Jan Eliasson, Former Swedish Foreign Minister

Bush and Eliasson
Jan Eliasson is a seasoned diplomat and a former Swedish Foreign Minister. He has been the President of the UN General Assembly, and served as UN:s first Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs. During his tenure, he was involved in UN operations in Somalia, Sudan, Mocambique, and the Balkans; undertaking initiatives concerning landmines, conflict prevention and UN reform.

He will make an exposé over the human rights area and the creation of the UN Commission for Human Rights during his tenure as President of the UN General Assembly. The world community’s responsibility to protect civilians in war and other crisis will be highlighted. Eliasson will also tell us about his various missions as UN negotiator, the challenges for the UN to prevent war and conflict and to avoid human catastrophes.

This is the second in a series of public lectures hosted by GAME this autumn, for our course in Human Rights and Diversity in Serious Games. Every Friday, weeks 35 to 44 – we’ll invite interesting and amazingly experienced men and women, to discuss human rights and diversity in the context of modern interactive and ever more social technology. All lectures are free and open to the public!

OBS! The talk has been postponed!
New time: Monday, Oktober 12, 13:00 – 15:00
Time: Friday, September 4, 13:00 – 15:00
Location: HGO, lecture hall E31

Want to take the course? The application date has been extended to 18th of September.

Olle Wästberg, Director for The Swedish Institute

Olle Wästberg (photo: bisonblog)
Olle Wästberg is a former member of the parliament and former state secretary for finance and budget. He has been CEO of several companies in the information sector and editor-in-chief for the newspaper Expressen. Olle Wästberg was Consul General of Sweden in New York 1999-2004, and is currently serving as Director-General of The Swedish Institute

Olle will be kicking off our brand new course “Human Rights and Diversity in Serious Games“!

Throughout this course – every friday, weeks 35 to 44 – we will invite some amazingly experienced and influential men and women, to discuss human rights and diversity in the context of modern interactive and ever more social technology. All lectures are free and open to the public!

Time: Friday, August 28, 13:00 – 15:00
Location: HGO, lecture hall E31

Want to take the course? The application date has been extended to 18th of September.

Theodor Berg from Magoo 3D Studios

Magoo 3D Studios GAME alumni Theodor Berg takes two days off from his job as render expert at Magoo 3D Studios to show us how to consistently produce beautiful and efficient renders, in Mentalray and Vray.

Both lectures are open to all of everyone, with Animation and Graphic-students naturally having priority.

Time: Thursday, May 14, 09:00 – 16:00
Location: HGO, B22

Time: Friday, May 15, 09:00 – 16:00
Location: HGO, E31

Jason Booth on game design & being effective in the industry

Harmonix Jason Booth is a game designer, -developer, musician and all-round wünderkind who’s recent releases include Guitar Hero 1, 2 and Rock Band.

He was involved in the early days of Turbine (Asherons Call, Lord of The Rings, etc) and Conduit Labs, and is currently employed at Harmonix. And he blogs about iphone game development on his spare time…

Jason will be here for three days – two days of lectures and a third to give feedback on your GGA Projects.

Game design, theory and practice
Time: Wednesday, April 29, 15:00 – 16:30
Location: HGO, B52

Being effective in the game industry
Time: Thursday, April 30, 10:00 – 12:30
Location: HGO, B52

GGA Projects presentation & feedback
Time: Friday, April 31, 11:30 – 13:30
Location: HGO, B52