National Society of High School Scholars Founder Claes Nobel Lectures at Stockholm University during Nobel Week

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Stockholm University, an institution characterized by innovation, openness and dialogue, has invited Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes, to return to his native country to share his insights with students. Mr. Nobel founded the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) with James W. Lewis, an international honors organization that acknowledges the accomplishments of high school and college students who have demonstrated outstanding academic success, leadership, and community commitment, as well as to foster their continued success.

Co-Founders James W. Lewis and Claes Nobel of the National Society of High School Scholars

Co-Founders James W. Lewis and Claes Nobel of the National Society of High School Scholars

Stockholm, Sweden–(December 6, 2012) Stockholm University, an institution characterized by innovation, openness and dialogue, has invited Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes, to return to his native country to share his insights with students. Mr. Nobel founded the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) with James W. Lewis, an international honors organization that acknowledges the accomplishments of high school and college students who have demonstrated outstanding academic success, leadership, and community commitment, as well as to foster their continued success.

Mr. Nobel will address Swedish and international students participating in their first semester of a Business Administration and Political Science Bachelor’s Program at Stockholm University. Mr. Nobel, grandson of Ludvig Nobel and grandnephew to Alfred Nobel, who established the Nobel Prizes, will share his insights of the Nobel family traditions, his perspective as a senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes and his personal passion for stewardship of the Earth, in a lecture entitled “The Age of Universal Peace.” Mr. Lewis will expound upon the mission and vision of the National Society of High School Scholars.

“For more than 100 years my family has been recognizing the outstanding achievements of individuals worldwide. There is a special place in my heart for encouraging young people to have a positive impact on the global community. It is an honor for me to share my passion for humanity and the environment with students at Stockholm University during the annual Nobel Week,” said Claes Nobel.

Elisabet Idermark, Director of the International Office at Stockholm University, said, “Stockholm University aims to attract the best international students and is honored to be in the network of NSHSS, which helps students build academic success. As a university in the hometown of the Nobel Prizes it is also an honor to welcome the founder of NSHSS, Mr. Claes Nobel, to Stockholm University. He will be here when the city is buzzing with this year’s program for Nobel Prize laureates. Mr. Nobel’s advice for future opportunities to our students will be very timely.” During their time in Sweden, Mr. Nobel and Mr. Lewis will also be meeting with Professor Kåre Bremer, President of Stockholm University.

About The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS)
NSHSS was established to highlight the accomplishments of high school and college students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship, and community commitment, as well as to foster their continued success. NSHSS has inducted over 800,000 diverse members from over 160 countries. NSHSS provides a wide array of member benefits that prepare students for both college and careers. For more information visit http://www.nshss.org.

About Stockholm University
Founded in 1878, Stockholm University, located in Sweden's capital city, is the region’s center for higher education and research in science, the humanities, the social sciences and law, and a focus for the work of leading international researchers. Stockholm University has more than 60,000 students and 5,000 staff members. It is the home to the country’s most substantial research within science, humanities, and social sciences, as well as the home of a number of internationally prominent research environments. For more information visit http://www.su.se/english.

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