The former Greek finance minister and the ex-U.S. national security adviser engaged in a tense standoff in the 2020 Holberg Debate on whether global stability is possible.
At the 2020 Holberg Debate, Ambassador John Bolton and Yanis Varoufakis, former Greek finance minister and a member of the Hellenic Parliament, clash over their views of how to manage threats to regional and global stability.
The debate took place on Dec. 5 by video link. The moderator, Scott Gates, a professor of political science at the University of Oslo (UiO), was in Bergen, Norway.
The Holberg Debate is an annual event organized by the Holberg Prize. The debate is inspired by Ludvig Holberg‘s Enlightenment ideas and aims to explore pressing issues of the day.
The Holberg Prize is an international research prize awarded annually to scholars who have made outstanding contributions to research in the humanities, social sciences, law or theology. The Prize was established by the Norwegian government in 2003 and is administered by the University of Bergen.