Markus Antonietti from the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, who is one of the world's most eminent material chemists.
Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo. A public debater and prolific author on the subject of contemporary cultural processes, not least from the perspective of globalisation.
Miriam Glucksmann, Professor of Sociology at Essex University in England. A researcher studying labour and division of labour, production, distribution and consumption.
Claes Grundsten, a nature and wildlife photographer and author of more than 25 books.
Bo Kjellén, retired ambassador and former chief negotiator for Sweden in global climate discussions.
Sandra Knapp, distinguished researcher from the Natural History Museum, London. A researcher within the field of global biodiversity.
David Neuman, Curator and Director of the Stockholm Konsthall, the contemporary arts centre in Stockholm's Magasin 3 building.
Thomas H. Ollendick, Professor of Psychology at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. His entire professional career has been devoted to working with psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents.
Dinah Shelton, Professor of International Law at The George Washington University Law School and one of the most illustrious American researchers within the subject area of human rights and international environmental legislation.
Beverley Skeggs, Professor at Goldsmiths, University of London, one of the leading international researchers within the area of Cultural Studies.

More detailed information about the recipients of the Honorary Doctorates is presented below, along with the reasons for their selection. 
 

Honorary Doctorates within the Faculty of Law

Bo Kjellén was previously an ambassador and for many years was Sweden's chief negotiator in global climate talks. He led parts of the international negotiations behind the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change that was adopted in 1992 with regard to the environment and development. Bo Kjellén was also an international chairman in the negotiations underlying the UN's global Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) that was adopted in 1994. Bo Kjellén is still an active author and lecturer on international environmental issues, and not only issues associated with climate change, and he has personally contributed to education and research on environmental legislation at Stockholm University.
 
Dinah Shelton is a professor of international law at The George Washington University Law School and is a renowned researchers within the subject area of human rights and international environmental legislation. She is Vice President of the American Society of International Law, a committee member of the Inter American Commission on Human Rights and is a member of the editorial board of the American Journal of International Law. Through her many scientific publications she has made an emphatic contribution to the development of the legal protection of human rights and the environment. 
 

Honorary Doctorates within the Faculty of Social Sciences

Thomas Hylland Eriksen is a Norwegian professor of social anthropology, an author and a public speaker. Thomas Hylland Eriksen is one of today's leading international anthropologists, and one of the most creative and innovative. His research focuses primarily on studying social globalisation, nationalism, cultural complexity and the dynamics of identity. Thomas Hylland Eriksen is driven by dual ambitions: to understand the present world and to understand what it means to be human. Much of his work has comparative and interdisciplinary dimensions. Since 2004 he has headed a major research programme at the University of Oslo aimed towards highlighting Norway's cultural diversity and raising awareness of the social implications of this. A number of his books have been translated into several languages and have been used for some time as standard syllabus texts in courses in anthropology, not least in Stockholm. Thomas Hylland Eriksen is a prolific author and committed debater in the Nordic media and has contributed significantly to knowledge within the field of anthropology in general society and current social and cultural affairs. Thomas Hylland Eriksen has also in many contexts contributed scientific expertise, functioning as an examiner and reviewer for the Department of Social Anthropology.
 
Professor Miriam Glucksmann is a professor of sociology at Essex University in England. For the last thirty years she has successfully studied labour and division of labour, production, distribution and consumption. In books such as the now classic Women on the Line and in Cotton and Casuals she demonstrates how preconceptions about gender, class and ethnicity are central to the ways in which labour, the economy and the market are structured, both historically and in the present day. Miriam Glucksmann's work is distinguished by its interdisciplinary nature and she moves seamlessly between different perspectives, methods and empirical areas and has inspired researchers from different fields. Her links to Stockholm University are strong. She has held the Kerstin Hesselgren Visiting Professorship post at the Department of Economic History and has presented several seminars, courses and lectures.
 
Professor Thomas H. Ollendick is a professor of psychology at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. His entire professional career has been devoted to psychiatric illnesses in children and adolescents, ranging from developmental deficiencies and behavioural disorders such as ADHD and Oppositional Defiant Disorder, to eating disorders and internalised problems such as anxiety disorders of various types. He has used a broad approach in his research, from studying fundamental psychopathology to developing and testing different treatment alternatives. It is above all in the area of anxiety disorders that Thomas Ollendick has made his name and become recognised as one of the world's leading researchers in the field. For many years Thomas Ollendick has collaborated with researchers at the Department of Psychology at Stockholm University.
 

Honorary Doctorates within the Faculty of Humanities

Professor Beverley Skeggs, Goldsmiths, University of London. Beverley Skeggs is one of the foremost researchers within the area of Cultural Studies and her endeavours have yielded new and valuable knowledge of current welfare system values and not least the significance of class and gender. She is also a unique scientific discussion partner who encourages dialogue and active thinking and who has further developed the scientific community's ability to critically analyse and engage in the area of the role of research from a democratic perspective. During 2007 Beverley Skeggs held the Kerstin Hesselgren Visiting Professorship at Stockholm University.
 
David Neuman, Curator and Director of the arts centre, Konsthallen, in the Magasin 3 building in Stockholm. David Neuman established the arts facility in the Magasin 3 building in Stockholm more than twenty years ago and it has become one of the most important arenas for contemporary art in the country. David Neuman is the person who is most distinctly epitomises the profile of curator within Swedish art circles, creating stages for the display of art, resulting in a list of singularly successful exhibitions. For almost a decade he has also played a crucial role in the creation of the internationally renowned curator education programme, Curating Art. Since 2007 Neuman has been an affiliated professor at the Faculty of Humanities.
 

Honorary Doctorates within the Faculty of Science

Sandra Knapp, based at the Natural History Museum in London, is a prominent researcher within the field of global biodiversity. Sandra Knapp graduated from the University of California and was awarded her doctoral degree by Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. From that time onwards she has principally been associated with her current workplace. In addition to previous contacts and collaborations, primarily involving the taxonomy section at the Department of Botany at Stockholm University, collaborations are now planned that include a biodiversity symposium on speciation, biogeography and dispersal biology.

Professor Markus Antonietti has, for 20 years, lead operations at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany. Antonietti conducts world-leading research in the field of materials chemistry, with a focus on energy, environment and climate. Markus Antonietti works closely with the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry at Stockholm University with e.g.a carbonisation, biomineralisation, biomimetics and self-organisation.

Claes Grundsten is a nature and wildlife photographer and author of more than 25 books. His nature photography depicting Sweden and other parts of the world is of utmost artistic quality and his texts elegantly unify facts about nature with his own personal experiences and reflections. His books are in wide circulation throughout the country and several of them have been translated into other languages. He is one of today's premier landscape narrators.
The new Honorary Doctors will receive their degrees from Stockholm University at the graduation ceremony in the Stockholm City Hall on Friday 30 September, when the new doctors and Jubilee Doctors will also receive their degrees and the new professors will be installed.
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