Evening programme at Concert Hall Aarhus (in English)

Education: The Future of the Welfare State?


Concert Hall Aarhus, Thomas Jensens Allé, 8000 Aarhus C

Programme for Friday night (May 25):

17.00-17.40 Reception at Concert Hall Aarhus (Foyer area)

17.45-18.30 Lecture by professor of oeconomics at University of Chicago James Heckman. Professor Heckman is a Nobel Memorial Prize winner in economics and an expert in the economics of human development.

18.30-19.30 Panel debate about welfare and education
(Moderator: Rulle Grabow, Communications Advisor)

19.45-22.15 Dinner at Restaurant johan r (Concert Hall Aarhus)
At 19:45 the evening will continue with dinner at Concert Hall Aarhus’ Restaurant john r incl. wine (a separate ticket, 399,- DKK, must be purchased in order to attend).
The menu consists of an exclusive tapas menu with different cold tapas and one warm side dish prepared according to the season and the chef’s mood. The dinner also includes two glasses of wine, ice water and coffe/tea. The evening ends at 22.15.
Please note: For registered participants only. Price for dinner: 399,- DKK.

22.15 End of Friday programme - see you tomorrow at Aarhus University.

Meet the panellists Friday evening

James Heckman

James Heckman is the Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, a Nobel Memorial Prize winner in economics and an expert in the economics of human development. Read more about James Heckman here

Niels Egelund

Niels Egelund, born 1945. Teacher Certificate 1968. Teacher in primary school until 1971. MA in psychology 1976. Psychologist in a municipality 1977-1979. Assistant professor in clinical psychology on Royal Danish School of Educational Studies from 1979, ph.d. in 1982, associate professor, reader from 1978, dr.paed. 1990, associate research professor in special education 1994, professor in special education 1996. Professor on Danish University of Education 2000, on Aarhus University 2007. Participation on OECDs PISA studies 1998-2017. Director for Centre for Strategic Research in Education, Danish Institute of Educational Research, Aarhus University 2010-2016, conducting a range of quantitative studies in the educational field.

Morten Albæk

Morten Østergaard

Morten Østergaard (born 17 June 1976) is a Danish politician who served as Denmark's Minister for Economic and Interior Affairs from 2 September 2014 to 28 June 2015. A member of the Danish Social Liberal Party, he has been a member of the Folketing since 2005, and he was Minister for Research, Innovation and Higher Education from 2011 to 2014, and for a short term in 2014 also Minister for Taxation. Morten Østergaard holds a master's degree in political science from the University of Aarhus. He was vice-chairman of the party from 2002 to 2005 and has been a member of parliament since the 2005 election. Following the announcement on 31 August 2014 that Margrethe Vestager is to become Denmark's EU Commissioner, Morten Østergaard was elected parliamentary group leader of the Danish Social Liberal Party and was appointed Deputy Prime Minister of Denmark.

Rulle Grabow

Rulle Grabow, communications advisor. Rulle holds a masters degree in Nordic Philology and Media from University of Copenhagen. For the last 20 years she has been Special Advisor to the Minister of Food, Fisheries and Agriculture, Head of PR and Communications in Sterling Airlines, Top Management Advisor and Editor in Chief at The Danish Agricultural Council, Editor and Internal Communications Manager in TDC and Communication Advisor in the financial sector. Today she is the owner of Grabow Communication and specializes in crises communication, strategic advisory and top board management advisory. She is a well known political analyst in Danish television and radio.