Online - Vesterheim Bokprat (Book Club): Viking Economics

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Vesterheim Folk Art School

Online - Vesterheim Bokprat (Book Club): Viking Economics

Wednesday, October 27 (7:00-8:15pm CT) with Dr. Maren Johnson

Level of Instruction
All are welcome.
$0.00 Members
$0.00 Non-members

Dr. Maren Johnson, Luther College's Associate Professor of Nordic Studies and Torgerson Center for Nordic Studies Director, facilitates a monthly bokprat (book club), discussing Scandinavian authors and Scandinavian life. Viking Economics by George Lakey gives the non-economist the tools they need to examine, compare, and contrast the economic systems used in developed countries today. Lakey primarily compares the “Viking” or Nordic model with the United States. He gives all the history and statistics one needs to understand and form opinions while never boring the reader. Lakey brings in his personal experience and conversations with his Norwegian in-laws that stimulate the broader discussion. Don't hesitate to contact Andrew Ellingsen, Folk Art Coordinator, with any questions you may have (

Supplies: A computer, laptop, or tablet with a camera and mic as well as a fast, reliable internet connection.

Special Instructions: Registrants should secure their own copy of the book and have read it prior to the discussion.

When registering for the class, please make sure to use the email address you'd like the Zoom meeting invitations sent to. You will receive a link to the Zoom sessions by email sometime during the week prior to the discussion. If this class is a gift, please sign up with the recipient's email address or be prepared to forward all communications.

Enrollment Deadline: October 20, 2021

Registration for this class has closed.

About the Instructor

Dr. Maren Johnson

Dr. Maren Johnson

Dr. Maren Anderson Johnson is assistant professor of Nordic Studies and Director of the Richard L. and Judith A. Torgerson Center for Nordic Studies at Luther College. She teaches courses in Norwegian language and contemporary Nordic culture. Johnson received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Scandinavian language and literature from the University of Washington and B.A. in Norwegian language and literature from Pacific Lutheran University.