lund University, being one of the laureates of Physics 2023.

Watch the broadcast on SVT Play