Public Lecture by Prof. dr. Elinor Ostrom (Utrecht University, November 29, 2012)


On the 29th of November, 2012, Prof. dr. Elinor Ostrom, Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences 2009, will give a public lecture at Utrecht University.


Prof. Ostrom is reknown for her fundamental studies on commons and institutions for collective-action. Her publication Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action, first published in 1990, is regarded generally as a magnus opus within this field of research.


The lecture of prof. Ostrom, made possible by contributions by the Utrecht University Knowledge Centre Institutions of the Open Society (IOS), the Centre for Global Economic History (CGEH) and the Centre for the Humanities, also forms the introduction to the Conference 'Design and Dynamics of Institutions for Collective Action' (Nov. 29 - Dec. 1, 2012) at Utrecht University.


You are invited to attend this public lecture; admission is free. We do however ask you to register in advance. Registration will start through this page at September 1, 2012.


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Date: November 29, 2012

Time: to be announced

Location: Utrecht University, Aula Academiegebouw, Domplein 29

Admission: Free, registration however is required (registration starts Sept. 1, 2012)

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More information

For previous interviews of Elinor Ostrom, please click one of the following links:

> Profile page of Elinor Ostrom at Indiana University

> Interview with Elinor Ostrom on climate change (April 2012) by IRIN

> Profile of Elinor Ostrom in Time's 2012 List of The 100 Most Influential People in the World (April 2012)

> Introductory speech by Elinor Ostrom on Conference 'Planet onder Pressure' (London, March 2012)

> Interview with Elinor Ostrom on her academic career and beliefs (2011) by Margaret Levi, Editor of the Annual Review of Political Science

> Interview with Elinor Ostrom and Oliver E.Williamson, Nobel Prize Laureates in Economic Sciences 2009, by Nobel Prize Organization, on occasion of being awarded Nobel Prize