Honory doctorates 2002

A.A. (Al) Gore MA

Honorary supervisor Prof. Dr. A.J. de Zeeuw - 2010 –Faculteit Economische Wetenschappen

Albert Arnold Gore Jr. (Washington D.C., 1948) is an American Nobel laureate and politician of the Democratic Party. He studied public administration at Harvard University and was the 45th Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001.

Al Gore

After his political career, Gore delivered lectures worldwide, expressing his concern about the ecological evolution of our planet and humankind's role in it.

He also delivered a variant of the lecture at his honorary doctorate, with the opening line: "I used to be the next president of the United States."

Gore’s lectures formed the basis for the documentary An Inconvenient Truth, a film about global warming and its effects on humans over the next fifty years. This film was a huge success in American cinemas. The film received rave reviews but also critical comments from scientific circles.

In 2007, the documentary received the award for best documentary at the 79th Oscars ceremony. In the same year 2007, it was announced in Oslo that Al Gore and the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize "for increasing and disseminating knowledge about man-made climate change and for promoting measures to counter it."

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